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Beekeeping – a taster 13:00
Beekeeping – a taster @ Edendale
Oct 1 @ 13:00 – 15:30
Facilitator: Bob Owen. 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 [...]
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Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Oct 2 @ 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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‘Veggies, flowers & bees’ Spring veggie garden workshop 10:00
‘Veggies, flowers & bees’ Spring veggie garden workshop @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Keep the kids entertained with this fun, hands-on workshop. Kids will make their own vegetable and flower garden to take home. They will also learn about the importance of bees in the garden and meet [...]
‘Meet the beekeeper’ An introduction to bees workshop 11:30
‘Meet the beekeeper’ An introduction to bees workshop @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Oct 3 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Resident beekeeper Nathan Stewart, from Maya’Xala Honey, will take kids on an adventure to explore inside the hive. In this interactive and hands-on learning class, Nathan will teach kids more about these fascinating and crucial [...]
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 3 @ 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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Organic gardening for beginners (two sessions) 10:00
Organic gardening for beginners (two sessions) @ Edendale
Oct 4 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on the 4th and 5th October, both 10am-4pm. Want to grow your own healthy vegetables, herbs and fruits but don’t know where to start? Would you like [...]
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How to make sense of food labels 09:30
How to make sense of food labels @ Customer Service Desk, Woolworths Supermarket
Oct 5 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Tour a supermarket and learn how to accurately read and understand food labels and choose healthy foods that are suitable for the whole family. You will also receive a show bag with information sheets and [...]
Seasonal eating and nutrition workshop 15:00
Seasonal eating and nutrition workshop @ La Trobe Community Garden, La Trobe University
Oct 5 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Are you getting enough serves of veggies into your diet? Young Australians definitely find it hard – only 5% of them do. Student Dietitian, Sascha Bull, will be facilitate a nutrition education session focussing on [...]
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Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network annual gathering 09:30
Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network annual gathering @ CERES
Oct 7 @ 09:30 – 16:45
Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network annual gathering @ CERES | Brunswick East | Victoria | Australia
The Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network (ACFCGN) organises an annual gathering of city farmers and community gardeners to share stories, network and renew friendships. Program: 9:30am – registration and cuppa 10:00am — What [...]
Cultivating communities with Costa 10:30
Cultivating communities with Costa @ Habitat House
Oct 7 @ 10:30 – 13:30
A networking event for community gardens and friends groups. Go along and represent your local group. Hear from Costa about the benefits of collective community action, community gardens and volunteering for conservation. Network with other [...]
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Oct 7 @ 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 [...]
Fermentation – an introduction to lactofermented fruit 15:00
Fermentation – an introduction to lactofermented fruit @ CERES
Oct 7 @ 15:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: All about lactoferments. Improve your culinary knowledge. How to ferment your own fruit. What you will get: Recipes to take home. Samples of what you make. If you have tried your [...]
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‘Buzz inn’ native bee workshop 10:30
‘Buzz inn’ native bee workshop @ Northcote Library Food Garden
Oct 8 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Katrina Forstner, founder of Buzz and Dig, is a local gardener, native bee enthusiast and maker of insect hotels. Native bees are good friends in the garden, performing the valuable service of pollination. Learn about [...]
Making permaculture stronger 13:00
Making permaculture stronger @ VEG Warehouse
Oct 8 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Dan Palmer and friends will introducing the www.MakingPermacultureStronger.net project and summarise where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s going.
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Sensational sourdough at home 11:00
Sensational sourdough at home @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Oct 11 @ 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. [...]
Permaculture design 18:00
Permaculture design @ VEG Warehouse
Oct 11 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Put on the permaculture goggles and use them to see the potential and make the most out of any space. You will go through the process of permaculture design as developed by VEGs. Presented by [...]
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Sensational sourdough at home 11:00
Sensational sourdough at home @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Oct 12 @ 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. [...]
The joy of backyard chooks 18:00
The joy of backyard chooks @ Bulleen Art & Garden
Oct 12 @ 18:00 – 20:30
What you will learn: How to get started with keeping chickens in a suburban backyard. How to house and protect chooks from predators. How chooks can be used to improve your garden and soil. What [...]
