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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Feb 1 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 1 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 1 @ 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 (Rosanna) 12:30
Community lunch (Rosanna) @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Feb 1 @ 12:30 – 13:15
First Wednesday of every month, during school terms only. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Feb 1 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 1 @ 18:00 – 20:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Feb 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Mushroom growing 101 18:30
Mushroom growing 101 @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Feb 1 @ 18:30 – 21:30
You will learn the practical skills to grow a never-ending supply of mushrooms yourself, gaining the knowledge to create a self-sufficient, closed-loop ecosystem. You will also learn the 4 step lifecycle of mushroom cultivation, tips [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 2 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 2 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
The cook program (10 sessions) 09:30
The cook program (10 sessions) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Feb 2 @ 09:30 – 13:30
On Thursdays, 9.30am-1.30pm, starting 2nd February and ending 6th April. The objective is for you to develop skills, social connection, and an awareness of pathways available to further study in hospitality. You will gain an [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 2 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 2 @ 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.
Cooking on a budget (10 sessions) 13:30
Cooking on a budget (10 sessions) @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Feb 2 @ 13:30 – 16:30
On Thursdays for 10 weeks, starting on 2nd February, 1.30-4.30pm. Learn to cook well-balanced, nutritional food on a budget. Get essential tips on wasting less food and using more garden produce.
Design sustainable food systems (10 sessions) 17:00
Design sustainable food systems (10 sessions) @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Feb 2 @ 17:00 – 20:00
On Thursdays for 10 weeks, starting on 2nd February, 5-8pm. Get practical skills and knowledge needed for emerging resource challenges within our food systems. Learn how to navigate employment and education pathways in the sustainable [...]
Community dinner (Fawkner) 18:00
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Feb 2 @ 18:00 – 20:00
They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.
Rosé blending workshop 18:00
Rosé blending workshop @ ReWine
Feb 2 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Learn about the different methods of rosé-making as you taste your way through some wines, snack on some cheeseboards and make a bottle of your own custom blend to take home.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Feb 2 @ 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 [...]
Vegan tasting session with Betty Chetcuti 19:00
Vegan tasting session with Betty Chetcuti @ Watsonia Library
Feb 2 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Betty Chetcuti will demonstrate how to make a healthy Moroccan cauliflower and pumpkin couscous salad. Her book, My Vegan Cookbook, will be available to purchase at the event.
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton @ Rear of the street
Feb 3 @ 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.
Growing food in small spaces (9 sessions) 09:30
Growing food in small spaces (9 sessions) @ Fawkner Neighbourhood House
Feb 3 @ 09:30 – 13:30
Free subject to ACFE eligibility. On Fridays, 9.30am-1.30pm, starting 3rd February and ending 31st March. If you have a balcony, a courtyard or a patio, there are ways you can maximise space to create your [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 3 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Join this gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space, followed by a community lunch at 12.30pm. Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 11:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 3 @ 11:00 – 12:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Feb 3 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 3 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 3 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Chinese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: sichaun wontons; chilli and sesame [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 08:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Feb 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 09:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 12:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee. Click here to read about the garden.
Sourdough bread baking 09:00
Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: how to make your own bread; how to make your own handmade pizzas; and more about sourdough. What you will get: handmade pizzas for lunch; your own bread to take home [...]
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
Summer fruit tree pruning 09:00
Summer fruit tree pruning @ Edendale
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Many of us focus on winter as the best time to prune our fruit trees but some fruit trees benefit much more from summer pruning (e.g. stone fruit). Learn how to best care for your [...]
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Digital food storytelling workshop 10:00
Digital food storytelling workshop @ Creeds Farm Living & Learning Centre
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 14:00
This workshop is primarily for Whittlesea community and school gardeners but is also open to others who are interested in documenting food stories and cultural practices. It will entail using your smartphone to create a [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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.
Rosanna Food Swap 10:00
Rosanna Food Swap @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00
On the same day, there is a community shared cart of herbs where people can either take or donate herbs.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour 10:00
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques of wild fermentation and the importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, [...]
