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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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 22 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 22 @ 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.
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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).
Oct 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day
Oct 1 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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 [...]
Intro to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Intro to permaculture (two sessions) @ CERES
Oct 1 @ 10:00 – 15:00
This course is designed for both those new to permaculture and those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Certificate. The two sessions are on Thursday 1st October and Thursday, 8th October, both 10am-3pm. What you [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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).
Oct 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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World Day for Farmed Animals
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 2 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Oct 2 @ 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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Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Oct 3 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 3 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 3 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 3 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 10:00
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 3 @ 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.
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Monique Miller. [...]
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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.
No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Oct 3 @ 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 [...]
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 10:30
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Oct 3 @ 10:30 – 12:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.
Pascoe Vale Food Swap 11:00
Pascoe Vale Food Swap @ BBQ area
Oct 3 @ 11:00 – 13:30
 
Chocolate workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 13:00
Chocolate workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Oct 3 @ 13:00 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings. Then learn [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 4 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 4 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 4 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Blackburn Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn Food Swap
Oct 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Not held in January.
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Soft goat cheese curd and goat camembert cheese 10:00
Soft goat cheese curd and goat camembert cheese @ CERES
Oct 4 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make your own goats cheese. 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
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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)
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 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.
Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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)
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Second Thursday of every month except for January and December. 2020 Speakers and topics 13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs. 12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic. 9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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).
Oct 8 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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World Egg Day
World Egg Day
Oct 9 all-day
See their website.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 9 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Oct 9 @ 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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World Porridge Day
World Porridge Day
Oct 10 all-day
See Wikipedia.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 10 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market (re-located to Carlton) 08:00
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market (re-located to Carlton) @ Carlton North Primary School
Oct 10 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 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.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 10 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together 09:30
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together @ Heathmont Baptist Church
Oct 10 @ 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.
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Oct 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Growing and cooking with bushfoods 10:00
Growing and cooking with bushfoods @ CERES
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Across the road from Fitzroy Town Hall.
Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Northcote Library
Oct 10 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
SEEDs Garden Food Swap 11:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 10 @ 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.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 11 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 11 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 11 @ 09:00 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Food for mind and gut 10:00
Food for mind and gut @ CERES
Oct 11 @ 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: [...]
Growing nutrient dense food in any space 10:00
Growing nutrient dense food in any space @ CERES
Oct 11 @ 10:00 – 15:00
This workshop will introduce you to growing better quality, nutrient rich produce at home even if you only have a tiny growing space. It will include: selecting your crops; transforming your soil by focusing on [...]
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
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Fawkner Food Swap 10:30
Fawkner Food Swap @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 11 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Oct 11 @ 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)
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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)
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Open Table, Brunswick 12:30
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 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).
Oct 15 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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World Food Day
World Food Day
Oct 16 all-day
See Wikipedia.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 16 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Oct 17 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 17 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Sourdough bread baking 09:00
Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Oct 17 @ 09:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: How to make your own bread. How to make your own handmade pizzas. More about sourdough. What you will learn: Handmade pizzas for lunch. Your own bread to take home and [...]
Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 17 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results. Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic [...]
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 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.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 17 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Croydon Herbal Health Crop Swap 09:30
Croydon Herbal Health Crop Swap @ Croydon Herbal Health
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 10:00
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 17 @ 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.
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:00
Forest Hill Urban Harvest @ Horticulture Centre
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Growing great tomatoes 10:00
Growing great tomatoes @ CERES
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Choosing varieties. Garden set-up. Common problems. Presenter: Carol Henderson. Topics to be covered include: how to choose which tomato varieties to grow; whether to grow from seed or seedling, in pots, [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 17 @ 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 [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Oct 17 @ 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 [...]
Collingwood Food Swap 10:30
Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Oct 17 @ 10:30 – 11:30
On the 3rd Saturday of every month except December.
Box Hill South Urban Harvest 11:00
Box Hill South Urban Harvest @ Neighbourhood House
Oct 17 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Oct 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Oct 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 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 [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 18 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 18 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Indian cooking 10:00
Indian cooking @ CERES
Oct 18 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Indian cooking. Improved culinary skills. What you will get: An Indian feast Recipes to take home. Presenter: Aditi Daware.
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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.
Open Table, Fitzroy 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Oct 18 @ 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 [...]
Backyard beekeeping basics 13:30
Backyard beekeeping basics @ CERES
Oct 18 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Presenter: Benedict Hughes. This workshop will provides you with an insight into the skills and experience required to safely and effectively manipulate a bee hive. Topics to be discussed will include: protective clothing and occupational [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 14:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Oct 18 @ 14:00 – 16:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee.
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Oct 18 @ 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)
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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)
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 23 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Oct 23 @ 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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Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market (re-located to Alphington) 08:00
Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market (re-located to Alphington) @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 24 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 24 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 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.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 24 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Beeswax wraps 10:00
Beeswax wraps @ CERES
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: How to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps. Learn skills that are transferable to the home environment. Bundling techniques. What you will get: Take home your beeswax wraps. Presenter: Emma [...]
Blackburn North Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn North Food Swap @ Community Kitchen, NewHope Baptist Church
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
DIY Mushrooms 10:00
DIY Mushrooms @ CERES
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Presenter: Brendan Morse. you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster and shitake mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation, and be introduced to basic [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Gluten free kitchen skills 10:00
Gluten free kitchen skills @ CERES
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Presenter: Melanie Leeson, from Mettle + Grace. After an introduction to gluten-free flours and their texture, taste and how to use them, you will have the opportunity to cook a collection of recipes, including: a [...]
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap 10:00
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Oct 24 @ 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.
Lygon Street Community Garden (Brunswick East) working bee 10:00
Lygon Street Community Garden (Brunswick East) working bee @ Lygon Street Community Garden
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) 10:30
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap 11:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Oct 24 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day
Oct 25 all-day
See their website.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 25 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 25 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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 [...]
Blue cheese making 10:00
Blue cheese making @ CERES
Oct 25 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make blue cheese. How to make sour cream. How to make your own ricotta cheese. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
Epping North Food Swap 10:30
Epping North Food Swap @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The Epping North swap is on the LAST Sunday of each month.
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather
Oct 25 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Oct 25 @ 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)
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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)
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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 [...]
Preston Garden Club 20:00
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Oct 28 @ 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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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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).
Oct 29 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Oct 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 30 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 31 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results. Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic [...]
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Fermentation 10:00
Fermentation @ CERES
Oct 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: The basics to successfully start fermenting vegetables at home. Ideas about creating your own fermented condiments. How to use fermented products in day to day life. What you will get: Two [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.

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