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Vegetarian and vegan food truck event 17:00
Vegetarian and vegan food truck event @ Preston Food Truck Park
Oct 13 @ 17:00 – 22:00
This event is on: Friday, 13th October, 5-10pm; Saturday, 14th October, midday-10pm; and Sunday, 15th October, midday-9pm. Showcasing the best in meat-free and plant-based street food, their lineup will include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Cheese [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 13 @ 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: sambal battered zucchini; chicken satay; and chocolate mousse.
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Span Community House open day 10:00
Span Community House open day @ Span Community House
Oct 14 @ 10:00 – 14:00
A new community compost program will be launched in Span’s community garden. Free workshops and taster classes will be held (bookings required – ring 9480 1364), including a workshop on making an insect hotel as [...]
Buzz inn – make a bee hotel and learn more about native bees 10:30
Buzz inn – make a bee hotel and learn more about native bees @ Span Community House
Oct 14 @ 10:30 – 11:30
The workshop will include an introduction to native bees, how to spot a native bee, the nesting types, buzz pollination, what materials are great to get you started with your own bee hotel, hands on [...]
Cleansing and mindful eating 11:00
Cleansing and mindful eating @ MESMA Studio
Oct 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00
This workshop will discuss ways to cleanse and re-energise the body and support the immune system in time for the warmer months.
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Oct 14 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 14th and 15th of October. Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the [...]
Vegetarian and vegan food truck event 12:00
Vegetarian and vegan food truck event @ Preston Food Truck Park
Oct 14 @ 12:00 – 22:00
This event is on: Friday, 13th October, 5-10pm; Saturday, 14th October, midday-10pm; and Sunday, 15th October, midday-9pm. Showcasing the best in meat-free and plant-based street food, their lineup will include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Cheese [...]
Preparing a pesto from your own garden produce 12:30
Preparing a pesto from your own garden produce @ Span Community House
Oct 14 @ 12:30 – 13:00
Be involved in a presentation on preparing a pesto using simple, available, garden produce.
Rushall Community Garden: open day 13:00
Rushall Community Garden: open day @ Rushall Community Garden
Oct 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00
This event will feature: members actively gardening and chatting with visitors; a compost workshop; self-wicking seed raising; garden tours; stalls (including plants and seedlings, fresh produce from the garden, home-made goodies and ‘odds and ends’); [...]
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Veggie patch 101 10:00
Veggie patch 101 @ The Farm Yarra Valley
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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; [...]
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Oct 15 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 14th and 15th of October. Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the [...]
Club apiary opening 12:00
Club apiary opening @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Oct 15 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The official launch of The Beekeepers Club apiary. Go along and meet the community gardeners. Hives will be opened, sausages will be sizzled and bees will be talked. Hosted by St Johns Riverside Community Garden.
Vegetarian and vegan food truck event 12:00
Vegetarian and vegan food truck event @ Preston Food Truck Park
Oct 15 @ 12:00 – 21:00
This event is on: Friday, 13th October, 5-10pm; Saturday, 14th October, midday-10pm; and Sunday, 15th October, midday-9pm. Showcasing the best in meat-free and plant-based street food, their lineup will include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Cheese [...]
A wild food foragers guild session 13:00
A wild food foragers guild session @ Meeting point to be emailed to attendees
Oct 15 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Ingrid leads weekly foraging and cooking workshops in the Castlemaine / Chewton area. She will teach you some easy and practical recipes using whatever is foraged on the day.
Heaps cooked: toastie press Sunday sesh 16:00
Heaps cooked: toastie press Sunday sesh @ Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Oct 15 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Toast, grill, melt, fry, press, squish, heat, scorch, sizzle, brown, crisp, burn. This event is about bringing it back to basics to create culinary delights using only a toastie machine and a student budget. They [...]
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Cooking master class 11:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 16 @ 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: grilled haloumi; ginger beef slices; and honey ice cream tart.
