Calendar of local events

 
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What’s cooking (9 sessions) 12:00
What’s cooking (9 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community House
Jun 1 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Go along and explore new foods, share recipes, a laugh and lunch. Activities and guest speakers. Well behaved children welcome.
Make your own kombucha 18:00
Make your own kombucha @ Lentil as Anything (Common Ground)
Jun 1 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Kombucha is a fermented probiotic drink that has been consumed for thousands of years and has numerous health benefits. Chef Chase will show you how to make your own, no starter kit needed, just bring [...]
Local legends series: Angela Nicolettou, Angela’s Kitchen – Crete 18:30
Local legends series: Angela Nicolettou, Angela’s Kitchen – Crete @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen), Building K, Room 106
Jun 1 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Join Angela from Angela’s Kitchen and be inspired by the food of the beautiful Greek island of Crete – food that is grounded in the Mediterranean diet – lots of veghies, olive oil, seafood and [...]
Vegetable ferments and cultured condiments 18:30
Vegetable ferments and cultured condiments @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Community Kitchen)
Jun 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Not sure what to do with your surplus garden produce? Want to add some probiotics to your diet? Join Darcy Watson-Russell to learn the basic lacto-fermentation technique for vegetables. This workshop will covers sauerkraut, kimchi, [...]
How to make kolache 19:00
How to make kolache @ Kolache Cravings
Jun 1 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Learn the history of this traditional Czech pastry and hear the story behind Kolache Cravings’ modern twist. Kolache Cravings’ pastry chef Van will take you step-by-step through the process of making this artisan pastry. Try [...]
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(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (lunchtime) 13:00
(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (lunchtime) @ Town Hall Pop Up
Jun 2 @ 13:00 – 14:00
On 2nd and 3rd June, at lunchtime (1pm) and dinner time (7pm). Where does the food we eat come from? Uncover and savour the diverse intricacies of homemade sambal and the web of social histories [...]
The art of perfect roti 14:00
The art of perfect roti @ Reservoir Community and Learning Centre (Function Room)
Jun 2 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Learn the secret to making the perfect soft roti while exploring Indian food traditions. Himanshi from Foodie Trails will demonstrate how to make roti while sharing her love of everyday Indian food. Born and bred [...]
(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (dinner time) 19:00
(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (dinner time) @ Town Hall Pop Up
Jun 2 @ 19:00 – 20:00
On 2nd and 3rd June, at lunchtime (1pm) and dinner time (7pm). Where does the food we eat come from? Uncover and savour the diverse intricacies of homemade sambal and the web of social histories [...]
Sri-Lankan pop-up dinner 19:30
Sri-Lankan pop-up dinner @ free to feed HQ
Jun 2 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Renowned Melbourne chef Laura Neville (The Wandering Chef) is teaming up with Charu from free to feed to bring you a Sri Lankan feast, re-creating recipes from Charu’s family kitchen. Charu is a former chef/restaurateur [...]
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Seasonal cooking: collard greens with Monique 10:00
Seasonal cooking: collard greens with Monique @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jun 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Monique Miller (market gardener at Joe’s Market Garden) will talk you though collard greens and give you a bowl of goodness at the end.
Composting hub and worm farming workshop 11:00
Composting hub and worm farming workshop @ PepperTree Place
Jun 3 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Entrance on Urquhart Street, opposite the Pentridge Prison site. Join the war on waste! PepperTree Place is a local composting hub where people from Moreland can bring their organic waste to be composted instead of [...]
Homemade wine making with Home Make It 11:30
Homemade wine making with Home Make It @ Northcote Town Hall (Studio)
Jun 3 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Presented with Home Make It. The session will cover wine basics and equipment, crushing and fermentation, pressing, malotatic fermentation and storage, racking, oak, finings and barrels, wine adjustments, fault and blending, filtration and bottling. Everything [...]
Learn about Lentil as Anything 11:30
Learn about Lentil as Anything @ Lentil as Anything
Jun 3 @ 11:30 – 12:00
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 [...]
Traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony 12:00
Traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony @ Mesob
Jun 3 @ 12:00 – 15:00
A unique opportunity to experience a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. The team from Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar will teach you how to roast, cook and pour. This event will also feature yummy tastings and [...]
(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (lunchtime) 13:00
(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (lunchtime) @ Town Hall Pop Up
Jun 3 @ 13:00 – 14:00
On 2nd and 3rd June, at lunchtime (1pm) and dinner time (7pm). Where does the food we eat come from? Uncover and savour the diverse intricacies of homemade sambal and the web of social histories [...]
Meet the makers showcase 13:00
Meet the makers showcase @ Northcote Town Hall
Jun 3 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Meet the makers showcase celebrates the local home wine makers and includes an awards ceremony for wine, passata, avjar and olives entered into the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival competition. Features wine tastings and [...]
