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Better brain food 14:00
Better brain food @ Lilydale Library
May 1 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Eating well can help to keep your brain in peak health. Join Ngaire Hobbins, dietitian and author of
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 1 @ 14:00 – 18:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 1 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 1 @ 19:15 – 21:15
2018 Speakers and topics 6 Feb 2018: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies. 6 Mar 2018: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration. 3 Apr 2018: Paul [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ Corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets
May 1 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 2 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 2 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
May 2 @ 17:00 – 22:00
The food trucks offering vegan food who sometimes attend include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Curry Up Now; Lady Rawsome; Paper Plains Food Truck; Pierogi Pierogi; Super Taco;Taitas Falafels; The Real Jerk Food Truck; Vegilicious; Von’s [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 2 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 3 @ 09:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
Cooking demonstration 10:00
Cooking demonstration @ Watsonia Library
May 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Need some easy to prepare, low cost meal options for your family dinner? Jen and Gay from Plan Buy Cook will demonstrate how to avoid food waste, save money and time when preparing delicious lunches [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
May 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 3 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and CNLC staff
Herbal teas 18:30
Herbal teas @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 3 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Learn about herbal teas. Understand how to grow your own tea. Learn about using native plants for herbal teas. What you will get: Detailed notes on the topic. Discount voucher to [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 3 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 3 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
May 4 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 4 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Bellfield Community Garden social/pizza night 18:00
Bellfield Community Garden social/pizza night @ Bellfield Community Garden
May 4 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road.
Transition to a safe climate conference 19:00
Transition to a safe climate conference @ Macleod College
May 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Would you like to do something concrete with others to tackle climate change? On the Friday, at 7pm, Ian Dunlop, a climate change expert and former executive in the oil, gas and coal industries, will [...]
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World Naked Gardening Day
World Naked Gardening Day
May 5 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market 08:00
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
May 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
May 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg North Primary School
May 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 5 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Vegan market of Melbourne 08:00
Vegan market of Melbourne @ Abbotsford Convent
May 5 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Their aim is to present a quality assortment of local vegan owned and operated businesses on a regular basis to help vegans better support each other and to establish a stronger presence in the community. [...]
Mullum Mullum Festival 08:30
Mullum Mullum Festival @ Yarran Dheran Information Centre
May 5 @ 08:30 – 20:00
The 18th Mullum Mullum Festival will be held over the weekends of Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April and Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May. Read the brochure. As detailed in the brochure, the various [...]
Transition to a safe climate conference 09:00
Transition to a safe climate conference @ Macleod College
May 5 @ 09:00 – 17:30
Would you like to do something concrete with others to tackle climate change? Gilbert Rochecouste, from Village Well, will facilitate a discussion to develop big ideas for community projects in Banyule. On the day before [...]
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
May 5 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 09:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
May 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course 09:30
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course @ Edendale Community Environment Farm
May 5 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Every Saturday for 9 weeks. Book by phone (9433 3744). This 9-week hands-on course will introduce you to a range of topics in the field of horticulture. Places in the course are government-subsidised, so it [...]
Bayswater North Food Swap 10:00
Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
May 5 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee 10:00
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
May 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The garden is located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Enter via Warr Park.
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
May 5 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Transition 3081 hold an Olympic Village food swap in Heidelberg West rain, hail or shine every 1st Saturday of the month 10-11am. Come along to this very popular community event. Also, if you are interested [...]
IncrEdible Coburg Food Swap 10:00
IncrEdible Coburg Food Swap @ PepperTree Place
May 5 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Entrance on Urquhart Street, opposite the Pentridge Prison site. In addition to the food swap itself, there is usually a workshop on gardening, sustainability or cooking, starting at 10.30am for an hour or so. There [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch.
No Waste Cook Club Fitzroy 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
May 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
May 5 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Bring your excess garden produce along and swap for other wonderful produce. A great way to meet others with similar garden interests. Great meals, coffee and cakes next door at Two Beans and a Farm. [...]
