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

‘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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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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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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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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March Sustainable Food Leaders Forum Update

The Sustainable Food Leaders Forum was held on March 20th, 2013 in the Preston City Hall. The forum was attended by 26 passionate community members involved and / or interested in a fairer, more equitable and environmentally sustainable food future. The forum sought community input to some important planning activities at Darebin Council: 2013 – 2017 Community […]

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