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 4 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Feb 4 @ 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. [...]
Collingwood Food Swap 10:30
Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Feb 4 @ 10:30 – 11:30
No swap in December.
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap 10:30
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Feb 4 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Beekeeping workshop 13:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: bee behaviour; the various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them; and the major tasks in hive management. What you will get: a wooden beehive [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class 14:00
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about some bush foods, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: smoked kangaroo tenderloin or [...]
Pascoe Vale and Glenroy Food Swap 14:00
Pascoe Vale and Glenroy Food Swap @ Glenroy Library
Feb 4 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Youth world food garden – food for everyone 14:00
Youth world food garden – food for everyone @ Oakhill Food Justice Farm
Feb 4 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This workshop is for those aged 14 to 25 years old who interested to learn more about gardening, cooking, food justice and sustainability. It will explore the challenges with sourcing food that is culturally relevant [...]
Flavours of Latin America cooking master class 18:30
Flavours of Latin America cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Latin American cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: Venezuelan arepas (corn bread [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 5 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Feb 5 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 08:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
Feb 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Hurstbridge Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Market
Feb 5 @ 08:30 – 13:00
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Feb 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Blackburn Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn Food Swap
Feb 5 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Not held in January.
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
Feb 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Lauren. Learn [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Montmorency Food Swap 10:00
Montmorency Food Swap @ The Monty Hub
Feb 5 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In all the months except January, the swap is held on the first Sunday of the month. In January, it is held on the second Sunday. Usually, but not always, at The Monty Hub, 1-3 [...]
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 5 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 5 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 11:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Feb 5 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Next to the Northcote train station. There is some sharing of food and drink after the working bee so feel free to take a plate of food to share. Click here to read about the [...]
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 5 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) 14:00
Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 5 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Tea and chocolate pairing experience 14:00
Tea and chocolate pairing experience @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 5 @ 14:00 – 15:15
Taste around 10 different types of teas and chocolates. Discover how you can pair tea and chocolate according to a flavour tea wheel by contrasting, complementing or enhancing. Match teas with chocolates and brownies from [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Feb 5 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 6 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
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Panton Hill community garden session 09:00
Panton Hill community garden session @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Feb 7 @ 09:00 – 11:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time. Bother experienced gardeners and absolute beginners welcome. Each week, a [...]
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Feb 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.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Feb 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Feb 7 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Urban food gardening group (9 sessions) 12:00
Urban food gardening group (9 sessions) @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Feb 7 @ 12:00 – 16:00
On Tuesdays for 10 weeks, starting on 31st January, midday-4pm. Learn the foundations of growing plants by working in a fun and relaxed environment.
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 7 @ 19:15 – 21:15
First Tuesday of every month except for January. 2022 Speakers and topics Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier. Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta. Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs. [...]
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Feb 8 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 8 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 8 @ 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 [...]
Cooking class (8 sessions) 13:00
Cooking class (8 sessions) @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 8 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Wednesdays, from 8th February to 29th March, 1-3pm. Shabina will teach you how to shop for, and use, whole, nutrient-dense ingredients to create meals that are both good for you and taste good. You will [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Feb 8 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 8 @ 18:00 – 20:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Feb 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Milk kefir magic 18:30
Milk kefir magic @ The Fermentary
Feb 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
They will show you how to easily incorporate this little SCOBY into your daily routine. You will make some milk kefir and then move onto flavouring, making butter, labneh, catching the whey and then making [...]
Doncaster Garden Club 20:00
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Feb 8 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Second Wednesday of every month except for January. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street. 2023 speakers and topics 10 May: Terry Nisbet on irises. 12 Apr: Seila Hierk on Asian [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 9 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 9 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Camberwell Morning Garden Club 10:00
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Feb 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Second Thursday of every month except for January and December. 2020 Speakers and topics 13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs. 12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic. 9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:30
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Feb 9 @ 12:30 – 13:00
The Open Table crew collects surplus food and it is used to create a hearty, vegetarian meal. This event is for everyone, from those who don’t have much to those who have plenty. It’s a [...]