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap 10:30
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
May 5 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Lakeside Good Earth Group – book a chook 10:30
Lakeside Good Earth Group – book a chook @ Lilydale Library
May 5 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Bring a little country to your backyard. Poultry are rewarding, useful and entertaining pets. Fleur, from Book a Chook will tell you everything you need to know to successfully set up chooks in your own [...]
Vietnamese cooking demonstration (bilingual) 10:30
Vietnamese cooking demonstration (bilingual) @ Richmond Library
May 5 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Nga Diep from BANH Cultural Catering will demonstrate how to make Vietnamese vegetarian noodle dishes. Visitors will have the opportunity to practice and also sample the dishes. Vietnamese cooking books & DVDs will be displayed [...]
Fresh food ideas exchange – nutrition workshop 11:00
Fresh food ideas exchange – nutrition workshop @ Level 1, Centre Court, Greensborough Plaza
May 5 @ 11:00 – 12:00
At 11am and again at 1pm. Join local nutritionist Melanie Lionello as she dishes out tips and tricks for healthy eating and answers the age old question “what healthy meals can I feed the family [...]
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 5 @ 11:00 – 17:00
This festival is on for two days (the 5th and 6th May). Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 5 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 5 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Fresh food ideas exchange – nutrition workshop 13:00
Fresh food ideas exchange – nutrition workshop @ Level 1, Centre Court, Greensborough Plaza
May 5 @ 13:00 – 14:00
At 11am and again at 1pm. Join local nutritionist Melanie Lionello as she dishes out tips and tricks for healthy eating and answers the age old question “what healthy meals can I feed the family [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 5 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Open Table, Fitzroy 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
May 5 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee 13:00
Thrive working bee @ Thrive Community Garden
May 5 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.
Vegetable seed saving 13:00
Vegetable seed saving @ Edendale
May 5 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Led by Ian Culbard, this workshop will cover the knowledge and skills required to produce some of your own true-to-type vegetable seeds. Seed selection, harvesting, processing and storing will all be covered. Samples of a [...]
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International No Diet Day
International No Diet Day
May 6 all-day
See Wikipedia.
International Permaculture Day
International Permaculture Day
May 6 all-day
See their website.
Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market @ Hurstbridge Farmers Market
May 6 @ 08:30 – 13:00
Entry is $2 and all proceeds go to the CFA, the market’s community partner. Stallholder enquiries: 0414 703186 General enquiries: 9433 3315
Mullum Mullum Festival 08:30
Mullum Mullum Festival @ Yarran Dheran Information Centre
May 6 @ 08:30 – 20:00
The 18th Mullum Mullum Festival will be held over the weekends of Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April and Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May. Read the brochure. As detailed in the brochure, the various [...]
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 09:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
May 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
May 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session 09:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 6 @ 09:30 – 11:00
 
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 10:00
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 6 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Savour the abundant chestnuts, gourmet food, Devonshire tea, coffee, artisan beer and mulled wine. Explore the diverse range of stalls showcasing locally-made handcrafts and produce. Children can enjoy the fun rides and adventure play space. [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup 10:00
Montmorency Food Swap 10:30
Montmorency Food Swap @ Montmorency Primary School
May 6 @ 10:30 – 11:30
From April to September, the Monty Food Swap is held at Montmorency Primary School. From October to March, it is held near at Were Street Park, near the Food Store. In all the months except [...]
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Clarke Street, Abbotsford 10:30
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Clarke Street, Abbotsford @ corner of Clarke Street and Johnston Street
May 6 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This workshop will offer gardening locals, knowledge, skills, and resources to revitalise local planter boxes. Participate in activities like soil conditioning, mulching, crafting worm towers, and planting out new seedlings for the current and approaching [...]
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 6 @ 11:00 – 17:00
This festival is on for two days (the 5th and 6th May). Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
May 6 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, delicious and healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
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SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 12:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ corner of Brunswick and King William streets
May 7 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 14:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
May 7 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your [...]
Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
May 7 @ 19:00 – 22:00
At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. There will be plants for sale, raffles, door prizes and supper. 2018 topics 5 Feb 2018: summer vegetables by Alan Richmond. 2017 topics 6 Feb [...]
