Fruit Squad

15 September, 2012 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Fruit Squad is a sustainable food and community project offered by Transition Darebin and Jika Jika Community Centre.

The program involves recruiting and training volunteers to work in teams to collect excess fruit and re-distribute to households in need.  The program focuses not only on growing food locally, but on ensuring that all households in Darebin have access to fresh and healthy produce.

To start off, we are looking for volunteers to get involved, and complete the course we have developed with NMIT.

Want to learn more about horticulture?
Build on your gardening & social interests, gain skills & be a valued community volunteer!
7 week subsidised course October 1st -November 5th:
5 x 3 hr sessions at NMIT Fairfield –days as suit the majority
2 x 3 hr sessions at Jika Jika Community Centre
Learn about:
·        tool maintenance & user safety
·        fruit tree maintenance, including seasonal needs, soil health and pruning
·        pest /disease recognition
Leading to:
·        Working collectively on fruit harvesting in Northcote, Fairfield and Westgarth
·        Collecting and distributing surplus fruit to people in need
·        Pursuing an active lifestyle
·        Sustaining the urban orchard into the future
Work in a small team, with both professional & supported training.
Certificate of acknowledgement on completion.
Please register by email to:

or call Jika Jika on 9482 5100 before September 21st
Places are limited so get in early!
Fruit Squad is an initiative of Transition Darebin in partnership with Jika Jika community centre, with funding from Darebin Council.

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