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Growing organic veggies for Spring and Summer 19:00
Growing organic veggies for Spring and Summer @ North Ringwood Community House
Aug 1 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Growing your own veggies is rewarding in so many ways. This workshop will teach you what is needed for growing your own veggies at home. Learn organic pest control methods, how to grow from seeds, [...]
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 1 @ 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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Persian High Tea 10:00
Persian High Tea @ Private Residence
Aug 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Join them for Persian High Tea. Try authentic Persian treats and sweets. Drink from authentic tea glasses and taste some blended teas. Teas will be available to purchase on the day.
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Beekeeping workshop 09:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Aug 5 @ 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 [...]
Mouth watering sweet and savoury preserves 09:30
Mouth watering sweet and savoury preserves @ BAAG
Aug 5 @ 09:30 – 12:00
What you will learn: How to bottle fruits and vegetables for future use. How to make jams and pickles. How to select and re-use suitable jars, and how to sterilise them. What you will get: [...]
Fruit tree pruning 10:00
Fruit tree pruning @ PSL6, Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Presenter Chris England. A workshop for beginners or as a refresher for more experienced gardeners. There will be a lecture/demonstration of pruning techniques for all sorts of fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, citrus). [...]
The world of truffles 15:00
The world of truffles @ The Hall, Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne
Aug 5 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Presenter Noel Fitzpatrick. The seminar will cover all aspects of truffle growing, including choosing the right site, soil type, host tree and truffle life-cycle. There will also be a discussion and demonstration of truffle cooking [...]
Herbs for digestive health 15:30
Herbs for digestive health @ Nature's Harvest
Aug 5 @ 15:30 – 16:30
Are you confused about which herbs to use for digestive health, want some simple and effective ideas? Do you want to understand why some herbs may be more appropriate for you than others? Suffer from [...]
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Grafting and tree sales day 10:00
Grafting and tree sales day @ Pettys Orchard
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn techniques for grafting or budding fruit trees. Select suitable rootstocks. Have new trees grafted or budded by Heritage Fruits Society members. Buy heritage fruit tree scion wood for home grafting. Buy one-year-old grafted trees. [...]
The great marmalade taste off 10:30
The great marmalade taste off @ Montmorency Primary School
Aug 6 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Have you made any marmalade lately? Bring a jar down and let everyone taste and vote for your favourite spread. Requirements: must be homemade marmalade and use local homegrown produce where possible. This event will [...]
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Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Aug 7 @ 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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Fruit fly – be prepared 09:30
Fruit fly – be prepared @ Box Hill Institute, Lilydale Lakeside Campus
Aug 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Queensland fruit fly is now widespread in northern Victoria and is threatening Yarra Valley fruit production. This session is a forum for growers and businesses to hear first-hand from industry experts, scientists and a grower’s [...]
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Sustainable living and gardening 19:00
Sustainable living and gardening @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Aug 9 @ 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 August [...]
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Horticulture therapy – why we need more school gardens 09:00
Horticulture therapy – why we need more school gardens @ Waratah Special School
Aug 11 @ 09:00 – 15:30
Gardening is an engaging activity for children of all ages and abilities. Join them in visiting 3 special school settings where students enjoy the recreational, therapeutic and pre-vocational benefits of gardening. Starting at Waratah Special [...]
Asian cooking class (thermomix) 19:00
Asian cooking class (thermomix) @ Koonung Cottage Community House
Aug 11 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Go along to this class with a team of thermomix enthusiasts. Experience and taste a variety of dishes from across a range of Asian cuisines. The recipes include: lemonade; non-fried fried rice; Thai red chicken [...]
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Natural pest control with companion planting 09:30
Natural pest control with companion planting @ BAAG
Aug 12 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Learn which plants to grow together, and which ones not to. Learn how to solve many common garden problems naturally. Learn how to construct ‘plant guilds’ (groups of plants that grow [...]
