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Better brain food 14:00
Better brain food @ Lilydale Library
May 1 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Eating well can help to keep your brain in peak health. Join Ngaire Hobbins, dietitian and author of
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 1 @ 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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Herbal teas 18:30
Herbal teas @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 3 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]
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Transition to a safe climate conference 19:00
Transition to a safe climate conference @ Macleod College
May 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Would you like to do something concrete with others to tackle climate change? On the Friday, at 7pm, Ian Dunlop, a climate change expert and former executive in the oil, gas and coal industries, will [...]
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Mullum Mullum Festival 08:30
Mullum Mullum Festival @ Yarran Dheran Information Centre
May 5 @ 08:30 – 20:00
The 18th Mullum Mullum Festival will be held over the weekends of Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April and Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May. Read the brochure. As detailed in the brochure, the various [...]
Transition to a safe climate conference 09:00
Transition to a safe climate conference @ Macleod College
May 5 @ 09:00 – 17:30
Would you like to do something concrete with others to tackle climate change? Gilbert Rochecouste, from Village Well, will facilitate a discussion to develop big ideas for community projects in Banyule. On the day before [...]
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course 09:30
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course @ Edendale Community Environment Farm
May 5 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Every Saturday for 9 weeks. Book by phone (9433 3744). This 9-week hands-on course will introduce you to a range of topics in the field of horticulture. Places in the course are government-subsidised, so it [...]
Lakeside Good Earth Group – book a chook 10:30
Lakeside Good Earth Group – book a chook @ Lilydale Library
May 5 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Bring a little country to your backyard. Poultry are rewarding, useful and entertaining pets. Fleur, from Book a Chook will tell you everything you need to know to successfully set up chooks in your own [...]
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 5 @ 11:00 – 17:00
This festival is on for two days (the 5th and 6th May). Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and [...]
Vegetable seed saving 13:00
Vegetable seed saving @ Edendale
May 5 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Led by Ian Culbard, this workshop will cover the knowledge and skills required to produce some of your own true-to-type vegetable seeds. Seed selection, harvesting, processing and storing will all be covered. Samples of a [...]
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Mullum Mullum Festival 08:30
Mullum Mullum Festival @ Yarran Dheran Information Centre
May 6 @ 08:30 – 20:00
The 18th Mullum Mullum Festival will be held over the weekends of Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April and Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May. Read the brochure. As detailed in the brochure, the various [...]
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 10:00
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 6 @ 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. [...]
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Clarke Street, Abbotsford 10:30
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Clarke Street, Abbotsford @ corner of Clarke Street and Johnston Street
May 6 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This workshop will offer gardening locals, knowledge, skills, and resources to revitalise local planter boxes. Participate in activities like soil conditioning, mulching, crafting worm towers, and planting out new seedlings for the current and approaching [...]
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 6 @ 11:00 – 17:00
This festival is on for two days (the 5th and 6th May). Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and [...]
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Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
May 7 @ 19:00 – 22:00
At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. There will be plants for sale, raffles, door prizes and supper. 2018 topics 5 Feb 2018: summer vegetables by Alan Richmond. 2017 topics 6 Feb [...]
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Home composting and worm farming 10:30
Home composting and worm farming @ Thomastown Library
May 10 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will show you how to set up a worm farm and the its environmental benefits.
Native edibles for companion planting 18:30
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: A range of edible natives that are easy to grow in Melbourne. Basics of companion planting. Which plants to choose in your garden planning, and how to grow and care for [...]
Reduce your food waste – a budget-friendly recipe demonstration 19:00
Reduce your food waste – a budget-friendly recipe demonstration @ Preston Library
May 10 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Do you struggle to use all your leftovers before they perish? Do you often end up throwing away wilted veggies at the end of the week? Struggle no more! Gaby and Jen from Plan Buy [...]
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Autumn fermentation workshop 14:00
Autumn fermentation workshop @ PepperTree Place
May 11 @ 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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Dry climate edible gardening 09:30
Dry climate edible gardening @ Links Community Garden
May 12 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Links Community Group are building a new community garden in Lalor and want to develop their site further using dry climate gardening techniques. Attend this workshop, led by Paul Gale-Baker from Urban Shepherd, to learn [...]
