Calendar of local events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is unlikely that many, if any, of these events will actually be happening.

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Hurstbridge Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Market @ Hurstbridge Market
Mar 1 @ 08:30 – 13:00
Entry is $2 and all proceeds go to the CFA, the market’s community partner.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 09:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Blackburn Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn Food Swap
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Not held in January.
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Really Really Free Market Preston 10:00
Really Really Free Market Preston @ Hp Zwar Reserve
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 14:00
It’s a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. The market is a 100% free and non-commercial event [...]
Triple cream brie cheese 10:00
Triple cream brie cheese @ CERES
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make your own triple cream brie and gourmet feta cheeses. How to make ricotta cheese. About different cheeses. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Montmorency Food Swap 10:30
Montmorency Food Swap @ Were Street Food Store
Mar 1 @ 10:30 – 11:30
From April to September, the Monty Food Swap is held at Montmorency Primary School. From October to March, it is held near the Were Street Food Store. In all the months except January, the swap [...]
Advanced composting 13:00
Advanced composting @ Alphington Food Hub
Mar 1 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Have you got a compost system that is established at home? Is it working as efficiently as possible? This workshop is for people who have tried and failed, or are having problems with, an existing [...]
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Mar 1 @ 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.
Home Harvest Picnic 2020 15:30
Home Harvest Picnic 2020 @ Edendale
Mar 1 @ 15:30 – 19:00
This will be the ninth annual home harvest picnic, where trained cooks produce a shared meal from homegrown produce. As well as the meal itself, there will be community stalls, music and family activities. You [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Mar 1 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Double Delicious 17:30
Double Delicious @ Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
Mar 1 @ 17:30 – 19:15
Six occurrences – Thursday 27th February (7-8.45pm), Friday 28th Feburary (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), Saturday 29th February (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), and Sunday 1st March (5.30-7.15pm); This sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience sees storyteller cooks share the [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 18:00
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Mar 1 @ 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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SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 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 [...]
Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Mar 2 @ 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.
Compost for beginners 18:30
Compost for beginners @ The Compost Depot
Mar 2 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Want to compost but not sure how? Confused about what can and can’t be composted? Put off by concerns about the smell of food waste? Not sure there is a solution for you because you [...]
Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Mar 2 @ 19:00 – 22:00
First Monday of every month except for January and December. At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. There will be plants for sale, raffles, door prizes and supper. 2018 topics 1 Oct: [...]
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Mar 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.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 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.
Green at Kathleen: preparing your Winter veggie patch 17:30
Green at Kathleen: preparing your Winter veggie patch @ Kathleen Syme Library
Mar 3 @ 17:30 – 19:00
They will talk through the tips and tricks to plant your patch and keep it thriving through the cooler months, including advice about individual crops. The veggies to be discussed will include broccoli, broad beans, [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 3 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Community growing spaces workshop (City of Yarra) 18:30
Community growing spaces workshop (City of Yarra) @ Richmond Town Hall (Meeting Room 1)
Mar 3 @ 18:30 – 20:00
This workshop is for anyone wishing to establish a planter box, laneway garden, nature strip garden or productive tree in the streets of Yarra. You will learn how the process works and receive advice to [...]
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 3 @ 19:15 – 21:15
First Tuesday of every month except for January. 2020 Speakers and topics 4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia. 3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design. 7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Mar 3 @ 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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The Community Grocer, Fawkner 08:00
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
Mar 4 @ 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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 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 [...]
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 4 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 4 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 4 @ 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 [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 5 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Mar 5 @ 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 coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Mar 5 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 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.
The herbal apprentice (7 sessions) 10:00
The herbal apprentice (7 sessions) @ CERES
Mar 5 @ 10:00 – 15:30
On 7 consecutive Thursdays from 5th March to 16th April, each 10am-3.30pm. Presenters: The Perma Pixie and Willow Herb-nerd. You will learn essential gardening practices, techniques of germination and cultivation, harvesting, drying and storing plant [...]
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
Mar 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 5 @ 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).
Mar 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 [...]
Healthy Asian cooking workshop (Japanese food) 19:00
Healthy Asian cooking workshop (Japanese food) @ Mill Park Library
Mar 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Have a go at creating healthy Japanese style dishes. Presented by OTAO Kitchen.
Sourdough workshop – yeasted breads 19:00
Sourdough workshop – yeasted breads @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Mar 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This session is an easy introduction to making bread at home. It will look at making basic yeasted breads, including white, wholemeal and multigrain sandwich loaves. It will include a demonstration, samples to taste, and [...]
