Calendar of local events

 
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Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course 09:30
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course @ Edendale Community Environment Farm
May 1 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Every Monday for 9 weeks (no class on 12th June – Queen’s Birthday). This 9-week hands-on course will introduce you to a range of topics in the field of horticulture. The course runs at Edendale [...]
Yarra Valley Beer & Cider Festival 11:00
Yarra Valley Beer & Cider Festival @ Lilydale Showgrounds
May 1 @ 11:00 – 17:30
The focus of the festival will be to allow you to sample some of the finest boutique beer and cider that Victoria has to offer, with many exhibitors being close to home. Quality food stalls [...]
Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
May 1 @ 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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The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Go along and explore new foods, share recipes, a laugh and lunch. Activities and guest speakers. Well behaved children welcome.
Journey through the world of tea with Sarah Colwell 14:30
Journey through the world of tea with Sarah Colwell @ Mooroolbark Library
May 4 @ 14:30 – 15:30
Join Melbourne Tea Sommelier Sarah Cowell as she takes you on a tasting journey through the world of specialty tea. You will taste unique teas from different countries and learn about the various cultures and [...]
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
May 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.
Sustainable 3078 Produce Swap, Alphington 10:00
Sustainable 3078 Produce Swap, Alphington @ Alphington Community Centre
May 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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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International No Diet Day
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market 08:00
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
May 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton Primary School
May 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 6 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
May 6 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 09:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
May 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
A fertile Yarra, celebrating Glenda M Lindsay 10:00
A fertile Yarra, celebrating Glenda M Lindsay @ Atherton Gardens Community Garden
May 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This walk will take you through the heart of Fitzroy, taking in a public housing community garden, a street community garden and a well established food swap. You’ll also hear a story of a community [...]
Bayswater North Food Swap 10:00
Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
May 6 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Cultural and seasonal cooking: Lebanese silverbeet style 10:00
Cultural and seasonal cooking: Lebanese silverbeet style @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Amne will delight both your ears and your taste buds with tales and a traditional Lebanese dish made with the silverbeet that grows in profusion across Joe’s Market Garden.
Diamond Creek Food Swap 10:00
Diamond Creek Food Swap @ Diamond Creek East Primary School
May 6 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
May 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 [...]
Mediterranean cooking with Angela 10:00
Mediterranean cooking with Angela @ Montrose Library
May 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Angela will demonstrate how to make simple, healthy, seasonal dishes inspired by the Mediterranean diet. Angela is a passionate cook and teacher at her own cooking school, Angela’s Kitchen, in Northcote.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
May 6 @ 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 6 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 6 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy [...]
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Preparing your Autumn/Winter garden 14:00
Preparing your Autumn/Winter garden @ Watsonia Library
May 6 @ 14:00 – 15:00
In this talk, Robin Gale-Baker will cover soil preparation for autumn/winter vegetables, how to raise seedlings, which vegetables to plant, when to plant and when to harvest. Timing your planting is particularly important as, with [...]
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International Permaculture Day
Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market @ Hurstbridge Farmers Market
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Food forest working bee 10:00
Food forest working bee @ CERES
May 7 @ 10:00 – 15:00
To celebrate International Permaculture Day, CERES is organising a community working bee in their food forest. Their food forest is home to their chooks and four rotational runs, terraces with fruit and nut trees and [...]
How to grow veggies the Italian way! 10:00
How to grow veggies the Italian way! @ The Farm Yarra Valley
May 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: What does it mean to grow Italian? What’s it like gardening in Italy? How to set up your veggie patch at home. How to best address problems in your veggie patch; [...]
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 10:00
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 7 @ 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. [...]
Warranwood Community Garden 10:00
Warranwood Community Garden @ The Michael Centre
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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 [...]
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 7 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy [...]
International Permaculture Day – introduction to edible forest gardening 13:00
International Permaculture Day – introduction to edible forest gardening @ Edible Forest Gardens
May 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
To celebrate International Permaculture Day, you are invited to a presentation on edible forest gardening. The presentation will be given by John Ferris of Edible Forest Gardens Nursery. John will talk about the layers of [...]