Natural pest control with companion planting 09:30
Natural pest control with companion planting @ Bulleeen Art and Garden
May 12 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which plants to grow together, and which ones not to. How to solve many common garden problems naturally. How to construct ‘plant guilds’ (groups of plants that grow much better together). [...]
Big Vegan Market 10:00
Big Vegan Market @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 12 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products, with more than 200 stalls. The stallholders will include AVS Organic Foods (Watsonia North), Billy van Creamy (Fitzroy North), Curry Favour (Hawthorn), and PoppySmack (Warrandyte).
David Holmgren: RetroSuburbia 13:00
David Holmgren: RetroSuburbia @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 12 @ 13:00 – 14:00
David Holmgren will present his multi-media talk ‘Aussie Street’, a speculative eco-narrative seen through the microcosm of four adjacent houses. The event coincides with his recently launched book, RetroSurburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient [...]
Home composting workshop 14:00
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
May 12 @ 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 [...]
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Big Vegan Market 10:00
Big Vegan Market @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 13 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products, with more than 200 stalls. The stallholders will include AVS Organic Foods (Watsonia North), Billy van Creamy (Fitzroy North), Curry Favour (Hawthorn), and PoppySmack (Warrandyte).
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Mark Street, Fitzroy North 10:30
Yarra planter box revitalisation – Mark Street, Fitzroy North @ On the west side of the Mark Street Hall
May 13 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This workshop will offer gardening locals, knowledge, skills, and resources to revitalise local planter boxes. Participate in activities like soil conditioning, mulching, crafting worm towers, and planting out new seedlings for the current and approaching [...]
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Make sense of food labels 09:30
Make sense of food labels @ Customer Service Desk, Woolworths Supermarket
May 14 @ 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 [...]
Food know how sustainability sessions – food gardens in small spaces 12:00
Food know how sustainability sessions – food gardens in small spaces @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The average household in Australia throws away $2,000 worth of food every year. That means that one out of five bags of shopping that is purchased is never eaten. Join Karen Sutherland, from Edible Eden [...]
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
May 15 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2018 events August 21 Microgreens Learn all about microgreens from KABUU, who are local aspiring ecological urban farmers committed to growing sustainably. Find out about their micro-nursery where they grow vegetables, herbs, baby salads and [...]
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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 18 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Ramadan Iftar dinner 16:45
Ramadan Iftar dinner @ Bell St Mall Shopping Centre
May 18 @ 16:45 – 19:00
Break the fast together and learn more about Victoria’s diverse cultural and faith traditions. Buffet halal meal at sundown (vegetarian options also provided).
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 18 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
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Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) @ Edendale
May 19 @ 10:00 – May 20 @ 16:00
A two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on the 19th and 20th May, each 10am-4pm. Developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a whole system approach to ecological planning and [...]
Fruit tree grafting workshop 10:00
Fruit tree grafting workshop @ Bedford Park Sustainability Hub, Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Book by phone (9870 2602). Join Troy Dawes of Jeltro Cottage Permaculture to learn all about heritage fruit tree grafting. The subjects to be covered will include: starting a home orchard on a budget, grafting [...]
How to grow bananas in Brunswick 10:00
How to grow bananas in Brunswick @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Banana grower, Siffa, will lead you into the art of growing bananas in a cold climate as you help plant out a banana orchard. Siffa has grown bananas his whole life in Tonga and, when [...]
Minimising food waste workshop 10:00
Minimising food waste workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn about how to reduce your household food waste. Learn skills and ideas around menu and pantry planning, how to get the most of the food you purchase, and what to do with leftovers and [...]
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 19 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 19 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 20 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
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Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “preparing your garden for Winter” 14:00
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: “preparing your garden for Winter” @ Mooroolbark Library
May 22 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Autumn is a time of harvest, but also a time to prepare the garden for Winter. Although many Winter crops will have been planted earlier in the year when soils were warm, there are others [...]
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Native herbs for the kitchen and garden 18:30
Native herbs for the kitchen and garden @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 24 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in the Melbourne area. What to harvest and when. How to use them to flavour your dishes and enliven your garden. What you will [...]
Gardening for the bees 19:00
Gardening for the bees @ Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve Visitor Centre
May 24 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Native bees play an important role in your garden. They are superb pollinators and even better many of them don’t sting! Find out how to construct a bee hotel and which plants to grow. Their [...]
