Helpful hints on setting up and running community gardens…

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) – Detailed toolkit on how to make a community garden a success. http://www.sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/content/pages/gcall-natopia-community-garden-toolkit   North Fitzroy Community Gardens Group – Example of community gardening policies (covers allocation of plots, rental fees, use of pesticides etc). http://rushallgarden.wordpress.com/policies/   Australian City Farms and Community Garden Network – National community gardening network which has excellent references and guidelines … Read More

Great general tips and advice from reducing food waste to using recycled garden infrastructure…

Sustainable Homes and Communities – A program available to Darebin and Banyule residents which provides practical information and ways to live more sustainably in the community www.sustainablecommunities.vic.gov.au   City of Darebin Budget Bites Guide – guide to cheap, healthy, fresh and sustainable food in the City of Darebin. www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Files/Budget_Bites_Guide_low_res.pdf   Transition Darebin – Part of the worldwide Transition network, helping … Read More

Some great resources to help you practice collaborative food consumption…

Swap Shuffle Share – Connecting home-grown food gardeners. swapshuffleshare.com/   Sharing Abundance – Local food system to harvest and distribute otherwise wasted fruit and other produce from backyards. sharingabundance.org/   Landshare Australia – Connects those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food. www.landshareaustralia.com.au/index/   Darebin Fruit Squad – A community fruit harvesting project, which was … Read More

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