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Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Apr 3 @ 19:15 – 21:15
2018 Speakers and topics 6 Feb 2018: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies. 6 Mar 2018: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration. 3 Apr 2018: Paul [...]
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Thrifty gardening 18:30
Thrifty gardening @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 5 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: How to make the most of your garden without breaking the bank. How to re-purpose everyday items and re-use them in your garden. What needs to be bought and what you [...]
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Backyard chooks for beginners 10:00
Backyard chooks for beginners @ Edendale
Apr 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn the basics of backyard chicken keeping with their farmer Stephen. This hands-on 2-hour workshop will cover the characteristics of different breeds (in order to make a selection that suits your setting and needs) as [...]
For young people – traditional Italian cooking 10:00
For young people – traditional Italian cooking @ Span Community House
Apr 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For young people – suits those aged 10+. Led by Giovani Calandro. Experience and share Italian culture through food. Focus on a single recipe. Hands-on and demonstration preparation of the meal, then enjoy your work [...]
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Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) 10:00
Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Apr 7 @ 10:00 – Apr 8 @ 17:00
Suitable for beginners, and ideal for the backyarder, this two-day event is designed to provide participants with the information they need to start natural beekeeping with confidence. It will cover such subjects as: boxes, equipment, [...]
Home brewing with Paul Rigby 10:00
Home brewing with Paul Rigby @ CERES
Apr 7 @ 10:00 – 15:00
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 [...]
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Growing great garlic! 13:00
Growing great garlic!
Apr 9 @ 13:00 – 15:00
The traditional planting times are now outdated due to climate change but there are ways of compensating and producing large, tasty garlic heads. Learn how to do this, when to plant, how to care for [...]
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Melbourne’s North Food Group briefing 12:00
Melbourne’s North Food Group briefing @ Melbourne Polytechnic Conference Centre
Apr 10 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Melbourne’s North Food Group is being established to servicing the food and beverage manufacturing sector and supply chain businesses in Melbourne’s North. After a Ministerial announcement made on 15th February, the group will operating under [...]
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Cooking for teens – pasta making (12-15 years) 13:00
Cooking for teens – pasta making (12-15 years) @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
Apr 11 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Learn how to make your own pasta from scratch. Join tutor Lenna to learn new techniques and understand what is important to make pasta. Create a pasta sauce from fresh ingredients and take it home [...]
Mexican cooking class 18:30
Mexican cooking class @ Juanita's Kitchen
Apr 11 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Learn how to make tortillas and create a Mexican feast at home. Learn how to serve them, re-heat them without them becoming cardboard, and how to use day-old tortillas. Juanita from Juanita’s Kitchen will show [...]
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Microscopes in the garden 10:00
Microscopes in the garden @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Apr 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Explore the garden through the lens of a microscope. At this hands-on workshop, children will have the opportunity to use a range of microscopes, magnifying lenses, and be guided through the process of capturing their [...]
Sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir and vinegars 12:00
Sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir and vinegars @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Apr 12 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Presented by The Urban Pear. Bookings essential.
Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Apr 12 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
The art of espalier 18:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 12 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Growing espaliered fruit trees. Different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier. Improve your general gardening skills. What you will get: Detailed notes on the topic. Discount [...]
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For young people – traditional Italian cooking 10:00
For young people – traditional Italian cooking @ Span Community House
Apr 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For young people – suits those aged 10+. Led by Giovani Calandro. Experience and share Italian culture through food. Focus on a single recipe. Hands-on and demonstration preparation of the meal, then enjoy your work [...]
Wholistic permaculture: a regenerative methodology for social change 11:00
Wholistic permaculture: a regenerative methodology for social change @ Room AD-214
Apr 13 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Join Canadian expert, Jillian Hovey, in exploring the fundamentals of a whole systems design, and how to relate it to you, your studies, your life, and the world. Permaculture isn’t just about agriculture (permanent agriculture), [...]
Kids holiday cooking school 11:30
Kids holiday cooking school @ ILVE Kitchen Appliances
Apr 13 @ 11:30 – 13:30
Are you looking for a school holiday idea for your child? Send them to Thea and Min, from The Kitchen Whizz (an offshoot of The Natural Nutritionist), for a morning learning how to make healthy, [...]
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Bee hive tour 10:00
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Apr 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Building wicking garden beds from IBCs 10:00
Building wicking garden beds from IBCs @ Links Community Garden
Apr 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Links Community Group are building a new community garden in Lalor and want to install some wicking garden beds. Attend this interactive, hands-on workhop to learn how to build wicking garden beds from secondhand intermediate [...]
Help start 119A Lygon Street Community Garden 10:00
Help start 119A Lygon Street Community Garden
Apr 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Go along to see the site of this new community garden and help them make decisions about what to plant and where. You can put your name down for a plot, suggest a name for [...]
