Calendar of local events

 
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Sustainable living and gardening 19:00
Sustainable living and gardening @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Mar 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Each month, an experienced facilitator will present on sustainable living and gardening topics such as zero waste, worm farms, keeping backyard chickens, natural soil management, responsible weed control, composting and sustainable garden design. April is [...]
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Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 2 @ 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.
What’s cooking (9 sessions) 12:00
What’s cooking (9 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community House
Mar 2 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Go along and explore new foods, share recipes, a laugh and lunch. Activities and guest speakers. Well behaved children welcome.
Sowing and saving seeds 18:30
Sowing and saving seeds @ BAAG
Mar 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: How to successfully save seeds from your veggies to re-use next season. Seed sowing techniques. Tips and tricks for success. What you will get: Seasonal seeds sown to nurture at home. [...]
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Sustainable 3078 Produce Swap, Alphington 10:00
Sustainable 3078 Produce Swap, Alphington @ Alphington Community Centre
Mar 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Cake art – fun with fondant (4 sessions) 13:00
Cake art – fun with fondant (4 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community House
Mar 3 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Join them as they turn ordinary into extraordinary! Turn pipe dreams into piping dreams!
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Mar 3 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each mon th and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner [...]
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Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market 08:00
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
Mar 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton Primary School
Mar 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Mar 4 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Mar 4 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 09:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Mar 4 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Bayswater North Food Swap 10:00
Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
Mar 4 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Diamond Creek Food Swap 10:00
Diamond Creek Food Swap @ Diamond Creek East Primary School
Mar 4 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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 [...]
Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik at Panton Hill
Mar 4 @ 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 [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Getting the most out of your winter vegie patch 10:30
Getting the most out of your winter vegie patch @ BAAG
Mar 4 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Presented by Angelo Eliades.
Children’s garden and worm farm 11:00
Children’s garden and worm farm @ Whittlesea Library
Mar 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00
See their new children’s garden. Plant their seedlings and learn about their worm farm. Fun, stories and songs for everyone.
Chinese cooking with Jenny 11:00
Chinese cooking with Jenny @ Doncaster Library
Mar 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Jenny Chua, from Cooking with Jenny in Melbourne, as she explores some favourite authentic Chinese cooking techniques. Learn how to make dumplings, fried rice, noodles and more.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Soil improvement workshop 14:00
Soil improvement workshop @ Edendale
Mar 4 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Learn about the soil food web and how you can recycle household and garden organic waste by setting up a worm farm or backyard compost system. This workshop would suit learners wanting to recycle household [...]
Fermentation – an introduction to lactofermented fruit 15:00
Fermentation – an introduction to lactofermented fruit @ Ceres
Mar 4 @ 15:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: All about lactoferments. Improve your culinary knowledge. How to ferment your own fruit. What you will get: Recipes to take home. Samples of what you make. If you have tried your [...]
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Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market @ Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Mar 5 @ 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
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 09:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
Mar 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Robin and Paul’s garden 10:00
Robin and Paul’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 5 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Robin and Paul's garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Macleod | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Robin and Paul’s garden is a highly productive back and front yard fruit, berry and vegetable garden designed on permaculture principles. It features [...]
Warranwood Community Garden 10:00
Warranwood Community Garden @ The Michael Centre
Mar 5 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Bring a plate to share for lunch if you wish. View the garden.
Montmorency Food Swap 10:30
Montmorency Food Swap @ Were Street Food Store
Mar 5 @ 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 the Were Street Food Store. In all the months except January, the swap [...]
Guy and Susan’s garden 11:00
Guy and Susan’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 5 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Guy and Susan’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, at 11am and again at 1pm. Guy and Susan bought their property in 2012, with the garden being their main reason for choosing it. Their first move was to [...]
Stuart’s garden 11:00
Stuart’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 5 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Stuart’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, at 11am and again at midday. Stuart’s garden is the result of 35 years of planting and soil improvement to grow fruit and vegetables for his own family’s use [...]
Robin and Paul’s garden 11:30
Robin and Paul’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 5 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Robin and Paul's garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Macleod | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Robin and Paul’s garden is a highly productive back and front yard fruit, berry and vegetable garden designed on permaculture principles. It features [...]