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The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 8 @ 14:00 – 18:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 8 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ Corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets
May 8 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 9 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 9 @ 12:30 – 14:30
A two course home-cooked meal is shared in their dining room with other friendly community members. Go along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in the neighbourhood. RSVP [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 9 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 9 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 10 @ 09:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
May 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Home composting and worm farming 10:30
Home composting and worm farming @ Thomastown Library
May 10 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will show you how to set up a worm farm and the its environmental benefits.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 10 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and CNLC staff
Native edibles for companion planting 18:30
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: A range of edible natives that are easy to grow in Melbourne. Basics of companion planting. Which plants to choose in your garden planning, and how to grow and care for [...]
Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
May 10 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 10 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
May 10 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: caramelised onion puff pastry tart; wholemeal penne pasta; and apple spice [...]
Reduce your food waste – a budget-friendly recipe demonstration 19:00
Reduce your food waste – a budget-friendly recipe demonstration @ Preston Library
May 10 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Do you struggle to use all your leftovers before they perish? Do you often end up throwing away wilted veggies at the end of the week? Struggle no more! Gaby and Jen from Plan Buy [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 10 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
May 11 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 11 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Autumn fermentation workshop 14:00
Autumn fermentation workshop @ PepperTree Place
May 11 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Are you wanting to deepen your connection to your health, food and the environment around you? If so, join a community of fermenters and learn how to ferment vegetables for yourself. This classes will give [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg North Primary School
May 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market 08:00
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm
May 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Croydon Farmers’ Market 08:00
Croydon Farmers’ Market @ Croydon Park
May 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 12 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Dry climate edible gardening 09:30
Dry climate edible gardening @ Links Community Garden
May 12 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Links Community Group are building a new community garden in Lalor and want to develop their site further using dry climate gardening techniques. Attend this workshop, led by Paul Gale-Baker from Urban Shepherd, to learn [...]
Natural pest control with companion planting 09:30
Natural pest control with companion planting @ Bulleeen Art and Garden
May 12 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which plants to grow together, and which ones not to. How to solve many common garden problems naturally. How to construct ‘plant guilds’ (groups of plants that grow much better together). [...]
Big Vegan Market 10:00
Big Vegan Market @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 12 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products, with more than 200 stalls. The stallholders will include AVS Organic Foods (Watsonia North), Billy van Creamy (Fitzroy North), Curry Favour (Hawthorn), and PoppySmack (Warrandyte).
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee 10:00
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
May 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The garden is located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Enter via Warr Park.
Diamond Village food swap 10:00
Diamond Village food swap @ Diamond Village Shopping Centre (beside the Cruze Lounge cafe)
May 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
May 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Contact either of the co-organisers: Glenn Mansfield by phone (0488 192198) or email or Margot Meredith by phone (0415 926642) or email.
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch.
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest 10:00
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
May 12 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Raw living whole foods with Valentina Rise 10:00
Raw living whole foods with Valentina Rise @ CERES
May 12 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Basics of raw food. Make guilt free treats. Learn what super foods are. What you will get: Samples of all the food they make. Recipes to take home. You will discuss [...]
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap 10:00
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap @ CB Smith Reserve
May 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Food for thought – finger foods and tapas 10:30
Food for thought – finger foods and tapas @ Ringwood Uniting Church
May 12 @ 10:30 – 13:00
Local chef, Mellissa Strachan, will present three canapes. Each recipe will cater to a gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diet. Participants will make these tasty treats and, at the conclusion of the workshop, be able to [...]
Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Chalice Garden
May 12 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
SEEDs Garden Food Swap 11:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 12 @ 11:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 12 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 12 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
David Holmgren: RetroSuburbia 13:00
David Holmgren: RetroSuburbia @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 12 @ 13:00 – 14:00
David Holmgren will present his multi-media talk ‘Aussie Street’, a speculative eco-narrative seen through the microcosm of four adjacent houses. The event coincides with his recently launched book, RetroSurburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 12 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Thrive working bee 13:00
Thrive working bee @ Thrive Community Garden
May 12 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.
Home composting workshop 14:00
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
May 12 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Learn how composting, worm farming and the use of particular plants can naturally improve your soil. Discover how to compost and worm farm effectively for the best results. Understand how recycling your household and garden [...]