Community dinner (Fawkner) 18:00
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Feb 9 @ 18:00 – 20:00
They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Laksa + Hanoi spring rolls masterclass 18:30
Laksa + Hanoi spring rolls masterclass
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Linh and June will show you have to make both laksa and Hanoi spring rolls. You will also get to take home a sample of their laksa paste.
Sourdough basics 18:30
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The Fermented Mumma will discuss ingredient selection, starter care, and the processes of sourdough fermentation and baking. At the end, you will take your fermenting dough home to bake in the morning.
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Feb 9 @ 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 @ Rear of the street
Feb 10 @ 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 (Coburg) inclusive gardening group 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 10 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Join this gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space, followed by a community lunch at 12.30pm. Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Feb 10 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 10 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Bio-craft workshop 18:00
Bio-craft workshop @ I Am Flora
Feb 10 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Awareaway, I Am Flora and Brunswick Daily have teamed up to bring you a workshop where you will learn about sustainability, regenerative products and circular processes. You will craft your own hanging planter or pair [...]
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 10 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Korean cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken; [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Feb 11 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 11 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) 09:30
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) @ CERES
Feb 11 @ 09:30 – 16:30
The course will comprise a combination of Wednesday evenings (6.30-9.30pm) and weekend days (9.30am-4.30pm). It is a classroom-based, theoretical course with site visits, not a gardening course. Participants will develop: an appreciation of the fundamentals [...]
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together 09:30
Tables Community Garden (Heathmont) get together @ Heathmont Baptist Church
Feb 11 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Tend to the garden together, learn new skills and share stories around the morning tea table. Anyone from the local community is welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Forage harvest walk 10:00
Forage harvest walk @ CERES Joe's Market Garden
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to identify edible weeds and wild medicines with Taj Scicluna (aka The Perma Pixie).
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Keeping backyard chickens 10:00
Keeping backyard chickens @ Ganbu Gulinj Community Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will tell you all you need to know to start keeping backyard chickens, including: what is needed to keep chooks; how to keep them safe from pests and foxes; [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Sourdough bread 10:00
Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Take a container to take home your dough to bake at home. This class is best suited to those who have some experience with [...]
Urban foraging 10:00
Urban foraging
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Anna, the Urban Nanna, will help you find and identify a range of edible fruits, greens and flowers found in ‘wild’ urban spaces across Victoria. You will learn about the basic principles and protocols of [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Urban permaculture garden tour 10:00
Urban permaculture garden tour @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Visit a local urban permaculture garden and see a grey water demonstration.
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 11:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Feb 11 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Next to the Northcote train station. There is some socialising after the working bee. Click here to read about the garden.
Urban wine walk 12:00
Urban wine walk @ Various around Richmond
Feb 11 @ 12:00 – 16:00
This is a self-guided wine tasting experience, where you choose the order in which you visit the various venues. The ticket includes 30 complementary tastings, a $10 food voucher, a $25 voucher for wine orders [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Feb 11 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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
Feb 11 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Thai cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: fish sauce dressing; green or [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 11 @ 14:30 – 16:00
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.
Introduction into wines 15:00
Introduction into wines @ Northside Wines
Feb 11 @ 15:00 – 17:00
They will take you through the basics of wine, from how to taste to the processes behind your favourite drop. The session will include 8 very different wines to demonstrate the difference in grapes and [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu in odd numbered months: sushi [...]
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Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Feb 12 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Feb 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 12 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Feb 12 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages 10:00
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages @ Private address
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Urban foraging 10:00
Urban foraging
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Anna, the Urban Nanna, will help you find and identify a range of edible fruits, greens and flowers found in ‘wild’ urban spaces across Victoria. You will learn about the basic principles and protocols of [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Their monthly communal gardening group working bee where they focus on their communal garden beds. All welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Bellfield Community Garden garden club 10:30
Bellfield Community Garden garden club @ Bellfield Community Garden, Bellfield Community Hub
Feb 12 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This is a social event themed around gardening. Stay for a little while or for the whole time. Talk with gardeners – experienced and not-so-experienced. Learn from each other and from the long-time gardeners who [...]
