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World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day
Oct 1 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Oct 1 @ 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.
Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Oct 1 @ 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.
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 1 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Oct 1 @ 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 1 @ 19:15 – 21:15
First Tuesday of every month except for January. 2019 Speakers and topics 5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes. 5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control. 2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture. [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Oct 1 @ 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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World Day for Farmed Animals
The Community Grocer, Fawkner 08:00
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Oct 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
Oct 2 @ 17:00 – 22:00
The food trucks offering vegan food who sometimes attend include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Curry Up Now; Lady Rawsome; Paper Plains Food Truck; Pierogi Pierogi; Super Taco;Taitas Falafels; The Real Jerk Food Truck; Vegilicious; Von’s [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Oct 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 [...]
Spring in the veggie garden – preparing for your Summer harvest 19:00
Spring in the veggie garden – preparing for your Summer harvest @ Japara Living & Learning Centre
Oct 2 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Listen to tips on how to prepare your garden for spring and receive a bumper harvest over Summer and Autumn. You will learn about what you can plant, how to care for your soil and [...]
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Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 [...]
Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
One meal many ways 10:00
One meal many ways @ healthAbility
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Join healthAbility’s resident qualified chef Mel us for a cooking demonstration and find out how you can create a basic meal into multiple recipe options. Followed by morning tea. Bookings by phone (9430 9100).
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Eating for energy masterclass 18:30
Eating for energy masterclass @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Oct 3 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Led by Rosie Chehade. This class will provide an information session of the power of pure energy, clean eating 101, and 5 health hacks that will change your life. Learn about the power of real [...]
Just Eat It (film) 18:30
Just Eat It (film) @ Shire Hall Preston
Oct 3 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Join them to mark the launch of Darebin’s food waste recycling service. Around 38% of the household waste bin in Darebin is food. From 7th October, Darebin residents will be able to add food waste [...]
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 3 @ 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 [...]
Retrosuburbia book club 19:30
Retrosuburbia book club @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Oct 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Are you looking to create a more sustainable life? Thinking about retrofitting your house but not sure where to start? Would you like to grow more food for your family? Go and join like-minded others [...]
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 4 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
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 4 @ 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 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Kids in the kitchen 10:30
Kids in the kitchen @ Under the Pickle Tree
Oct 4 @ 10:30 – 13:30
Facilitated by Kerry Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Get your kids in the kitchen for spring school holidays. Learn how to make delectable Vietnamese spring rolls ha noi style. Whereas southern rolls are slim, [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 [...]
All about cakes with Emelia Jackson ‘floral Spring style’ 19:00
All about cakes with Emelia Jackson ‘floral Spring style’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Based on making sour cream & strawberry cake with hibiscus Swiss meringue buttercream & lemon curd, you will learn: Cake recipe and baking. How to fill and stack the cake so it is stable. How [...]
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Growing mushrooms in your home and garden (2 day) 09:00
Growing mushrooms in your home and garden (2 day) @ Bellfield Community Garden
Oct 5 @ 09:00 – Oct 6 @ 16:30
Join Burn City Mycology to learn and practice all aspects of mushroom cultivation, from the early stages of propagating mycelium, right through to how to fruit your mushrooms to get the best yields possible. You [...]
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market 08:00
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
Oct 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Oct 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Vegan market of Melbourne 08:00
Vegan market of Melbourne @ Abbotsford Convent
Oct 5 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Their aim is to present a quality assortment of local vegan owned and operated businesses on a regular basis to help vegans better support each other and to establish a stronger presence in the community. [...]
Warrandyte Riverside Market 08:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Oct 5 @ 08:00 – 13:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Oct 5 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 5 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Oct 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Growing great tomatoes 10:00
Growing great tomatoes @ CERES
Oct 5 @ 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, [...]
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Oct 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 [...]
