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International Permaculture Day
International Permaculture Day
May 1 all-day
See their website.
Artisan bread making 08:00
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 1 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: experimenting with bread; the bread baking process with each step explained; and how to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home; [...]
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
May 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 1 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 08:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
May 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Hurstbridge Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Market
May 1 @ 08:30 – 13:00
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
May 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Planning your Winter vegetable patch 09:30
Planning your Winter vegetable patch @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
May 1 @ 09:30 – 12:00
Learn how to: prepare your soil; find out what to plant and when; plan your planting strategy; reduce the likelihood of pest and disease issues such as white cabbage moth; understand how to avoid the [...]
Blackburn Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn Food Swap
May 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Not held in January.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
May 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Introduction to fermenting at home 10:00
Introduction to fermenting at home @ CERES
May 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: The basics to successfully start fermenting vegetables at home. Ideas about creating your own fermented condiments. How to use fermented products in day to day life. What you will get: Vegetables [...]
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 10:00
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 1 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Savour the abundant chestnuts, gourmet food, Devonshire tea, coffee, artisan beer and mulled wine. Explore the diverse range of stalls, including: roasted chestnuts; poffertjes; homemade cakes; sausage sizzle; local restaurants; mulled wine; coffee, tea and [...]
Ricotta festival 10:00
Ricotta festival @ That's Amore Cheese
May 1 @ 10:00 – 15:00
The $12 ticket includes 1 ricotta calda. The $40 ticket includes 1 ricotta calda, 1 ricotta gnocchi, 1 salsiccia and 1 cannolo. There will also be live music and a petting farm for the children.
Montmorency Food Swap 10:30
Montmorency Food Swap @ The Monty Hub
May 1 @ 10:30 – 11:30
In all the months except January, the swap is held on the first Sunday of the month. In January, it is held on the second Sunday.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 1 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 1 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 26th June: Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli with Ricotta; and Angel Biscuits. 12th June: Osso Bucco with Polenta; ?Arancini; and Ciambelle. 29th May: Papadelle with Fresh Broccoli & Garlic; [...]
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
May 1 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Next to the Northcote train station. Please bring a plate of food to share for afternoon tea if you are able to. Click here to read about the garden.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
May 1 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) 14:00
Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
May 1 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
May 1 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 2 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
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Lavazza cup of learning (2 day) 09:00
Lavazza cup of learning (2 day) @ Boroondara Youth Hub
May 3 @ 09:00 – 16:00
On Tuesday, 3rd May and Wednesday, 4th May, both 9am-4pm. This course will leave participants with practical skills in all aspects of making a coffee, from grinding beans through milk texturing to machine maintenance.
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
May 3 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 3 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
May 3 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 3 @ 19:15 – 21:15
First Tuesday of every month except for January. 2022 Speakers and topics Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier. Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta. Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs. [...]
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
May 4 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 4 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Waste, organic recycling and life cycle analysis 10:00
Waste, organic recycling and life cycle analysis @ CERES
May 4 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: how to reduce your waste; e-waste and Life Cycle Analysis; and organic recycling and food waste. Presenter: Lauren Kaszubski. Topics to be covered will include: how to reduce your waste, 4Rs; [...]
Community lunch (Rosanna) 12:30
Community lunch (Rosanna) @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
May 4 @ 12:30 – 13:15
First Wednesday of every month, during school terms only. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Beer and cheese tasting 18:00
Beer and cheese tasting @ Inner North Brewing Company
May 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Featuring artisan cheeses from Cornelius Cheesemongers matched with the beers of Inner North Brewing.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 4 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 5 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 5 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
May 5 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates. Click here to read about the garden.
Edible weeds walk 14:00
Edible weeds walk @ Warrandyte Library
May 5 @ 14:00 – 15:30
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 free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Italian cooking (4 sessions) 18:00
Italian cooking (4 sessions) @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
May 5 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Each week for four weeks, Lucia Silverii will lead a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking, before you all sit down and enjoy the food together. Week 1: gnocchetti sardi (traditional Sardinian gnocchi). Week [...]
A night in Rome 18:30
A night in Rome @ La Cucina di Sandra
May 5 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic authentic Roman dishes. How to adapt Australian ingredients to Italian dishes. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food [...]
