Calendar of local events

 
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Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market 08:00
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
Jul 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton Primary School
Jul 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 1 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Jul 1 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 09:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Jul 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Herbal teas 09:30
Herbal teas @ BAAG
Jul 1 @ 09:30 – 12:30
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 [...]
Bayswater North Food Swap 10:00
Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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 [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Winter fruit tree care and grafting with Craig Castree 10:15
Winter fruit tree care and grafting with Craig Castree @ PepperTree Place
Jul 1 @ 10:15 – 12:15
Entrance on Urquhart Street, opposite the Pentridge Prison site. Learn from Craig Castree how to graft more varieties onto your existing fruit trees to increase your picking times and varieties. Also, how the correct fruit [...]
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Seasonal cooking: edible weed dips 10:30
Seasonal cooking: edible weed dips @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 1 @ 10:30 – 11:00
Learn how to make two dips with two different edible weeds that grow at the garden: nettles and mallow. Interactive, edible and vegan friendly.
Composting for nutrient rich soil 11:00
Composting for nutrient rich soil @ Watsonia Library
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Marina Bistrin will talk about cheap and easy ways to make nutrient dense compost and will show you some ways to recycle materials to make compost bins and worm towers, keeping vermin out. She will [...]
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jul 1 @ 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 13:00
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 1 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
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Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market @ Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Artisan pasta – ravioli and cannelloni 10:00
Artisan pasta – ravioli and cannelloni @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Jul 2 @ 10:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: How to make a basic egg pasta to use for filled shapes. How to make ravioli using free-form techniques, as well as molds for a more uniform shape. How to make [...]
Warranwood Community Garden 10:00
Warranwood Community Garden @ The Michael Centre
Jul 2 @ 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 @ Montmorency Primary School
Jul 2 @ 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 [...]
The permaculture orchard 13:00
The permaculture orchard @ Edible Forest Gardens
Jul 2 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and learn how to design and manage a permaculture orchard. Whether you have a large property or a small garden you can grow the fruit you love at home. John Ferris, from Edible Forest [...]
The Rogue Ginger – zero waste living 13:00
The Rogue Ginger – zero waste living @ Edendale (the Mummery Education Room next to Reception)
Jul 2 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Listen to Erin Rhoads – aka the Rogue Ginger – as she shares her journey to living a zero waste life.
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Garden of Plenty community garden 14:00
Garden of Plenty community garden @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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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Food Justice Truck Thomastown 13:00
Food Justice Truck Thomastown @ Thomastown Primary School
Jul 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Food Justice Truck Thomastown @ Thomastown Primary School | Thomastown | Victoria | Australia
The Food Justice Truck is a mobile fresh food market that offers locally sourced produce, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. It also welcomes general public shoppers, who [...]
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
Jul 4 @ 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.
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 4 @ 19:15 – 21:15
2017 Speakers and topics 7 Feb 2017: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market. 7 Mar 2017: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed. 4 [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
Jul 5 @ 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 [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 5 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
Jul 5 @ 17:00 – 22:00
The food trucks offering vegan food usually include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Lady Rawsome; Pierogi Pierogi; Taitas falafels; The Kind BBQ Co.; The Real Jerk Food Truck; and Yay!
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Backyard chooks for beginners 10:00
Backyard chooks for beginners @ Edendale
Jul 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
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) [...]
Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Jul 6 @ 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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World Chocolate Day
The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
Jul 7 @ 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.
Sustainable 3078 Produce Swap, Alphington 10:00
Sustainable 3078 Produce Swap, Alphington @ Alphington Community Centre
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
Jul 7 @ 11:30 – 13:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote @ Northcote | Victoria | Australia
The Food Justice Truck is a mobile fresh food market that offers locally sourced produce, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. It also welcomes general public shoppers, who [...]
Indigenous food 12:00
Indigenous food @ Lalor Library
Jul 7 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Join Uncle Ian Hunter as he shares his knowledge of indigenous food found in the City of Whittlesea. Learn how to make soap from native plants or try eating an ant.