Peppertree Food Swap 10:00
Peppertree Food Swap @ PepperTree Place
Oct 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Peppertree Food Swap @ PepperTree Place | Coburg | Victoria | Australia
The Peppertree Place Food Swap is back! Listen to live music, enjoy coffee and food from the cafe, pick up a plant from the nursery and don’t forget to bring your empty containers because Roving [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Oct 5 @ 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 5 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Cook and feast with Audra Morrice 11:00
Cook and feast with Audra Morrice @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 5 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Join Audra Morrice, former MasterChef Australia finalist, as she cooks up recipes from her new book Cook and Feast.
Pinot Palooza 11:00
Pinot Palooza @ Royal Exhibition Building
Oct 5 @ 11:00 – 18:00
250 wines on offer.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Book launch – Plotting at Rushall Community Garden 14:00
Book launch – Plotting at Rushall Community Garden @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 5 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Fifteen years ago, Rushall Community Garden harvested its first produce. This year, the garden will launch its book, Plotting, a collection of 150 seasonal recipes, gardening tips and ideas to make the most of your [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Oct 5 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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Hurstbridge Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Market @ Hurstbridge Market
Oct 6 @ 08:30 – 13:00
Entry is $2 and all proceeds go to the CFA, the market’s community partner.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 09:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
Oct 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Oct 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 6 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Montmorency Food Swap 10:30
Montmorency Food Swap @ Were Street Food Store
Oct 6 @ 10:30 – 11:30
From April to September, the Monty Food Swap is held at Montmorency Primary School. From October to March, it is held near the Were Street Food Store. In all the months except January, the swap [...]
Backyard Honey beekeeping buzz 11:00
Backyard Honey beekeeping buzz @ Bunnings
Oct 6 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Connect with the Backyard Honey beekeeper. Watch a live honeybee colony at work. Taste raw cold-pressed honeys. Find out more about the lives of honey bees. Did you know that the average bee will make [...]
Farewell Victoria – vegan cooking class party 12:00
Farewell Victoria – vegan cooking class party @ The Beet Retreat
Oct 6 @ 12:00 – 16:00
This is the final cooking class at The Beet Retreat because Jan is moving to Noosa. They will be making a handful of my favourite recipes and then kicking back and enjoying a few hours [...]
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Oct 6 @ 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.
Citrus care workshop 14:00
Citrus care workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Oct 6 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Presented by Kaye Roberts-Palmer. The workshop will cover citrus botany (i.e. different types of citrus, organic pest control strategies and nutrient deficiencies. It will also include a shape pruning demonstration. Click here to read about [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Oct 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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: [...]
Native pollinators 19:30
Native pollinators @ Nunawading Civic Centre (Willis Room)
Oct 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Karen Thomas, Regional Agriculture Facilitator for the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) will explore the actions that we can take as gardeners to boost pollinator biodiversity and keep plants fruiting and setting [...]
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Oct 8 @ 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.
Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Green at Kathleen: Summer veggie garden success 15:30
Green at Kathleen: Summer veggie garden success @ Kathleen Syme Library
Oct 8 @ 15:30 – 17:00
They will talk through the tips and tricks to plant your patch and keep it thriving through the warmer months, including advice about individual crops such as tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, zucchinis and capsicums. They will [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 8 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Oct 8 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Thermomix eat well – demonstration-style cooking class 18:30
Thermomix eat well – demonstration-style cooking class @ Eltham Bowling Club
Oct 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The recipes to be demonstrated are all gluten free and will include: mango muesli with plain yoghurt; seeded tahini crackers; turmeric, lemon and ginger tea; either steamed salmon or hunters stew; white bean dip with [...]
Am I hungry? Mindful eating program (8 sessions) 19:00
Am I hungry? Mindful eating program (8 sessions) @ Align Health & Movement
Oct 8 @ 19:00 – 20:30
8 sessions on consecutive Tuesdays from 8th October to 26th November. Join licensed Am I Hungry facilitator and dietitian (APD) Tess Gardiner (aka The Sustainability Dietitian) to understand mindful eating. Over the 8 sessions, you [...]