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies 18:30
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 5 @ 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; and how to use bush foods and herbs to flavour your dishes. Presented by [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 5 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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International No Diet Day
International No Diet Day
May 6 all-day
See Wikipedia.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
May 6 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
May 6 @ 09:00 – 15:00
14 sessions over a period of a 14 weeks. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture; fruit production; soil preparation; beekeeping; composting, worm farming and fertilisers; vegetable growing; [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
May 6 @ 10:00 – 12:30
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
May 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 6 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class 14:00
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 6 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The [...]
Bellfield Community Garden social/pizza night 18:00
Bellfield Community Garden social/pizza night @ Bellfield Community Garden
May 6 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. Click here to read about the garden.
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 6 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
Middle Eastern cooking 18:30
Middle Eastern cooking @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
May 6 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Learn about the flavours of Middle Eastern cooking. Try out recipes and cooking methods while preparing a three course menu. Stay and share your freshly prepared dinner with the group.
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World Naked Gardening Day
World Naked Gardening Day
May 7 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
May 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
May 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 08:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
May 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
May 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
May 7 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
May 7 @ 09:00 – 10:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.
Bayswater North Food Swap 10:00
Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
May 7 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Composting workshop 10:00
Composting workshop @ Realm Library
May 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Learn how to set up, maintain and use a compost bin at home. All types of compost bins will be discussed, including the popular eco tumbler. There will also be examples of composting bins and [...]
Don’t buy, ask why 10:00
Don’t buy, ask why @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 7 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Why do you buy what you do? Do you know what your shopping habits are when it comes to groceries and food? Have you ever considered the cost of food that gets thrown out in [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
May 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Lauren. Learn [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
May 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone [...]
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
May 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Transition 3081 hold an Olympic Village food swap in Heidelberg West rain, hail or shine every 1st Saturday of the month 10-11am. Come along to this very popular community event. Also, if you are interested [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch. Click here to read about the garden.
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Charles Rooks Reserve
May 7 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap 10:30
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
May 7 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Composting workshop 11:00
Composting workshop @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 7 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Terry will demonstrate how to build and maintain a hot compost heap in the open bays of the community garden.
Worm farm workshop 11:15
Worm farm workshop @ Realm Library
May 7 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Learn how to set up, maintain and use a worm farm at home. There will also be examples of worm farms and other composting systems to help you decide what best suits your household. Attendees [...]
Pascoe Vale Food Swap 11:30
Pascoe Vale Food Swap @ BBQ area
May 7 @ 11:30 – 13:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 12:30
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 7 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Digestion composting workshop 12:30
Digestion composting workshop @ Realm Library
May 7 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Digesters like bokashi buckets, pet poo composters and green cones are another way of composting. Learn how these systems can help reduce your food waste at home. There will also be examples of digestors and [...]
Pizza making workshop with Karen Martini 12:30
Pizza making workshop with Karen Martini
May 7 @ 12:30 – 14:00
Learn the secrets of celebrity chef Karen Martini’s 24 hour pizza dough. After the event concludes, you will receive a take home pizza kit including gourmet pizza dough, tray and work mat.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fawkner 13:00
Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
May 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Every other Saturday. It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going. Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
May 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Chinese cooking master class 14:00
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: dan dan mian (chilli oil [...]
Indonesian cooking master class 18:30
Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on Indonesian Bali cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: bumbu merah (fragrant [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 18:30
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du [...]
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Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
May 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 8 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
May 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
May 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
May 8 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Strathdon Reserve
May 8 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
The fungus amongst us 10:00
The fungus amongst us @ Sporadical City Mushrooms
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Explore the Darebin park lands through a fungal lens. Participants will be guided to see and get close to the local world of fungi. The park adventure will be led by local ecologist Dr Sapphire [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Their monthly communal gardening group working bee where they focus on their communal garden beds. All welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Indie spirits tasting 13:00
Indie spirits tasting @ The Craft & Co.
May 8 @ 13:00 – 16:00
This event showcase of craft spirit and will feature around 30 exhibitors, with distillers on hand and free seminars discussing the world of independent spirits.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
May 8 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Asian cooking with parents and kids 14:00
Asian cooking with parents and kids @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Depending on the month, the menu will include dishes from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam or China.