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Beekeeping workshop 09:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 26 @ 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 101 with Audrey 10:00
Composting 101 with Audrey @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 26 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Audrey will be delving deep into the world of compost, looking at how we can use our kitchen and garden waste and other easily found organic materials to make hot compost that kills weed seeds [...]
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 26 @ 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 [...]
Darebin Bake Off 13:00
Darebin Bake Off @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Are you Darebin’s best baker? Enter your home-baked sponge cakes, slices, biscuits and scones to find out. Entries will be judged by Noela McLeod and Laurell Cockerell from the Country Women’s Association. This event is [...]
Meet the makers 13:00
Meet the makers @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go along and celebrate Darebin’s local home wine makers. Sample wine from entrants in the wine competition and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award. This event is part of the Darebin Homemade [...]
Beeswax food wraps 14:00
Beeswax food wraps @ Brunswick Library
May 26 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Ever wanted a reusable, sustainable alternative to clingwrap and plastic zip-lock bags? Beeswax wraps, made from fabric and beeswax, are an alternative to one-use plastics. Wrap sandwiches, snacks and other items, cover bowls and plates. [...]
Native bee hotel 14:00
Native bee hotel @ Watsonia Library
May 26 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Buzz and Dig will talk about our native bee pollinators and their importance to the environment and will show you how to create a bee-friendly garden. The talk will also cover how to make your [...]
Raspberry winemaking demonstration 15:00
Raspberry winemaking demonstration @ Northcote Town Hall
May 26 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani and Mario Fantin from Eltham and District Winemakers Guild will introduce the basics of fermentation and demonstrate the steps to make raspberry wine with a tried-and-true recipe. This event is part [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
May 26 @ 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 [...]
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Kitchen medicine with Lisa Hodge 10:00
Kitchen medicine with Lisa Hodge @ CERES
May 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: An introduction to herbal medicine making. Plant identification. Guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting. Medicinal uses for plants. How to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will get: [...]
Melbourne Italian Wine & Food Festival 10:00
Melbourne Italian Wine & Food Festival @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 27 @ 10:00 – 18:30
Journey through Italy with 200 wines to taste, meet winemakers and importers, or attend an Italian wine masterclass. Feast on pizza, pasta and Italian snacks, while Melbourne’s top Italian chefs share their joy for cooking [...]
Gardening throughout the year and chilli pickling 12:00
Gardening throughout the year and chilli pickling @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 27 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The multicultural and intercultural group at Sylvester Hive are all about socialising, gardening, sharing food, food growing and preserving traditions. Enjoy a tour of the community garden, a talk exploring what they plant throughout the [...]
Mushrooms are our future! 14:00
Mushrooms are our future! @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Pearl Room)
May 27 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Ryan Creed and Julian Mitchell co-founded Life Cykel in 2015 after discovering how to grow gourmet mushrooms from waste coffee grounds. They now have 5 mushroom farms across the country promoting a circular economy in [...]
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Introduction to homemade winemaking 18:00
Introduction to homemade winemaking @ Home Make It
May 29 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Stephan Logoida will guide you through the whole process of home winemaking, covering all the most important moments of the winemaking process including selecting good quality grapes, fermenting and maturity. This event is part of [...]
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Eat your greens! (a Moreland Local Food Network event) 18:00
Eat your greens! (a Moreland Local Food Network event) @ Fawkner Bowling Club
May 30 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Featuring locals blues musician Ian Collard, guest MC Paul West (host of River Cottage Australia) and a vegetarian dinner by Sabores De Timor. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar. There will be [...]
Introduction to homebrewing 18:00
Introduction to homebrewing @ Home Make It
May 30 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Dean Smith will guide you through a simple home brew. He will demystify the process and talk about the many ways that you can produce your own beer at home. The workshop will cover the [...]
Kaye Roberts-Palmer – save our citrus 18:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer – save our citrus @ Darebin Intercultural Centre (Pearl Room)
May 30 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer, the founder of Save Our Citrus Melbourne, will show you how to take care of your citrus trees including basic botany, tackling the citrus gall wasp and other pests, pruning, watering and fertilising. [...]
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Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies 18:30
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 31 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]