Calendar of local events

 

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

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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 1 @ 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 08:30
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 1 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Hurstbridge Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Market
Aug 1 @ 08:30 – 13:00
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Aug 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Blackburn Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn Food Swap
Aug 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Not held in January.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 10:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Aug 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup
Aug 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Montmorency Food Swap 10:30
Montmorency Food Swap @ Montmorency Primary School
Aug 1 @ 10:30 – 11:30
From April to September, the Monty Food Swap is held at Montmorency Primary School. From October to March, it is held near at Were Street Park, near the Food Store. In all the months except [...]
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 1 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 5th September: Fettucini w/ Invoiltini; Stuffed Eggpplants; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts). 29th August: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 22nd August: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and [...]
Vegan pasta making class 12:00
Vegan pasta making class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Aug 1 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Nadia Fragnito will teach you how to make fettuccine dough from scratch and pair with a vegan carbonara sauce using the recipe from her cookbook Discovering Vegan Italian.
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Aug 1 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Next to the Northcote train station. Please bring a plate of food to share for afternoon tea if you are able to. Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 13:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 1 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 1 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tacos de guisado, tortillas, guacamole, [...]
Build a bee hotel 14:30
Build a bee hotel @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Aug 1 @ 14:30 – 16:30
Katrina Forstner will tell you all about native bees, their important role in pollination and how to create a bee haven. You’ll get the low down on Australia’s native bees, how to identify them, the [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Aug 1 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 1 @ 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.
Spanish cooking master class 18:30
Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 1 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tortilla de patatas, calmares y [...]
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Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Aug 2 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Aug 3 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 3 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
A seafood feast 18:30
A seafood feast @ La Cucina di Sandra
Aug 3 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare seafood as an entrée, main course or as finger food. Techniques for cooking seafood successfully. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, [...]
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 3 @ 19:15 – 21:15
First Tuesday of every month except for January. 2021 Speakers and topics May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier. Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward. Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting [...]
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood @ Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Aug 3 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 4 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Aug 4 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
East Reservoir Community Garden 13:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 4 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 4 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 4 @ 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 [...]
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Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 5 @ 09:30 – 11:00
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 [...]
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 5 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 5 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Attracting pollinators to your garden 18:30
Attracting pollinators to your garden @ Parkview Room, Boroondara Council Offices
Aug 5 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Join Katrina Forstner from Buzz and Dig to explore the world of our native bees. Learn why native bees are so important and find out how to create your own bee-friendly garden. Katrina will talk [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 5 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Sourdough basics 18:30
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Aug 5 @ 18:30 – 21:30
In this class for beginners, The Fermented Mumma will teach you how to create your own tough-crusted and dense sourdough. Introduce yourself to a sourdough starter and explore its mechanics and proper care. This workshop [...]
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).
Aug 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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International Beer Day
International Beer Day
Aug 6 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Aug 6 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Sustainability 101: understanding food, water, energy and waste systems (6 sessions) 09:30
Sustainability 101: understanding food, water, energy and waste systems (6 sessions) @ Online (Zoom)
Aug 6 @ 09:30 – 12:30
6 sessions, each 9.30am-12.30pm, starting Friday, 6th August and ending Friday, 10th September. Through this course you’ll develop the critical thinking skills needed to re-imagine our waste systems and implement practical everyday changes at home [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:30
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 6 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 6 @ 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 [...]
Bellfield Community Garden social/pizza night 18:00
Bellfield Community Garden social/pizza night @ Bellfield Community Garden
Aug 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Aug 6 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 6 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 3rd September: Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Tiramisu w/ Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits; and Ciambelle- Italian Donuts. 27th August: Homemade Bread; Fusilli w/ Mushroom Ragu; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 20th August: [...]
Sri Lankan cooking class 18:00
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Experience the tastes, smells and sounds of Sri Lankan cooking. You will make two different curries, coconut sambal and a side dish. Afterwards, you’ll sit down and enjoy a Sri Lankan feast.
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Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Aug 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 10:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.
Apple scion sales and grafting demo 10:00
Apple scion sales and grafting demo @ CERES
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
They will have a limited range of apple (and maybe a few plum) scions available for sale. There will also be some one year-old trees and rootstock so that they can graft up a tree [...]
