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Fruit Squad Update!

The Fruit Squad is ready for summer fruit harvest in Northcote.

Fruit Squad is a project that involves volunteers picking backyard fruit and giving it to SecondBite, an organisation that redistributes fresh, nutritious food to those in need via hostels, rooming houses and community services, many located in Darebin.

With the summer seasons fruit ripening fast, the Fruit Squad is currently looking for back yard trees to pick.  If you live in Northcote, Thornbury or Preston, in the area bounded by Bell Street, St Georges Road, Grange Road and Heidelberg Road, and would like to register your fruit trees for harvesting, or want to pick your own which we can collect, please call Jika Jika Community Centre on (03) 9482 5100 or e-mail liz@jikajika.org.au.

Fruit Squad is an initiative of Transition Darebin in partnership with Jika Jika Community Centre, with support from Darebin City Council.

2 March, 2013 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Sustainable Living Festival – Bike Tour of Darebin Community Gardens

Sorry!

The SLF Edible Inner North Bike Tour – BOOKED OUT!

Unfortunately the Edible Inner North Bike tour is booked out.

However, these amazing public and community gardens in Darebin will be open to the public on Sunday 24th February from 9am – 12pm.

Feel free to drop in and check them out.

Fairfield Community Gardens
1 Hamilton St
Fairfield

Northcote Uniting Church
Herb garden and Orchard
251 High Street
Northcote
(Join in their fruit and vegie swap)

Northcote Library Food Garden
32 Separation Street
Northcote

Span Community Garden
64 Clyde Street
Thornbury

In addition Northcote Community Garden, Hartington Street, Northcote will be open from 1:30 – 5:00pm on Sunday 24th February (BUT NOT in the morning)

19 February, 2013 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

Fruit Squad

Fruit Squad ready for summer fruit harvest in Northcote
Fruit Squad is a project that involves volunteers picking backyard fruit and giving it to SecondBite, an organisation that redistributes fresh, nutritious food to those in need via hostels, rooming houses and community services, many located in Darebin.
With the summer seasons fruit ripening fast, the Fruit Squad is currently looking for back yard trees to pick.  If you live in Northcote, in the area bounded by Separation Street, St Georges Road, Grange Road and Heidelberg Road, and would like to register your fruit trees for harvesting, or want to pick your own which we can collect, please call Jika Jika Community Centre on (03) 9482 5100 or e-mail liz@jikajika.org.au.
Fruit Squad is an initiative of Transition Darebin in partnership with Jika Jika Community Centre, with support from Darebin City Council.

28 January, 2013 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Fruit Squad

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:

transitiondarebin@gmail.com

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.

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


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