Stuart’s garden 12:00
Stuart’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 5 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Stuart’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, at 11am and again at midday. Stuart’s garden is the result of 35 years of planting and soil improvement to grow fruit and vegetables for his own family’s use [...]
Beekeeping – a taster 13:00
Beekeeping – a taster @ Edendale
Mar 5 @ 13:00 – 15:30
Learn about one of the earth’s most amazing insects and its millennia-old bond with flowering plants. Honey bee-pollinated plants account for a large proportion of our diet. Understand the threats facing the bee and how [...]
Guy and Susan’s garden 13:00
Guy and Susan’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 5 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Guy and Susan’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, at 11am and again at 1pm. Guy and Susan bought their property in 2012, with the garden being their main reason for choosing it. Their first move was to [...]
Robin and Paul’s garden 13:00
Robin and Paul’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 5 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Robin and Paul's garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Macleod | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. Robin and Paul’s garden is a highly productive back and front yard fruit, berry and vegetable garden designed on permaculture principles. It features [...]
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Macleod Community Garden 17:30
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 6 @ 17:30 – 20:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Mar 6 @ 19:00 – 22:00
At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. 2017 topics 6 Feb 2017: succulent swap. 2016 topics 7 Nov 2016: the local food community, with Guy Palmer. 3 Oct 2016: how to weather [...]
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Cooking club 10:30
Cooking club @ Whittlesea Library
Mar 7 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Share recipes and conversation. The theme for the February meeting is salads and that for the March meeting is desserts.
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3000acres public meet-up 18:00
3000acres public meet-up @ Jewell Community Garden
Mar 8 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Ever wanted to know more about 3000acres? Know of a vacant piece of land with food growing opportunities? Looking for help or guidance with starting a community food project? Bring your questions and your big [...]
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Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 9 @ 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.
Cool season vegetables 11:00
Cool season vegetables @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide III Information Desk)
Mar 9 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Gardener Katie Grace will talk about cool season vegetables, the best crops to sow, soil preparation and how to layout your garden for a successful harvest
The art of espalier 18:30
The art of espalier @ BAAG
Mar 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Growing espaliered fruit trees. Different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier. Improve your general gardening skills. What you will get: Detailed notes on the topic. Discount [...]
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Growing tropical and subtropical fruit in Melbourne 10:30
Growing tropical and subtropical fruit in Melbourne @ BAAG
Mar 10 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Presented by Angelo Eliades.
Cake art – fun with fondant (4 sessions) 13:00
Cake art – fun with fondant (4 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community House
Mar 10 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Join them as they turn ordinary into extraordinary! Turn pipe dreams into piping dreams!
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Mar 10 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each mon th and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner [...]
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Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market 08:00
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Mar 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Croydon Farmers’ Market 08:00
Croydon Farmers’ Market @ Croydon Park
Mar 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Mar 11 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Mar 11 @ 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.
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest 10:00
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
Mar 11 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap 10:00
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap @ CB Smith Reserve
Mar 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Learn to make pasta 11:00
Learn to make pasta @ Nunawading Library
Mar 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Hilda and Laurie will teach us how to make perfect pasta with the guesswork taken out. As first generation Italians, they are passionate about their traditional cooking style that makes their food truly mouth-watering.
Northcote Food & Veggie Produce Swap 11:00
Northcote Food & Veggie Produce Swap @ Chalice Garden
Mar 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
SEEDs Garden Food Swap 11:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 11 @ 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.
What are you worth? 11:00
What are you worth? @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 11 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Become a part of a community of cooperation and solidarity in Moreland. Neeboz and SEEDS Communal Garden are identifying and mapping all of the individual, organisational and community assets of Moreland with the aim of [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 11 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
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Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Mar 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Mar 12 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Tomato passata – the traditional way 09:30
Tomato passata – the traditional way @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Mar 12 @ 09:30 – 15:00
What you will learn: The traditional way to preserve the seasonal bounty of tomatoes into bottles of preserved tomato passata. About preserving safely for long-term storage. How to use different types of equipment for best [...]
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Apple tasting at Petty’s Orchard 16:00
Apple tasting at Petty’s Orchard @ Petty's Orchard
Mar 13 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Sample the seasonal flavours of the Heritage Apple Collection. Around 15 varieties available for tasting. Limited quantities available for purchase. Orchard tour included. Bookings essential.