Bayswater North Food Swap 10:00
Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Transition 3081 hold an Olympic Village food swap in Heidelberg West rain, hail or shine every 1st Saturday of the month 10-11am. Come along to this very popular community event. Also, if you are interested [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch. Click here to read about the garden.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Carome Homestead Produce Swap 10:30
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Aug 7 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Bring your excess garden produce along and swap for other wonderful produce. A great way to meet others with similar garden interests. Great meals, coffee and cakes next door at Two Beans and a Farm. [...]
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap 10:30
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Aug 7 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Make your own propagation box 10:30
Make your own propagation box @ Whittlesea Library
Aug 7 @ 10:30 – 11:30
A propagation box, propagation chamber or propagator, is something that can be used for rooting plant cuttings. It works like a mini greenhouse that will protect plant cuttings and give them enough moisture so they [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 7 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 4th September: Potato Gnocchi w/ Cream & Mushroom Sauce; Potato Croquettes; and Sweet Ravioli w/ Chestnut Pure. 28th August: Traditional Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Ragu; and Nonna Concetta Armaretti. 21st [...]
Pascoe Vale Food Swap 11:30
Pascoe Vale Food Swap @ BBQ area
Aug 7 @ 11:30 – 13:00
 
Sicilian ravioli 12:00
Sicilian ravioli @ That's Amore Cheese
Aug 7 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Family Food Fight Contestants Concetta Pluchinotta-Varone and her mother Pina Pluchinotta will show you how make ravioli pasta filled with sweet ricotta cheese and paired with a savoury tomato and pork based sauce. Afterwards, you [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Carlton North 13:00
Open Table, Carlton North @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Sicilian cooking 13:00
Sicilian cooking @ Fitzroy Learning Network
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Enjoy the passion and simplicity of Italian cooking with Alessandro as you prepare spinach and ricotta cannelloni with napoli sauce, a caprese salad, and, to finish the meal, a classic homemade ciambellone cake. You will [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 7 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
Introduction to winemaking course (4 sessions) 14:00
Introduction to winemaking course (4 sessions) @ Online (Zoom)
Aug 7 @ 14:00 – 16:00
4 sessions, starting Saturday, 7th August and ending Saturday, 18th September, each 2-4pm. Join members of the Eltham & District Winemaker’s Guild (EDWG) to learn about the art of winemaking using a fruit available throughout [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 7 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 7 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Indonesian cooking master class 18:30
Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 7 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on Indonesian Bali cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: bumbu merah, kecap [...]
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Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Aug 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:30
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 8 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Aug 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Aug 8 @ 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 [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
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
Aug 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee
Aug 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Fawkner Food Swap 10:30
Fawkner Food Swap @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 8 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 5th September: Fettucini w/ Invoiltini; Stuffed Eggpplants; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts). 29th August: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 22nd August: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and [...]
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 13:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 8 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Italian cooking master class 14:00
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 8 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: insalata, pappardelle, ragu al Genovese [...]
The art of fermenting 14:00
The art of fermenting @ Hawthorn Community House
Aug 8 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This class will focus on obtaining great gut health through fermented foods. You will learn how to make sauerkraut and other fermented produce. You will also look at ways to make it healthier and more [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Aug 8 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Sri Lankan street food experience 17:00
Sri Lankan street food experience @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Aug 8 @ 17:00 – 19:00
MasterChef Contestant Dee Williams will take you through her personal ‘deelicious’ spice range which you will be encouraged to smell, touch and taste. These include a Roasted Chilli Powder, Sri Lankan Unroasted Curry Powder, Sri [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 8 @ 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.
Pizza making party 18:30
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
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Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Aug 9 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Aug 10 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Farmers market workshop series: planning for growth 10:00
Farmers market workshop series: planning for growth @ Alphington Farmers' Market
Aug 10 @ 10:00 – 11:30
They will talk about some of the traps for new players like food laws, compliant processing, retail and wholesale pricing, distribution and logistics, and open up more avenues to get your produce to more customers. [...]
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Aug 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 10 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha 18:30
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Aug 10 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The Fermented Mumma will discuss the process and benefits of fermentation, the problems with pre-packaged kombucha, and the endless flavour combinations for your custom booch. She will introduce you to a scoby (which stands for [...]
