Connecting gardens, groups and growers to create a more resilient food future in Darebin

Darebin’s Compost Revolution program is back – now for concession card holders!

Darebin Council is relaunching its partnership with award-winning program Compost Revolution to provide Darebin households that are low-income or experiencing hardship with access to 50% off selected compost products. Whether you are a beginner or a compost pro, this program will help you to compost your food scraps to keep food waste out of landfill […]

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New business added to ‘Café to Garden’ program

Youngman Café is the latest local business to have joined the Café to Garden program! You can contact them on 9471 0724 or info@youngmancafe.com.au to find out collection instructions from 492 High Street, Preston. Council’s ‘Café to Garden’ program enables residents to pick up free coffee grounds from participating Darebin businesses to take home and […]

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Resource list

Sustainable gardening and backyard food growing resources from Darebin Council: Sustainable Gardening in Darebin booklet Sow What When: Darebin’s Seasonal Seed Sowing Guide Darebin’s Backyard Harvest playlist on YouTube Darebin’s Queensland Fruit Fly prevention and management video Discounted compost, bokashi bins and worm farms for Darebin residents from Compost Revolution Readings and resources – Permaculture & regenerative agriculture: Two great […]

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Queensland Fruit Fly webinar for nursery staff

Nursery staff are invited to join horticultural entomologist Andrew Jessup, for this online webinar presenting best practice options, so you can support your customers to manage and prevent Queensland Fruit Fly in their gardens. Join Andrew to learn about: best practice options for traps, baits and nets, including brand suggestions. practical recommendations for nursery staff […]

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Darebin ‘Café to Garden’ Program diverts coffee grounds from landfill

The ‘Café to Garden’ program enables residents to pick up coffee grounds from participating Darebin businesses to take home and add to home compost and worm farms. Some of these businesses are happy for customers/residents to pick up other organic food waste, and at Red Bean Coffee you can pick up coffee husks and hessian bags […]

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FREE additives for your home compost and garden from Cortado Coffee Roasters!

Alex from Cortado Coffee Roasters, Unit 23/327 Mansfield Street (within the M & M Business Park, cnr of Mansfield St and Matisi St, Thornbury) has excess coffee husks and hessian bags in relatively small quantities, and is keen for interested gardeners or community gardens to come and pick them up from his premises. If you […]

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Local business ReBoxCo turns waste timber into planter boxes

Do you need good quality raised vegetable beds / planter boxes? Francis from Darebin business ReBoxCo is turning discarded untreated timber into lovely custom made planter boxes of all shapes and sizes. Francis can work with you to make your dream garden! For more information see: www.reboxco.com.au or call Francis on 0439 368 018 or email enquiries@reboxco.com.au     […]

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Article on Dealing with Lead in your Garden Soil

This article from the Green Lifestyle Magazine discusses ways to reduce the risk of lead contamination in food grown in urban areas. Lead In Your Garden Soil Words by Emma Bowen Green Lifestyle Our urban backyards are our green havens, but the risk of contaminated soils may change the way we need to garden and […]

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NLFG Gardening Workshop Notes

The Northcote Library Food Garden was pleased to be part of the 2013 Sustainable Living Festival.  We welcomed extra visitors to our usual Community Gardening Day in February and ran a series of workshops that were well attended. Notes from our ‘Starting a Wormfarm‘ and ‘Planning for Autumn Food Gardening‘ workshops appear now on the […]

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