Macleod Community Garden 17:30
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 13 @ 17:30 – 20:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
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Success with a dehydrator 19:00
Success with a dehydrator @ Diamond Valley Library
Mar 14 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Success with a dehydrator @ Diamond Valley Library | Greensborough | Victoria | Australia
This workshop will take place three times: on 14th March at 7pm at Diamond Valley Library; on 16th March at 10.30am at Eltham Library; and on 23rd March at 11am at Watsonia Library. Learn the [...]
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Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 16 @ 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.
Success with a dehydrator 10:30
Success with a dehydrator @ Eltham Library
Mar 16 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Success with a dehydrator @ Eltham Library | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This workshop will take place three times: on 14th March at 7pm at Diamond Valley Library; on 16th March at 10.30am at Eltham Library; and on 23rd March at 11am at Watsonia Library. Learn the [...]
What’s cooking (9 sessions) 12:00
What’s cooking (9 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community House
Mar 16 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Go along and explore new foods, share recipes, a laugh and lunch. Activities and guest speakers. Well behaved children welcome.
Growing veggies is easier than you think 18:30
Growing veggies is easier than you think @ BAAG
Mar 16 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: How to bottle fruits and vegetables for future use. How to make jams and pickles. How to select and re-use suitable jars, and how to sterilise them. What you will get: [...]
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Introduction to permaculture (two day) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two day) @ Edendale
Mar 17 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-day workshop, with the first day being on 17th March and the second day being on 24th March. Developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a whole system approach to [...]
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Mar 17 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each mon th and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner [...]
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Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Mar 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Fairfield Farmers’ Market 08:00
Fairfield Farmers’ Market @ Fairfield Primary School
Mar 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Mar 18 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 18 @ 09:00 – 09:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Little Yarra Market 09:00
Little Yarra Market @ Old Railway
Mar 18 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Yarra Valley’s community market. Crafts & recycled goods; clothing; secondhand books; gifts; organic skincare; eco-cleaning products; local & organic produce, plants & seedlings; sourdough bread; coffee; chai; wood-fired pizza; biodynamic gourmet sausages; and local buskers.
Park Orchards Farmers’ Market 09:00
Park Orchards Farmers’ Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Mar 18 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:00
Forest Hill Urban Harvest @ Horticulture Centre
Mar 18 @ 10:00 – 11:30
On 16th April, Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Designs, will be giving a short workshop on ‘Food garden planning in Melbourne’s climate’ at 10.15. Karen is well known in gardening and permaculture circles. She has [...]
North Coburg Food Swap 10:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Mar 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Reservoir Food & Veggie Produce Swap 10:00
Thai cooking workshop 10:00
Thai cooking workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik at Panton Hill
Mar 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00
A tasty three-course menu will be prepared in this hands-on workshop and enjoyed afterwards. Tutor Duang Tengtrirat. Please bring your own apron, cutting mat, tea towel and storage container/s for any leftovers. Recipes, tips, hints [...]
The Herb and Chilli Festival 10:00
The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 18 @ 10:00 – 17:00
A two-day festival celebrating all things related to herbs and chillis. The festival brings together a variety of cuisines and cultural elements from around Melbourne and beyond. Visitors to the festival will see, smell, taste [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ BAAG Nursery
Mar 18 @ 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 [...]
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Mar 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
Chocolate discovery class 12:45
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 18 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Anyone aged 12 & above can join them for a one-hour chocolate discovery class, indulging in a range of chocolate tastings, crafting your very own chocolate bar, and delighting in six handmade filled truffles, while [...]
Backyard chooks for beginners 13:00
Backyard chooks for beginners @ Edendale
Mar 18 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Learn the basics of backyard chicken keeping with their farmer Stephen. This hands-on 2 hour workshop will cover the characteristics of different breeds (in order to make a selection that suits your setting and needs) [...]
Kick start your Winter veggie patch 13:00
Kick start your Winter veggie patch @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Mar 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to incorporate crop rotation and other techniques for pest control. How to prepare your soil for maximum benefit after summer vegies, including how to do pH tests and its significance. [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour 14:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour @ Macleod Organic Community Garden | Macleod | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, at 2pm and again at 3pm. Macleod Organic Community Garden was established in 2015, making productive use of two disused tennis courts at Macleod College. It is gardened communally [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 14:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Mar 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
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 [...]