Mothers Day cocktail school 14:00
Mothers Day cocktail school @ The Distiller
May 8 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Work your way through 3 Distiller cocktails, each highlighting one of their vodkas. Pause between each cocktail lesson to enjoy your creation by their grazing table.
Sicilian brunch 14:00
Sicilian brunch @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
May 8 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Family Food Fight Contestants Concetta Pluchinotta-Varone and her mother Pina Pluchinotta will show you how make crispy, golden cannoli pastry shells from scratch plus how to make a traditional ricotta filling. Once you have created [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
May 8 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken; [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 9 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
Passata making workshop and lunch 10:00
Passata making workshop and lunch @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
May 9 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to process tomatoes, sterilise jars/bottles and seal them to create the finished product. Then celebrate together over a pasta lunch. Please bring along some glass jars with lids (if you have some) and [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
May 10 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
May 10 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 10 @ 12:00 – 13:00
‘Jen the chef’ makes meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something, and have a chat with some new friends.
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) 15:45
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
May 10 @ 15:45 – 16:45
Dig in the garden, pick fresh veggies and prepare dishes to share and enjoy. Part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Click here to read about the garden.
Sri Lankan cooking class 18:00
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Experience the tastes, smells and sounds of Sri Lankan cooking. You will make two different curries, coconut sambal and a side dish. Afterwards, you’ll sit down and enjoy a Sri Lankan feast.
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
May 11 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 11 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 11 @ 12:30 – 14:30
A two course home-cooked meal is shared in their dining room with other friendly community members. Go along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in the neighbourhood. RSVP [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 11 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 11 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Attracting pollinators to your garden 19:00
Attracting pollinators to your garden @ Parkview Room, Boroondara Council Offices
May 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Katrina Forstner, from Buzz and Dig, will discuss the importance of native bees and how to create your own bee friendly garden. She will talk through how to identify native bees, landscaping for bees, pesticide [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 11 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Doncaster Garden Club 20:00
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
May 11 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Second Wednesday of every month except for January. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street. 2022 speakers and topics 08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 12 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 12 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Camberwell Morning Garden Club 10:00
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
May 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Second Thursday of every month except for January and December. 2020 Speakers and topics 13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs. 12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic. 9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
May 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:30
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
May 12 @ 12:30 – 13:00
The Open Table crew collects surplus food and it is used to create a hearty, vegetarian meal. This event is for everyone, from those who don’t have much to those who have plenty. It’s a [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 12 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 12 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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International Hummus Day
International Hummus Day
May 13 all-day
See their website.
World Cocktail Day
World Cocktail Day
May 13 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
May 13 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging
May 13 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
May 13 @ 10:00 – 12:30
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
May 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Karen Sutherland 10:30
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Karen Sutherland @ Doncaster Library
May 13 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Karen Sutherland, co-author of Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast will share her tips and tricks to taste this food. She will do so in conversation with Claire Halliday.
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 13 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 13 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 13 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 24th June:Ravioli Di Ricotta with Ragu; Arancini; and Cantucci. 10th June: Fettuccine with Involtini; Potato Croquettes; and Angel Biscuits. 27th May: Cavatelli with Meatballs; Arancini; and Peach with Italian Cream. [...]
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa (fish sauce dressing); kaeng [...]
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Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
May 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
May 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Sourdough bread making 09:00
Sourdough bread making @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
May 14 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Learn how to make sourdough bread. You will take home both a crusty loaf and you own sourdough starter. Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear.
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 14 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
May 14 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
May 14 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Native edibles for companion planting 09:30
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 14 @ 09:30 – 12:00
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 [...]
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together 09:30
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together @ Heathmont Baptist Church
May 14 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Tend to the garden together, learn new skills and share stories around the morning tea table. Anyone from the local community is welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
May 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch. Click here to read about the garden.
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest 10:00
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
May 14 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Rosanna Fruit and Veg Swap 10:00
Rosanna Fruit and Veg Swap @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
May 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Alternating Saturdays during school terms only. On the same day, there is a community shared cart of herbs where people can either take or donate herbs.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Cultural cooking – Indian breads 11:00
Cultural cooking – Indian breads @ Alphington Community Centre
May 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Manu will show you how to make roti, stuffed roti, paratha and poori.