Grafting and tree sales day 10:00
Grafting and tree sales day @ CERES
Aug 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn techniques for grafting or budding fruit trees. Select suitable rootstocks. Have new trees grafted or budded by Heritage Fruits Society members. Buy heritage fruit tree scion wood for home grafting. Buy one-year-old grafted trees. [...]
Make your own beeswax wraps 11:00
Make your own beeswax wraps @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 12 @ 11:00 – 13:00
You will learn how to make your own re-usable food wraps. This workshop will include all your materials to make 3 different sized beeswax wraps (8’x8′, 11’x11′ & 14’x14′). Plus you will take home the [...]
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Launch of the Burnley Fruit Squad 10:00
Launch of the Burnley Fruit Squad @ Burnley Backyard
Aug 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The Burnley Fruit Squad will be launched on 13th August along with a workshop on fruit trees and harvesting. The squad will be a group of volunteers who harvest excess fruit from households in Burnley and [...]
Beekeeping – a taster 13:00
Beekeeping – a taster @ Edendale
Aug 13 @ 13:00 – 15:30
Learn about one of the earth’s most amazing insects and its millennia-old bond with flowering plants. Honey bee-pollinated plants account for a large proportion of our diet. Understand the threats facing the bee and how [...]
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Preparing your spring garden 14:00
Preparing your spring garden @ Fawkner Library
Aug 14 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Diana Cotter has been designing and introducing people to the benefits and delights of gardening for over 30 years. Here is an opportunity to find out which vegetables and flowers to plant in your spring [...]
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 15 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2017 events September 19 Story stones Hayley from Little by Nature will show you how to create beautiful painted stones for your garden. August 15 Solar energy Dieter will explain the advantages of solar panels, [...]
Keeping chooks in the suburbs 19:00
Keeping chooks in the suburbs @ North Ringwood Community House
Aug 15 @ 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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Food, family, culture – The Community Grocer 18:30
Food, family, culture – The Community Grocer @ Fitzroy Library
Aug 16 @ 18:30 – 19:30
The Community Grocer Fitzroy launched in March 2017, joining existing enterprises in Carlton, Fawkner and Mernda. With over 23,000 customers to date, The Community Grocer, aims to improve access for people living on a low-income [...]
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Edible weeds walk at The Patch 15:00
Edible weeds walk at The Patch @ La Trobe Community Garden
Aug 17 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Weeds. Many spray them, some feed them to their pets and, to most, they are simply a nuisance. Those in the know, however, understand that weeds can be a nutritionally dense, medicinal and tasty guests [...]
DIY water-wise wicking beds 18:30
DIY water-wise wicking beds @ Balwyn Leisure Centre
Aug 17 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Learn all about wicking beds and how they use less water than conventional garden beds to produce an abundance of veggies. Discover how to build one and get advice on which materials to use. Perfect [...]
Family recipes from Malta 18:30
Family recipes from Malta @ Lalor Library
Aug 17 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Sharon Spiteri will prepare Maltese dishes for you to sample while she discusses her book Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
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Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik at Panton Hill
Aug 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear. This workshop will cover basic theory as well as the tactile pleasure of all the steps of making bread from milled flour. Suitable for both novices and those who want to expand [...]
Fermenting workshop 13:00
Fermenting workshop @ My Chiropractic
Aug 19 @ 13:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Gut health – why our gut and digestion plays such an integral role in our overall health and wellbeing. How to make sauerkraut and kombucha. Easy steps that are achievable at [...]
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Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 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 [...]
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Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) 18:30
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) @ Hurstbridge Hub
Aug 21 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on Monday, 21st August and Monday, 28st August, both 6.30-8.30pm. Tutor Taariq Hassan. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from [...]
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Permaculture Design Course (17 sessions) 09:00
Permaculture Design Course (17 sessions) @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Aug 22 @ 09:00 – 16:30
Upon successful completion of this 80 hour class, students will receive the International qualification of PDC Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). Completing a PDC is the only way that you can teach, design and use permaculture [...]
