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 in procurement roles: shelf life, … Read More

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 as well as coffee grounds. … Read More

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 are interested, you will need … Read More

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        

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 live. No doubt you’ve noticed … Read More

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 NLFG’s blog.

These resources provide a wealth of knowledge and advice on food gardening

Growing Green Guide – A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria   Cultivating Community – Develops and supports community gardens and local food projects. cultivatingcommunity.org.au   Sustainable Gardening Australia – Comprehensive resource on plants, gardening and cultivation. www.sgaonline.org.au   Gardenate Planting Calendar  – Guide on when to plant fruit and vegies, when to harvest, and dealing with … Read More