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 11:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
May 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Next to the Northcote train station. Please bring a plate of food to share for afternoon tea if you are able to. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 12:30
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 14 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 14 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
May 14 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Wine tasting and history tour 13:00
Wine tasting and history tour @ Pentridge Cellars
May 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Pentridge Cellars, in partnership with Handpicked Wines, invites you to a wine tasting in the historic Pentridge Prison. Step back in time as you descend the stairs of D Division of Pentridge, ensconced by holding [...]
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 14 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 14 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 15 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
May 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 15 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
May 15 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Specialising in stallholders that produce quality homemade, homegrown and handcrafted products, or selling fresh and tantalising produce. The Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market is, and has been, a place where the local people can [...]
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
May 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Preserving 09:00
Preserving @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
May 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
It is always the right time to make preserves! A homemade jam, jelly, chutney or relish enhances any table. Everyone takes home a sweet and a savoury preserve along with a folder of beginner’s recipes [...]
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
May 15 @ 09:00 – 13:30
 
Wicking beds 09:30
Wicking beds @ Nillumbik Nursery
May 15 @ 09:30 – 10:15
Kate Hall will tell you about the benefits of wicking beds and how to set them up.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
May 15 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Gardening in small spaces 10:00
Gardening in small spaces @ CERES
May 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00
You will learn how to maximise your small space to create an oasis of food, herbs and ornamentals. In particular, you will learn: gardening skills; how to maximise small spaces and grow your own food; [...]
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) @ CERES
May 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00
This course is designed for both those new to permaculture and those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Certificate. The two sessions are on Sunday, 15th May and Sunday, 22nd May, both 10am-3pm. What you [...]
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap @ A Local Baker St Andrews
May 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
May 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 15 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 15 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 26th June: Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli with Ricotta; and Angel Biscuits. 12th June: Osso Bucco with Polenta; ?Arancini; and Ciambelle. 29th May: Papadelle with Fresh Broccoli & Garlic; [...]
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 11:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 15 @ 11:00 – 12:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.
Olive to oil harvest festival 12:00
Olive to oil harvest festival @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 15 @ 12:00 – 15:00
You bring the olives and they press them into olive oil for you to enjoy. Book a time to bring your olives. The first 50kg will be processed for you for free and each kilo [...]
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
May 15 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Composting and worm farms 13:30
Composting and worm farms @ The Regent Centre
May 15 @ 13:30 – 15:00
Learn how to start and look after your own compost system and worm farm at home. Or, if you don’t have the space at home, sign up to drop your organic scraps to the Regent [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 15 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 14:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
May 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee. Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
May 15 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
Vegan cooking master class 18:30
Vegan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 15 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. Depending on the month, the menu will [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 16 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
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World Baking Day
World Baking Day
May 17 all-day
 
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
May 17 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Compost, worm farm and Bokashi workshop 09:30
Compost, worm farm and Bokashi workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 17 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Discover how to reduce your food waste using a compost bin, worm farm or Bokashi bin. Participants will learn how to set up and maintain a variety of home composting systems and will be provided [...]
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
May 17 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Herb trees 19:00
Herb trees @ MB10, Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne
May 17 @ 19:00 – 20:30
When we think of herbs, we think of small ground-covers and herbaceous plants, but many of our most prized herbs actually derive from quite large trees. Jill Bryant will illustrate her talk using living potted [...]
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
May 18 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 18 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Biodiversity and sustainable food systems 10:00
Biodiversity and sustainable food systems @ CERES
May 18 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: what is biodiversity and why preserve it; how to measure habitat quality; and nature connection activities. Presenter: Lorna Pettifer. The topics to be covered include: understanding of global and Australian biodiversity; [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Greensborough) 12:00
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
May 18 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Whether you are a local worker, live locally, are a church member or just looking for a place to have a meal – they welcome you to their monthly community meal. Their desire is to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Truffle and praline workshop 18:00
Truffle and praline workshop @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 18 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Learn how to create handmade chocolates from start to finish using your creative influences to make unique flavours and shapes. They will cover flavour combinations, ganache based flavours, nut pralines, enrobing methods and finishes. You [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 18 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Talking plant-based meals with Alice Zaslavsky 18:30
Talking plant-based meals with Alice Zaslavsky @ Box Hill Town Hall
May 18 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Alice Zaslavsky will discuss her new book In Praise of Veg, which pays tribute to the world of vegetables and plant-based cooking, and will provide her plant-based cooking tips and tricks.
