Local business ReBoxCo turns waste timber into planter boxes

Do you need good quality raised vegetable beds / planter boxes? Francis from Darebin business ReBoxCo is turning discarded untreated timber into lovely custom made planter boxes of all shapes and sizes. Francis can work with you to make your dream garden! For more information see: www.reboxco.com.au or call Francis on 0439 368 018 or email enquiries@reboxco.com.au        

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 live. No doubt you’ve noticed … Read More

Pick up some great FREE additives for your home compost and garden

At Darebin we have been working with two local businesses to help get their valuable waste bi-products into your gardens.  Through this partnership Bundoora Park is now picking up coffee husks from Mocopan (a local coffee roaster) and clean pine and hardwood wood shavings from Charles Sandford Woodturning and Joinery.  Both these products are great additives to the home, school … Read More

NLFG Gardening Workshop Notes

The Northcote Library Food Garden was pleased to be part of the 2013 Sustainable Living Festival.  We welcomed extra visitors to our usual Community Gardening Day in February and ran a series of workshops that were well attended. Notes from our ‘Starting a Wormfarm‘ and ‘Planning for Autumn Food Gardening‘ workshops appear now on the NLFG’s blog.

These resources provide a wealth of knowledge and advice on food gardening

Growing Green Guide – A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria   Cultivating Community – Develops and supports community gardens and local food projects. cultivatingcommunity.org.au   Sustainable Gardening Australia – Comprehensive resource on plants, gardening and cultivation. www.sgaonline.org.au   Gardenate Planting Calendar  – Guide on when to plant fruit and vegies, when to harvest, and dealing with … Read More