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Croydon Farmers’ Market 08:00
Croydon Farmers’ Market @ Croydon Park
Jul 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 8 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
DIY grafting 09:30
DIY grafting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Why we graft or bud trees and bushes, and the principles behind grafting and budding techniques. How to select and store appropriate scion for grafting. How to do a cleft graft [...]
Permablitz 199 (Montmorency) 09:30
Permablitz 199 (Montmorency) @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Jul 8 @ 09:30 – 16:30
Claire and her family are keen to grow their own food and live more sustainably. She recently did a lot of research into climate change and was quite shocked by what she learned, so she [...]
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Paleo Pure & Bod Kombucha shout brunch 10:00
Paleo Pure & Bod Kombucha shout brunch @ Paleo Pure & Bod Kombucha HQ
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 13:00
One Saturday every month, Pure & Bod Kombucha opens its doors to the public and puts on a free brunch for those who wish to come and try their range. You’ll be able to feast [...]
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap 10:00
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap @ CB Smith Reserve
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Seasonal cooking: leczo (Polish marrow stew) 10:30
Seasonal cooking: leczo (Polish marrow stew) @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 8 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Leczo is a Polish dish which combines Polish sausage with marrow (cukinia, over-grown zuchini!). Iwona will walk you through how to make this dish and finish with a sample of the dish.
Northcote Food & Veggie Produce Swap 11:00
Northcote Food & Veggie Produce Swap @ Chalice Garden
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
SEEDs Garden Food Swap 11:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 8 @ 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.
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jul 8 @ 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 13:00
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 8 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
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Garden of Plenty community garden 14:00
Garden of Plenty community garden @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 10 @ 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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Food know how sustainability sessions 11:00
Food know how sustainability sessions @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jul 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00
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 Gaby and Jen from Plan [...]
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
Jul 11 @ 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.
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
Jul 12 @ 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 [...]
Chocolate brownie jar workshop 10:30
Chocolate brownie jar workshop @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Jul 12 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Who doesn’t love chocolate brownie? This workshop will have the kids making their own layered chocolate brownie jar to take home and bake. They will also learn about the cocoa bean and how chocolate is [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 12 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Social media marketing for hospitality 18:45
Social media marketing for hospitality @ Edendale
Jul 12 @ 18:45 – 21:00
Go along and meet Mark Khoder who specialises in social media for the hospitality industry. Hear him talk about how to drive the awareness and good word of mouth for your business using the power [...]
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Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Jul 13 @ 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 Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
Jul 14 @ 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.
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
Jul 14 @ 11:30 – 13:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote @ Northcote | Victoria | Australia
The Food Justice Truck is a mobile fresh food market that offers locally sourced produce, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. It also welcomes general public shoppers, who [...]
Love food, hate waste cooking demo with lunch 12:00
Love food, hate waste cooking demo with lunch @ Edendale (the Mummery Education Room next to Reception)
Jul 14 @ 12:00 – 14:00
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 [...]
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Jul 14 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Fairfield Farmers’ Market 08:00
Fairfield Farmers’ Market @ Fairfield Primary School
Jul 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 15 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Park Orchards Farmers’ Market 09:00
Park Orchards Farmers’ Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Jul 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 15 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas. Coping with shade and sun for produce growing. How to make the most of any available space for growing produce. What [...]
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:00
Forest Hill Urban Harvest @ Horticulture Centre
Jul 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
North Coburg Food Swap 10:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Jul 15 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Reservoir Food & Veggie Produce Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 15 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ BAAG Nursery
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jul 15 @ 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 13:00
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 15 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Thrive Food Swap 14:00
Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Towards a zero waste lifestyle 14:30
Towards a zero waste lifestyle @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Jul 15 @ 14:30 – 16:30
Could you fit your annual landfill waste into a jam jar? Believe it or not, some people can. Coinciding with Plastic Free July, you are invited you to go along to a workshop to find [...]