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 12 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 12 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
A Palestinian feast with Aheda 15:00
A Palestinian feast with Aheda @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Feb 12 @ 15:00 – 19:00
Join Aheda in the kitchen to learn how to make Palestinian dishes. Afterwards, sit down and share what you have prepared together over dinner.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Feb 12 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 13 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
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Panton Hill community garden session 09:00
Panton Hill community garden session @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Feb 14 @ 09:00 – 11:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time. Bother experienced gardeners and absolute beginners welcome. Each week, a [...]
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Feb 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 ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Feb 14 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Feb 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Feb 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Feb 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00
‘Jen the chef’ makes meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something, and have a chat with some new friends.
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) 15:45
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 14 @ 15:45 – 16:45
Dig in the garden, pick fresh veggies and prepare dishes to share and enjoy. Part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Click here to read about the garden.
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Feb 15 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 15 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Whether you are a local worker, live locally, are a church member or just looking for a place to have a meal – they welcome you to their monthly community meal. Their desire is to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Feb 15 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 15 @ 18:00 – 20:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Feb 15 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Gut brain connection with Dr. Carol Gubert 18:30
Gut brain connection with Dr. Carol Gubert @ The Fermentary
Feb 15 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Dr. Gubert will talk about how the bugs that inhabit our gut can communicate with the brain and the therapeutical potential that targeting this ecosystem (e.g. with diet) can have in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 16 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 16 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 16 @ 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.
Prepare for autumn planting 11:00
Prepare for autumn planting @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Find out what to plant and how to prepare your garden for your autumn vegetables.
Community dinner (Fawkner) 18:00
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Feb 16 @ 18:00 – 20:00
They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.
Growing itty bitty greens 18:00
Growing itty bitty greens @ Theordore's
Feb 16 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Learn how to grow microgreens. While you are planting your own microgreens to take home, you will learn about: varieties of microgreens; where to source organic seeds or those not treated with chemicals or genetic [...]
Italian cooking (2 sessions) 18:00
Italian cooking (2 sessions) @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Feb 16 @ 18:00 – 21:00
The two sessions will be on Thursday, 16th February and Thursday, 23rd February, both 6-9pm. Lucia Silverii will teach you the time-honoured techniques of southern Italian cooking. The first session will cover pasta with zucchini [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 16 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Feb 16 @ 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 @ Rear of the street
Feb 17 @ 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 (Coburg) inclusive gardening group 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 17 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Join this gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space, followed by a community lunch at 12.30pm. Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 11:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 17 @ 11:00 – 12:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Feb 17 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 17 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Lacto-fermented cherry tom bomb M.O.B. 18:30
Lacto-fermented cherry tom bomb M.O.B. @ The Fermentary
Feb 17 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Learn how to ferment your cherry tomatoes. M.O.B. stands for ‘mingling over bacteria’.
Vietnamese cooking master class 18:30
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 17 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Vietnamese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: fish sauce; mango/papaya salad; rice [...]
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Boroondara Farmers Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers Market @ Patterson Reserve
Feb 18 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 09:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 18 @ 09:00 – 12:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee. Click here to read about the garden.
Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 18 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: ways to create and look after your own sourdough starter culture; the flour to use for the best nutrition and results; ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more [...]
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market 09:00
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market @ Civic Centre Car Park
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 18 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Introduction to beekeeping (2 sessions) 09:30
Introduction to beekeeping (2 sessions) @ NewHope Community Centre
Feb 18 @ 09:30 – 16:30
This all day program is highly interactive and includes a live hive opening on the following Saturday (25th February, 10.30am-12.30pm) as well as other hands-on skill building exercises. The background instruction includes equipment selection and [...]
