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

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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Darebin Urban Food Production Strategy, Implementation Plan and Communal Food Garden Assessment Guidelines

Communal Food Garden Assessment Guidelines – updates June 2016 Darebin Council adopted its first Urban Food Production (UFP) Strategy in August 2014. The purpose of the strategy is to outline how Council can guide and support the development of local food systems in Darebin to result in a greater capacity across the community to make healthy […]

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Open Garden and Food Swap Event

Cultivating Community is putting on a free Open Garden and Food Swap Event at Sunnyfields Community Garden in Northcote on November 30, 2014 . Throughout the day we will be giving mini workshops on composting and veggie gardening, providing a BBQ, and a food swap where people are encouraged to bring any home-made and home-grown […]

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Northcote Library Food Garden and Darebin Council MoU

The Northcote Library Food Garden (NLFG) and Darebin Council collaborated to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which has been in place since August 2013. The MoU has been useful for both Council and the NLFG group to understand the expectations, roles and responsibilities each party has in the management and operation of the garden. […]

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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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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a holistic design system that emulates systems that exist in Nature to create sustainable human settlements and food production systems which integrate harmoniously with the natural environment. It was co-founded by Australian ecologists Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the 1970′s. The word “Permaculture” is a contraction of “permanent agriculture” or “permanent culture.” […]

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Tips on sourcing sustainable food and grocery items

Australian Sustainable Seafood Guide – Comprehensive guide on how to avoid species / types which are over-fished or endangered. CERES Fair Food – Organic food box delivery service. Ethical Consumer Group – Provides information on the environmental and social record of companies behind the brand names of common supermarket products. FairtradeAustralia – Guide on purchasing […]

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