Cultivating Community becomes a Good Food Organisation

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Cultivating Community becomes a Good Food Organisation

The Community Food Centres Canada Good Food Organisations program has expanded beyond Canada for the first time and we are so very pleased and excited to announce that along with the wonderful Asylum Seeker Resource Centre we have officially become GFOs! We are joining over 100 other Organisations and eight Community Food Centres in this excellent […]

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Hot of the Press! Check out our latest report: Exploring In-Vessel Composting Units for use in urban and Regional Settings

Concerned about food waste?  Want to establish an onsite food waste recycling system but not sure what the best system for you might be? The purpose of this report is to provide advice for individuals, groups or organisations seeking to establish onsite food waste recycling projects in urban or regional areas, using ‘in-vessel’ composting technologies. […]

CC Webinar – Success Factors in Community Food Projects

Recently Cultivating Community conducted a webinar for local government discussing some of the success factors we’ve identified in community food projects.  You can find the slides for this presentation by clicking on the below link. CC Webinar Presentation June2016 Disclaimer: Cultivating Community owns copyright in the information contained in this presentation. Information may be printed or […]

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Neighbourhood Garden on Davis

Neighbourhood Garden on Davis Davis St, Kensington The neighbourhood garden is a pilot project supported by City of Melbourne in response to requests from local families wanting to grow food closer to where they live, to become more sustainable and increase biodiversity and resilience in their neighbourhood. This project will test a new model of […]

We’re Hiring!

We currently have 2 exciting opportunities to join our team – applications close Friday June 10 2016. Team Leader Project Manager Schools Team Project Coordinator Dandenong Urban Farm Education Centre

City Terrace Patches Workshop Series

City Terrace Vegie Patches Workshop Series – keen to grow some veggies but haven’t got much space or even sunshine for that matter? This series of workshops hosted by AMES and run by our own fantastic community gardens team will get you growing and harvesting in no time!   You will learn about different types […]

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Summer Harvest Workshop 1-4pm, 27th February 2016

Come along to this fun, informative and delicious workshop with Mairead Harrop to learn how to make the most of Summer’s bounty.  Mairead will demonstrate some of her tried and true recipes preserving fruits, berries, vegetables and more in our Fitzroy Community Food Centre Kitchen (rear of 125 Napier St Fitzroy)! Bring along a couple of small […]

Gardens Get Some Love

In 2015 our community gardens team put in a fantastic effort to rebuild two community gardens on the Collingwood public housing estate.  The gardens at Emerald St and 229 Hoddle St each received much needed makeovers just in time for the gardeners to get in their summer crops – Emerald St was opened on the 18th November and 229 Hoddle […]

Celebrating the gardens and our staff

It’s been a busy month at Cultivating Community and a time to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished throughout the year and time to thank the staff and volunteers for their incredible work supporting the public housing community gardens and school food gardens all around the city. On December 3rd 2015 we hosted a garden party […]