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Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 09:00 – 14:00
 
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Jul 16 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Mushroom talk 10:30
Mushroom talk @ Warranwood Primary School
Jul 16 @ 10:30 – 11:30
It is the season for mushroom foraging, so they have Robin Hallett, a mushroom enthusiast to speak about them. Though he is enthusiastic about foraging for mushrooms, he is quite aware of how difficult it [...]
St Johns Riverside Community Garden working bee 11:30
St Johns Riverside Community Garden working bee @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Jul 16 @ 11:30 – 13:00
They will have 8 new fruit trees to plant: cherry, mulberry, macadamia, peach, white nectarine, orange nectarine, quince and feijoa.
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Garden of Plenty community garden 14:00
Garden of Plenty community garden @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2017 events July 18 Terrariums Kat will show you how to create your own miniature garden. June 20 Fermenting Go along to enjoy this fermenting workshop with Marie from Rie’s Kitchen as she prepares traditional [...]
Food Justice Truck Thomastown 13:00
Food Justice Truck Thomastown @ Thomastown Primary School
Jul 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Food Justice Truck Thomastown @ Thomastown Primary School | Thomastown | Victoria | Australia
The Food Justice Truck is a mobile fresh food market that offers locally sourced produce, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. It also welcomes general public shoppers, who [...]
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
Jul 18 @ 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.
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
Jul 19 @ 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 [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 19 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
Jul 20 @ 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 [...]
Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Jul 20 @ 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.
Right to Food Coalition – ‘In Defense of Food’ film night 18:30
Right to Food Coalition – ‘In Defense of Food’ film night @ Cinema Nova
Jul 20 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Watch a screening of Micheal Pollan’s In Defense of Food film. After the film, there will be a Q&A with local food gurus, including Dr Seona Candy (Foodprint Melbourne), plus raffle prizes.
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International Lamington Day
The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
Jul 21 @ 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 age old art of preserving: bottling, jams, pickles & chutneys 10:00
The age old art of preserving: bottling, jams, pickles & chutneys @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Jul 21 @ 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 [...]
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
Jul 21 @ 11:30 – 13:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote @ Northcote | Victoria | Australia
The Food Justice Truck is a mobile fresh food market that offers locally sourced produce, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. It also welcomes general public shoppers, who [...]
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Jul 21 @ 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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Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market 08:00
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Jul 22 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 22 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market 09:00
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
Jul 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
If you go to the market, you can also visit the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.
Winter vegetarian basics 09:30
Winter vegetarian basics @ Stephanie Alexander Kitchen, Montmorency Primary School
Jul 22 @ 09:30 – 13:30
Presenter: Julie French. This cooking class is for those people who, for whatever reason, would like to introduce more meat free meals into their diet. Go and find out how to create balanced and delicious [...]
Heathmont Crop Swap 10:00
Heathmont Crop Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) @ Edendale
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on the 22nd and 29th July. Developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a whole system approach to ecological planning and design for [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
South Preston Food Swap 11:00
South Preston Food Swap
Jul 22 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jul 22 @ 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 13:00
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 22 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Biochar gardening with Adrian Whitehead 14:00
Biochar gardening with Adrian Whitehead @ Ceres
Jul 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Join Adrian Whitehead to discover more about this mysterious and highly beneficial soil additive. What it is, a brief history of its use, why it works, and how to use it to benefit soil fertility [...]
Fruit tree pruning 14:00
Fruit tree pruning @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
They will be pruning the 2nd year trees in the orchard of Macleod Organic Community Garden. Book by email.
Wild fermentation and sauerkraut workshop 14:00
Wild fermentation and sauerkraut workshop @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Sauerkraut is a fun, easy and tasty way to enter the world of wild fermentation. This workshop will cover: how to make and ferment sauerkraut at home; the basic principles and information about how fermentation [...]
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Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jul 23 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Winter fruit tree pruning workshop 09:00
Winter fruit tree pruning workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
Jul 23 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Go along to learn the basics of Winter fruit tree pruning. Facilitated by experienced grower (and pruner) Justin Calverley from Sensory Gardens.
Eltham Food Swap 10:00
Eltham Food Swap @ Car park, top of the Eltham Town Mall
Jul 23 @ 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 [...]