Backyard chooks workshop 15:00
Backyard chooks workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
Mar 18 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Go along and learn the basics of backyard chicken-keeping. This workshop will cover the characteristics of different breeds (in order to make a selection that suits your setting and needs) as well as the housing [...]
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour 15:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 18 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour @ Macleod Organic Community Garden | Macleod | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, at 2pm and again at 3pm. Macleod Organic Community Garden was established in 2015, making productive use of two disused tennis courts at Macleod College. It is gardened communally [...]
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Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
Mar 19 @ 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 [...]
Bees – focused hands-on beekeeping course 09:00
Bees – focused hands-on beekeeping course @ Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary
Mar 19 @ 09:00 – 17:00
This course is designed to provide beekeepers with practical advice about managing hives (including Flow Hives) in autumn and winter as well as providing an understanding of a range of specialised beekeeping topics, including bee [...]
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 09:00 – 14:00
 
St Andrews Food Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food Swap @ St Andrews Hall
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
The Herb and Chilli Festival 10:00
The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 17:00
A two-day festival celebrating all things related to herbs and chillis. The festival brings together a variety of cuisines and cultural elements from around Melbourne and beyond. Visitors to the festival will see, smell, taste [...]
The Melbourne Tomato Festival 10:00
The Melbourne Tomato Festival @ All Nations Park
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 16:00
The Melbourne Tomato Festival is a gathering of local farmers selling produce, speakers, agriculturalists, cooking demonstrations, Italian food, artisan producers, special guests, history, workshops, entertainment and passata making.
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Duang and Rob’s garden 11:00
Duang and Rob’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Duang and Rob's garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Research | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Situated on an 18-acre bush block, Duang and Rob compost horse manure for their garden soil and use only rainwater from the dam [...]
Monsalvat garden tour 11:00
Monsalvat garden tour @ Monsalvat
Mar 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Monsalvat garden tour @ Monsalvat | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Enjoy a guided tour of this extensive and productive garden including the orchard, lower garden and nursery areas. Note that, while there is [...]
Duang and Rob’s garden 12:30
Duang and Rob’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 19 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Duang and Rob's garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Research | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Situated on an 18-acre bush block, Duang and Rob compost horse manure for their garden soil and use only rainwater from the dam [...]
Monsalvat garden tour 12:30
Monsalvat garden tour @ Monsalvat
Mar 19 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Monsalvat garden tour @ Monsalvat | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Enjoy a guided tour of this extensive and productive garden including the orchard, lower garden and nursery areas. Note that, while there is [...]
Duang and Rob’s garden 14:00
Duang and Rob’s garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 19 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Duang and Rob's garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Research | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Situated on an 18-acre bush block, Duang and Rob compost horse manure for their garden soil and use only rainwater from the dam [...]
Monsalvat garden tour 14:00
Monsalvat garden tour @ Monsalvat
Mar 19 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Monsalvat garden tour @ Monsalvat | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place three times, at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Enjoy a guided tour of this extensive and productive garden including the orchard, lower garden and nursery areas. Note that, while there is [...]
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Vietnamese cooking and costume show 10:30
Vietnamese cooking and costume show @ Thomastown Library
Mar 20 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Enjoy a taste of Vietnamese culture with a cooking demonstration with the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association, followed by a Vietnamese traditional costume show.
Beales Road Farm 11:00
Beales Road Farm @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Beales Road Farm @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Saint Helena | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, on 20th and 27th of March, both at 11am. Beales Road Farm is a privately operated community food system conducted under a landshare arrangement. They grow a range of [...]
Macleod Community Garden 17:30
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 20 @ 17:30 – 20:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Mar 21 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2017 events April 18 Seed raising with Felicity Gordon Join local permaculture expert Felicity Gordon to learn the secrets successful seed raising. March 21 Chicken chatter Learn about starting your own pen and basic care [...]
Growing garlic 19:00
Growing garlic @ Eltham Library
Mar 21 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Learn how to successfully grow your own big, juicy organic garlic with this talk from Helen Simpson, local horticulturist. No need to book but you can view the listing on EventBrite.