Cake decorating (6 sessions) 19:00
Cake decorating (6 sessions) @ Mitcham Community House
Oct 8 @ 19:00 – 21:30
6 consecutive Tuesdays from 8th October, each 7-9.30pm. Learn how to cover a round or square cake in ganache and fondant, including tips and tricks.
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Oct 8 @ 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 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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Oct 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 9 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour and talk 14:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour and talk @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Oct 9 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Robin Gale-Baker will give a tour of the garden and discuss adjusting planting schedules and plant care in the light of climate change. Afternoon tea at 3pm. Book by phone (0408 733683) or email. Click [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Oct 9 @ 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 [...]
Mental Health Week – food for every mood 18:00
Mental Health Week – food for every mood @ Kathleen Syme Library
Oct 9 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Food has the ability to impact our emotional and mental well-being in a variety of ways. Whether it is seeking ‘comfort food’ when you’ve had a bad day or cooking to relieve stress, food and [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Oct 9 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
2040, Join the Regeneration (film) 19:00
2040, Join the Regeneration (film) @ Hoyts
Oct 9 @ 19:00 – 20:30
2040, Join the Regeneration (film) @ Hoyts | Greensborough | Victoria | Australia
In 2040, director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to [...]
Chocolate and cheese pairing event 19:00
Chocolate and cheese pairing event @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Oct 9 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Start with an indulgent hot chocolate on arrival, followed by matching four artisan cheeses with four single origin chocolates. This masterclass will open your palate to new combinations and tastes. Hosted by Matt Steele, from [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Oct 9 @ 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 9 @ 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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World Porridge Day
World Porridge Day
Oct 10 all-day
See Wikipedia.
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 10 @ 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 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Second Thursday of every month except for January and December. 2019 Speakers and topics 14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds. 14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture. 11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels. 09 [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 10 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Herbal teas 18:30
Herbal teas @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Learn about herbal teas. Understand how to grow your own tea. Learn about using native plants for herbal teas. Presented by Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design. Herbs have been used [...]
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 10 @ 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 11 all-day
See their website.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 11 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
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 11 @ 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 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 [...]
North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House Food Garden information session 18:00
North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House Food Garden information session @ North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House
Oct 11 @ 18:00 – 19:00
A new neighbourhood food garden is being established over the summer at North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House. You are invited to attend one of two information sessions at the neighbourhood house so that you can [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market 08:00
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Oct 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Croydon Farmers’ Market 08:00
Croydon Farmers’ Market @ Croydon Park
Oct 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Oct 12 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 12 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 12 @ 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 12 @ 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.
Diamond Village food swap 10:00
Diamond Village food swap @ Diamond Village Shopping Centre (beside the Cruze Lounge cafe)
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Fermentation veg ferments and cultured condiments 10:00
Fermentation veg ferments and cultured condiments @ CERES
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: All about ferments. How to ferment your own food. What you will get: Recipes to take home. Samples of what you make. Presenter: Monique Miller. Focusing on sauerkraut, fermented condiments such [...]
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Oct 12 @ 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 12 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking 10:30
Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking @ Watsonia Library
Oct 12 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The EZ Veggie cooking group will show you how to make tasty, healthy, vegetarian dishes and will offer tastings during the session. Registration essential.
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Oct 12 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Oct 12 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). You will learn about different types of miso, taste various miso dishes, make rice miso and learn [...]
Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Chalice Garden
Oct 12 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
SEEDs Garden Food Swap 11:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 12 @ 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.
North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House Food Garden information session 11:30
North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House Food Garden information session @ North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House
Oct 12 @ 11:30 – 12:30
A new neighbourhood food garden is being established over the summer at North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House. You are invited to attend one of two information sessions at the neighbourhood house so that you can [...]
Rushall Community Garden open day 12:00
Rushall Community Garden open day @ Rushall Community Garden
Oct 12 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Go and learn about community gardening and meet gardeners engaged in active gardening. This event will feature: cakes, jams & preserves; seedlings & fresh garden produce; gardening books; raffles; composting demonstrations; and BBQ & refreshments. [...]