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Mar 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.
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 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
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Mar 6 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 6 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Mar 6 @ 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 [...]
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Mar 6 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Menu: malai kofta. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional [...]
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Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market 08:00
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
Mar 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Mar 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 08:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Mar 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Mar 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Each course is 14 sessions over a period of a few months. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture, chook care, bee keeping, propagating, seed saving and community [...]
Preserving 09:00
Preserving @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Mar 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Explore the magic of preservation. You will create three different preserves on the day for you to take. The greatest advantage of preserving is the fact that you know where the raw ingredients came from [...]
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Mar 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Mar 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
Mar 7 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Mar 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
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 10:00
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 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
Mar 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 growing workshop 10:00
Mushroom growing workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Led by Sena. The workshop will include topics such as: what mushrooms eat; cultivating; substrates; pasteurising; and propagation. You will also receive a home mushroom growing kit. Book by phone (9870 2602).
No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 13:00 – 17:00
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
Mar 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 [...]
Open Table, Fawkner 13:00
Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Every other Saturday. 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 [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Mar 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
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Mar 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Mar 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Mar 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Wild food and medicine walk 10:00
Wild food and medicine walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Mar 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Join The Perma Pixie on an outdoor adventure that will focus on identifying edible and medicinal weeds and wild food. Discover the properties and actions these plants have to nourish and heal, and discuss recipes [...]
Fawkner Food Swap 10:30
Fawkner Food Swap @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking 14:00
Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking @ Watsonia Library
Mar 8 @ 14:00 – 15:00
The EZ Veggie cooking group will show you how to make tasty, healthy, vegetarian dishes and will offer tastings during the session. Registration essential.
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Mar 8 @ 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)
Mar 8 @ 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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SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 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 [...]
Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Mar 9 @ 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.
Heritage apple tasting 17:00
Heritage apple tasting @ Petty's Orchard
Mar 9 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Sample the seasonal flavours of the heritage apple collection. Around 15 varieties will be available for tasting. An orchard tour is included. All funds received go toward the maintenance and expansion of the collection.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Mar 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
Mar 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.
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
Mar 10 @ 15:45 – 17:00
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.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 10 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
The basics of pickle and preserving 19:00
The basics of pickle and preserving @ Hawthorn Community House
Mar 10 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Learn to preserve seasonal produce by making pickles, relishes and sauces. These techniques are suitable for most fruit and veggies. They will make some on the night for you to taste.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Mar 10 @ 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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The Community Grocer, Fawkner 08:00
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
Mar 11 @ 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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 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 (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 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 [...]
Span Community House – Autumn harvest feast 12:30
Span Community House – Autumn harvest feast @ Span Community House
Mar 11 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Join them for a meal with produce picked fresh from their community garden. Enjoy a tour of the garden and a food swap table where growers can swap produce. All funds raised will go towards [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 11 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 11 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 11 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 11 @ 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 [...]
Doncaster Garden Club 19:30
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Mar 11 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Second Wednesday of every month except for January, The meetings start at 8pm, with a food swap 7.30-7.55pm. Everyone welcome. 2019 speakers and topics 13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias. 13 Mar: Mike Dodson from [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 12 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Mar 12 @ 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 coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Camberwell Morning Garden Club 10:00
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Mar 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 [...]
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup 10:00
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup @ Doncaster Hill Community Garden
Mar 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Mar 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 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.
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
Mar 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 12 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Cookie making classes for kids 16:00
Cookie making classes for kids @ Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 12 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Roll your own dough, create your cookies and decorate your own way. Free apron for every child.
Produce in pots 18:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 12 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success. How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches. The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, [...]
Sourdough bread 18:30
Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 12 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. This class is best suited to those who have some experience with [...]
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).
Mar 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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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Mar 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.
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 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
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Mar 13 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 13 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Sausage making workshop 17:30
Sausage making workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Mar 13 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Italian, German, Polish, Hungarian – so many European cuisines have their own take on the humble sausage. Discover the secrets behind making the best-tasting gourmet sausages with the right ingredient ratio, casing and flavour combos.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Mar 13 @ 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 [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market 08:00
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Mar 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Croydon Farmers’ Market 08:00
Croydon Farmers’ Market @ Croydon Park
Mar 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Mar 14 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Mar 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
Mar 14 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Vegan market of Melbourne 09:00
Vegan market of Melbourne @ Abbotsford Convent
Mar 14 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Their aim is to present a quality assortment of local vegan owned and operated businesses on a regular basis to help vegans better support each other and to establish a stronger presence in the community. [...]