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World Water Day
World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day
 
Safe preserving techniques: bottled fruit, jams, pickles & relishes 10:00
Safe preserving techniques: bottled fruit, jams, pickles & relishes @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 13:15
What you will learn: Select and re-use suitable jars and how to sterilise them. How to use standard kitchen equipment to make preserves, without needing to buy specialist items. How to bottle fruit, and make [...]
Reservoir Neighbourhood House community lunch 12:00
Reservoir Neighbourhood House community lunch @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Mar 22 @ 12:00 – 13:00
 
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A taste of harmony – food demonstrations and community lunch 10:00
A taste of harmony – food demonstrations and community lunch @ The Harmony Centre
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Learn to cook food celebrated throughout the world and enjoy a community lunch. Hosted by five local residents from different cultural backgrounds, this event will celebrate the stories, memories and new connections to people and [...]
Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 23 @ 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.
Success with a dehydrator 11:00
Success with a dehydrator @ Watsonia Library
Mar 23 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Success with a dehydrator @ Watsonia Library | Watsonia | Victoria | Australia
This workshop will take place three times: on 14th March at 7pm at Diamond Valley Library; on 16th March at 10.30am at Eltham Library; and on 23rd March at 11am at Watsonia Library. Learn the [...]
Buzz inn – bringing beneficial insects to your garden 18:00
Buzz inn – bringing beneficial insects to your garden @ Shoku Iku
Mar 23 @ 18:00 – 19:15
Beneficial insects are good friends in the garden, performing valued services like pollination and pest control. Learn more about which insects are beneficial, and the advantages of attracting these to your garden, as well as [...]
Healthy productive compost and worms 18:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ BAAG
Mar 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: The importance of compost for soil health. How to fix common composting problems. Setting up and looking after a worm farm. What you will get: Detailed course notes. Discount Voucher to [...]
Just Eat It (film) 18:30
Just Eat It (film) @ Edendale
Mar 23 @ 18:30 – 20:00
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers, [...]
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The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Mar 24 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each mon th and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner [...]
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Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) 10:00
Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Mar 25 @ 10:00 – Mar 26 @ 17:00
Suitable for beginners, and ideal for the backyarder, this two-day event is designed to provide participants with the information they need to start natural beekeeping with confidence. It will cover such subjects as: boxes, equipment, [...]
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market 08:00
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Mar 25 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Mar 25 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Setting up a community garden in Wollert 09:00
Setting up a community garden in Wollert @ BlueStone Kitchen
Mar 25 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Friends of Eucalypt Community Association are ready to start building a community garden. You are invited to be part of the discussions. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For those who bake, please bring [...]
Heathmont Food Swap 10:00
Heathmont Food Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
Mar 25 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Italian cooking workshop (gnocchi) 10:00
Italian cooking workshop (gnocchi) @ Living & Learning Nillumbik at Panton Hill
Mar 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00
A tasty three-course menu, including gnocchi, will be prepared in this hands-on workshop and enjoyed afterwards. Tutor Janice Mariani. Janice spent 30 years cooking for the locals and celebrities in a restaurant amidst the hills [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Opportunity to set up a community garden in Lalor 10:30
Opportunity to set up a community garden in Lalor @ Lalor library
Mar 25 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Links Community Group is looking for people who are interested in starting a community garden in Lalor. They have a pending lease application at 405 station street Lalor (right near the train station) with VicTrack. [...]
South Preston Food Swap 11:00
South Preston Food Swap
Mar 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 25 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Planning your Winter veggie garden 14:00
Planning your Winter veggie garden @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 25 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn how to grow a bumper winter veggie crop. Includes a presentation, Q&A session and a walk around the Balwyn Community Garden.
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St Johns Riverside Community Garden working bee 08:30
St Johns Riverside Community Garden working bee @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Mar 26 @ 08:30 – 10:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Mar 26 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Food Swap 10:00
Eltham Food Swap @ Car park, top of the Eltham Town Mall
Mar 26 @ 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 [...]
Thrive Community Garden open day 10:00
Thrive Community Garden open day @ Thrive Community Garden
Mar 26 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Thrive Community Garden open day @ Thrive Community Garden | Diamond Creek | Victoria | Australia
Thrive community garden is situated on disused flat land quite close to the Diamond Creek. The first planting of fruit trees was in winter 2015 and other beds of berries, seasonal vegetables and a native [...]
