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

Sustain’s Pandemic Gardening Survey Report is here!

We know you’ve been waiting for it: The National Pandemic Gardening Survey Report is here! This year over 9,000 Australian gardeners told us what edible gardening meant to them during COVID-19. At a time of great global uncertainty, growing food was a source of solace, peace and healing; it meant safe, healthy and fresh food […]

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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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Darebin Sustainable Food Leaders Forum presents Green World Revolution, 22 Feb 2018

Join us for the Darebin Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Thursday 22 February. Come along and network with other community members who are passionate about building a more sustainable food future.  We will hear from inspirational community members involved in exciting Urban Food Production projects and initiatives in Darebin. We also have a special guest presenter at […]

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2016 Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival Bookings now open!

Spread the word! Bookings now open for the 2016 Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival! The 2016 festival is back better than ever with a range of exciting events to inspire people to create their own food gardens. Presented by Darebin City Council in partnership with Darebin Ethnic Communities, the Backyard Harvest Festival runs from 19 – […]

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Article on Dealing with Lead in your Garden Soil

This article from the Green Lifestyle Magazine discusses ways to reduce the risk of lead contamination in food grown in urban areas. Lead In Your Garden Soil Words by Emma Bowen Green Lifestyle Our urban backyards are our green havens, but the risk of contaminated soils may change the way we need to garden and […]

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Darebin Urban Food Production Strategy, Implementation Plan and Communal Food Garden Assessment Guidelines

Communal Food Garden Assessment Guidelines – updates June 2016 Darebin Council adopted its first Urban Food Production (UFP) Strategy in August 2014. The purpose of the strategy is to outline how Council can guide and support the development of local food systems in Darebin to result in a greater capacity across the community to make healthy […]

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Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival Back by Popular Demand!

Held annually in November, the Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival is a celebration of home food growing traditions. The festival has been inspiring home gardeners since 2011, and has become more popular with each event. Last year we had 14 residential food gardens open for display and held 5 workshops, more events than at any previous […]

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Transition Darebin Winter Food Swap this coming Saturday 12th July!

Transition Darebin hosts a food swap on the 2nd Saturday of the month. We swap seedlings, seeds, fruit & vegetables, and sometimes jams and chutnies! June swap had sour dough food starter, henna, kombucha tea scoby, chillies, mandarins, sub-limes, lemons galore, Warrigal and a few other greens, thyme, strawberry guava seedlings, baby apricot trees etc […]

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The community helps with Darebin’s new Urban Food Production Strategy

At the Sustainable Food Leaders forum on December 3rd 2013, Darebin Council Sustainable Food Officer Lee Tozzi presented some of the background and drivers behind Council’s commitment to developing an Urban Food Production Strategy. Although a relatively new area, food production and supply is firmly on Council’s sustainability agenda. The community has clearly identified growing food as […]

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