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together 09:30
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together @ Heathmont Baptist Church
Mar 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.
Bee a pollinator! Native bee hotel workshop for families. 10:00
Bee a pollinator! Native bee hotel workshop for families. @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
This session will aim to bring joy and wonder to children in as they discover insect biodiversity and urban sustainability on a micro level in the garden. Families will be introduced to native bees, pollination [...]
Bread making basics 10:00
Bread making basics @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Bake your own bread with Nadine Kemp. Take a 4 litre container and an apron. You will be supplied with bread starter, recipes and dough to bake at home.
Diamond Village food swap 10:00
Diamond Village food swap @ Diamond Village Shopping Centre (beside the Cruze Lounge cafe)
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Food for mind and gut 10:00
Food for mind and gut @ CERES
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Foods which make your brain brighter. How to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet. Foods that can build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog. Presenter: [...]
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Growing and cooking with bushfoods 10:00
Growing and cooking with bushfoods @ CERES
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to identify and harvest bush foods. How to grow and maintain bush foods in the home garden. How to incorporate bush foods into everyday recipes. What you will get: Handouts [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Mar 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
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Protecting your crops 10:00
Protecting your crops @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 10:30
Angelo Eliades will explain how you can protect your fruit trees, edible vines and berries from birds, bats, possums and other creatures.
Sourdough for beginners 10:00
Sourdough for beginners @ Kitchen Warehouse
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn the in’s and out’s of using a starter through to artisan shaping methods, and leave understanding the skills and techniques needed to replicate the baking process at home.
The Herb and Chilli Festival 10:00
The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 17:00
The festival is on for two days (14th and 15th March). A two-day festival celebrating all things related to herbs and chillis. There will be stalls, demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance. There will be [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee 10:30
Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee @ Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Across the road from Fitzroy Town Hall.
Planting cool season vegetables 10:30
Planting cool season vegetables @ Whittlesea Community Garden, Whittlesea Community Activity Centre
Mar 14 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Presenter: Maria from My Green Garden. Get organised for the cool season in your veggie patch. In this workshop, you will: see how to prepare the soil after the summer bounty; look at crop rotation [...]
A Tuscan table – gnocchi making class 11:00
A Tuscan table – gnocchi making class @ Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Join Paul Lewis, from the Sparechair Cafe to learn about the art and origins of gnocchi making. Make your own gnocchi and then stay on for lunch. Take home a free bottle of homemade sauce.
Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Northcote Library
Mar 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
SEEDs Garden Food Swap 11:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 14 @ 11:00 – 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.
Grafting and grafting aerial layering propagation 11:15
Grafting and grafting aerial layering propagation @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 14 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Clever grafting methods yield citruses, apples, pomegranates and stone fruits. Harry will show you the tools, equipment and seasonal timing requirements for each grafting/propagation technique as well as how to take care of grafts and [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 13:00 – 17:00
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
Mar 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 [...]
Passata making workshop 13:00
Passata making workshop @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Mar 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Learn to make passata, a staple in Mediterranian cuisine. Book by phone (9386 7128) or email (admin@rsnh.org.au).
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 14 @ 13:00 – 14:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Boroondara beekeepers 15:00
Boroondara beekeepers @ Willsmere Station Community Garden
Mar 14 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Jane and Peter Dyer, from Backyard Honey, will be hosting this event featuring live bees and Kew multi-flora honey. meet the beekeepers, discover more about life in the beehive and the critical local and global [...]
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Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
Mar 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
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Yering Station
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 14:00
 
Composting/soil improvement workshop and garden tour 10:00
Composting/soil improvement workshop and garden tour @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Stuart and Christine Rodda’s one acre garden is the result of 40 years of planting and soil improvement. The land was previously an orchard so the soil had already been worked to some extent, but [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 10:00
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 10:30
Join Nicole Griffiths as she discusses growing your own fresh produce in a small garden, or even no garden at all.
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) @ Edendale
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on the 15th and 22nd March, both 10am-4pm. Facilitator: Donna Livermore. Some of the topics covered will include: the ethics and design principles; energy and nutrient cycling; [...]
Open Garden at Reservoir Views Primary School 10:00
Open Garden at Reservoir Views Primary School @ Reservoir Views Primary School
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Join local gardener Chard to explore the food garden at Reservoir Views Primary School. Go along and see what the kids have been growing. This event is part of the Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival.
