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

Attention local home wine makers – Entries are now open for the Meet the Makers showcase

Homemade Red Wine, White Wine, Rose and Country/Other Wines (including Grain, Mead and Fruit wines) can be entered into competition with great prizes to be won! Entrants are required to be available to offer tastings at the Meet the Makers Showcase,  on Sunday 15 March, Midday to 4pm at Darebin Arts Centre, Cnr Bell St & St […]

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Backyard Harvest Festival is back 14 – 29 March 2020

The Backyard Harvest Festival celebrates the abundance of fresh and healthy food that is grown right here in Darebin. And it’s back this March 14 -29, as part of Darebin’s new arts and cultural festival, FUSE. Come along to one of the 22 guided backyard tours, open gardens or workshops and get inspired by local experts […]

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Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 28 August 2019

We had more than 25  passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Wednesday 28 August, 2019 The forum was an opportunity to have groups discuss and share their ideas and suggestions for the messaging and promotion of Councils new food waste recycling service. We […]

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Get Your Spring On at the Northcote Library Food Garden!

Northcote Library Food Garden invites you to a mini wicking bed demo and plant sale. When: Sunday Sept 8 at 11:30am Where: Northcote Library Food Garden, 32/38 Separation St, Northcote next to the library Our gardener, Kerrie, demonstrates how to create a portable wicking bed, suitable for urban living spaces, using locally salvaged materials. This event is FREE, but spaces are […]

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Community Gardens unpacked at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 6 March, 2019

We had 20 passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the Community Garden themed Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Wednesday 6 March, 2019 The forum was an opportunity to have groups discuss and share their different approach and experiences. We had a good cross section of current community […]

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Sylvester Hive invites you to 2 exciting end of year events!

Sylvester Hive is inviting you to celebrate what has been a super productive year for them at these 2 exciting events: 1.’Buzz and Dig’ native workshop Help identify native bees and understand their nesting behaviour. Understand why insect biodiversity is so important and how you can encourage native bees to your garden When: Thursday 29 November from […]

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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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Fruit Squad Feature on ABC Gardening Australia!

DIVRS’s ‘Fruit Squad’ were featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia on Friday 23 March, 2018! Martin O’Callaghan and the Fruit Squad volunteers did a fantastic job telling the inspiring story of redistributing healthy fresh fruit to those in need, building a sense of community and avoiding food waste. See the complete episode below.       […]

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Backyard Harvest Festival 2017 – program and tickets now available!

The popular Backyard Harvest Festival is back again, running from 18 – 26 November 2017 in a celebration of home food-growing traditions from around the world. This year Darebin Council has joined with the City of Moreland to offer the most diverse and inspiring range of home food garden tours yet! There are over 34 […]

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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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