Memories of cooking with my mother 19:00
Memories of cooking with my mother @ Coburg Library
Aug 10 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Olympia Panagiotopoulos will share her recipes and recollections from her memoir Beneath the Fig Leaves which was inspired by her mother Giannoula. Registrations essential.
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood @ Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Aug 10 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 11 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Aug 11 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 11 @ 12:30 – 14:30
A two course home-cooked meal is shared in their dining room with other friendly community members. Go along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in the neighbourhood. RSVP [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 13:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 11 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 11 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 11 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 11 @ 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 [...]
Doncaster Garden Club 20:00
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Aug 11 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Second Wednesday of every month except for January. The meetings start at 8pm, with am optional meal beforehand starting at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome. 2021 speakers and topics 14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and [...]
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Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 12 @ 09:30 – 11:00
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 [...]
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 12 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Camberwell Morning Garden Club 10:00
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Aug 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Second Thursday of every month except for January and December. 2020 Speakers and topics 13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs. 12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic. 9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your [...]
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 12 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Italian kids cooking class 16:30
Italian kids cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 12 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Your child will learn how to make Italian pasta from scratch. When they are finished cooking, the group will sit down to enjoy their home-cooked dinner. The class is taught by Carmela.
Beekeeping for beginners 18:30
Beekeeping for beginners @ Parkview Room, Boroondara Council Offices
Aug 12 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Jane Dyer from Backyard Honey will talk about what’s involved in establishing a honeybee hive in an urban backyard and producing your own honey. You will learn about choice of bee species, colony dynamics, hive [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 12 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Community dinner (Lilydale) 19:00
Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Aug 12 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Aug 13 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Aug 13 @ 10:00 – 12:30
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Aug 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Mould – a cheese festival 11:00
Mould – a cheese festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 13 @ 11:00 – 15:00
The festival is on at 4.30-8.30pm on Friday, 13th August, 11am-3pm and 4-8pm on Saturday, 14th August and 11am-3pm on Sunday, 15th August. This festival will see Australia’s best cheesemakers together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 13 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 13 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
Mould – a cheese festival 16:30
Mould – a cheese festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 13 @ 16:30 – 20:00
The festival is on at 4.30-8.30pm on Friday, 13th August, 11am-3pm and 4-8pm on Saturday, 14th August and 11am-3pm on Sunday, 15th August. This festival will see Australia’s best cheesemakers together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations [...]
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Aug 13 @ 18:00 – 20:30
This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 13 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 3rd September: Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Tiramisu w/ Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits; and Ciambelle- Italian Donuts. 27th August: Homemade Bread; Fusilli w/ Mushroom Ragu; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 20th August: [...]
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
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Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market 08:00
Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers’ Market @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Aug 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 14 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Aug 14 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Tend to the garden together, learn new skills and share stories around the morning tea table. Anyone from the local community is welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 unique food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for [...]
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Kitchen gardens for schools and the community 10:00
Kitchen gardens for schools and the community @ CERES
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to create kitchen gardens. More about sustainability. How to design your own edible garden. Presenter: Carol. Learn where to start, challenges, rewards, educational benefits and financial sustainability. This workshop would [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch. Click here to read about the garden.
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest 10:00
Mooroolbark Urban Harvest @ Red Earth Community Park
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Vegan cooking Italian style 10:00
Vegan cooking Italian style @ CERES
Aug 14 @ 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; [...]
Bee hotel workshop 10:30
Bee hotel workshop @ Whittlesea Library
Aug 14 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Make your own bee hotel. This workshop will be delivered in partnership with Whittlesea Community Garden.
Collingwood Food Swap 10:30
Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Aug 14 @ 10:30 – 11:30
No swap in December.
Pick and eat: winter harvest 10:30
Pick and eat: winter harvest @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
Aug 14 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Join Heide gardener Alice Crowe for a tour of the kitchen gardens with a focus on the care and cultivation of the winter harvest. Following the tour, enjoy a glass of wine and a warming [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 14 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 4th September: Potato Gnocchi w/ Cream & Mushroom Sauce; Potato Croquettes; and Sweet Ravioli w/ Chestnut Pure. 28th August: Traditional Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Ragu; and Nonna Concetta Armaretti. 21st [...]
Dumpling journey 11:00
Dumpling journey @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Aug 14 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Learn how to make three types of dumplings. You will ‘visit’ Turkey, Japan and the Czech Republic, creating three quite different dumpling experiences along the way. Enrol by phone (9386 9418).