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International Hummus Day
International Hummus Day
May 13 all-day
See their website.
World Cocktail Day
World Cocktail Day
May 13 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
May 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 13 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 13 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session 09:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 13 @ 09:30 – 11:00
 
Big Vegan Market 10:00
Big Vegan Market @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 13 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products, with more than 200 stalls. The stallholders will include AVS Organic Foods (Watsonia North), Billy van Creamy (Fitzroy North), Curry Favour (Hawthorn), and PoppySmack (Warrandyte).
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee 10:00
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee @ Merri Corner Community Garden
May 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee 10:00
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Mark Street, Fitzroy North 10:30
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Mark Street, Fitzroy North @ On the west side of the Mark Street Hall
May 13 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This workshop will offer gardening locals, knowledge, skills, and resources to revitalise local planter boxes. Participate in activities like soil conditioning, mulching, crafting worm towers, and planting out new seedlings for the current and approaching [...]
Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
May 13 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The classes are 3 hours of creating and 1 hour of eating mostly organic and healthy vegan food. A good part of the class’s content and style is conversational. The class is for up to [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
May 13 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, delicious and healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
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Make sense of food labels 09:30
Make sense of food labels @ Customer Service Desk, Woolworths Supermarket
May 14 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Tour a supermarket and learn how to accurately read and understand food labels and choose healthy foods that are suitable for the whole family. You will also receive a show bag with information sheets and [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
Food know how sustainability sessions – food gardens in small spaces 12:00
Food know how sustainability sessions – food gardens in small spaces @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The average household in Australia throws away $2,000 worth of food every year. That means that one out of five bags of shopping that is purchased is never eaten. Join Karen Sutherland, from Edible Eden [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 12:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ corner of Brunswick and King William streets
May 14 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 14:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
May 14 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your [...]
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
May 15 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2018 events August 21 Microgreens Learn all about microgreens from KABUU, who are local aspiring ecological urban farmers committed to growing sustainably. Find out about their micro-nursery where they grow vegetables, herbs, baby salads and [...]
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 15 @ 14:00 – 18:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 15 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ Corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets
May 15 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 16 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Greensborough) 12:00
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
May 16 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Whether you are a local worker, live locally, are a church member or just looking for a place to have a meal – they welcome you to their monthly community meal. Their desire is to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 16 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 16 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Ostro: the pleasure of slowing down and cooking with simple ingredients 19:45
Ostro: the pleasure of slowing down and cooking with simple ingredients @ Brunswick Library
May 16 @ 19:45 – 20:45
Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s cooking isn’t terribly fancy. Her approach to food favours intuition over strict rules and is about using your hands, rushing a little less and savouring the details. In conversation with Rachael Cilauro, [...]
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 17 @ 09:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
May 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 17 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and CNLC staff
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 17 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
May 18 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Miso cooking 10:00
Miso cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 18th May, and Saturday, 23rd June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 18 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Open Table, Coburg 12:30
Open Table, Coburg @ Coburg, Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
May 18 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Miso cooking 14:00
Miso cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 18th May, and Saturday, 23rd June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
Ramadan Iftar dinner 16:45
Ramadan Iftar dinner @ Bell St Mall Shopping Centre
May 18 @ 16:45 – 19:00
Break the fast together and learn more about Victoria’s diverse cultural and faith traditions. Buffet halal meal at sundown (vegetarian options also provided).
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 18 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
May 18 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: caramelised onion & sweet potato tart; caramelised garlic & red wine [...]
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Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) @ Edendale
May 19 @ 10:00 – May 20 @ 16:00
A two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on the 19th and 20th May, each 10am-4pm. Developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a whole system approach to ecological planning and [...]
World Whisky Day
World Whisky Day
May 19 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
May 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg North Primary School
May 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 19 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Park Orchards Market 09:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
May 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Olive magic 09:30
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 19 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Improve your culinary knowledge. Learn how to preserve olives. Understand and experience different techniques for preserving olives. What you will get: Take home olives ready to eat. Take home olives that [...]
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee 10:00
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The garden is located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Enter via Warr Park.