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 17 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2017 events November 21 Sourdough breadmaking Ever wanted to make a sourdough starter but think it’s too hard? Go along to this workshop with Marie from Rie’s Kitchen and learn the art of sourdough breadmaking. [...]
Indian cooking 18:30
Indian cooking @ Coburg Library
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Learn how to prepare traditional Indian snacks and discover their association with Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
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Spring herbs for health 12:30
Spring herbs for health @ Koonung Cottage Community House
Oct 18 @ 12:30 – 14:00
When it comes to culinary herbs, they certainly pack a punch, both nutritionally and medicinally. In this workshop Tess will take you through: herbs that grow well during Spring; their nutritional benefits; the health conditions [...]
Organic backyard veggie production and plant basics 18:00
Organic backyard veggie production and plant basics @ VEG Warehouse
Oct 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Growing your own food is a rich and rewarding part of life, and most of us want to do it chemical free. But where to get started? This talk, by VEG’s Jeremy Prentice, will cover [...]
FEASTival: Chinese cooking with Jenny Chua 18:30
FEASTival: Chinese cooking with Jenny Chua @ Watsonia Library
Oct 18 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Jenny Chua will demonstrate how to make three seasonal Chinese dishes, a vegetable stir-fry, noodles and dumplings. There will be audience participation and tastings.
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Introduction to horticulture (7 weeks) 13:30
Introduction to horticulture (7 weeks) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Oct 19 @ 13:30 – 15:00
A 7-week course, each Thursday from 19th October to 7th December. Register by phone (9347 2739) or email. Learn how to grow plants in their multicultural food garden. Prepare healthy soil for garden beds, pots [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 19 @ 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.
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Fermenting with the seasons 10:00
Fermenting with the seasons @ Gembrook Retreat
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 16:00
An immersive hands-on workshop exploring fermentation as a creative practice that connects us to our food, our well-being and the land around us. Learn about the principles behind the ancient art of fermentation, exploring the [...]
SEEDs Communal Garden rummage sale 10:00
SEEDs Communal Garden rummage sale @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 15:00
The garden’s main annual fundraiser: bake sale, seedlings, garage sale, drafts, sausage sizzle and live music.
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
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 13:15
What you will learn: How to select, re-use and sterilise suitable jars. How to use standard kitchen equipment to make preserves, without needing to buy specialist items. How to bottle fruit, and make jams, pickles [...]
Macleod Organic Community Garden fundraiser 11:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden fundraiser @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Oct 21 @ 11:00 – 13:00
This will be Sustainable Macleod’s fourth annual community auction. The items include donations from local businesses, Sustainable Macleod members and others. They have over 100 items from fruit trees to cafe vouchers, health consultations to [...]
Soil improvement workshop 14:00
Soil improvement workshop @ Edendale
Oct 21 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Facilitator: Dianne Gordon. 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 [...]
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Kombucha workshop with bush food flavours 09:30
Kombucha workshop with bush food flavours @ Gunyah Garden
Oct 22 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Join Gemma Macri to learn about making kombucha and then making the flavour your own with a range of bush food flavours sourced from Karen Sutherland’s own bush food garden. Gemma will take you through [...]
Nunawading Community Gardens 40th birthday celebrations 11:00
Nunawading Community Gardens 40th birthday celebrations @ Nunawading Community Gardens
Oct 22 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Nunawading Community Gardens was the first community garden established in Australia. Activities at the 40th birthday celebrations will include tours of the garden, food trucks, children’s entertainment, live music, seedling sales and gardening tutorials.
A wild food foragers guild session 13:00
A wild food foragers guild session @ Meeting point to be emailed to attendees
Oct 22 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Ingrid leads weekly foraging and cooking workshops in the Castlemaine / Chewton area. She will teach you some easy and practical recipes using whatever is foraged on the day.
Partnering with chooks in the backyard 13:00
Partnering with chooks in the backyard @ Templestowe College
Oct 22 @ 13:00 – 15:30
Native food plants for pots and small spaces 13:30
Native food plants for pots and small spaces @ Gunyah Garden
Oct 22 @ 13:30 – 16:30
Join Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design, in her edible garden as she takes you through growing a range of bush foods in containers and small spaces. If you only have a courtyard, balcony or [...]