Beeswax wrap workshop 10:00
Beeswax wrap workshop @ Maroondah Federation Estate
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Ben from Ben’s Bees will show you how to make your own beeswax wrap and have a large beeswax wrap to take home. You will also receive a small block of beeswax to take home [...]
Bellfield Community Garden working bee 10:00
Bellfield Community Garden working bee @ Bellfield Community Garden, Bellfield Community Hub
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00
This is their monthly working bee which is a social activity with everyone welcome. Their working bee coordinator will conduct an introduction at the start of the day so that you know what’s on the [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy 10:00
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy @ CERES
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 14:30
What you will learn: an introduction to herbal medicine making; plant identification; guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting; medicinal uses for plants; and how to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Feb 18 @ 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.
Park Orchards Market 10:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 14:00
 
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Urban foraging 10:00
Urban foraging
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Anna, the Urban Nanna, will help you find and identify a range of edible fruits, greens and flowers found in ‘wild’ urban spaces across Victoria. You will learn about the basic principles and protocols of [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Feb 18 @ 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 [...]
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 18 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:30
Forest Hill Urban Harvest
Feb 18 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
North Coburg Food Swap 10:30
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Feb 18 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Box Hill South Urban Harvest 11:00
Box Hill South Urban Harvest @ Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
Feb 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Feb 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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
Feb 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 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 [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Feb 18 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Diamond Creek Food Swap (Thrive) 14:00
Diamond Creek Food Swap (Thrive) @ Thrive Community Garden
Feb 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Indian cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: chicken tikka masala; naan, mint [...]
Vegetable gardening 101 14:00
Vegetable gardening 101 @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Get a crash course in veggie gardening.
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu in odd numbered months: sushi [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 19 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Feb 19 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Feb 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Feb 19 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
Feb 19 @ 09:00 – 13:30
 
Autumn edible gardening 10:00
Autumn edible gardening @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The weather is going to get cooler soon, but what should you do next? How can you ensure that those big fat pumpkins will keep for most of the year? What is ‘green manure’ and [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Ringwood Community Food Swap 10:00
Ringwood Community Food Swap @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Sri Lankan cooking master class 10:00
Sri Lankan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Sri Lankan cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: fried pea cakes with [...]
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap @ A Local Baker St Andrews
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Vegan cheese making 10:00
Vegan cheese making @ CERES
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: how to make your own vegan cheese; and how to make vegan milks, creamy spreads and dairy-free desserts. Presenter: Nase Supplitt.
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 19 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 19 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Food share @ Concrete Cottage (Heidelberg Heights) 11:00
Food share @ Concrete Cottage (Heidelberg Heights) @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Feb 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 11:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 19 @ 11:00 – 13:00
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.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 19 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 19 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Feb 19 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 20 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow [...]
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Panton Hill community garden session 09:00
Panton Hill community garden session @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Feb 21 @ 09:00 – 11:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time. Bother experienced gardeners and absolute beginners welcome. Each week, a [...]
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Feb 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.
Thai beef salad – cooking class 10:00
Thai beef salad – cooking class @ Pines Learning
Feb 21 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Thai salad (yum nua) is a balance of sweet, salty, tart, and spicy flavours. It is made with tender beef steak, fragrant herbs and a zingy dressing.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Feb 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Feb 21 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
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Bellfield Community Garden garden club 09:15
Bellfield Community Garden garden club @ Bellfield Community Garden, Bellfield Community Hub
Feb 22 @ 09:15 – 11:20
This is a social event themed around gardening. Stay for a little while or for the whole time. Talk with gardeners – experienced and not-so-experienced. Learn from each other and from the long-time gardeners who [...]
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Feb 22 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 22 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 22 @ 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 [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Feb 22 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 22 @ 18:00 – 20:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Feb 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Indian cooking – Punjabi (2 sessions) 18:30
Indian cooking – Punjabi (2 sessions) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on Wednesday, 22nd February and Wednesday, 1st March, both 6.30-8.30pm. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from scratch using authentic [...]