Yarra Valley Beer & Cider Festival 11:00
Yarra Valley Beer & Cider Festival @ Lilydale Showgrounds
Apr 14 @ 11:00 – 17:30
The festival allows you to sample some of the boutique beer and cider that Victoria has to offer, with many exhibitors being close to home. Food stalls will be in attendance, combined with entertainment. The [...]
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Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
Apr 15 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The classes are 3 hours of creating and 1 hour of eating mostly organic and healthy vegan food. A good part of the class’s content and style is conversational. The class is for up to [...]
Sustainable Greensborough – ‘share the inspiration’ meet-up 14:00
Sustainable Greensborough – ‘share the inspiration’ meet-up @ Watsonia Library (Community Room)
Apr 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Go along to Sustainable Greensborough’s meeting to find some sustainable inspiration and meet other people in the area. Take along an excerpt from an inspiring sustainability video, book, website, blog or article, and briefly explain [...]
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Lakeside Good Earth Group – edible forest gardens 13:30
Lakeside Good Earth Group – edible forest gardens @ Lilydale Library
Apr 16 @ 13:30 – 14:30
John Ferris, from the Edible Forest Garden Nursery, will tell you about the plants and practices that will help you to create your very own food forest. The Lakeside Good Earth Group is a new [...]
Traditional Italian cooking (4 sessions) 18:30
Traditional Italian cooking (4 sessions) @ Span Community House
Apr 16 @ 18:30 – 20:30
4 sessions: on 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April and 7th May, all 6.30-8.30pm. Led by Giovani Calandro. Experience and share Italian culture through food. Focus on a single recipe each week, examining different aspects [...]
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Apr 17 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2018 events June 19 Backyard chickens Always wanted to have your own chickens for pets or to enjoy your own fresh eggs? Join Maria McCarter from Sunset Valley Chicksand learn all about how to keep [...]
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “edible Australian native plants and unusual herbs” 14:00
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “edible Australian native plants and unusual herbs” @ Mooroolbark Library
Apr 17 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Many Australian indigenous plants can be used as foods or as healing medicines. Jill Bryant, a long-time member of the Herb Society of Victoria, will present samples of many of these useful plants including tea [...]
Our local MKR stars 18:00
Our local MKR stars @ Diamond Valley Library
Apr 17 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Join local MKR celebrities Ros and Karen as they cook smokey pork shoulder served with creamy polenta and a pickle on the side.
The basics of preserving 19:00
The basics of preserving @ Hawthorn Community House
Apr 17 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Learn to preserve the best seasonal produce by making delicious jams, pickles, relishes and sauces. These techniques are suitable for most fruit and veggies and you learn how to make your own preserves. The tutor, [...]
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Fair trade cocktail master class 18:30
Fair trade cocktail master class @ Vinorium Wine + Food
Apr 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Led by Noble Spirits. Taste 6 Fair Trade liqueurs. Learn the basics of cocktail making. Create your own unique cocktail while nibbling on their pizza!
Thermomix fakeaway class 19:30
Thermomix fakeaway class @ Sharynvan workshop
Apr 18 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Using your Thermomix to make mouth watering, cost saving and healthy meals you would normally buy as takeaway meals. Their experienced consultants will show you how to make their favourites from the following cuisines: Indian, [...]
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Growing heritage apples 11:00
Growing heritage apples @ Watsonia Library
Apr 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
John Pinniger, from the Heritage Fruit Society of Victoria, will discuss the many heirloom varieties of apples and how to grown them successfully. He will also offer tastings of the in-season varieties.
Fair trade cocktail master class 18:30
Fair trade cocktail master class @ Vinorium Wine + Food
Apr 19 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Led by Noble Spirits. Taste 6 Fair Trade liqueurs. Learn the basics of cocktail making. Create your own unique cocktail while nibbling on their pizza!
The joy of backyard chooks 18:30
The joy of backyard chooks @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 19 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]
Wow it’s Italian – traditional pizza making 19:30
Wow it’s Italian – traditional pizza making @ Kimberley Place
Apr 19 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Enjoy a social evening of cooking demonstrations and food tasting. Take away healthy recipes and tips for entertaining, favourite family meals, simple sauces and pasta dishes. Menu: pizza with three toppings.
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Orchard planting festival 10:00
Orchard planting festival @ Bedford Park Sustainability Hub, Central Ringwood Community Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Transition Towns Maroondah and Central Ringwood Community Centre are working together to build a community garden and sustainability hub in Ringwood. They will be breaking ground in the community garden with the planting of an [...]
Young gardeners 10:00
Young gardeners
Apr 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Join your youngsters in learning to successfully grow your own food. Children enjoy eating food they have produced. An event organised by Urban Shepherd. Book by phone (0408 733683 or 9444 7427).