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Food Justice Truck Thomastown 13:00
Food Justice Truck Thomastown @ Thomastown Primary School
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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.
Keeping chooks in the suburbs 19:00
Keeping chooks in the suburbs @ North Ringwood Community House
May 9 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Have you you always wanted to keep chooks in the suburbs? This workshop will go through how to feed and care for your poultry, the local laws, housing and your neighbours. You will also cover [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Sustainable living and gardening 19:00
Sustainable living and gardening @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
May 10 @ 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. The June [...]
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 11 @ 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 [...]
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
May 11 @ 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 [...]
Watsonia community garden 10:00
Watsonia community garden @ Watsonia Library
May 11 @ 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
May 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.
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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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International Hummus Day
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market 08:00
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm
May 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Croydon Farmers’ Market 08:00
Croydon Farmers’ Market @ Croydon Park
May 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 13 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Beekeeping workshop 09:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 13 @ 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 [...]
Dandelions with Monique Eve Miller 10:00
Dandelions with Monique Eve Miller @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 13 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Dandelions are everywhere, and they are a very useful plant. Monique Miller will walk you through identifying dandelions, the ecological, medicinal and culinary uses of dandelions. You will also get to try dandelions prepared for [...]
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
May 13 @ 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.
Italian cooking workshop (flavours of Naples) 10:00
Italian cooking workshop (flavours of Naples) @ Living & Learning Nillumbik at Panton Hill
May 13 @ 10:00 – 13:00
A tasty three-course menu, including pasta, 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 [...]
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest 10:00
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
May 13 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap 10:00
Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap @ CB Smith Reserve
May 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 13 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Food & Veggie Produce Swap 11:00
Northcote Food & Veggie Produce Swap @ Chalice Garden
May 13 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
SEEDs Garden Food Swap 11:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Winter apothecary and open studio 14:30
Winter apothecary and open studio @ MESMA Studio
May 13 @ 14:30 – 16:30
Learn to make simple and safe homemade recipes that help support us during winter, strengthen our immunity and protect us from general ailments. You will also have an opportunity at the end of the workshop [...]
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Garden of Plenty community garden 14:00
Garden of Plenty community garden @ Diamond Valley Library
May 15 @ 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 16 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2017 events June 20 Fermenting Go along to enjoy this fermenting workshop with Marie from Rie’s Kitchen as she prepares traditional giadiniere. May 16 Introduction to beekeeping Learn about the importance of bees and how [...]
The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 16 @ 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.
Beginners’ Italian cheese making class 18:30
Beginners’ Italian cheese making class @ Going Green Solutions
May 16 @ 18:30 – 20:30
During this hands on and interactive class run by Janelle, from Mad Millie, you will make fresh mozzarella and warm fresh ricotta using the Mad Millie Beginners Italian cheese kit. The kit has all the [...]
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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.
Food-know-how session: how to create food gardens in small spaces 11:00
Food-know-how session: how to create food gardens in small spaces @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Learn how to create a food garden in small spaces with Karen Sutherland from Edible Eden Design. Bookings are essential.
What’s cooking (9 sessions) 12:00
What’s cooking (9 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community House
May 18 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Go along and explore new foods, share recipes, a laugh and lunch. Activities and guest speakers. Well behaved children welcome.
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
May 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.
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
May 19 @ 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 [...]
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 12:00
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 19 @ 12:00 – 17:00
Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival beers and ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures [...]
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner 18:00
The Salt Foundation’s community dinner @ St Pius
May 19 @ 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 [...]
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 19 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival beers and ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures [...]
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Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Fairfield Farmers’ Market 08:00
Fairfield Farmers’ Market @ Fairfield Primary School
May 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 20 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Park Orchards Farmers’ Market 09:00
Park Orchards Farmers’ Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
May 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
May 20 @ 10:00 – 10:45
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 [...]
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:00
Forest Hill Urban Harvest @ Horticulture Centre
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Reservoir Food & Veggie Produce Swap 10:00
Seasonal cooking: choko (chayote) with Pascale 10:00
Seasonal cooking: choko (chayote) with Pascale @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 20 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Choko, chayote, winter zucchini … it’s a diverse, easy-to-grow veggie that can be used in anything from soup to apple crumble. Join Pascale as she creates a choko dish. Of course, you get to try [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ BAAG Nursery
May 20 @ 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 20 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 20 @ 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 [...]