Backyard beekeeping 19:00
Backyard beekeeping @ Parkview Room, Boroondara Council Offices
May 18 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Join Mary and Henry Trumble from Backyard Honey to learn about what’s involved in establishing, maintaining and harvesting an urban honeybee hive. You will see a live honey bee display and participate in some raw [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 18 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 19 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 19 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates. Click here to read about the garden.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 19 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fruit tree pruning and care 18:30
Fruit tree pruning and care @ Mill Park Library
May 19 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Kathleen Tants will discuss fruit tree pruning and care, including how to prepare your fruit trees for the Winter ahead.
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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World Bee Day
World Bee Day
May 20 all-day
See Wikipedia.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
May 20 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
May 20 @ 10:00 – 12:30
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
May 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Olive festival 11:00
Olive festival @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
May 20 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Celebrate the olive season and the cultural significance of the olive to so many people living in our community. There will be presenters, cooking demonstrations, food samples and live music. A free lunch will be [...]
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
Greek cooking master class 18:30
Greek cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 20 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the Mediterranean diet, which comprises Greek food that you won’t commonly find in a Greek restaurant. Tastings, making your food and then sitting [...]
Puss and Mew gin tasting, grazing platter and networking evening 19:00
Puss and Mew gin tasting, grazing platter and networking evening @ Puss and Mew Distillery
May 20 @ 19:00 – 22:00
For women only. Enjoy a social evening that includes the tasting of 4 core range gins, grazing platter and networking.
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World Whisky Day
World Whisky Day
May 21 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
May 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
May 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Edible forest gardening 09:00
Edible forest gardening @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
May 21 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Anyone with a small patch of land can grow a forest garden. This workshop will give you an introduction to: the theory behind edible forest gardens; plant guilds (polycultures) and the different functions that plants [...]
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market 09:00
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market @ Civic Centre Car Park
May 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Fresh local produce cultivated by local farmers. Quality handmade products. Celebrate your community with live music, food and kids’ activities.
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 21 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
May 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
May 21 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
The art of espalier 09:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 21 @ 09:30 – 12:00
What you will learn: growing espaliered fruit trees; different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier; and improve your general gardening skills. Presented by Diana Cotter. “Go vertical” is the cry [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
May 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone [...]
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
May 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
In-depth mushroom cultivation workshop 10:00
In-depth mushroom cultivation workshop @ The Mushroomery
May 21 @ 10:00 – 16:00
You will learn the growing methods for oyster mushrooms, including inoculation, sterilisation and be introduced to basic mycology. You will undertake practical sessions and learn how to start master cultures. You will also be given [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch. Click here to read about the garden.
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Strathdon Reserve
May 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Park Orchards Market 10:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
May 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00
 
Preserving the season’s harvest 10:00
Preserving the season’s harvest @ CERES
May 21 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: how to preserve surplus foods; how to make jams; and improve your culinary skillset. Presenter: Lauren Mueller. Learn how to make jams, pastes, pickles and the art of basic canning so [...]
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
May 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
May 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Come along to share your produce & compare notes with other food gardeners. Bring along any veggies, fruit or herbs you have harvested, also eggs, preserves, recipes are welcome. Be inventive! You can also bring [...]
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:30
Forest Hill Urban Harvest
May 21 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
North Coburg Food Swap 10:30
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
May 21 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Box Hill South Urban Harvest 11:00
Box Hill South Urban Harvest @ Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
May 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
May 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
May 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 12:30
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
May 21 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 21 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fawkner 13:00
Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
May 21 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Every other Saturday. It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going. Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
May 21 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
May 21 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Beeswax wraps workshop 14:00
Beeswax wraps workshop @ Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
May 21 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Make your own beeswax wraps. You will need to bring your own 100% cotton material.
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tacos de guisado (stewed beef); [...]