Epping North Food Swap 10:30
Epping North Food Swap @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Mar 26 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The Epping North swap is on the LAST Sunday of each month.
Chute Street planter boxes open day 13:00
Chute Street planter boxes open day
Mar 26 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Chute Street planter boxes open day @ Diamond Creek | Victoria | Australia
Take a walk along Chute Street and see how their 9 wicking beds are surviving the summer. These wicking beds were established in 2014 by the Diamond Creek Traders with support from Nillumbik Shire Council, [...]
Creating and maintaining a wicking bed 14:00
Creating and maintaining a wicking bed @ Degani Cafe Function Room
Mar 26 @ 14:00 – 15:00
In an area of poor shallow soil, low rainfall, wind and thirsty native trees, wicking beds can be the answer for people wishing to have a productive and beautiful garden. Wicking beds have lower water [...]
Palestinian cooking workshop 14:30
Palestinian cooking workshop @ CERES community kitchen
Mar 26 @ 14:30 – 16:30
Led by nutritionist Rasha Tayeh. This workshop will take you on a sensory journey into Palestinian cuisine and look specifically at foods and herbs that support us during the transitions of autumn, as we move [...]
Propagation workshop 14:30
Propagation workshop @ Alice House
Mar 26 @ 14:30 – 17:00
Facilitated by Robin and Paul Gale-Baker from Sustainable Macleod. In this workshop you will learn how to propagate from seed (in punnets and direct sowing into the garden), cuttings and root division. If you have [...]
Preparing your garden for winter and improving your soil 15:00
Preparing your garden for winter and improving your soil @ Thrive Community Garden
Mar 26 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Learn the best ways to prepare your garden for winter using tried and proven organic gardening techniques. Angelo Eliades, from Deep Green Permaculture, will explain how to prepare your garden to maximise its productivity over [...]
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Easter chocolate novelties workshop 10:30
Easter chocolate novelties workshop @ Thomastown Library
Mar 27 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Join Irene Williams from the Victorian Cake Decorating Society to make your own Chicken in a Rocky Road Nest. Bookings essential.
Beales Road Farm 11:00
Beales Road Farm @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 27 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Beales Road Farm @ Private garden (address provided on booking) | Saint Helena | Victoria | Australia
This tour will take place twice, on 20th and 27th of March, both at 11am. Beales Road Farm is a privately operated community food system conducted under a landshare arrangement. They grow a range of [...]
Macleod Community Garden 17:30
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 27 @ 17:30 – 20:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
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Beginners’ Italian cheese making class 18:00
Beginners’ Italian cheese making class @ Going Green Solutions
Mar 29 @ 18:00 – 20:00
During this very hands on and interactive class run by Janelle, from Mad Millie, will make fresh mozzarella and warm fresh ricotta using the Mad Millie Beginners Italian cheese kit. The kit has all the [...]
Love food, hate waste 18:30
Love food, hate waste @ Edendale
Mar 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Did you know Victorians waste 25% of the food they buy? Learn how to avoid food waste and use leftovers more creatively. Local chef Duang Tengtrirat from Real Food Catering will provide a cooking demonstration [...]
Manningham food and seed swap 18:45
Manningham food and seed swap @ Manningham Civic Centre
Mar 29 @ 18:45 – 19:00
Organised by Manningham Council. 15 minutes after the swap starts (i.e. at 7pm), there will be a talk. Click here to read about the topics.
Smarter living – preserving the harvest 19:00
Smarter living – preserving the harvest @ Manningham Civic Centre
Mar 29 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Presented by Maria Ciavarella, of My Green Garden. Making preserves is an excellent way to transform the bounty of the garden at its seasonal best into delicious jars to adorn your pantry and see you [...]
The Sugarloaf story 19:00
The Sugarloaf story @ Eltham Library
Mar 29 @ 19:00 – 20:00
The Sugarloaf story @ Eltham Library | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
Isabella Amouzandeh, and her partner Warren McKimmie, from Sugarloaf Produce, are building a new horticulture enterprise on organic principles in Strathewen. The farm is on the site of the stonefruit orchard which was in the [...]
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Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 30 @ 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.
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The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Mar 31 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each mon th and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner [...]