The art of watering 12:30
The art of watering @ Bellfield Community Garden
Oct 12 @ 12:30 – 14:00
Facilitated by Robin Gale-Baker and organised by Transition 3081. Learn how to assess the watering needs of vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and bushes, and plants in pots. Both under-watering and over-watering are a waste of [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 12 @ 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 12 @ 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.
Ombre cake decorating workshop 13:00
Ombre cake decorating workshop @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Oct 12 @ 13:00 – 15:00
In this class you will learn: the ombre buttercream icing technique; the colouring buttercream method; the smooth buttercream icing technique; and flower placement & arrangement. The class includes: double dark chocolate mud cake; buttercream & [...]
Open Table, Fawkner 13:00
Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 12 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 12 @ 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 12 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Edible weeds walk 13:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Oct 12 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Australian native food harvest 14:00
Australian native food harvest @ Lilydale Library
Oct 12 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Julie Weatherhead, from Peppermint Ridge Farm, will present an ‘aromatic’ talk on native food plants for the home gardener. Learn which plants grow best in your garden, how to propagate them, and how to use [...]
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha 14:00
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 12 @ 14:00 – 16:30
What you will learn: How to cultivate, feed and keep your ferments for long and short term use. How to assess pH, sugar and alcohol levels. Relevant food safety and sanitisation for fermenting. What you [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Oct 12 @ 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 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 13 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 13 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Oct 13 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Knox Community Gardens 35th birthday celebration 09:00
Knox Community Gardens 35th birthday celebration @ Knox Community Gardens
Oct 13 @ 09:00 – 16:00
There will be market stalls, community stalls, kids activities, workshops, music and guest speakers.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 13 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee 10:00
Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee @ Merri Corner Community Garden
Oct 13 @ 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 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Oct 13 @ 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 [...]
Fawkner Food Swap 10:30
Fawkner Food Swap @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 13 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling 11:00
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Oct 13 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Nuka zuke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling technique using rice bran. In this workshop, you will make your own Nuka medium/bedding so that you can keep pickling at home for years and years! Book [...]
Stock Street Pop-up Garden art exhibition 14:00
Stock Street Pop-up Garden art exhibition @ Stock Street Pop-up Garden
Oct 13 @ 14:00 – 17:00
The garden art exhibition will feature works by local artists Molly LV, Morgan Ann Davies, Simon D’Costa, Tania Wadsworth and Sarah Wise. Canapes and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided (please BYO alcohol). Click here to [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Oct 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 14 @ 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 [...]
Sustainable gardening course (8 sessions) 10:00
Sustainable gardening course (8 sessions) @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 14 @ 10:00 – 14:00
8 sessions starting Monday, 14th October. Learn how to grow your own organic fruit, herbs and vegetables. Join CERES horticulturist Lizzie Bickmore as she teaches the skills and knowledge to confidently propagate seedlings, save seeds [...]
Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Oct 14 @ 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 15 @ 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.
Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Oct 15 @ 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.
Kids in the garden – tomato planting 10:30
Kids in the garden – tomato planting @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 15 @ 10:30 – 11:30
A garden-themed storytime followed by tomato planting in the garden. Wear clothes that can get dirty.
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 15 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Oct 15 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Book launch: Islas Food of the Spanish Islands 18:30
Book launch: Islas Food of the Spanish Islands @ Earthbound Bolton
Oct 15 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Eltham Book Shop, Smith Street Books and Earthbound Bolton present an evening of tantalising flavour and soul to celebrate Islas: Food of the Spanish islands by Emma Warren. This book is a thoughtful, glorious engagement [...]
Diabetes and diet 19:00
Diabetes and diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Oct 15 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Join their resident dietitian for increased knowledge, awareness and understanding about diabetes, the resources and tools to help prevent type 2 diabetes, and how to manage diabetes well.