Okonomiyaki demonstration with Yuka 13:30
Okonomiyaki demonstration with Yuka @ Northcote Town Hall (Kitchen)
Jun 3 @ 13:30 – 14:00
Yuka from Disco Beans is best known for her take on the authentic Japanese food she grew up with, making predominantly vegan meals and including nutritious grains that aren’t usually used in Japanese cooking. Her [...]
Olive preserving – mediterranean style 14:00
Olive preserving – mediterranean style @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Community Kitchen)
Jun 3 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Sam Ferraro and Jessica Ridout (winner of the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival’s 2015 best preserved olives) will show you how easy it is to preserve your home-grown olives. You will also take home [...]
Soil improvement workshop 14:00
Soil improvement workshop @ Edendale
Jun 3 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Learn how composting, worm farming and the use of particular plants can naturally improve your soil. Discover how to compost and worm farm effectively for the best results. Understand how recycling your household and garden [...]
Pancetta and coppa colla 14:30
Pancetta and coppa colla @ Northcote Town Hall (Studio 2)
Jun 3 @ 14:30 – 15:30
Presented with Home Make It. Learn the art of making your own homemade cured meats – pancetta and coppa colla. Be taught the processes involved including the best part of the pig to use, seasoning [...]
Fermentation – an introduction to lactofermented fruit 15:00
Fermentation – an introduction to lactofermented fruit @ Ceres
Jun 3 @ 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 [...]
Galette demonstration with Florian Dijuet 15:00
Galette demonstration with Florian Dijuet @ Northcote Town Hall (Kitchen)
Jun 3 @ 15:00 – 15:30
Florian (Le Café Flo) will demonstrate the rustic French Galette, an adaptable sweet or savoury tart that can be served as both a main course or as a dessert.
(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (dinner time) 19:00
(Come, eat) II: the art of homemade sambal (dinner time) @ Town Hall Pop Up
Jun 3 @ 19:00 – 20:00
On 2nd and 3rd June, at lunchtime (1pm) and dinner time (7pm). Where does the food we eat come from? Uncover and savour the diverse intricacies of homemade sambal and the web of social histories [...]
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Home brewing with Paul Rigby 10:00
Home brewing with Paul Rigby @ CERES
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 14:30
What you will learn: Make your own beer. All about full grain brewing. The fermentation process. What you will get: Samples of different beers. Recipes to take home. The workshop will be a practical demonstration [...]
Home-grown smoked trout 10:00
Home-grown smoked trout @ Private kitchen and garden
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Avid home food gardeners Robbie and Elena will demonstrate the art of smoking rainbow trout, fresh from Robbie’s aquaponics system. Learn the basic principles and benefits of aquaponics, where trout and vegetables are grown in [...]
Transforming your yard into an edible oasis – with Vasili 10:00
Transforming your yard into an edible oasis – with Vasili @ Box Hill Town Hall
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Interested in creating your own edible oasis, but don’t know how to go about it? Join TV and radio personality and gardening guru Vasili Kanidiadis, from Vasili’s Garden to Kitchen, for this practical workshop to [...]
Morning tea with Grandmas of Melbourne Talk Food 10:30
Morning tea with Grandmas of Melbourne Talk Food @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Kitchen)
Jun 4 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Grandmas of Melbourne Talk Food invite you and your grandparent to a delicious morning tea. Spend a morning together, share a favourite recipe or food traditions story, sit for a photographic portrait to take home [...]
Urban quail keeping and year round veggies 13:00
Urban quail keeping and year round veggies @ Private kitchen and garden
Jun 4 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Quail are the perfect choice for ethical, golden-yoked eggs in a small garden or courtyard. In this workshop, Kat Lavers will discuss quail’s food and housing needs, including tips to reduce maintenance. You will also [...]
Cheese and yogurt 101 14:30
Cheese and yogurt 101 @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Community Kitchen)
Jun 4 @ 14:30 – 16:00
Cheese maker Janet Clayton will show you how you can make fetta and yoghurt at home. The workshop will cover what type of milk to use as well as sanitisation, pasteurisation and maturation. Find out [...]
Local legends series: Silvio Serpa – Campionato pizza maker 16:00
Local legends series: Silvio Serpa – Campionato pizza maker @ Melbourne Polytechnic (Demonstration Kitchen), Building K, Room 106
Jun 4 @ 16:00 – 17:30
A rare opportunity to learn the secrets of traditional Italian pizza making from Preston pizza maker Silvio Serpa. The demonstration will focus on perfecting a basic pizza dough and exploring authentic toppings and flavour combinations. [...]