Mould – a cheese festival 11:00
Mould – a cheese festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 14 @ 11:00 – 15:00
The festival is on at 4.30-8.30pm on Friday, 13th August, 11am-3pm and 4-8pm on Saturday, 14th August and 11am-3pm on Sunday, 15th August. This festival will see Australia’s best cheesemakers together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations [...]
Sourdough workshop 11:00
Sourdough workshop @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Aug 14 @ 11:00 – 15:00
The Fermented Mumma will break down this traditional bread making method into simple easy-to-follow steps. You will take home a ready-to-bake sourdough as well as instructions, electronic and hard copy, a jar of bubbly starter [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 13:00
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 14 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 14 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Chinese cooking master class 14:00
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 14 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 14 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Italian marzipan sweet-making workshop 14:30
Italian marzipan sweet-making workshop @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Aug 14 @ 14:30 – 16:30
Join Anna as she shows you how to make traditional Italian marzipan fruit. Starting from scratch, you’ll make the marzipan, shape and decorate it– then take home a beautiful display of sweets. Enrol by phone [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 14 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Mould – a cheese festival 16:30
Mould – a cheese festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 14 @ 16:30 – 20:00
The festival is on at 4.30-8.30pm on Friday, 13th August, 11am-3pm and 4-8pm on Saturday, 14th August and 11am-3pm on Sunday, 15th August. This festival will see Australia’s best cheesemakers together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations [...]
Going native Australia 18:30
Going native Australia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 14 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including ,learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The [...]
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Artisan bread making 08:00
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 15 @ 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. Savory [...]
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:30
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 15 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 13:30
 
Winter fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 15 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Pruning – formative and maintenance of new and established fruit trees. Also, selection and planting of new fruit trees. Winter fruit tree maintenance practices for pest and disease prevention, control and [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 10:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Click here to read about the garden.
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap @ A Local Baker
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Triple cream brie cheese 10:00
Triple cream brie cheese @ CERES
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make your own triple cream brie and gourmet feta cheeses. How to make ricotta cheese. About different cheeses. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 15 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 5th September: Fettucini w/ Invoiltini; Stuffed Eggpplants; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts). 29th August: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 22nd August: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and [...]
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 11:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 15 @ 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. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.
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
Aug 15 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Fitzroy 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Aug 15 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 13:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 15 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Chocolate discovery class 13:30
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Aug 15 @ 13:30 – 14:30
This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate and truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Aug 15 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Mozzarella making class 14:00
Mozzarella making class @ That's Amore Cheese
Aug 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: The process behind producing curd. How to make hand-stretched fresh mozzarella. How to shape mozzarella into bocconcini and trecce. What you will get: Guided cheese tasting with a glass of wine. [...]
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 14:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Aug 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee. Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Aug 15 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 15 @ 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.
Vegan cooking master class 18:30
Vegan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 15 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu will include dishes from Japan, [...]
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Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Aug 16 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Aug 17 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 17 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
French cooking workshop 18:30
French cooking workshop @ Trentwood at the Hub
Aug 17 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Have fun and become a French chef during this cooking class with Marie-Emilie. Menu: pissaladiere.
Vegetarian cooking class 18:30
Vegetarian cooking class @ La Cucina di Sandra
Aug 17 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: Vegetarian recipes with simple ingredients. How to use leftovers to prepare creative and ingenious dishes. How to cook delicious meals on a budget. What you will get: A three-course meal with [...]
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood @ Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Aug 17 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 18 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Greensborough) 12:00
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Aug 18 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Whether you are a local worker, live locally, are a church member or just looking for a place to have a meal – they welcome you to their monthly community meal. Their desire is to [...]
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Aug 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
East Reservoir Community Garden 13:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 18 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Seed library working bee 13:00
Seed library working bee @ Shop 48 The Harmony Centre
Aug 18 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Go along along to help make seed packets. Enjoy a cuppa and a chat at the same time. Just turn up.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 18 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Italian cooking: a main meal made with love 18:00
Italian cooking: a main meal made with love @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Aug 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Lucia Silverii will teach the time-honoured techniques of southern Italian cooking. More specifically, you will cook polpetone (traditional cheese stuffed meatballs in a rich sauce).
