Calendar of local events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, some of these events might not actually be happening.

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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Jan 1 @ 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.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jan 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Jan 1 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is [...]
2
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jan 2 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Jan 2 @ 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.
Bayswater North Food Swap 10:00
Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
Jan 2 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 10:00
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jan 2 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required. Click here to read about the garden.
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jan 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Jan 2 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Bring your excess garden produce along and swap for other wonderful produce. A great way to meet others with similar garden interests. Great meals, coffee and cakes next door at Two Beans and a Farm. [...]
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap 10:30
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Jan 2 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Pascoe Vale Food Swap 11:30
Pascoe Vale Food Swap @ BBQ area
Jan 2 @ 11:30 – 13:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jan 2 @ 13:00 – 15:00
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
Jan 2 @ 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, Carlton North 13:00
Open Table, Carlton North @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jan 2 @ 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 [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jan 2 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
3
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jan 3 @ 08:00 – 12:00
 
Hurstbridge Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Market
Jan 3 @ 08:30 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Jan 3 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Jan 3 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Jan 3 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup
Jan 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Jan 3 @ 13:00 – 16:00
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 dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Jan 3 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 18:00
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jan 3 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 3 @ 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 winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
4
Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Jan 4 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
5
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Jan 5 @ 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.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 5 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Jan 5 @ 19:30 – 21:30
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 [...]
6
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Jan 6 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jan 6 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 6 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jan 6 @ 19:00 – 21:00
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
Jan 6 @ 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.
7
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jan 7 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 7 @ 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).
Jan 7 @ 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 [...]
8
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Jan 8 @ 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.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jan 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Jan 8 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is [...]
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 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: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
9
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jan 9 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jan 9 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Jan 9 @ 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.
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together 09:30
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together @ Heathmont Baptist Church
Jan 9 @ 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.
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Jan 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jan 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Jan 9 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Northcote Library
Jan 9 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jan 9 @ 13:00 – 15:00
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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jan 9 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Street food of Asia 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]
10
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jan 10 @ 08:00 – 12:00
 
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Jan 10 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Jan 10 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Jan 10 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Jan 10 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Jan 10 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee 10:00
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee @ Merri Corner Community Garden
Jan 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee
Jan 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Fawkner Food Swap 10:30
Fawkner Food Swap @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Jan 10 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Jan 10 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 18:00
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jan 10 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
11
Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Jan 11 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
12
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Jan 12 @ 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.
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup 10:00
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup @ Doncaster Hill Community Garden
Jan 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 12 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Jan 12 @ 19:30 – 21:30
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 [...]
13
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Jan 13 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 13 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 13 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jan 13 @ 19:00 – 21:00
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
Jan 13 @ 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.
14
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jan 14 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
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).
Jan 14 @ 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 [...]
15
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Jan 15 @ 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.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jan 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Chocolate discovery class 13:30
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jan 15 @ 13:30 – 14:30
This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate and truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 15 @ 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, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 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. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
Kitchen chaos to kitchen calm (thermomix) 19:30
Kitchen chaos to kitchen calm (thermomix) @ Senior Citizens Centre
Jan 15 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Using a thermomix, they will prepare (and you will taste) 5 staple family favourites: Mexican stack (vegetarian), quiche lorraine, beef stroganoff, tuna mornay and murgh makhani (butter chicken). Everyone is welcome to attend, not just [...]
16
Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jan 16 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jan 16 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jan 16 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Jan 16 @ 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.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 16 @ 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 Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 10:00
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jan 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required. Click here to read about the garden.
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Jan 16 @ 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.
North Coburg Food Swap 10:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Jan 16 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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 [...]
Collingwood Food Swap 10:30
Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Jan 16 @ 10:30 – 11:30
No swap in December.
Farm tour of Joe’s Market Garden 10:30
Farm tour of Joe’s Market Garden @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jan 16 @ 10:30 – 11:30
The farmers are keen to share what’s coming up and how they manage this 2 acre farm. You can read about Joe’s Market Garden on the CERES website. They hold a farmgate stall each Saturday [...]
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Jan 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jan 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jan 16 @ 13:00 – 15:00
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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jan 16 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Thrive Food Swap 14:00
Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Jan 16 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 16 @ 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, [...]
17
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jan 17 @ 08:00 – 12:00
 