Christmas hamper cooking 19:30
Christmas hamper cooking @ Sharynvan Workshop
Oct 15 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Homemade goodies to give to teachers, coaches, friends, family or just for yourselves. This class will go through their personal favourites, new ideas, gift wrapping hamper items and how to cook these goodies. Get organised [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Oct 15 @ 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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World Food Day
World Food Day
Oct 16 all-day
See Wikipedia.
The Community Grocer, Fawkner 08:00
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Oct 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: asparagus & ham puff tart; mustard roast pork loin; and pudding [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 19:00
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Oct 16 @ 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 [...]
Getting ready for the Summer harvest 19:00
Getting ready for the Summer harvest @ Manningham Civic Centre
Oct 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Producing a bumper summer harvest begins in Spring. Learn about how to start a new veggie patch and choose the right summer vegetables for your garden. This session will provide practical, down-to-earth and sustainable gardening [...]
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Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 [...]
Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 17 @ 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 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.
Artisan pasta with seasonal herbs 11:00
Artisan pasta with seasonal herbs @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Marie Vasallo as she prepares artisan fresh pasta in a variety of flavours (sun dried tomato and cracked pepper) and fresh herb pesto from the library’s kitchen garden.
Open Table, Brunswick 12:30
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Oct 17 @ 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 17 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Demystifying bread 18:30
Demystifying bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. Suitable for beginners.
Produce in pots 18:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success. How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches. The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, [...]
Vegetable seedling propagation 18:30
Vegetable seedling propagation @ Edendale Farm
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Early spring is the perfect time to propagate vegetable and herb seedlings to ensure a bumper summer harvest. Learn how easy it can be to grow your own vegetables from seed. Learn the theory behind [...]
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 17 @ 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 [...]
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: asparagus & ham puff tart; mustard roast pork loin; and pudding [...]
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Oct 18 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Introduction to permaculture and urban agriculture (6 sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture and urban agriculture (6 sessions) @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
Oct 18 @ 10:00 – 14:00
On six consecutive Fridays, from 18th October to 22nd November. The course will include sessions on: seasonal food growing; composting and worm farming; soil preparation; plant propagation; organic pest control; and animal husbandry. Participants will [...]
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 18 @ 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 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Open Table, Coburg 12:30
Open Table, Coburg @ Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
Oct 18 @ 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 [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 15:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Oct 18 @ 15:30 – 16:30
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.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Oct 18 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Menu (vegan): butter chicken with cumin and spiced rice. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each [...]
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Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Oct 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Oct 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Kevin Heinze GROW 40th Anniversary Spring Festival 09:00
Kevin Heinze GROW 40th Anniversary Spring Festival @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Oct 19 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Free to attend. Perennials, herbs, succulents, natives, fruit trees and vegetable seedlings for sale. Also, homemade cakes & preserves, Devonshire teas, secondhand book stall, kids corner with face painting, coffee cart, BBQ, Jazz band, flower [...]
Park Orchards Market 09:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Oct 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market 09:00
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market @ Civic Centre Car Park
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Oct 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 19 @ 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 19 @ 09:30 – 12:00
The entrance is on Plymouth Road opposite The Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School.
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class 10:00
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30
You will learn how to make your own yoghurt, kefir and kombucha. Have some fun and experiment with soft kefir cheese and gut healthy fizzy drinks.  Conclude the class with a guided tour of the [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:00
Forest Hill Urban Harvest @ Horticulture Centre
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Herb and companion planting with Carol Henderson 10:00
Herb and companion planting with Carol Henderson @ CERES
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Improve your gardening skill. Plant associations, annual and perennial herbs. Pests and diseases. Presenter: Carol Henderson. This workshop will demystify companion planting by looking at the basic principles of how plants [...]