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “an introduction to permaculture” 14:00
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “an introduction to permaculture” @ Mooroolbark Library
Aug 22 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Claire Coutts, from Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap, will introduce you to the basic principles of permaculture, a concept originally created in Australia, covering sustainability and self-sufficiency. By applying these principles in our daily life, we [...]
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Sensational sourdough at home 11:00
Sensational sourdough at home @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Aug 23 @ 11:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to start your own sourdough starter. How to maintain your sourdough starter without lots of waste. How to use your starter to make, shape and score sensational genuine sourdough bread. [...]
Everything you need to know about the paleo diet 18:30
Everything you need to know about the paleo diet @ Box Hill Library
Aug 23 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Looking for a new (or a millennia-old) diet strategy? Here’s your primer on the paleo diet. Lindy Cook will explain the diet and give you a chance to taste some of her Paleo recipes. Find [...]
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Sensational sourdough at home 11:00
Sensational sourdough at home @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Aug 24 @ 11:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to start your own sourdough starter. How to maintain your sourdough starter without lots of waste. How to use your starter to make, shape and score sensational genuine sourdough bread. [...]
Swipers Gully Restaurant guest chef Stephen Mercer 18:30
Swipers Gully Restaurant guest chef Stephen Mercer @ Swipers Gully Restaurant
Aug 24 @ 18:30 – 22:00
Swipers Gully Restaurant welcomes back the annual guest chef Stephen Mercer, of Mercer’s Restaurant, for an evening of delicious food matched to their Swipers Gully wines. Five courses. Bookings essential – by phone (9437 2222).
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Winter fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 26 @ 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 [...]
Absolute beginners to vegetable growing: your patch from scratch 10:00
Absolute beginners to vegetable growing: your patch from scratch @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Aug 26 @ 10:00 – 12:30
What you will learn: Plant basics: what they need to grow well. Setting up a vegie patch in different situations: pots and plots, including no-dig layer beds. Sun, siting, soil issues. What you will get: [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Aug 26 @ 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 [...]
Annual agribusiness dinner 18:00
Annual agribusiness dinner @ Growling Frog golf course
Aug 26 @ 18:00 – 22:30
It’s time again to gather the City of Whittlesea farming community together, celebrate a successful year and to bring in the busy Spring ahead. Enjoy an evening of local food and wine, conversation and music. [...]
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Convivial Kitchen’s sourdough breadmaking demo 14:00
Convivial Kitchen’s sourdough breadmaking demo @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Aug 27 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Join Kat Lavers for a slow food afternoon as she demonstrates sourdough breadmaking, from preparing the grain to baking bread.
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Cooking master class 11:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 28 @ 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: sweet potato and spinach tart; spiced lamb fillets; and raspberry scones.
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Rainwater tanks and smart backyard irrigation 18:30
Rainwater tanks and smart backyard irrigation @ Kew Library
Aug 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This workshop will provide information on what to think about when planning to install a new tank and irrigation system. Go along and receive expert advice and helpful hints on making the best use of [...]
Native culinary plants of Whitehorse 19:00
Native culinary plants of Whitehorse @ Waratah Room, Whitehorse Centre
Aug 29 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Karen Sutherland, from Edible Eden Design, designs and installs permaculture gardens. She specialises in bush food gardens for schools and groups as well as teaching about these and on a wide range of edible gardening [...]
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Home harvest Manningham 19:00
Home harvest Manningham @ Manningham Civic Centre
Aug 30 @ 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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Ultimate cheese and wine matching masterclass 18:30
Ultimate cheese and wine matching masterclass @ Vinorium Wine + Food
Aug 31 @ 18:30 – 21:30
When you combine the expertise of a master cheese maker (Giorgio Linguanti, from That’s Amore Cheese) together with that of a food and wine matching expert (Anthony Nania), you have the recipe for a really [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: sweet potato and spinach tart; spiced lamb fillets; and raspberry scones.