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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 1 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 1 @ 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 [...]
Panton Hill community garden meetup 15:00
Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 1 @ 15:00 – 17:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.
Gin tasting with Naught Distillery 19:00
Gin tasting with Naught Distillery @ Craft and Vine
Aug 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00
In this evening of gin and cocktail tastings, a representative from Naught Gin, who are based in Eltham, will present their gin.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.
Fruit tree pruning with Kaye Roberts-Palmer 11:00
Fruit tree pruning with Kaye Roberts-Palmer @ Doncaster Library
Aug 2 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn about pruning, fertilising, pests to watch out for and how to get the most out of your backyard fruit trees.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Aug 2 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Nonna’s comfort food (Italian) 18:30
Nonna’s comfort food (Italian) @ La Cucina di Sandra
Aug 2 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to incorporate Australian ingredients into classic Italian dishes. How to update traditional Italian dishes for modern living. 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 2 @ 19:15 – 21:15
First Tuesday of every month except for January. 2022 Speakers and topics Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier. Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta. Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs. [...]
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 3 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Rosanna) 12:30
Community lunch (Rosanna) @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Aug 3 @ 12:30 – 13:15
First Wednesday of every month, during school terms only. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 3 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 3 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 3 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 4 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 4 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 4 @ 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.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 [...]
Pickling and fermentation workshop 19:00
Pickling and fermentation workshop @ Watsonia Library
Aug 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Lauren will teach you how to pickle and ferment. The session will include making sauerkraut, pickled cucumbers and a fermented drink. You will need to bring along: 2 medium jars; one 750ml glass bottle or [...]
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International Beer Day
International Beer Day
Aug 5 all-day
See Wikipedia and their website.
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 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
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 @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Aug 5 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 11:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 5 @ 11:00 – 12:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 5 @ 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 [...]
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Aug 5 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Christmas cookie decorating workshop 18:30
Christmas cookie decorating workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 5 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Decorate cookies using piping icing techniques. Learn how to pipe icing onto cookies and use layering techniques to create unique festive cookies. All materials included.
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 5 @ 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 (fish sauce dressing); kaeng [...]
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Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Warrandyte Riverside Market 08:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 6 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 [...]
Fruit tree pruning workshop 10:00
Fruit tree pruning workshop @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Presenter: Craig Castree.
Grafting and tree sales day 10:00
Grafting and tree sales day @ CERES
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Purchase scion/budwood from a wide range of varieties of apples and other fruits. Purchase 2-year-old ready-to-plant apple and plum trees. The session will also include a grafting demonstration. No need to book – just turn [...]
Heidelberg West Food Swap 10:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Aug 6 @ 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 [...]
Introduction to meadmaking (three sessions) 10:00
Introduction to meadmaking (three sessions) @ Living and Learning Centre
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a three-session workshop, with the three sessions being on Saturdays 6th August, 3rd September and 24th September, all 10am-midday. The cost of $50 includes membership of the guild until July 2023. You will [...]
Learn Winter fruit tree pruning 10:00
Learn Winter fruit tree pruning @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Learn all the ins & outs and cuts & trims that produce healthy, bountiful backyard fruit trees. Learn about the best times of the year to prune and how to use the different types of [...]
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 6 @ 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.
Mozzarella making class 10:00
Mozzarella making class @ That's Amore Cheese
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: the process behind producing curd; how to make hand-stretched fresh mozzarella; and how to shape mozzarella into bocconcini and trecce. What you will get: guided cheese tasting with a glass of [...]
Rosanna Food Swap 10:00
Rosanna Food Swap @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00
On the same day, there is a community shared cart of herbs where people can either take or donate herbs.
Sourdough bread making 10:00
Sourdough bread making @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Learn all the steps to make your own sourdough at home with this simple recipe. You will take home a sourdough starter and some home dough to bake. Take a 2 litre container with a [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Wicking bed wow 10:00
Wicking bed wow @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Find out what wicking beds are, how to make them and how to utilise them. Construct your very own wicking bed to take home.
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap 10:30
Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Aug 6 @ 10:30 – 12:00
 
Chinese home cooking 11:00
Chinese home cooking @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Aug 6 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Miao will discuss traditional ingredients and cooking techniques. Afterwards, sit down together and enjoy the dishes you have created. Enrol by phone (9386 9418) or email (info@bhnc.vic.edu.au).
Crop rotation and companion planting 11:00
Crop rotation and companion planting @ Watsonia Library
Aug 6 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go along and find out what companion planting is and just how it can help you to have a more productive and healthy garden. Kathleen Tants will explain how you can make your own crop [...]
Cultural cooking – Indian breads 11:00
Cultural cooking – Indian breads @ Alphington Community Centre
Aug 6 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Manu will show you how to make Indian breads.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 12:30
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 6 @ 12:30 – 13:30
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 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 6 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Home composting for beginners 14:00
Home composting for beginners @ Edendale
Aug 6 @ 14:00 – 15:30
What you will learn: how to compost at home; simple to follow composting steps; and common problems and solutions.
Alternative varietals wine masterclass 15:00
Alternative varietals wine masterclass @ Northside Wines
Aug 6 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Learn more about alternative varietals, including their history, why they taste so good and the reasons that they are better for the Aussie climate.
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 6 @ 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 in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
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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.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 7 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Heathmont Farmers’ Market 08:00
Heathmont Farmers’ Market @ Great Ryrie Primary School
Aug 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Hurstbridge Market 08:30
Hurstbridge Market
Aug 7 @ 08:30 – 13:00
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Grafting and tree sales day 09:00
Grafting and tree sales day @ Pettys Orchard
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Purchase scion/budwood from a wide range of varieties of apples and other fruits. Purchase 2-year-old ready-to-plant apple and plum trees. The session will also include a grafting demonstration and a tour of the orchard. No [...]