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:00
Forest Hill Urban Harvest @ Horticulture Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Fruit tree grafting workshop 10:00
Fruit tree grafting workshop @ Bedford Park Sustainability Hub, Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Book by phone (9870 2602). Join Troy Dawes of Jeltro Cottage Permaculture to learn all about heritage fruit tree grafting. The subjects to be covered will include: starting a home orchard on a budget, grafting [...]
How to grow bananas in Brunswick 10:00
How to grow bananas in Brunswick @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Banana grower, Siffa, will lead you into the art of growing bananas in a cold climate as you help plant out a banana orchard. Siffa has grown bananas his whole life in Tonga and, when [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch.
Minimising food waste workshop 10:00
Minimising food waste workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn about how to reduce your household food waste. Learn skills and ideas around menu and pantry planning, how to get the most of the food you purchase, and what to do with leftovers and [...]
Miso paste making 10:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
North Coburg Food Swap 10:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear. This workshop will cover basic theory as well as the tactile pleasure of all the steps of making bread from milled flour. Suitable for both novices and those who want to expand [...]
Turkish cooking class 10:00
Turkish cooking class @ Span Community House
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Led by Arzu Yilmaz. Four different dishes (three vegan, one vegetarian). Enjoy Turkish music, a feast at the end, and Turkish tea/coffee in special pots. Hands-on and demonstration.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Come along to share your produce & compare notes with other food gardeners. Bring along any veggies, fruit or herbs you have harvested, also eggs, preserves, recipes are welcome. Be inventive! You can also bring [...]
Box Hill South Urban Harvest 11:00
Box Hill South Urban Harvest @ Neighbourhood House
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 19 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 19 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 19 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 19 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Open Table, Richmond 13:00
Open Table, Richmond @ Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House
May 19 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee 13:00
Thrive working bee @ Thrive Community Garden
May 19 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.
Miso paste making 14:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
Thrive Food Swap 14:00
Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
May 19 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 19 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
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Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
May 20 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Specialising in stallholders that produce quality homemade, homegrown and handcrafted products, or selling fresh and tantalising produce. The Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market is, and has been, a place where the local people can [...]
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
May 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 20 @ 09:00 – 10:00
In addition to the food swap itself: workshops on gardening, sustainability or cooking; live music; a clothes’ swap; and a volunteer-run nursery and cafe.
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Yering Station
May 20 @ 09:00 – 14:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session 09:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 20 @ 09:30 – 11:00
 
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling 10:00
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Sunday, 20th May and Friday, 22nd June, each both 10am-midday and 2-4pm. Nuka duke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling using rice bran. In this workshop, you [...]
St Andrews Food Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food Swap @ St Andrews Hall
May 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
May 20 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 20 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Open Table, Fitzroy 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
May 20 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls garden launch 14:00
Fawkner Food Bowls garden launch @ Fawkner Food Bowls
May 20 @ 14:00 – 17:00
The Fawkner Food Bowls garden launch will be a celebration of what they have achieved so far in the garden and an opportunity to share with you what they hope to achieve in the future. [...]
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling 14:00
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Sunday, 20th May and Friday, 22nd June, each both 10am-midday and 2-4pm. Nuka duke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling using rice bran. In this workshop, you [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
May 20 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, delicious and healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
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SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 12:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ corner of Brunswick and King William streets
May 21 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 14:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
May 21 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your [...]
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Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “preparing your garden for Winter” 14:00
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “preparing your garden for Winter” @ Mooroolbark Library
May 22 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Autumn is a time of harvest, but also a time to prepare the garden for Winter. Although many Winter crops will have been planted earlier in the year when soils were warm, there are others [...]
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 22 @ 14:00 – 18:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 22 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
May 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ Corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets
May 22 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 23 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 23 @ 12:00 – 13:00
‘Jen the chef’ makes some beautiful meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something beautiful and have a chat with some new friends.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 23 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 23 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Thermomix – use it beyond the kitchen 19:30
Thermomix – use it beyond the kitchen
May 23 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Think of all the uses your Thermomix could have outside of the kitchen. In this class, they will show you how to make dog biscuits, laundry detergent, slime, play dough, lip balms and much more.