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap @ A Local Baker
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
The Herb and Chilli Festival 10:00
The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 17:00
The festival is on for two days (14th and 15th March). A two-day festival celebrating all things related to herbs and chillis. There will be stalls, demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance. There will be [...]
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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.
Guided tour of Robbie’s aquaponics garden 12:45
Guided tour of Robbie’s aquaponics garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 15 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Robbie’s front and back yards are both devoted to food production, and feature two aquaponics systems in which trout and vegetables are grown in a mutually dependent relationship, enabling both to thrive. One system is [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Mar 15 @ 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 [...]
Guided tour of Lena’s courtyard garden 14:00
Guided tour of Lena’s courtyard garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Lena has a permaculture-inspired garden in her 40 square metre courtyard, the aim being fill this space with as many productive plants as possible whilst attracting bees and other beneficial insects. A fascination for making [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 14:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee.
The emergency veggie patch! 14:00
The emergency veggie patch! @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Keep your family in fresh veggies during a crisis. Plant 2-3 square metres with a range of quick-growing vegetables and begin harvesting in 4-8 weeks. Find out how to prepare and fertilise your soil, how [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Mar 15 @ 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)
Mar 15 @ 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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SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 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 [...]
Vietnamese cooking, music and zumba 10:30
Vietnamese cooking, music and zumba @ Thomastown Library
Mar 16 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Celebrate Cultural Diversity Week with a demonstration of Vietnamese cooking, music and zumba with the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association, followed by a Vietnamese traditional costume show.
Easter biscuits workshop 11:00
Easter biscuits workshop @ Watsonia Library
Mar 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Get hands-on with Irene Williams to create and decorate Easter bunny, chick and Easter egg biscuits. Registration essential.
Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Mar 16 @ 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
Mar 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.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 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 dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 17 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Family friendly meals in your thermomix 19:30
Family friendly meals in your thermomix @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Mar 17 @ 19:30 – 21:30
This workshop will focus on fresh, fast food that is nutritious and ready in minutes with minimal fuss. Tastings on the night and you don’t need to have a thermomix to attend.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Mar 17 @ 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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The Community Grocer, Fawkner 08:00
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
Mar 18 @ 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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 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
Mar 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 [...]
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 18 @ 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 [...]
Preserve my harvest 18:00
Preserve my harvest @ Darebin Arts Centre
Mar 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Qualified chefs will teach you how to preserve, pickle and or ferment your fresh produce. You will learn how to create a range of pickles, jams, sauces, relishes or ferments. They will provide the jars, [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 18 @ 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 [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 19 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Mar 19 @ 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 coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Chinese cooking with Lillie Giang 10:00
Chinese cooking with Lillie Giang @ Bayswater Library
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn how to make dumplings and the Yee Sang Prosperity dish to bring good fortune to all participants. All ingredients provided. This will be a hands-on session making and eating your dumplings.
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 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.
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee 10:00
Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Cooking for one 10:30
Cooking for one @ Coburg Library
Mar 19 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Paris Jay will show you basic skills on reading food labels and deciphering confusing marketing messages to make the best choice for you. You will learn simple ideas and tips for cooking for one person [...]
Italian Napoli sauce and fettucine demo 10:30
Italian Napoli sauce and fettucine demo @ Thomastown Library
Mar 19 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Hilda and Laurie, authors of Wow, It’s Italian, will show you how to make Napoli sauce and fettucine. Bookings essential.
Open Table, Brunswick 12:30
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Beeswax wraps 19:00
Beeswax wraps @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This workshop will show you how easy beeswax wraps are to make for yourself or as gifts. You will need to bring along with you a piece of material 28cm by 28cm. It must be [...]
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).
Mar 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 [...]
Sourdough workshop – sourdough bread 19:00
Sourdough workshop – sourdough bread @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Mar 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This session will talk about making and maintaining a starter. It will include a demonstration, samples to taste, and notes to take home. It is intended for the home cook using a domestic oven.
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Mar 20 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 20 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Beeswax wraps 18:00
Beeswax wraps @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Mar 20 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Join Emma Grace for a Christmas-themed beeswax wraps session. Learn how to make and take home two wraps. Includes complimentary bubbles, cheese and all materials.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Mar 20 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Menu: butter chicken. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional [...]
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Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Mar 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Mar 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 21 @ 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 [...]
Kevin Heinze GROW Autumn Fair and Open Day (Coburg) 09:00
Kevin Heinze GROW Autumn Fair and Open Day (Coburg) @ Peppertree Place
Mar 21 @ 09:00 – 15:00
This event will showcase their nursery, where a wide variety of perennials, succulents, herbs, fruit trees and vegetable seedlings will be available for purchase. The open day is also an opportunity for prospective participants, their [...]
