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

Expressions of Interest for new community garden in Oakhill

A rare opportunity has arisen for some vacant land in the heart of Oakhill Village Preston to be transformed into a community garden. Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from the community for a dedicated group of local gardeners to take over the establishment and maintenance of the garden. The site is the under-utilised […]

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Back to Earth competition – POSTPONED

Back to Earth’s Victorian garden competition has been postponed to allow kindergartens, schools and community gardens to focus on other priorities for now. They had a number of nominations from kindergartens, schools and community groups to win up to $5,000 for an environmental or garden project. These nominations will remain valid when we reopen the competition. You do […]

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‘Community gardens are essential’ campaign

Community gardens and associated forms of urban agriculture provide an essential service as well as a health and wellbeing lifeline to over 261,000 Australians every week. Community gardens and urban food production are a source of fresh, healthy, affordable, safe, and accessible food as well as providing a place to exercise and stay physically fit. These spaces […]

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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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Case Study – Sylvester Hive Community Garden

A fun day was had by local residents, teachers and students at the launch of the Sylvester Hive Community Garden launch on the grounds of the Pavilion School on Saturday 26 November 2016. Our very special guest Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia generously shared his insights and experiences on how growing food can bring both gardeners […]

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Community feedback included in Darebin’s Urban Food Production Strategy

Darebin’s Sustainable Food Leaders provided input on Darebin’s Urban Food Production Strategy during the scoping and objective setting phase last December. They also participated in focus group discussions at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on June 17th which provided valuable feedback on the proposed Vision and Key Action Areas of the Draft Strategy. A finalised […]

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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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Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 3rd Dec 2013

We had 22 passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the second Sustainable Food Leaders Forum for 2013 at Council offices on Tuesday 3rd December. The forum provided feedback and sought community input to some important sustainable food and food security initiatives at Darebin Council: Naturestrip Planting Guidelines […]

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Spring has well and truly sprung at Fairfield Community Garden

There was much activity and colour at the September working bee, and the garden is now home to a jolly scarecrow, vibrant flags, painted planter boxes and happy new plot holders. Spring was celebrated! Our recent drive to attract new members has been very successful and all the available plots have now been allocated. We […]

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