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 24 @ 09:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
May 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 24 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and CNLC staff
Native herbs for the kitchen and garden 18:30
Native herbs for the kitchen and garden @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 24 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in the Melbourne area. What to harvest and when. How to use them to flavour your dishes and enliven your garden. What you will [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
May 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: roast sweet potato & smoked chicken salad; red curry; and chai [...]
Gardening for the bees 19:00
Gardening for the bees @ Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve Visitor Centre
May 24 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Native bees play an important role in your garden. They are superb pollinators and even better many of them don’t sting! Find out how to construct a bee hotel and which plants to grow. Their [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 24 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
May 25 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Shio koji making and cooking 10:00
Shio koji making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 25th May and Saturday, 30th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Shio koji is a Japanese fermented seasoning made with rice koji (cooked rice that has [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a yummy lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Shio koji making and cooking 14:00
Shio koji making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 25 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 4 times on: Friday, 25th May and Saturday, 30th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Shio koji is a Japanese fermented seasoning made with rice koji (cooked rice that has [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg North Primary School
May 26 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market 08:00
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
May 26 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 26 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Beekeeping workshop 09:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 26 @ 09:00 – 11:00
What you will learn: Bee behaviour. The various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them. The major tasks in hive management. What you will get: A wooden beehive frame [...]
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market 09:00
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
May 26 @ 09:00 – 14:00
If you go to the market, you can also visit the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee 10:00
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
May 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The garden is located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Enter via Warr Park.
Composting 101 with Audrey 10:00
Composting 101 with Audrey @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 26 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Audrey will be delving deep into the world of compost, looking at how we can use our kitchen and garden waste and other easily found organic materials to make hot compost that kills weed seeds [...]
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap 10:00
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
May 26 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch.
Lygon Street Community Garden open garden 10:00
Lygon Street Community Garden open garden @ Lygon Street Community Garden
May 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
10-11am: gardening, watering, get your gardening questions answered by Morgan from 3000acres. 11am-midday: Winter veggie education session- Morgan will talk through what plants grow in the cold, common problems and pests, perennials vs annuals, etc. [...]
Mexican spice for beginners 10:00
Mexican spice for beginners @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 26 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Ana and Gaby are Mexican Aussies with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cooking Mexican dishes. This workshop will cover Mexican pickles (with or without chilies), 2 salsas and guacamole. Enjoy and learn [...]
Miso paste making 10:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 26 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
No Waste Cook Club Carlton 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Carlton @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 26 @ 11:00 – 13:00
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that [...]
South Preston Food Swap 11:00
South Preston Food Swap
May 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Homemade marketplace 12:00
Homemade marketplace @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 12:00 – 16:00
This market will feature local craft beer brewers, wine and spirits hand selected by Thornbury’s Carwyn Cellars, a carefully selected range of locally made food and produce, information stalls, coffee and music. This event is [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 26 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Members meet at the garden every Saturday.
Thai street food 12:20
Thai street food @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 12:20 – 13:20
Cassie Pitman, from Melbourne food truck Pok & Kok, is passionate about traditional Issan (north eastern) Thai street food. She will demonstrate phad kee mao (drunken noodles) – a staple of street food stalls in [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 26 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Darebin Bake Off 13:00
Darebin Bake Off @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Are you Darebin’s best baker? Enter your home-baked sponge cakes, slices, biscuits and scones to find out. Entries will be judged by Noela McLeod and Laurell Cockerell from the Country Women’s Association. This event is [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Meet the makers 13:00
Meet the makers @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go along and celebrate Darebin’s local home wine makers. Sample wine from entrants in the wine competition and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award. This event is part of the Darebin Homemade [...]
Open Table, Carlton North 13:00
Open Table, Carlton North @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 26 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee 13:00
Thrive working bee @ Thrive Community Garden
May 26 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.
Salami demonstration 13:15
Salami demonstration @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:15 – 14:15
Learn the art of making your own homemade salami. This demonstration will cover mincing, mixing, filling and (most importantly) curing. Ask Home Make It’s master maker anything. Includes tastings. This event is part of the [...]