Momo making 16:00
Momo making @ Northern Soul Tibetan Café
Jun 4 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Learn the art of Tibetan momo making with Fiona and Samdup. Samdup grew up in Amdo, Tibet and will share a traditional family recipe handed down with love for generations. Using fresh organic ingredients, Samdup [...]
Darebin community welcome dinner 17:00
Darebin community welcome dinner @ Reservoir Community and Learning Centre (Function Room)
Jun 4 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Presented with the Welcome Dinner Project. Get to know your neighbours at this welcome Dinner that connects newly arrived migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and international students with established Australians over a shared meal. As it [...]
Food without Borders launch 17:00
Food without Borders launch @ Lentil as Anything (Common Ground)
Jun 4 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You are invited to the official launch of Lentil as Anything’s Food without Borders, their new food rescue and waste reduction enterprise. An information evening on food waste in Melbourne and Australia and how you [...]
Syrian supper 18:30
Syrian supper @ free to feed HQ
Jun 4 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Syria was once renowned for its generosity and warm hospitality. Join them in celebrating this Syria of old with a meal prepared by free to feed chef, Nayran. In this Syrian supper, Nayran will be [...]
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Worm farming workshop 10:30
Worm farming workshop @ Thomastown Library
Jun 5 @ 10:30 – 11:30
As part of World Environment Day, Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will show you how to set up a worm farm and the environmental benefits of so doing. Bookings essential.
Worm farming 13:00
Worm farming @ Rosanna Library
Jun 5 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Felicity Gordon will explore the benefits and necessities for setting up your own worm farm.
Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Jun 5 @ 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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Worm farming for kids 16:00
Worm farming for kids @ Whittlesea Library
Jun 6 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Ever wondered if you can eat worms? Go along and learn about their new children’s garden and see how worm juice can make everything grow.
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 6 @ 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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Change makers (Banyule) 18:15
Change makers (Banyule) @ Old Shire Offices
Jun 8 @ 18:15 – 21:30
How does your connection to nature influence your passion for environmental change? This event will help to energise and connect Banyule residents passionate about protecting the environment. It will be led by HumaNature Connect, with [...]
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Cooking to save money and avoid food waste with PlanBuyCook 10:00
Cooking to save money and avoid food waste with PlanBuyCook @ Preston City Hall
Jun 13 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to whip up tasty and healthy meals without the waste. PlanBuyCook’s Jen and Gaby will give you great recipes and meal planning know-how to save time, money and stress in the kitchen, as [...]
The world of tea 11:00
The world of tea @ Rosanna Library
Jun 13 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Sarah Cowell, former tea sommelier at Vue de Monde, will provide a tasting and explore tea culture, history, equipment and etiquette from China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Sri Lanka and India.
Chutney workshop 12:30
Chutney workshop @ SPAN Community House
Jun 13 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Lead by their cook, Catherine.
Fruit Trees 18:30
Fruit Trees @ North Ringwood Community House
Jun 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Have you always wanted to grow your own fruits at home but weren’t sure where to start? Let them take you through the basics of fruit and berry growing. This workshop will cover: selecting the [...]
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Sustainable living and gardening 19:00
Sustainable living and gardening @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Jun 14 @ 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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What’s cooking (9 sessions) 12:00
What’s cooking (9 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community House
Jun 15 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Go along and explore new foods, share recipes, a laugh and lunch. Activities and guest speakers. Well behaved children welcome.
Food-know-how session: winter warming soups 18:30
Food-know-how session: winter warming soups @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jun 15 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Learn about winter warming soups with Jen and Gaby from PlanBuyCook. Bookings are essential.
Italian street food with Paola Bacchia 18:30
Italian street food with Paola Bacchia @ Fitzroy Library
Jun 15 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Join Paola Bacchia as she takes you on a journey delving into the backstreets of Italy’s best kept dishes. Paola has just recently returned from a research trip through Italy, investigating the latest hidden gems [...]
Love food, hate waste 19:00
Love food, hate waste @ St Francis Xavier Parish
Jun 15 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Did you know Victorians waste 25% of the food they buy? That’s $40 worth of food a week, or $2,080 per year. Food waste not only wastes money, it also adds to our carbon footprint. [...]
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Winter fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ BAAG
Jun 17 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Pruning – formative and maintenance of new and established fruit trees. Also, selection and planting of new fruit trees. Winter fruit tree maintenance practices for pest and disease prevention, control and [...]
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Jun 17 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 17th and 18th of June. Visit any or all of 9 small family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in [...]
Wild fermentation and sauerkraut workshop 14:00
Wild fermentation and sauerkraut workshop @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jun 17 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn about sauerkraut, wild fermentation and how to make your own sauerkraut to ferment at home. Includes cabbage and all ingredients to make your own batch of sauerkraut. Learn the stages of fermentation, how fermentation [...]