Preston Garden Club 20:00
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Feb 22 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December. 2022 speakers and topics 26 Jan: No Meeting. 23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora. 23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club. 27 Apr: Weng Lim [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 23 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Bio Gro tour 09:00
Bio Gro tour @ Manningham Civic Centre
Feb 23 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Bio Gro is the facility which will recycle Manningham’s food and garden waste (FOGO) into compost. See first-hand how your food and garden waste will be processed and ask any questions along the way. The [...]
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 23 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates. Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Fawkner) 18:00
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Feb 23 @ 18:00 – 20:00
They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.
Presenting the Merri-bek community food hub 18:00
Presenting the Merri-bek community food hub @ Merlynston Progress Hall
Feb 23 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Hear from Food Leadership Action Group (FLAG) members who are leading a collective impact approach to addressing food security in Merri-bek through a Community Food Hub model. You will also meet the project teams who [...]
Truffle and praline workshop 18:00
Truffle and praline workshop @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Feb 23 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Learn how to create handmade chocolates from start to finish using your creative influences to make unique flavours and shapes. They will cover flavour combinations, ganache based flavours, nut pralines, enrobing methods and finishes. You [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
How to make fresh gnocchi 18:30
How to make fresh gnocchi @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Feb 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Make gnocchi from scratch the Italian way. Enjoy tasting the dishes with the other participants. You will take home your freshly made gnocchi. Take a container and an apron.
Mediterranean summer cooking 18:30
Mediterranean summer cooking @ Trentwood at the Hub
Feb 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Arzu Yilmaz will demonstrate three dishes. This workshop will also explain the health benefits of using olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. Don’t forget to bring containers.
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Feb 23 @ 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 [...]
Kombucha brewing workshop 19:00
Kombucha brewing workshop @ The Good Brew Company
Feb 23 @ 19:00 – 23:00
Learn how to brew your own kombucha. Plus, receive your own kombucha SCOBY starter kit to create your own brew.
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton @ Rear of the street
Feb 24 @ 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 (Coburg) inclusive gardening group 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Join this gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space, followed by a community lunch at 12.30pm. Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Feb 24 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 24 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Community dinner (Eltham) 17:30
Community dinner (Eltham) @ Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Feb 24 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The SALT Foundation and Southern Cross Church invite you to a free community dinner. Arrive at 5.30pm for dinner at 6pm. No booking required.
Farmhouse sake / doburoku night 18:30
Farmhouse sake / doburoku night @ The Fermentary
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Make your own sake using rice, koji and water and time. This is a 3 step process and you’ll take home stage one in a 3 litre jar – with koji for step 2 – [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu in odd numbered months: sushi [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 25 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 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 [...]
Learn to make wine (3 sessions) 09:00
Learn to make wine (3 sessions) @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Feb 25 @ 09:00 – 12:00
This is a three-session workshop, with the three sessions being: Session 1 – Saturday, 25th February – Getting started, 9am-midday. Session 2 – Saturday, 11th March – Checking and caring, 9-11am. Session 3 – Saturday, [...]
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Feb 25 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 25 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 10:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Blackburn North Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn North Food Swap @ Community Kitchen, NewHope Baptist Church
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
End of summer fruit tree pruning 10:00
End of summer fruit tree pruning @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Join them amongst the former and grafted apple trees at Strathdon House to learn all the ins & outs, and cuts & trims that produce healthy, bountiful fruit trees. Deciduous fruit trees are traditionally pruned [...]
Growing and cooking with bushfoods 10:00
Growing and cooking with bushfoods @ CERES
Feb 25 @ 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; and how to incorporate bush foods into everyday recipes. Tour the CERES bush [...]
Heidelberg Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg Food Swap @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Feb 25 @ 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.