Beeswax food wraps 14:00
Beeswax food wraps @ Brunswick Library
May 26 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Ever wanted a reusable, sustainable alternative to clingwrap and plastic zip-lock bags? Beeswax wraps, made from fabric and beeswax, are an alternative to one-use plastics. Wrap sandwiches, snacks and other items, cover bowls and plates. [...]
Miso paste making 14:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 26 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
Native bee hotel 14:00
Native bee hotel @ Watsonia Library
May 26 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Buzz and Dig will talk about our native bee pollinators and their importance to the environment and will show you how to create a bee-friendly garden. The talk will also cover how to make your [...]
Spätzle workshop 14:15
Spätzle workshop @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 14:15 – 15:15
Angela Pradel’s parents migrated from the Tyrol region in the Italian Dolomites, close to the Austrian border, in 1961. She loves cooking traditional dishes for her family. Spätzle (‘primi piatti’) is a favourite. Angela will [...]
Raspberry winemaking demonstration 15:00
Raspberry winemaking demonstration @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani and Mario Fantin from Eltham and District Winemakers Guild will introduce the basics of fermentation and demonstrate the steps to make raspberry wine with a tried-and-true recipe. This event is part [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
May 26 @ 15:00 – 16:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session 09:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 27 @ 09:30 – 11:00
 
Eltham Food Swap 10:00
Eltham Food Swap @ Car park, top of the Eltham Town Mall
May 27 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Eltham Food Swap has moved from Edendale and is now at the Eltham Farmers’ Market. Look for the large white ‘Local Food Connect’ marquee at the Farmers’ Market. Come along with your homegrown fruit [...]
Kitchen medicine with Lisa Hodge 10:00
Kitchen medicine with Lisa Hodge @ CERES
May 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: An introduction to herbal medicine making. Plant identification. Guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting. Medicinal uses for plants. How to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will get: [...]
Melbourne Italian Wine & Food Festival 10:00
Melbourne Italian Wine & Food Festival @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 27 @ 10:00 – 18:30
Journey through Italy with 200 wines to taste, meet winemakers and importers, or attend an Italian wine masterclass. Feast on pizza, pasta and Italian snacks, while Melbourne’s top Italian chefs share their joy for cooking [...]
Really Really Free Market Preston 10:00
Really Really Free Market Preston @ J.S. Grey reserve
May 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
It’s a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. The market is a 100% free and non-commercial event [...]
Epping North Food Swap 10:30
Epping North Food Swap @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
May 27 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The Epping North swap is on the LAST Sunday of each month.
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
Chinese vegetarian cooking 11:30
Chinese vegetarian cooking @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 27 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Helen Chen and her friends will be demonstrating home-cooked Chinese food (which is very different from Chinese restaurant food), namely spring rolls.
Gardening throughout the year and chilli pickling 12:00
Gardening throughout the year and chilli pickling @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 27 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The multicultural and intercultural group at Sylvester Hive are all about socialising, gardening, sharing food, food growing and preserving traditions. Enjoy a tour of the community garden, a talk exploring what they plant throughout the [...]
Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
May 27 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The classes are 3 hours of creating and 1 hour of eating mostly organic and healthy vegan food. A good part of the class’s content and style is conversational. The class is for up to [...]
Mushrooms are our future! 14:00
Mushrooms are our future! @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Pearl Room)
May 27 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Ryan Creed and Julian Mitchell co-founded Life Cykel in 2015 after discovering how to grow gourmet mushrooms from waste coffee grounds. They now have 5 mushroom farms across the country promoting a circular economy in [...]
Pizzaly woodfired pizza demonstration and tasting 15:30
Pizzaly woodfired pizza demonstration and tasting @ Pizzaly
May 27 @ 15:30 – 17:30
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own classic pizza from start to finish? Join Pizzaly for a fun Italian afternoon learning techniques you can put into practice at home. Try your hand at [...]
Tibetan momo making 16:00
Tibetan momo making @ Northern Soul Café
May 27 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Learn the art of Tibetan momo making with Fiona and Samdup. Samdup grew up in Amdo, Tibet and will share a traditional family recipe handed down with love for generations. Using fresh organic ingredients, Samdup [...]