Fruit tree pruning and maintenance 10:00
Fruit tree pruning and maintenance @ Bundoora Park Farm
Jul 23 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Merrin Layden is a horticulturalist who has spent the past 5 years working at The Orchard Project in London teaching urban fruit tree skills. The skills that you will learn from Merrin will be put [...]
St Andrews Food Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food Swap @ St Andrews Hall
Jul 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
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Cooking master class 11:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Jul 24 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: baked brie; green minestrone; and lemon meringue pie.
Sugar and your health 13:00
Sugar and your health @ Mill Park Library
Jul 24 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Health Coaches Callie (a registered nurse) and Elise will discuss the different types of sugar, what to watch out for, and tips on how to reduce your sugar intake. The presentation will be followed by [...]
Garden of Plenty community garden 14:00
Garden of Plenty community garden @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 24 @ 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: “the secret is in the mix” 14:00
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “the secret is in the mix” @ Mooroolbark Library
Jul 25 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Over the years, methods of creating the ‘best’ mix of soil for seed-raising have changed and evolved. Peter Douglas, from Scotsburn Nurseries, will let you into some of his ‘secrets’ of successful plants in pots [...]
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
Jul 25 @ 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.
Winter fruit tree pruning and maintenance 19:00
Winter fruit tree pruning and maintenance @ Nunawading Library
Jul 25 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Presenter Angelo Eliades. Learn how to prune and maintain fruit trees over the winter months, along with reducing and preventing pest and diseases.
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
Jul 26 @ 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 [...]
The age old art of preserving: preserving with citrus 10:00
The age old art of preserving: preserving with citrus @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Jul 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: How to use the seasonal abundance of citrus in a variety of preserves. How to select and re-use suitable jars and how to sterilise them. How to make marmalades, preserved lemons [...]
Reservoir Neighbourhood House community lunch 12:00
Reservoir Neighbourhood House community lunch @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jul 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00
 
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Manningham food and seed swap 18:45
Manningham food and seed swap @ Manningham Civic Centre
Jul 26 @ 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 – why we should ‘give a fork!’ about waste 19:00
Smarter living – why we should ‘give a fork!’ about waste @ Manningham Civic Centre
Jul 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Cassie Duncan is the Co-founder and General Manager of Sustainable Table, a not-for-profit organisation that empowers people to use their shopping dollar to vote for a food system that is fair, humane, healthy and good [...]
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
Jul 27 @ 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 [...]
Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
Jul 27 @ 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.
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Jul 27 @ 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: baked brie; green minestrone; and lemon meringue pie.
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
Jul 28 @ 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.
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
Jul 28 @ 11:30 – 13:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote @ Northcote | Victoria | Australia
The Food Justice Truck is a mobile fresh food market that offers locally sourced produce, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. It also welcomes general public shoppers, who [...]
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
Jul 28 @ 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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Fairfield Farmers’ Market 08:00
Fairfield Farmers’ Market @ Fairfield Primary School
Jul 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 29 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Transition Convergence 2017 – share and inspire 09:30
Transition Convergence 2017 – share and inspire @ The Hub at Docklands
Jul 29 @ 09:30 – 16:30
This is an opportunity for Transition Town members to reconnect and share stories, news, ideas and plans. It is also ideal for people wanting to start a Transition group or find a group to join. [...]
Winter fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Jul 29 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to look after your fruit trees when they are dormant. Winter pruning of deciduous fruit trees to balance fruiting and tree size. How to prepare sprays and organic techniques for [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 29 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Beekeeping Q&A 10:30
Beekeeping Q&A @ Whittlesea Library
Jul 29 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Join Sue Zuber, from Buzz of the Bees for this question and answer session on beekeeping. Bring along your questions on the legal requirement and practical aspect of keeping bees.
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jul 29 @ 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 13:00
Macleod Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 29 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
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Really Really Free Market Preston 10:00
Really Really Free Market Preston
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The Epping North swap is on the LAST Sunday of each month.
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Garden of Plenty community garden 14:00
Garden of Plenty community garden @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 31 @ 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 [...]