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
May 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 12:00
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 20 @ 12:00 – 17:00
Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival beers and ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures [...]
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 20 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival beers and ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures [...]
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World Baking Day
World Baking Day
May 21 all-day
 
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
May 21 @ 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 [...]
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 21 @ 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 21 @ 09:00 – 14:00
 
Nillumbik Community wellbeing expo 10:00
Nillumbik Community wellbeing expo @ Eltham High School
May 21 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Discover, and engage with, all the local activities, groups and services in Nillumbik that can support your wellbeing. The expo will comprise exhibitors, presentations, interactive spaces and demonstrations, healthy food stalls and a ‘kids zone’. [...]
St Andrews Food Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food Swap @ St Andrews Hall
May 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
May 21 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
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
May 21 @ 11:30 – 13:00
 
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 12:00
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 21 @ 12:00 – 17:00
Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival beers and ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures [...]
Creating a wicking bed 13:00
Creating a wicking bed @ Thrive Community Garden
May 21 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Join Peter Daams as he creates a new wicking bed or two at Thrive Community Garden. Peter will explain the theory behind how wicking beds work and their methods of construction. He will then proceed, [...]
Vietnamese cooking demonstration 14:30
Vietnamese cooking demonstration @ Fitzroy Library
May 21 @ 14:30 – 16:00
Nga Diep from BANH Cultural Catering will demonstrate how to make vietnamese rice paper rolls. You will have the opportunity to practice, and also sample, the dishes. Bookings essential.
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Garden of Plenty community garden 14:00
Garden of Plenty community garden @ Diamond Valley Library
May 22 @ 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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A journey through the world of tea 11:00
A journey through the world of tea @ Northcote Library
May 23 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Go on a journey of tea tasting and exploration of tea culture, history, equipment and etiquette from China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Sri Lanka and India. Presented by Sarah Cowell from Teasense. Teasense is a culmination [...]
Food Justice Truck Thomastown 13:00
Food Justice Truck Thomastown @ Thomastown Primary School
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 24 @ 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 [...]
Reservoir Neighbourhood House community lunch 12:00
Reservoir Neighbourhood House community lunch @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 24 @ 12:00 – 13:00
 
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 24 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Thrifty gardening 20:00
Thrifty gardening @ Preston Shire Hall
May 24 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden will talk about thrifty gardening and savings in the garden. Preston Garden Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome. Supper is provided. And there [...]
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The Community Grocer Mernda 09:00
The Community Grocer Mernda @ Mernda Central College
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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.
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies 18:30
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ BAAG
May 25 @ 18:30 – 19:30
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 [...]
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The Community Grocer Carlton 09:00
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
May 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.
Food Justice Truck Northcote 11:30
Food Justice Truck Northcote
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 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
May 27 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 08:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 27 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Dogs not permitted.
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market 09:00
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
May 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00
If you go to the market, you can also visit the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.
Heathmont Crop Swap 10:00
Heathmont Crop Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
May 27 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 27 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
South Preston Food Swap 11:00
South Preston Food Swap
May 27 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Free community meal at the Shak 13:00
Free community meal at the Shak @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Transition Darebin convivial garden – olive harvest 14:00
Transition Darebin convivial garden – olive harvest
May 27 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Join them for the annual harvest and pick some for yourself whilst talking and sharing all things olives. They will discuss pruning for greater fruit harvest, different varieties and great ways to pickle and eat [...]
Ten course vegan dinner at The Snug 19:00
Ten course vegan dinner at The Snug @ The Snug Public House
May 27 @ 19:00 – 22:00
It’s been six months since The Snug became Melbourne’s first restaurant to offer Irish vegan food. Go and see how they’ve developed their menu with this taste-adventure where you’ll get to sample ten of chef [...]
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National Burger Day
National Hunger Day
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 28 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Food Swap 10:00
Eltham Food Swap @ Car park, top of the Eltham Town Mall
May 28 @ 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 [...]