A vegan Mexican feast with Juanita 16:45
A vegan Mexican feast with Juanita @ Juanita's Kitchen
May 27 @ 16:45 – 18:30
Popular for her monthly taco nights, Juanita from Juanita’s Kitchen will teach you how to make (and eat!) a Mexican meal, including perfect tortillas from scratch. Plus tips and ideas for creating quick and easy [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
May 27 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, delicious and healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
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National Burger Day
World Hunger Day
World Hunger Day
May 28 all-day
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 12:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ corner of Brunswick and King William streets
May 28 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 14:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
May 28 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your [...]
Kimchi mania 18:00
Kimchi mania @ Lentil as Anything
May 28 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Lentil as Anything’s catering chef Chase will show you how to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented cabbage. A kimchi themed dinner is included. Notes and recipes will be provided. Bring [...]
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The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 29 @ 14:00 – 18:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 29 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Introduction to homemade winemaking 18:00
Introduction to homemade winemaking @ Home Make It
May 29 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Stephan Logoida will guide you through the whole process of home winemaking, covering all the most important moments of the winemaking process including selecting good quality grapes, fermenting and maturity. This event is part of [...]
Yoko Nakazawa – Zen cooking 18:30
Yoko Nakazawa – Zen cooking @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen, Room 106, Building K)
May 29 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Explore the beauty of traditional Japanese cooking. Yoko Nakazawa, from Cooking with Koji, will show you how she uses the suribachi, an ancient Japanese cooking tool, in her meditative approach that uses all five senses [...]
Pulp fiction – what to do with leftover pulp? 19:00
Pulp fiction – what to do with leftover pulp? @ Shoku Iku
May 29 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Do you make your own nut milk or juices? Ever wondered what you can do with your left over pulp? Join Yoko Inoue, owner of raw food cafe Shoku Iku for this workshop which will [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ Corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets
May 29 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 30 @ 09:00 – 12:30
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group @ Span Community House
May 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 30 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
May 30 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Eat your greens! (a Moreland Local Food Network event) 18:00
Eat your greens! (a Moreland Local Food Network event) @ Fawkner Bowling Club
May 30 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Featuring locals blues musician Ian Collard, guest MC Paul West (host of River Cottage Australia) and a vegetarian dinner by Sabores De Timor. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar. There will be [...]
Introduction to homebrewing 18:00
Introduction to homebrewing @ Home Make It
May 30 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Dean Smith will guide you through a simple home brew. He will demystify the process and talk about the many ways that you can produce your own beer at home. The workshop will cover the [...]
Kaye Roberts-Palmer – save our citrus 18:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer – save our citrus @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Pearl Room)
May 30 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer, the founder of Save Our Citrus Melbourne, will show you how to take care of your citrus trees including basic botany, tackling the citrus gall wasp and other pests, pruning, watering and fertilising. [...]
Modern Scottish masterclass 18:30
Modern Scottish masterclass @ Wee Man’s Kitchen at Tallboy & Moose
May 30 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Head Chef and owner of Wee Man’s Kitchen, Chris Orr, will take you through a crash course on traditional Scottish cooking. The ticket includes a three course meal. This event is part of the Darebin [...]
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 31 @ 09:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome. The Community Grocer [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 31 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
May 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 31 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and CNLC staff
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies 18:30
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 31 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in pots and small spaces. What to harvest and when. How to use bush foods and herbs to flavour your dishes. Presented by Karen [...]
Paul West – whole cookery 18:30
Paul West – whole cookery @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen, Room 106, Building K)
May 31 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Paul West is a Thornbury-based cook and food grower best known as host of River Cottage Australia (SBS, Lifestyle Channel). At this demonstration and tasting, Paul will explore nose-to-tail and root-to-stem cookery. Learn how to [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
May 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: Indian dhal soup; Moroccan chicken; and banana & coconut tart.
Fun ferments 19:00
Fun ferments @ Preston Library
May 31 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Learn how to make kombucha – the fermented tea – at home and add delicious natural herbs and fruit for flavouring. Tastings will be provided in the class. You will also learn how to use [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 31 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]