Herbal workshop – using food as medicine 15:30
Herbal workshop – using food as medicine @ Nature's Harvest
Jun 17 @ 15:30 – 17:00
Using food as medicine is an excellent and empowering way to keep you and your family well through the year. Join Libby Shaw, Naturopath, Herbalist & Nutritionist, in exploring these traditional methods to nourish your [...]
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Citrus information session 10:30
Citrus information session @ Warranwood Primary School
Jun 18 @ 10:30 – 11:30
This talk will take place as part of the Warranwood Food Swap. Do you want an abundant citrus crop at home? Whether you are getting started or you want to know how to care for [...]
Buzz about beekeeping 11:00
Buzz about beekeeping @ Bunnings
Jun 18 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Buzz with Peter the Backyard Honey apiarist: handle beeswax, propolis and bee-keeping tools; watch live honeybees at work in a fully enclosed perspex beehive; and taste pure raw unheated Melbourne multifloral and Victorian varietal honeys.
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Jun 18 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 17th and 18th of June. Visit any or all of 9 small family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in [...]
Food as medicine with Naturopath Erin Loughnan 14:00
Food as medicine with Naturopath Erin Loughnan @ CERES
Jun 18 @ 14:00 – 17:00
What if we could use our food as medicine? Imagine how our bodies would feel! Join qualified naturopath, Erin Loughnan, as she explores the amazing medicinal qualities of food and demonstrates how each of us [...]
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Gluten-free cooking demonstration 11:00
Gluten-free cooking demonstration @ Gourmet Living
Jun 19 @ 11:00 – 13:00
The demonstration will be repeated on Thursday, 22nd June at 7pm. Guest chef Mimi Biggadike will demonstrate how to make three meals from scratch using gluten-free ingredients: lemon meringue pie with sweet pastry; raw vegan [...]
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Jun 20 @ 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 [...]
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Fruit tree pruning 10:00
Fruit tree pruning @ Edendale
Jun 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Learn the why, when and how of deciduous fruit tree pruning. As well as the theory around pruning, some of this workshop will be spent in the Edendale orchard where there will be hands-on pruning [...]
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Gluten-free cooking demonstration 19:00
Gluten-free cooking demonstration @ Gourmet Living
Jun 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Guest chef Mimi Biggadike will demonstrate how to make three meals from scratch using gluten-free ingredients: lemon meringue pie with sweet pastry; raw vegan cake with pecan crumb base; and choux buns with fillings. Book [...]
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Beekeeping workshop 09:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jun 24 @ 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 [...]
Composting and improving soils (two-session) 10:00
Composting and improving soils (two-session) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Jun 24 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This two-session workshop will be held on Saturday, 24th June and Saturday, 1st July, both 10am-12.30pm. Bookings essential by either phone (9386 9418) or email. Learn how you can produce rich, fertile soils perfect for [...]
Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik at Panton Hill
Jun 24 @ 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 [...]
Winter solstice celebration: make your own seed bombs 11:00
Winter solstice celebration: make your own seed bombs @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jun 24 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Celebrate the coming of the sun again by creating your own seed bombs that will grow and flourish as the days grow lighter again. Seed bombs can be used to create bright places in waste [...]
Food, family and culture for refugee week – SisterWorks 12:30
Food, family and culture for refugee week – SisterWorks @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jun 24 @ 12:30 – 14:00
SisterWorks supports women who are migrants, asylum seekers or refugees to become financially independent and happily settled in Australia. SisterWorks Creative Cooking is one part of the SisterWorks social enterprise focused on sharing food, recipes [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Jun 24 @ 15:00 – 16:00
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 [...]
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Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “home bakers’ Q & A” 14:00
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “home bakers’ Q & A” @ Mooroolbark Library
Jun 27 @ 14:00 – 15:00
A panel of four CWA members will answer your queries on all aspects of baking, from cakes, biscuits and slices, to breads and pastries. Bring along your favourite recipes to swap with like-minded bakers. Sample [...]
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Home harvest Manningham 19:00
Home harvest Manningham @ Manningham Civic Centre
Jun 28 @ 19:00 – 21:00
15 minutes before each event (i.e. at 6.45pm), there is a food and seed swap. 2017 events March 29Smarter living – preserving the harvest April 26How to design a clean food growing system May 31Smarter [...]
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Save energy, save money, make friends workshop 07:00
Save energy, save money, make friends workshop @ Watsonia Library (Community Room)
Jun 29 @ 07:00 – 09:00
Are you worried about rising energy costs? Are you interested in saving energy in your home? Do you want to improve the thermal comfort of your home and your health? Are you keen to do [...]
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