Home brewing with Paul Rigby 10:00
Home brewing with Paul Rigby @ CERES
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Make your own beer. All about full grain brewing. The fermentation process. What you will get: Samples of different beers. Recipes to take home. The workshop will be a practical demonstration [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Oct 19 @ 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 19 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Punjabi vegetarian food (N.W. India) with Taariq Hassan 10:00
Punjabi vegetarian food (N.W. India) with Taariq Hassan @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn how to make chappatti (wholemeal Indian Flat bread), daal tadka (spiced lentil stew), raita (natural yoghurt with chopped salad vegetables and seasoning) and seviyan (a milk-based dessert using short cut vermicelli). Printed recipes will [...]
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library
Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear. This workshop will cover basic theory as well as the tactile pleasure of all the steps of making bread from milled flour. Suitable for both novices and those who want to expand [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
 
Vegan day out in Melbourne 10:00
Vegan day out in Melbourne @ The Cruelty Free Shop
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 18:00
This event will take place on Saturday, 19th October, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 20th October, 10am-5pm. Local cafes and businesses in Fitzroy will be reducing prices, giving away samples and putting special vegan products on the [...]
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 19 @ 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 19 @ 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 19 @ 10:30 – 11:30
 
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 19 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Across the road from Fitzroy Town Hall.
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 10:30
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Oct 19 @ 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.
Warr Park Food Forest working bee 10:30
Warr Park Food Forest working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Oct 19 @ 10:30 – 14:00
They will officially launch the Warr Park Food Forest. There will be a traditional smoking ceremony followed by a working bee, where everyone is invited to join in, share and learn new skills, meet new [...]
Box Hill South Urban Harvest 11:00
Box Hill South Urban Harvest @ Neighbourhood House
Oct 19 @ 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 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Oct 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Oct 19 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 19th and 20th of October. Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the [...]
Time to celebrate 12:00
Time to celebrate @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Oct 19 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Take along food to share at their community picnic and celebrate the year. Launch the Banyule re-think waste film project: a collection of community made films. Welcome to Country from Aunty Brenda.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 19 @ 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 19 @ 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.
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Oct 19 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Annual Spring plant sale 13:30
Annual Spring plant sale @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Oct 19 @ 13:30 – 17:00
Featuring tomato plants, cucumbers, zucchinis, pumpkins, herbs, flowers, figs, redcurrants, strawberries and rhubarb. Click here to read about the garden.
Bellfield Community Garden working bee 14:00
Bellfield Community Garden working bee @ Bellfield Community Garden
Oct 19 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. Click here to read about the garden.
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class 14:00
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Oct 19 @ 14:00 – 15:30
You will learn how to make your own yoghurt, kefir and kombucha. Have some fun and experiment with soft kefir cheese and gut healthy fizzy drinks.  Conclude the class with a guided tour of the [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Oct 19 @ 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 19 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Transition Darebin 10 year celebration! 18:00
Transition Darebin 10 year celebration! @ Chalice Hall
Oct 19 @ 18:00 – 22:00
For the past decade, Transition Darebin has swapped food, bush danced, made sourdough, preserved olives, made boomerang bags, repaired good, had discussions, and supported the building of a greater resilience in their community. Go and [...]
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Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Farmers’ Market 09:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables 09:00
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables @ Camcare
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 11:00
This event is also happening at midday (with different booking details). Learn all you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Summer. What you will learn: planning your Summer veggie garden – [...]
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Mind Your Step Festival 09:00
Mind Your Step Festival @ Urban Garden Collective
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 21:00
A day filled with yoga, workshops, permaculture, food science, seedlings for sale, visual art installations, crafts, speakers and live music. Rescued vegan food will be available throughout. The workshops will include: Cake and Bake with [...]
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Yering Station
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 14:00
 
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 09:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 20 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising.
La Gran Fiesta, including tomato seedling sale 10:00
La Gran Fiesta, including tomato seedling sale @ Westgarth Primary School
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Stalls, auctions and live music. One of their stalls will be selling tomato seedlings. They will have 48 varieties on offer including 10 dwarf ones (e.g. Tasmanian Chocolate and Kangaroo Paw Yellow) and many unusual [...]