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Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course 09:30
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course @ Edendale Community Environment Farm
Oct 23 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Every Monday for 9 weeks. This 9-week hands-on course will introduce you to a range of topics in the field of horticulture. The course runs at Edendale in Eltham, and places in the course are [...]
Public workshop – sensory test 14:00
Public workshop – sensory test @ Padre Coffee
Oct 23 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Every Monday, Padre Coffee hosts an open information and training session. Join their head roaster, Fay, as she takes you through a sensory journey in the world of coffee, focusing on palate development and olfactory [...]
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) 18:30
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) @ Hurstbridge Hub
Oct 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on Monday, 23rd October and Monday, 30th October, both 6.30-8.30pm. Tutor Taariq Hassan. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from [...]
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Humanscape – therapeutic horticulture in the workplace 09:00
Humanscape – therapeutic horticulture in the workplace @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Oct 25 @ 09:00 – 16:00
In this workshop, presented by Kevin Heinze GROW, participants will gain knowledge and skills necessary to apply evidence-based therapeutic horticulture practices to enhance well being outcomes in the workplace. Practical and relevant content, hands-on activities [...]
The power of chook 18:00
The power of chook @ VEG Warehouse
Oct 25 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Home chicken husbandry is making a global resurgence as people see the benefit of cheaper eggs, greater soil fertility and, yes, the companionship which comes from having these vivacious ladies around the garden. Learn what [...]
Home harvest Manningham 19:00
Home harvest Manningham @ Manningham Civic Centre
Oct 25 @ 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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Cooking from the garden – making filled pasta 10:00
Cooking from the garden – making filled pasta @ Whittlesea Community Garden, Whittlesea Community Activity Centre
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn how to make your own pasta using all natural ingredients. Learn how to transform this into delicious filled shapes, such as cannelloni and ravioli, that you will all enjoy together at the end. Bookings [...]
Gourmet guests at Eastland 10:00
Gourmet guests at Eastland @ Eastland, Fresh Food, Level 1 (between Bread Top and Jamaica Blue
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
On the last Thursday of each month, a gourmet guest will create a dish in a live demonstration, using seasonal ingredients from Eastland’s fresh food precinct. The demonstrations will start at 10am and again at [...]
Herbal teas 18:30
Herbal teas @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 26 @ 18:30 – 21:30
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 [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 26 @ 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: pesto pasta salad; honey baked ham; and brandy butterscotch mousse tart.
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Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 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: pesto pasta salad; honey baked ham; and brandy butterscotch mousse tart.
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Beekeeping workshop 09:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 28 @ 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 [...]
Kevin Heinze GROW Spring sale 09:00
Kevin Heinze GROW Spring sale @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Oct 28 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Fruit trees & seedlings; veggies & herbs; cakes & preserves; BBQ; Devonshire tea; cut flowers; pots; and books.
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Murnong harvest 10:00
Murnong harvest @ Bunjil Reserve
Oct 29 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Go along to the Bunjil Food, Fibre and Medicine Garden and participate in a harvest ceremony for the murnong (yam daisy), a traditional staple food plant of the Wurundjeri people. Digging sticks will be used [...]
Bellfield Community Garden open day 12:00
Bellfield Community Garden open day @ Bellfield Community Garden (corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road)
Oct 29 @ 12:00 – 16:00
Go along explore the community garden space and try some freshly made pizza from their newly completed wood-fired pizza oven. The Ivanhoe Garden Club will also be running their annual Festa with demonstrations, plant and [...]
Spring vegan feast 12:00
Spring vegan feast @ Rumi restaurant
Oct 29 @ 12:00 – 22:00
Enjoy a delicious vegan banquet at Rumi Restaurant with fresh produce from Days Walk Farm. The feast is for a two-hour duration and tickets are available for midday, 5.30pm and 8pm.
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