Sourdough bread making 10:00
Sourdough bread making @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Learn all the steps to make your own sourdough at home with this simple recipe. You will take home a sourdough starter and some home dough to bake. Take a 2 litre container with a [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Kombucha workshop 11:00
Kombucha workshop @ Box Hill Library
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Learn how to brew your own kombucha with advice from the skilled brewing team at The Good Brew Company.
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap 11:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Prevent and manage cancer with food 11:00
Prevent and manage cancer with food @ Saint Margaret's Anglican Church
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Dr Despina Handolias will discuss the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of cancer. This is one of a series of monthly talks by health professionals about using food as medicine. Future talks [...]
The Prosecco Festival 11:00
The Prosecco Festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 20:30
There will be around 30 different proseccos to taste and all tastings are included in the ticket price. There will also be food and music.
Chocolate discovery class 12:00
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00
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 [...]
Beekeeping workshop 13:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 25 @ 13:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: bee behaviour; the various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them; and the major tasks in hive management. What you will get: a wooden beehive [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Feb 25 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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
Feb 25 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Wicking beds workshop 13:30
Wicking beds workshop
Feb 25 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Learn the techniques to build a garden bed that wicks the water up into the soil from below, saving water from above and increasing drought tolerance.
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Mexican cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: tacos de guisado (stewed beef); [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 25 @ 14:30 – 16:00
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.
Greek cooking master class 18:30
Greek cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Greek cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: handmade pita bread; stuffed eggplant [...]
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Artisan bread making 08:00
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 26 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: experimenting with bread; the bread baking process with each step explained; and how to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home; [...]
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Feb 26 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 26 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Feb 26 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Food Swap 09:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Eltham Farmers Market,
Feb 26 @ 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 [...]
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee 09:30
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee @ Merri Corner Community Garden
Feb 26 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Beginners cheese making at home 10:00
Beginners cheese making at home @ CERES
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 15:00
You will learn how to make: buttermilk ricotta; yoghurt (both pot-set and greek-style); labneh (and marinated labneh in oil); creme fraiche; cultured butter and flavoured butters; and ghee. You will take home what you make. [...]
Collingwood Yards Food Swap 10:00
Collingwood Yards Food Swap @ Collingwood Yards
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
I want you to love tofu too 10:00
I want you to love tofu too @ Under the Pickle Tree
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Presenter: Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. It is the sauces that give Asian food their flavour and by the end of class you will be able to make punchy Asian sauces. Learn what [...]
Introduction to permaculture 10:00
Introduction to permaculture @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn the basics of permaculture with Karen Sutherland, from Edible Eden Design.
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages 10:00
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages @ Private address
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Bellfield Community Garden garden club 10:30
Bellfield Community Garden garden club @ Bellfield Community Garden, Bellfield Community Hub
Feb 26 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This is a social event themed around gardening. Stay for a little while or for the whole time. Talk with gardeners – experienced and not-so-experienced. Learn from each other and from the long-time gardeners who [...]
Creeds Farm Community Garden 10:30
Creeds Farm Community Garden @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Feb 26 @ 10:30 – 12:00
There is always lots to do and any help is appreciated. Everyone welcome, even if you can’t stay long. Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 26 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 26 @ 11:00 – 15:00
They do a lot of gathering and eating, and a bit of gardening! All welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:00
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Thornbury Church of Christ
Feb 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A choice between roast meat or vegetarian. They like people to pre-order as it helps with numbers.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 26 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with complimentary drinks. Take homw some dough balls.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Feb 26 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Feb 27 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 27 @ 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 [...]
Growing native edibles workshop 18:30
Growing native edibles workshop @ Richmond Library
Feb 27 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Cultivating Community will guide you through identifying, growing and tasting native bush foods and bush teas.
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Panton Hill community garden session 09:00
Panton Hill community garden session @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Feb 28 @ 09:00 – 11:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time. Bother experienced gardeners and absolute beginners welcome. Each week, a [...]
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Feb 28 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Feb 28 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Feb 28 @ 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.