Really Really Free Market Preston 10:00
Really Really Free Market Preston
May 28 @ 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 28 @ 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
May 29 @ 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 [...]
Learn about Lentil as Anything 17:00
Learn about Lentil as Anything @ Lentil as Anything
May 29 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Monday, 29th May, 5-6pm and Saturday, 3rd June 11.30am-midday. Lentil as Anything. Ever wondered how a pay-as-you-feel, volunteer-run restaurant operates? Join them for a tour of the Thornbury restaurant and Common Ground community space and [...]
A Mexican feast 17:45
A Mexican feast @ Juanita's Kitchen
May 29 @ 17:45 – 19:30
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 [...]
Local legends series: Maria Echevarria-Lang – Chato: Spanish 18:30
Local legends series: Maria Echevarria-Lang – Chato: Spanish @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen), Building K, Room 106
May 29 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Join Maria (Chato) to journey through the origins of tapas whilst she cooks some traditional and some variations to this very Spanish way of eating. Salmon, jamon, chorizo and some other not so well known [...]
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The Community Grocer Fitzroy 14:00
The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
May 30 @ 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.
Vegan dips workshop 15:30
Vegan dips workshop @ Lentil as Anything
May 30 @ 15:30 – 16:30
Lentil as Anything’s vegan chef Aimee will show you how to make the trio of dips entrée.
Sweet persian delights – dessert masterclass 18:30
Sweet persian delights – dessert masterclass @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Community Kitchen)
May 30 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Free to feed Chef Hamed will share the secrets behind delicious Iranian desserts including rosewater baghlava, sholezard (saffron rice pudding with roasted rhubarb) and Persian nougat gaz(a sticky candy originating from Isfahan in Iran). Hamed [...]
Bangers and beers v2.0 19:00
Bangers and beers v2.0 @ Joanie’s Baretto (Upstairs)
May 30 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Learn how to make Italian style sausages from start to finish with Marco Finanzio (Umberto Espresso Bar) and James Mele (The Meat Room). Then feast on the freshly-made produce matched with Italian craft beers.
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The Community Grocer Fawkner 09:00
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 13:00 – 16:00
 
Sri Lankan cooking traditions 15:30
Sri Lankan cooking traditions @ Lentil as Anything
May 31 @ 15:30 – 16:30
Lentil as Anything’s diverse community is reflected in the food that they serve. They have a particular connection to Sri Lankan culture through founder Shanaka Fernando and their many Sri Lankan chefs, who will share [...]
Kimchi workshop 18:00
Kimchi workshop @ Lentil as Anything (Common Ground)
May 31 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Lentil as Anything’s catering chef Chase will show you how to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented cabbage. Bring a large jar.
Explore Indian spices 18:30
Explore Indian spices @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Community Kitchen)
May 31 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Join Raman Nakul from Thornbury’s Spice Alley to explore cooking with Indian spices at home. Raman will show you how to cook traditional Indian dishes including turmeric chai and daal bhaat – with a focus [...]
Local legends series: Yoko Inoue – Shoku Iku: Raw Organic 18:30
Local legends series: Yoko Inoue – Shoku Iku: Raw Organic @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen), Building K, Room 106
May 31 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Everyone knows we need to eat more real whole foods. Does it mean boring tasteless meals? Yoko from Shokuiku will show you how to make delicious raw vegan meals with ingredients that deliver all the [...]
Manningham food and seed swap 18:45
Manningham food and seed swap @ Manningham Civic Centre
May 31 @ 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.
Maria’s homemade pasta secrets 19:00
Maria’s homemade pasta secrets @ Joanie’s Baretto (Upstairs)
May 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
The Umberto Espresso Bar has been serving pasta for nearly a decade. Maria Serra has been supplying pasta to Melbourne restaurants and cafes for many years. She will show you her homemade pasta secrets and [...]
Smarter living – vertical gardens 19:00
Smarter living – vertical gardens @ Manningham Civic Centre
May 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Do it on the Roof are working to bring nature back to cities. They design, construct and maintain landscapes at a variety of scales in the built environments of Melbourne and Sydney. They specialise in [...]