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Apr 21 @ 15:00 – 16:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
3 Ravens Brewery tour and tasting 16:00
3 Ravens Brewery tour and tasting @ 3 Ravens Brewery
Apr 21 @ 16:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: See behind the scenes of a fully functioning craft brewery. Taste your way through the The 3 Ravens range under the guidance of one of their brewery team. Learn what goes [...]
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Nature’s solutions to garden pests with Penny Woodward 10:30
Nature’s solutions to garden pests with Penny Woodward @ Edendale
Apr 22 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Penny Woodward (author of numerous books, including Pest Repellent Plants) will share her knowledge on how to treat short term pest problems and create long term garden design solutions so pests and predators live in [...]
Compost workshop 11:00
Compost workshop
Apr 22 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Richard for a workshop on good composting practices. Learn all about using the facility at West Brunswick Community Garden but also how you can apply great compost practices to achieve good compost at home.
Compost bay building workshop 11:30
Compost bay building workshop @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Apr 22 @ 11:30 – 14:30
This hands-on workshop will be led by Paul Gale-Baker from Urban Shepherd. The theory behind compost development and the bay will be explored as well as the construction of a compost bay. Lunch is included. [...]
Cook healthier. Live better. 14:00
Cook healthier. Live better.
Apr 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn how to cook a healthy and nutritious meal in 30 minutes.
Sustainable homegrown garlic with Penny Woodward 14:00
Sustainable homegrown garlic with Penny Woodward @ Edendale
Apr 22 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Penny Woodward (author of numerous books, including Garlic) will bring you this class on growing garlic sustainably. The session will cover: Types of garlic, its diversity, groupings and cultivars. How to choose your garlic seed [...]
Asian cooking with Shirley 15:00
Asian cooking with Shirley @ Koonung Cottage Community House
Apr 22 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Go and attend the class to see how to make Asian food out of your Thermomix. Learn practical tips on how to make the following popular Malaysian/Asian dishes: stir fry noodles, fried rice, curry kapitan [...]
Heritage apple tasting 17:00
Heritage apple tasting @ Petty's Orchard
Apr 22 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Sample the seasonal flavours of the heritage apple collection at an apple tasting afternoon at 5pm. Around 15 varieties will be available for tasting, with limited quantities available for purchase. An orchard tour is included. [...]
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Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Apr 24 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
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Fruit tree pruning workshop 10:00
Fruit tree pruning workshop @ Bedford Park Sustainability Hub, Central Ringwood Community Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Book by phone (9870 2602). Join Troy Dawes of Jeltro Cottage Permaculture to learn all about fruit tree pruning for the home orchardist. The subjects to be covered will include: pruning techniques, summer vs winter [...]
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Produce in pots 18:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 26 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success. How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches. The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, [...]
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Autumn fermentation workshop 14:00
Autumn fermentation workshop @ PepperTree Place
Apr 27 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Are you wanting to deepen your connection to your health, food and the environment around you? If so, join a community of fermenters and learn how to ferment vegetables for yourself. This classes will give [...]
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Beekeeping workshop 09:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Apr 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 [...]
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 28 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas. Coping with shade and sun for produce growing. How to make the most of any available space for growing produce. What [...]
Olive magic – preserving olives 09:30
Olive magic – preserving olives @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Apr 28 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to transform the raw olive into something deliciously edible. How to cure and pickle olives using a variety of different Mediterranean techniques. How to cure olives to have them ready [...]
Native plant sale 10:00
Native plant sale @ Eltham Senior Citizens
Apr 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Organised by Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra, there will be sales of native and indigenous plants plus books. The plant sellers will include: APS Yarra Yarra growers (see plant list); La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary [...]
No Waste Cook Club Carlton 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Carlton @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Apr 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Organic gardening for beginners 10:00
Organic gardening for beginners @ Edendale
Apr 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Want to grow your own healthy vegetables, herbs and fruits but don’t know where to start? Would you like to improve your family’s food security and increase your skills and garden productivity? Part theory and [...]
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Artisan pasta – fettuccini 10:00
Artisan pasta – fettuccini @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Apr 29 @ 10:00 – 12:15
What you will learn: How to make and knead egg-based pasta dough. Use traditional pasta machines to roll and cut pasta. How to use selected vegetables to make colourful fettuccini, including vegan options. What you [...]
Wild food and medicine walk 10:00
Wild food and medicine walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Apr 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Join The Perma Pixie on an outdoor adventure that will focus on identifying edible and medicinal weeds and wild food. Discover the properties and actions these plants have to nourish and heal, and discuss recipes [...]
Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
Apr 29 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The classes are 3 hours of creating and 1 hour of eating mostly organic and healthy vegan food. A good part of the class’s content and style is conversational. The class is for up to [...]
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Food and mood 19:00
Food and mood @ Coburg Library
Apr 30 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Science has begun to understand the relationship between food and how we feel. Evidence now shows that diet is a key factor in promoting and protecting mental health. Meghan Hockey and Amelia McGuinness from Deakin [...]