Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Backyard Harvest Festival Program and Tickets have been released!

The Backyard Harvest Festival has inspired home gardeners since it first began in 2011, helping build a strong sense of community around homegrown and homemade food. The 2017 festival is taking place from Saturday 18 - Sunday 26 November. This year Darebin Council is partnering with Moreland Council to deliver the festival, which means there are over 34 inspiring and diverse garden tours and workshops to participate in across Darebin and Moreland.
Learn about keeping bees, worm farming, fruit tree grafting and how to attract beneficial insects to your food garden.
Tours and workshops cost $10 ($5 Concession) Children are free. To download the porgram and book tickets, go to www.darebin.vic.gov.au/backyardharvest
Take advantage of 20% off the ticket price when you attend 3 or more events. Enter the promotional code MultiBYH17 in the booking window OF ALL THREE (or more) OF THE EVENTS YOU PURCHASE (don't just enter it at the last event you won't get the full discount)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House Open Day & official launch of Sensory Garden (Coburg)

Come and join us for our Open Day!

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER 11am - 4pm

104a Reynard St, Coburg

With lots of fun things to do and see, it's sure to be a great day!

We will be officially launching:
  • our brand new sensory garden, made possible through the Moreland City Council's Capital Works grant.
  • the installation of new solar panels to our building thanks to Moreland Council and Moreland Energy Foundation Limited and their Enabling Community Tenants to Access Solar project.
Plus there will be:
  • Live Music
  • Demonstrations
  • Face painting
  • Free Activities
  • BBQ
  • Door Prizes
  • Sustainability Information
  • Class Information
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Next MFGN Social Thursday 2nd Nov 6pm (Peppertree Place)

Mark your diaries now and come along to our next Moreland Food Gardens Network Social.
Spread the word. All welcome! Not just for people from Moreland but anywhere.

What's it all about?A chance for us to hang out, catch up with (or meet) each other socially, chat about what's been happening, meet others interested in food systems, local food, urban ag etc.

This time we'll have Lee Tozzi (Moreland's Food System Officer) coming along to meet everyone and talk about what we're doing as well as what she's doing in the new role with Moreland.

If you haven't been to a social for ages - or never - see if you can squeeze it in! I hope we can drag lots of you out. We've had a breakthrough year! 

Thursday 2nd November from 6pm (venue TBC - I'll try to get the Coburg Community House)

Peppertree Place (512 Sydney Rd)

What to bring?
Something shareable to eat and drink

Please RSVP so we know we have enough room and in case of venue changes.

Monday, October 2, 2017

SEEDs Communal Garden Fundraiser

Part of the 'Garage Sale Trail', SEEDs annual 'Rummage Sale' Fundraiser! Come and support the garden by buying pre loved treasures! Rummage through a giant garage sale donated by our community.

Eat a sizzling sausage or sweet corn on the cob, followed by a baked good and coffee from Vagabond Coffee van. We have also been working hard making homemade goodies-seedlings, beeswax wraps, painted pots, gardener's hand cream and more.

Or just come and check out the garden and enjoy some live music on the grass.
Hope to see you there and that the sun will be shining!

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