Thrive Food Swap 14:00
Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
May 21 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Spanish cooking master class 18:30
Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tortilla de patatas (potato omelette); [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 22 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
May 22 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 22 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
May 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Food Swap 09:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Eltham Farmers Market,
May 22 @ 09:30 – 10:30
Look for the large white ‘Local Food Connect’ marquee at the Farmers’ Market. Go along with your homegrown fruit and veggies, favourite seasonal recipes, spare jam jars, homemade labelled preserves, etc, and share and network [...]
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 22 @ 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; and how to make the most of any available space for growing produce. [...]
Basic inoculation workshop 10:00
Basic inoculation workshop @ The Mushroomery
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
You will get a hands-on go at inoculating your own mushrooms. You will also be given a tour of the mushroom farm. Take a clean 2-10L bucket with a lid and some gloves.
Blue cheese making 10:00
Blue cheese making @ CERES
May 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: how to make blue cheese; how to make sour cream; and how to make your own ricotta cheese. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Community gardening in Moreland forum 10:00
Community gardening in Moreland forum @ NECCHi Newlands Neighbourhood House
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Moreland Community Gardening and Moreland Council will be exploring the importance of communication and engagement within community gardens. The speakers will include: Libby Harper (Moreland Community Gardening). Rachael Cilauro (Newlands and East Coburg Neighbourhood Houses [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
May 22 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Charles Rooks Reserve
May 22 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
The food of central Vietnam 10:00
The food of central Vietnam @ Under the Pickle Tree
May 22 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Presenter: Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. In the class, you will make your choice of chicken, pork or tofu satay marinated in a lemongrass paste that is char-grilled on hot coals. This is [...]
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
May 22 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
May 22 @ 11:00 – 15:00
They do a lot of gathering and eating, and a bit of gardening! All welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:00
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Thornbury Church of Christ
May 22 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A choice between roast meat or vegetarian. They like people to pre-order as it helps with numbers.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
May 22 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 22 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Bellfield Community Garden working bee 14:00
Bellfield Community Garden working bee @ Bellfield Community Garden
May 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. Click here to read about the garden.
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class 14:00
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
May 22 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
Italian cooking master class 18:30
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: insalata (seasonal salad); pappardelle (fresh [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 23 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
May 24 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
May 24 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
May 25 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 25 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Dip day on the deck 13:00
Dip day on the deck @ Greenhills Neighbourhood House
May 25 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Make, taste and take home some homemade dips.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 25 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
May 25 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 25 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Preston Garden Club 20:00
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
May 25 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December. 2022 speakers and topics 26 Jan: No Meeting. 23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora. 23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club. 27 Apr: Weng Lim [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 26 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 26 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
May 26 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
May 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates. Click here to read about the garden.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 26 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
May 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class @ The Thorn 3071
May 26 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
May 27 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Strathdon Reserve
May 27 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
May 27 @ 10:00 – 12:30
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
May 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
May 27 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 27 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 27 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 24th June:Ravioli Di Ricotta with Ragu; Arancini; and Cantucci. 10th June: Fettuccine with Involtini; Potato Croquettes; and Angel Biscuits. 27th May: Cavatelli with Meatballs; Arancini; and Peach with Italian Cream. [...]
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 27 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: dan dan mian (chilli oil [...]
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National Burger Day
World Hunger Day
World Hunger Day
May 28 all-day
 
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
May 28 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
May 28 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 28 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: ways to create and look after your own sourdough starter culture; the flour to use for the best nutrition and results; ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more [...]
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 28 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
May 28 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
May 28 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Growing Winter veggies 09:30
Growing Winter veggies @ Eltham Neighbourhood House
May 28 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Through a combination of theory, discussion and hands-on activity, you will: gain knowledge about the importance of preparing soil before planting; learn about basic PH testing, adding soil conditioners, amendments and fertilisers; learn how to [...]
Blackburn North Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn North Food Swap @ Community Kitchen, NewHope Baptist Church
May 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Cheese making 10:00
Cheese making @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
May 28 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Tina van Kooten will discuss quick and easy feta plus microwave mozzarella. A light lunch will be provided with some homemade cheeses, and you will take your cheeses home to enjoy. BYO apron, rubber gloves [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00