Organic gardening for beginners 10:00
Organic gardening for beginners @ Edendale
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Want to grow your own healthy vegetables, herbs and fruits but don’t know where to start? Would you like to improve your family’s food security and increase your skills and garden productivity? Part theory and [...]
St Andrews Food Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food Swap @ A Local Baker
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Vegan cooking Italian style 10:00
Vegan cooking Italian style @ CERES
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Some new vegan dishes. Hands-on learning. Presenter: Michelle. You will be shown a selection of vegan dishes with an Italian flavour and you will finish with a feast. Menu: Napoli sauce; [...]
Vegan day out in Melbourne 10:00
Vegan day out in Melbourne @ The Cruelty Free Shop
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 17:00
This event will take place on Saturday, 19th October, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 20th October, 10am-5pm. Local cafes and businesses in Fitzroy will be reducing prices, giving away samples and putting special vegan products on the [...]
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Oct 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Oct 20 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 19th and 20th of October. Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the [...]
St Johns Riverside Community Garden (Heidelberg) get together 11:30
St Johns Riverside Community Garden (Heidelberg) get together @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Oct 20 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Bellfield Community Garden Festa 19 12:00
Bellfield Community Garden Festa 19 @ Bellfield Community Garden (corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road)
Oct 20 @ 12:00 – 16:00
Jointly organised by Bellfield Community Garden and Ivanhoe Garden Club. Demonstrations will include: growing Asian vegetables, composting, beekeeping, making insect hotels, making your own seed pots, flower arranging and bonsai pruning. Stalls will include: plants [...]
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables 12:00
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables @ Camcare
Oct 20 @ 12:00 – 14:00
This event is also happening at 9am (with different booking details). Learn all you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Summer. What you will learn: planning your Summer veggie garden – [...]
Oktoberfest @ Sylvester Hive 12:00
Oktoberfest @ Sylvester Hive @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Oct 20 @ 12:00 – 16:00
Sausage sizzle lunch. Take a plate to share. Go and meet your neighbours. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fitzroy 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Oct 20 @ 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 [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 14:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Oct 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 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.
Backyard beekeeping 18:00
Backyard beekeeping @ Coburg Library
Oct 21 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Morgan from 3000 acres will discuss keeping honey bees in urban Melbourne and how to help bees even if you don’t keep them. This session is for bee beginners. Registration essential.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Oct 22 @ 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.
Beeswax wraps 10:00
Beeswax wraps @ Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
Oct 22 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Beeswax wraps can be used to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they’re reusable and can be easily refreshed if the wax starts to wear. Book by phone (9898 8270).
Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Oct 22 @ 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.
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 22 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Oct 22 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Worm farms and composting systems 19:00
Worm farms and composting systems @ Manningham Civic Centre
Oct 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Learn how to recycle your organic waste at home with a compost bin or worm farm. Recycling organic materials has environmental and gardening benefits including: improved soil quality; reduced waste going to landfill; reduced greenhouse [...]
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Oct 22 @ 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 [...]
Ivanhoe Garden Club 20:00
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ Bellfield Community Garden
Oct 22 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December. Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. 2019 topics 26 Feb: eucalypts. 26 Mar: from a nurseryman. 23 Apr: all about tomatoes. 28 May: National [...]
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The Community Grocer, Fawkner 08:00
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
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. The Community Grocer [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Oct 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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.
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) 12:00
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Oct 23 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Louise will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of fermenting [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Oct 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 [...]
Knowing and growing great tomatoes 19:00
Knowing and growing great tomatoes @ Montrose Town Centre
Oct 23 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Penny Woodward will share her knowledge on the many varieties of heirloom tomatoes available to gardeners, and tips on how to ensure you get a bumper tomato crop this summer.
Preston Garden Club 20:00
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Oct 23 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December. 2019 speakers and topics 23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz. 27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging. 27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums. [...]
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Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 24 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required.
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 [...]
Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.