Kevin Heinze GROW Autumn Fair and Open Day (Doncaster) 09:00
Kevin Heinze GROW Autumn Fair and Open Day (Doncaster) @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Mar 21 @ 09:00 – 15:00
This event will showcase their nursery, where a wide variety of perennials, succulents, herbs, fruit trees and vegetable seedlings will be available for purchase. Your can also walk round their large food garden. The open [...]
Park Orchards Market 09:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Mar 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market 09:00
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market @ Civic Centre Car Park
Mar 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
Mar 21 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Mar 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
Mar 21 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Beginning beekeeping course 09:30
Beginning beekeeping course @ Edendale
Mar 21 @ 09:30 – 16:00
What you will learn: Getting started with backyard beekeeping. How to maintain a healthy hive, the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check. The wonders of pure raw honey and an understanding [...]
Croydon Herbal Health Crop Swap 09:30
Croydon Herbal Health Crop Swap @ Croydon Herbal Health
Mar 21 @ 09:30 – 12:00
The entrance is on Plymouth Road opposite The Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School.
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 10:00
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 21 @ 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.
Guided tour of Damian’s permaculture garden 10:00
Guided tour of Damian’s permaculture garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Damian has been practicing permaculture since he attended a talk by permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison in 1977. He is also involved in replanting native vegetation on Herring Island in inner suburban Melbourne. What permaculture and [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Mar 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.
North Coburg Food Swap 10:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Sourdough bread making 10:00
Sourdough bread making @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Learn a simple, reliable technique to bake your own sourdough bread. Take a 4 litre container and an apron. You will be supplied with bread starter, recipes and dough to bake at home.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Vegan cheese making 10:00
Vegan cheese making @ CERES
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make your own vegan cheese. How to make vegan milks, creamy spreads and dairy-free desserts. Presenter: Nase Supplitt.
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 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 [...]
Collingwood Food Swap 10:30
Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Mar 21 @ 10:30 – 11:30
On the 3rd Saturday of every month except December.
Vegetarian Vietnamese 10:30
Vegetarian Vietnamese @ Under the Pickle Tree
Mar 21 @ 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; how to braise tofu in a master stock to [...]
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Mar 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Mar 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
Guided tour of Monique’s rental abundance garden 11:15
Guided tour of Monique’s rental abundance garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Monique’s rental garden features fruit trees, veggie growing and chickens, all with a permaculture focus. The household puts an emphasis on eating and trading what they grow, as well as saving seeds for use the [...]
Chocolate discovery class 11:30
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 21 @ 11:30 – 12:30
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 [...]
Garlic Bread Festival 12:00
Garlic Bread Festival @ Welcome To Thornbury
Mar 21 @ 12:00 – 22:00
A whole day dedicated to eating and celebrating garlic bread. Expect garlic bread burgers, garlic bread gozleme, fancy garlic bread and good ol’ classic garlic bread.
Open Garden at Sylvester Hive Community Garden 12:30
Open Garden at Sylvester Hive Community Garden @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 21 @ 12:30 – 14:00
This garden has 14 wicking beds and surrounding fruit trees that members of the local community manage and share produce at regular communal meals and events. The garden welcomes new members and is an inclusive [...]
Taco & beer masterclass 12:30
Taco & beer masterclass @ 3 Ravens Brewery
Mar 21 @ 12:30 – 14:30
What you will learn: Taste your way through spring beers from The 3 Ravens under the expert guidance of one of their brewery team. See behind the scenes of a fully functioning craft brewery. Learn [...]
Chocolate discovery class 13:00
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 21 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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 [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 13:00 – 17:00
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
Mar 21 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Every other Saturday. 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 [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Mar 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 [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 21 @ 13:00 – 14:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Mar 21 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Guided tour of Maya’s fruitful garden 13:30
Guided tour of Maya’s fruitful garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Maya has created an edible garden that is as beautiful as it is fruitful. Decorative, productive hedges are formed from an extensive range of pruned and grafted fruit trees using a combination of espalier, cordon, [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Maya’s pruning workshop 14:45
Maya’s pruning workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 14:45 – 15:45
Maya’s garden includes 32 apples, persimmons, cherry guavas, feijoas and citrus. Using grafting and pruning techniques, she has created an edible hedge of her fruit trees with a combination of espalier, cordon and other interesting [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Mar 21 @ 15:00 – 16:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
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World Water Day
World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge straw and manure fundraiser 09:00
Pentridge straw and manure fundraiser @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Pentridge Community Garden is hosting a straw and manure sale, with all profits going back into the garden. Click here to read about the garden.
