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

Seed raising workshop @ Regent Community Garden, Sun 18 April

Join Kaye Roberts-Palmer from Blue Bee Garden Design for a Seed Raising Workshop at Darebin’s newest community garden! In this session you will learn how to build your own seed propagation unity using recycled  home materials, learn how to keep your new seedlings healthy, pests and problems to watch out for and when to plant […]

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Permaculture Workshop at Sylvester Hive Community Garden, 31 March 2021

Join local green thumb and Permaculture expert Angelo Eliades of Deep Green Permaculture for a Permaculture Workshop at the Sylvester Hive Community Garden. In this session, Angelo will cover how to get started with Permaculture and being sufficient on a suburban block. When: Wednesday 31 March 2021, 6:00-8:00pm Where: Sylvester Hive Community Garden, corner of […]

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Regent Community Garden launch party, Sun 28 March!

Join us on Sunday 28 March for the launch of Darebin’s newest community garden, the Regent Community Garden! Special guest Mayor Lina Messina will be doing a speech and Aunty Dianne Kerr is offering a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to officially launch the garden. There will be activities and entertainment for all ages, […]

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genU Community Gardens open day and community consultation, Sat 27 March!

A new community garden is being planned at the old Sprout Garden site and they want to hear from you! genU took over the garden last year and their services include a provision of activity and workplace skill development programs for NDIS participants. They are keen to strengthen connections between their participants and the local […]

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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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A new community garden for Reservoir!

We are excited to announce that a new community garden is being developed in the rear garden of The Regent Centre in Reservoir. The Regent Community Garden aims to create a welcoming shared space where the community can grow fresh nutritious food, learn gardening skills, socialise and connect with their neighbours. The initiative is being […]

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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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