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 18 @ 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 [...]
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Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 19 @ 09:30 – 11:00
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 [...]
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 19 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Open Table, Brunswick 12:30
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Aug 19 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 19 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Beekeeping – beyond the basics 18:30
Beekeeping – beyond the basics @ Parkview Room, Boroondara Council Offices
Aug 19 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Jane Dyer from Backyard Honey will talk you through how to manage your beehive for success. You will learn about seasons in the beehive, re-queening, pest control and harvesting your honey. You will see a [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 19 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
La cucina della Puglia 18:30
La cucina della Puglia @ La Cucina di Sandra
Aug 19 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: Discover fish, pulses and greens cooked in a way you have never tasted before. Learn about one of the most interesting and diverse cuisine in Italy. What you will get: A [...]
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).
Aug 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Aug 20 @ 08:00 – 12:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch 10:00
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 12:30
A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 20 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 20 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 20 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 3rd September: Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Tiramisu w/ Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits; and Ciambelle- Italian Donuts. 27th August: Homemade Bread; Fusilli w/ Mushroom Ragu; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 20th August: [...]
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 20 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 20 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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Boroondara Farmers’ Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Aug 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market 09:00
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market @ Civic Centre Car Park
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Fresh local produce cultivated by local farmers. Quality handmade products. Celebrate your community with live music, food and kids’ activities.
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch. Click here to read about the garden.
North Coburg Food Swap 10:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 12:30
 
Park Orchards Market 10:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00
 
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Come along to share your produce & compare notes with other food gardeners. Bring along any veggies, fruit or herbs you have harvested, also eggs, preserves, recipes are welcome. Be inventive! You can also bring [...]
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour 10:00
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 21 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30m. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 21 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 4th September: Potato Gnocchi w/ Cream & Mushroom Sauce; Potato Croquettes; and Sweet Ravioli w/ Chestnut Pure. 28th August: Traditional Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Ragu; and Nonna Concetta Armaretti. 21st [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 11:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Aug 21 @ 11:00 – 11:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Aug 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”. It appears that there [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30m. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 21 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 21 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
Thrive Food Swap 14:00
Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 21 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Street food of Asia 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 21 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 22 @ 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 08:30
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 22 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Aug 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 09:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
Aug 22 @ 09:00 – 14:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Sourdough bread baking 09:00
Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Aug 22 @ 09:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: How to make your own bread. How to make your own handmade pizzas. More about sourdough. What you will get: Handmade pizzas for lunch. Your own bread to take home and [...]
Eltham Food Swap 09:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Eltham Farmers Market,
Aug 22 @ 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 [...]
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 22 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas. Coping with shade and sun for produce growing. How to make the most of any available space for growing produce. Presented [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 22 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Epping North Food Swap 10:30
Epping North Food Swap @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Aug 22 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 22 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 5th September: Fettucini w/ Invoiltini; Stuffed Eggpplants; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts). 29th August: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 22nd August: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather
Aug 22 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 13:00
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 22 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Aug 22 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Sicilian arancini cooking class 14:00
Sicilian arancini cooking class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Aug 22 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Family Food Fight Contestants Concetta Pluchinotta-Varone and her mother Pina Pluchinotta will show you how to fill, shape and crumb a variety of arancini plus how to make a traditional napoli sauce. Once you have [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 22 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
Community dinner (Ringwood) 17:00
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Aug 22 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 22 @ 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.
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 22 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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Community lunch (Ringwood) 12:00
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Aug 23 @ 12:00 – 14:00
A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Aug 24 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Farmers market workshop series: promotion – customers and community 10:00
Farmers market workshop series: promotion – customers and community @ Alphington Farmers' Market
Aug 24 @ 10:00 – 11:30
They will talk about some of the traps for new players like food laws, compliant processing, retail and wholesale pricing, distribution and logistics, and open up more avenues to get your produce to more customers. [...]
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
How to control the Queensland Fruit Fly, with Angelo Eliades 11:00
How to control the Queensland Fruit Fly, with Angelo Eliades @ Watsonia Library
Aug 24 @ 11:00 – 12:00
In this workshop, you will learn about the best ways to manage them, how to achieve the best control outcomes using a strategic pest management approach (IPM), what products to use, as well as how [...]
