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

Backyard Harvest Festival is being held from 4 – 19 May

The Backyard Harvest Festival is a celebration of home food growing traditions, and gives residents the opportunity to learn from passionate and knowledgeable local food experts from a diversity of cultures. The festival involved opening home food gardens for tours and workshops, to help build a strong sense of community around homegrown and homemade food. To […]

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About Us

The Darebin Food Harvest Network was created to assist and support community groups and individuals in the Darebin community involved in or interested in sustainable food initiatives and / or improving food security. This website enables community members and the Darebin City Council to collaborate strategically and connect to share experiences, resources and ideas on […]

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Horticulture Therapy – Why we need MORE School Gardens…. Dirty Hands Make Happy Hearts !

Gardening is an engaging activity for children of all ages and abilities. Join us in visiting 3 special school settings where students can enjoy the recreational & therapeutic benefits of gardening. Teachers and volunteers will gain an insight into: – Recreational/therapeutic and pre-vocational benefits of gardening – The delivery of a Certificate 2 program in […]

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Darebin Fruit Squad on a jar this month!

The Darebin Fruit Squad has been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Northland this September! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300/ $100/ $100. HOW CAN YOU HELP? We’d […]

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Plots available at Fairfield Community Garden

Fairfield Community Garden has new plots available. The community garden is comprised of approximately 20 plots that are rented out annually by individuals or families who reside in the local area, or by community groups engaged in sustainable activities and which are able to contribute consistently to the garden culture. If you are interested in […]

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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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