Growing your own food
There is nothing like fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables grown from your own garden. We have tips and resources to get you started on your own home garden.
Food Harvest Network
The Darebin Food Harvest Network was created to assist and support community groups and individuals in the Darebin community interested in sustainable food initiatives or improving food security.
Visit the Food Harvest Network website to connect and share sustainable food initiatives, tips and events.
Darebin Seed Library - become a Seed Saving Champion
We are developing a new seed library to help gardeners access, grow, save and swap heirloom and locally adapted vegetable and flower seeds. We will install ‘Little Seed Library’ boxes in gardens across Darebin and support you to become Seed Saving Champions!
To get you started we will provide some open-pollinated, heirloom and local seeds and a seed saving workshop every season, where local seed saver legend, Kat Lavers, will teach you the essentials of seed saving.
Then it will be up to you, our seed saver network, to keep the seeds growing and flowing back through the Little Seed Libraries.
How to get involved
Host a ‘Little Seed Library’ at your community garden or community space. We will provide the box and help you get started.
If you can’t attend the workshop or are already a seed saving expert, you can register for a pack of heirloom seed to grow, save and donate back to a seed library.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Sow What When
Check out Sow What When - our seasonal guide on when to sow vegetable and herb seeds in Darebin.
Seed Saving guide
Check out our Seed Saving Guide on how to successfully select, collect, dry and store seeds from your home garden.