Free to feed – cooking demonstration 12:00
Free to feed – cooking demonstration @ Darebin Intercultural Centre
Aug 24 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Improve your baklava making skills. Presenter: Zina, who is from Iraq. Orgaanised by Free-to-Feed which is a not-for-profit social enterprise in awe of the potential and spirit of refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants.
Community dinner (Croydon) 18:00
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 24 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood 19:30
Food Not Bombs, Collingwood @ Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Aug 24 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Ivanhoe Garden Club 20:00
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ Bellfield Community Garden
Aug 24 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December. Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. 2020 topics 25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses. 24 Mar: Insects in the garden. 28 Apr: Richgro [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 25 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Aug 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00
‘Jen the chef’ makes meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something, and have a chat with some new friends.
Community lunch (Whittlesea) 12:00
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Aug 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00
They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.
East Reservoir Community Garden 13:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 25 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 25 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Croydon) 17:30
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 25 @ 17:30 – 19:00
The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually [...]
Italian cooking: antipasto and dessert to die for 18:00
Italian cooking: antipasto and dessert to die for @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Aug 25 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Lucia Silverii will teach how to make stuffed peppers and tiramisu. You will also be treated to antipasto before eating the dessert.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 25 @ 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 [...]
Preston Garden Club 20:00
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Aug 25 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December. 2021 speakers and topics 27 Jan: No Meeting. 24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests. 24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society. 28 Apr: Pollinator [...]
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Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 26 @ 09:30 – 11:00
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 [...]
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 26 @ 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.
Community lunch (Carlton North) 12:45
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 26 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 26 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
La cucina Toscana 18:30
La cucina Toscana @ La Cucina di Sandra
Aug 26 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Tuscany. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal. A full set of [...]
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).
Aug 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00
FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction. Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid [...]
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class @ The Thorn 3071
Aug 26 @ 19:30 – 22:00
 
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The Community Grocer, Carlton 08:00
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 27 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) 18:00
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Aug 27 @ 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 [...]
Middle Eastern cooking 18:00
Middle Eastern cooking @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 27 @ 18:00 – 21:30
Learn about the flavours of Middle Eastern cooking. Try out recipes and cooking methods while preparing a three course menu. Stay and share your freshly prepared dinner with the group.
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 27 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 3rd September: Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Tiramisu w/ Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits; and Ciambelle- Italian Donuts. 27th August: Homemade Bread; Fusilli w/ Mushroom Ragu; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream. 20th August: [...]
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 27 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
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Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 28 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 28 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 28 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West 09:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Aug 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 Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 28 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Food photography 09:30
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Aug 28 @ 09:30 – 12:30
This class is for food bloggers, bakers or restaurant/cafe owners. It will focus on taking great images of food using your own, or easily obtainable, equipment. It will cover such aspects as: the right equipment; [...]
Permaculture workshop 09:30
Permaculture workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 28 @ 09:30 – 14:30
Trainer: Kushala Prem. Learn a range of practical skills that can be applied in your garden for immediate benefits including permaculture principles that apply to food production, home design & construction, energy conservation & generation [...]
Blackburn North Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn North Food Swap @ Community Kitchen, NewHope Baptist Church
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap 10:00
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Heidelberg Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg Food Swap @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Introduction to growing vegetables 10:00
Introduction to growing vegetables @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn all the requirements for establishing a productive veggie plot at home including all the information needed to prepare your soil, plant the right vegetables, care for them accordingly and manage pest and disease issues [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 28 @ 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 10:00
Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. This class is best suited to those who have some experience with [...]
Sourdough for beginners 10:00
Sourdough for beginners @ Whittlesea Community House
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00
This workshop will cover ingredient selection, starter care, and the processes of sourdough fermentation and baking, with plenty of guidance and time for questions. You will take your fermenting dough home to bake in the [...]
Tortelloni and ravioli class 10:00
Tortelloni and ravioli class @ That's Amore Cheese
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: How to make fresh pasta dough. How to make tagliatelle, spinach & ricotta tortelli and pumpkin ravioli. What you will get: Cheese tasting and drinks. That’s Amore apron to take home.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) 10:30
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 13:30
Volunteer with others to keep the Balam-Balam community garden healthy and take home some produce with you! Stay to enjoy a free hot lunch provided by Open Table. Click here to read about the garden.
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 12:30