St Johns Riverside Community Garden (Heidelberg) get together 08:30
St Johns Riverside Community Garden (Heidelberg) get together @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Jan 17 @ 08:30 – 10:15
Click here to read about the garden.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Jan 17 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Jan 17 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Jan 17 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jan 17 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
Jan 17 @ 09:00 – 13:30
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Jan 17 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Eucalypt Community Garden (Wollert) 10:05
Eucalypt Community Garden (Wollert) @ Eucalypt Community Garden
Jan 17 @ 10:05 – 11:05
Turn onto Pine Park Drive then first left turn off Pine Park Drive into Steadman Way. Click here to read about the garden.
Vegetarian Buddhist food of Hue Vietnam 10:30
Vegetarian Buddhist food of Hue Vietnam @ Under the Pickle Tree
Jan 17 @ 10:30 – 15:00
Facilitated by Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how to make your own mushroom stock powder to add depth of flavour to vegetarian dishes, learn how to braise tofu in a master stock [...]
Lets make dumplings 11:00
Lets make dumplings @ The Humble Dumpling
Jan 17 @ 11:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to make a range of dumplings including the dough. About Asian ingredients and how to use them. Some of the secrets of an Asian Kitchen. You will learn how to [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Jan 17 @ 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 [...]
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 17 @ 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, tortillas, guacamole, [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Jan 17 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 18:00
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jan 17 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
Spanish cooking master class 18:30
Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 17 @ 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, calmares y [...]
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Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Jan 18 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
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Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jan 19 @ 09:00 – 09:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Jan 19 @ 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.
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jan 19 @ 10:00 – 10:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 11:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jan 19 @ 11:00 – 11:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 19 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Jan 19 @ 19:30 – 21:30
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 [...]
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Dinosaur cupcake decorating with Norma Rose 10:00
Dinosaur cupcake decorating with Norma Rose @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Jan 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Jess, from Norma Rose Cakes, will teach you how to make buttercream icing, roll and cut out fondant shapes to create six ‘dinosaur’ themed cupcakes.
Community lunch (Greensborough) 12:00
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Jan 20 @ 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 [...]
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Jan 20 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
Dinosaur cupcake decorating with Norma Rose 13:00
Dinosaur cupcake decorating with Norma Rose @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Jan 20 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Jess, from Norma Rose Cakes, will teach you how to make buttercream icing, roll and cut out fondant shapes to create six ‘dinosaur’ themed cupcakes.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jan 20 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 20 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jan 20 @ 19:00 – 21:00
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
Jan 20 @ 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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Open Table, Brunswick 12:30
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Jan 21 @ 12:30 – 13:30
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 [...]
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jan 21 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Kids in the kitchen 15:00
Kids in the kitchen @ Under the Pickle Tree
Jan 21 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Facilitated by Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how to dry out the pork belly before roasting to ensure the crispiest skin, learn to pickle your own Vietnamese vegetables to have on hand [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 21 @ 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).
Jan 21 @ 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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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Jan 22 @ 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.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jan 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 22 @ 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 [...]
Cook Indian by the creek 17:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Online
Jan 22 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Menu: malai kofta (paneer stuffed dumplings cooked in a rich cashew based gravy). Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult [...]
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Jan 22 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 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 winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Jan 23 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jan 23 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jan 23 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Jan 23 @ 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.
Blackburn North Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn North Food Swap @ Community Kitchen, NewHope Baptist Church
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 23 @ 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 [...]
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap 10:00
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Heidelberg Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg Food Swap @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Jan 23 @ 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.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) 10:00
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of [...]
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) 10:30
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jan 23 @ 10:30 – 13:30
Volunteer with others to keep the Balam-Balam community garden healthy and take home some produce with you! Stay to enjoy a free hot lunch provided by Open Table.
Coburg Food Swap 11:00
Coburg Food Swap @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Jan 23 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap 11:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Jan 23 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jan 23 @ 13:00 – 15:00
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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 23 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jan 23 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Indonesian cooking master class 18:30
Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 23 @ 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, kecap [...]
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Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jan 24 @ 08:00 – 12:00
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Jan 24 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Jan 24 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Jan 24 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Jan 24 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Eltham Food Swap 09:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Car park, top of the Eltham Town Mall
Jan 24 @ 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 [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Jan 24 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Epping North Food Swap 10:30
Epping North Food Swap @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Jan 24 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Plant-based desserts workshop 11:00
Plant-based desserts workshop
Jan 24 @ 11:00 – 14:00
You will learn how to make quick and easy bliss balls, muffins and raw cheesecake. Working side by side in the kitchen is the perfect time to ask questions, mingle and be inspired by tasty [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather
Jan 24 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Italian cooking master class 14:00
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 24 @ 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: insalata, pappardelle, ragu al Genovese [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Jan 24 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 18:00
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jan 24 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Jan 25 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Jan 26 @ 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.
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup 10:00
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup @ Doncaster Hill Community Garden
Jan 26 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 26 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Jan 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30
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 [...]
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Tea time! 11:00
Tea time! @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
Jan 27 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Join Heide gardener Luke Murchie as he explores the history of tea at Heide. Sample different tea infusions from various botanicals around the Heide gardens whilst discussing the health benefits of each brew.
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jan 27 @ 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.
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Jan 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jan 27 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jan 27 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jan 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00
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
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December. 2019 speakers and topics 23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz. 27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging. 27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums. [...]
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Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jan 28 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jan 28 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 28 @ 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).
Jan 28 @ 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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Blokes in the kitchen 08:00
Blokes in the kitchen @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Jan 29 @ 08:00 – 12:00
Learn to prepare simple meals with other blokes under Pieter’s guidance. Enjoy a shared meal and conversation to finish the session.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Jan 29 @ 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.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jan 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 29 @ 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.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Jan 29 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is [...]
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 29 @ 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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Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jan 30 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jan 30 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jan 30 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Jan 30 @ 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.
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Jan 30 @ 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.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jan 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jan 30 @ 13:00 – 15:00
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
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 14:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Jan 30 @ 14:00 – 15:00
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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jan 30 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Going native Australia 18:30
Going native Australia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 30 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jan 31 @ 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 [...]
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jan 31 @ 08:00 – 12:00
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Jan 31 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Jan 31 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Jan 31 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Click here to read about the garden.
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Jan 31 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Asian cooking with parents and kids 14:00
Asian cooking with parents and kids @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jan 31 @ 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.
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Jan 31 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 18:00
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jan 31 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.

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