Healthy productive compost and worms 09:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 22 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: The importance of compost for soil health. How to fix common composting problems. Setting up and looking after a worm farm. Presented by Diana Cotter. Learn how to make great compost, [...]
Citrus care workshop 10:00
Citrus care workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Presented by Kaye Roberts-Palmer. The workshop will cover citrus botany (i.e. different types of citrus, organic pest control strategies and nutrient deficiencies. It will also include a shape pruning demonstration. Click here to read about [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Mushroom cultivation workshop 10:00
Mushroom cultivation workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to grow mushrooms at home. Gain an overview of the fungi life cycle, the cultivation process, building a mushroom growing chamber, harvesting and storage. Includes: course materials, an oyster mushroom growing kit per [...]
Open Farm Day 10:00
Open Farm Day @ Various farms around Nillumbik and beyond
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Open Farm Day is your chance to visit working farms and meet local farmers. The activities will include farm tours, live demonstrations, farm animals and product tastings. The participating farms include: Apted’s Orchards: 864 Cottles [...]
Preserving fruit workshop 10:00
Preserving fruit workshop @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Presenter: Kat Lavers. This workshop will covers the basic techniques for bottling, drying, juicing, jams (both traditional and a healthy sugar-free alternative) and freezing. You will leave with an understanding of how to preserve safely [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather
Mar 22 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch 11:15
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 22 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Poppy’s Patch started as a father/daughter project when Poppy was aged three. The family decided to use the space on the front lawn to start an edible garden – to not only grow food but [...]
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop 12:00
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 22 @ 12:00 – 14:30
What you will learn: How to coagulate milk using acid and rennet. How to stretch and shape mozzarella. How to make whole milk ricotta. What you will get: Recipes and the essential techniques of cheesemaking. [...]
DIY composting and worm farms 14:00
DIY composting and worm farms @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This session will aim to bring joy and wonder to children in as they discover insect biodiversity and urban sustainability on a micro level in the garden. Families will be introduced to native bees, pollination [...]
Incredible Edible Eltham – Winter vegetable planting workshop 14:00
Incredible Edible Eltham – Winter vegetable planting workshop @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Mar 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
It’s time to think about your Winter veggie planting. As a prelude to the early April Winter planting at the Incredible Edible Eltham planter boxes at the railway station and outside healthAbility, presenters Guy Palmer [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Mar 22 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
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SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 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 [...]
Easter egg decorating demonstration for adults 10:30
Easter egg decorating demonstration for adults @ Thomastown Library
Mar 23 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Irene Williams, from the Victorian Cake Decorating Society, will show you how to decorate your own chocolate eggs for Easter. Registration essential.
Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Mar 23 @ 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.
Wine appreciation 19:00
Wine appreciation @ Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
Mar 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This event will take place on Monday, 24th February and again on Monday, 23rd March, both 7-9pm. Taste and learn some interesting facts about wine in this convivial group. Pay at the event.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Mar 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
Mar 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.
Mushrooms with Ellen from Simply Sustainability 14:00
Mushrooms with Ellen from Simply Sustainability @ Lilydale Library, Box Hill Institute
Mar 24 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Join Ellen, from Simply Sustainability, to learn how to cultivate and care for your own mushrooms at home.
Kids cooking club – mini pizza 16:00
Kids cooking club – mini pizza @ Thomastown Library
Mar 24 @ 16:00 – 17:00
To celebrate their new kitchen garden, they will be teaching kids how to make healthy mini pizzas. Kids must be aged 7+ and parents must be present.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 24 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
The Hellenic food odyssey 19:00
The Hellenic food odyssey @ Northcote Library
Mar 24 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey for stories about Greek food and culture. Be inspired by Greek flavours and cuisine and learn about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. You will finish off with [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Mar 24 @ 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 [...]
Ice cream in your thermomix 19:30
Ice cream in your thermomix @ Sharynvan workshop
Mar 24 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Learn the tips and tricks to making ice cream in your thermomix. Made in less than 2 minutes. As well as normal ice cream, there will be kale ice cream. They will also discuss diary [...]
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The Community Grocer, Fawkner 08:00
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
Mar 25 @ 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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 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 [...]
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Mar 25 @ 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)
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 25 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 25 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take some