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Blackburn Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn Food Swap
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Not held in January.
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 [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Foundation to organic gardening course (3 sessions) 10:00
Foundation to organic gardening course (3 sessions) @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
On three consecutive Sundays, from 7th August to 21st August. The course will cover: garden design – from raised beds to orchards; soil composition – get the dirt on dirt; propagating and seed sowing; four [...]
Herb planting workshop 10:00
Herb planting workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 11:30
The workshop will start by potting up herbs into terracotta pots and labelling them to create your own potted herb garden. Then there will be a walk through the community house garden and an opportunity [...]
Montmorency Food Swap 10:00
Montmorency Food Swap @ The Monty Hub
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In all the months except January, the swap is held on the first Sunday of the month. In January, it is held on the second Sunday. Usually, but not always, at The Monty Hub, 1-3 [...]
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Cake decorating using coloured fondants 13:00
Cake decorating using coloured fondants @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Amanda will show you the basics of cake decorating using coloured fondants. You will design, mix colours and then ice and decorate a basic store-bought cake to take home.
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
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.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00
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 7 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) 14:00
Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Aug 7 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 7 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 8 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
Introduction to horticultural permaculture (4 sessions) 10:00
Introduction to horticultural permaculture (4 sessions) @ Edendale Community Environment Farm
Aug 8 @ 10:00 – 14:30
Every Monday for 4 weeks. To be eligible for the $50 government subsidised fee, you need to be either a permanent resident and/or an Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school. [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 8 @ 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 [...]
Panton Hill community garden meetup 15:00
Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 8 @ 15:00 – 17:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Aug 9 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Aug 9 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Aug 9 @ 12:00 – 13:00
‘Jen the chef’ makes meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something, and have a chat with some new friends.
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) 15:45
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 9 @ 15:45 – 16:45
Dig in the garden, pick fresh veggies and prepare dishes to share and enjoy. Part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Click here to read about the garden.
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 10 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 10 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 10 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Doncaster Garden Club 20:00
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Aug 10 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Second Wednesday of every month except for January. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street. 2022 speakers and topics 08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 11 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 11 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Camberwell Morning Garden Club 10:00
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Second Thursday of every month except for January and December. 2020 Speakers and topics 13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs. 12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic. 9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 11 @ 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.
Care of backyard chickens 11:00
Care of backyard chickens @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Have all your questions answered by Maria from Sunset Valley Chicks. She will cover everything from the correct care of chickens, worming, keeping the birds healthy and proper housing.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:30
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Aug 11 @ 12:30 – 13:00
The Open Table crew collects surplus food and it is used to create a hearty, vegetarian meal. This event is for everyone, from those who don’t have much to those who have plenty. It’s a [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 11 @ 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 [...]
Sicilian food 18:30
Sicilian food @ La Cucina di Sandra
Aug 11 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Sicily. 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 11 @ 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 [...]
Mushroom foraging 19:00
Mushroom foraging @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Aug 11 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn what spores are exactly and what their prints mean before moving on to tools and techniques for efficient and environmentally-conscious mushroom hunting and correct foraging etiquette. Then you will learn how to [...]
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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 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00
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 @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Aug 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Aug 12 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 12 @ 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.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Aug 12 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
One pot wonders of the world – slow cooking in a master stock 17:00
One pot wonders of the world – slow cooking in a master stock @ Under the Pickle Tree
Aug 12 @ 17:00 – 21:00
Presenter: Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how to make a classic Chinese master stock and learn how it varies as you head into Vietnam. You will then use that master stock to [...]
Dumpling making workshop 18:00
Dumpling making workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 12 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Make Chinese dumplings from scratch. The dough you will prepare can be used for either boiled dumplings (shui jiao) or potstickers (guo tie). Then make vegetarian dumplings. Facilitator: Miki.
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Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 13 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 13 @ 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 13 @ 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.
Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee (Fitzroy) 10:00
Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee (Fitzroy) @ Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden
Aug 13 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Across the road from Fitzroy Town Hall. Click here to read about the garden.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 13 @ 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 [...]
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Aug 13 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 13 @ 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 13 @ 10:00 – 11:30
 
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 11:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Aug 13 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Next to the Northcote train station. Please bring a plate of food to share for afternoon tea if you are able to. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 12:30
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 13 @ 12:30 – 13:30
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 13 @ 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, Fawkner 13:00
Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 13 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Every other Saturday. It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going. Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Aug 13 @ 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 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 14:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Aug 13 @ 14:00 – 16:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee. 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 13 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
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Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Aug 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 14 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market 08:00
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Aug 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Gold coin donation.
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Aug 14 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 14 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 14 @ 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; and how to make the most of any available space for growing produce. [...]
Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee (Fitzroy) 10:00
Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee (Fitzroy) @ Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Across the road from Fitzroy Town Hall. 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 [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee 10:00
West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Their monthly communal gardening group working bee where they focus on their communal garden beds. All welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 14 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Cannoli making class 11:00
Cannoli making class @ 113Eatery
Aug 14 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Edoardo Nicita, from Shop 225, will show you how make cannoli pastry from scratch, including how to roll it out, shape it and fill it. Once you have created your masterpieces, you will then plate [...]
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Aug 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 14 @ 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.
Italian cooking master class 18:30
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 14 @ 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: insalata (seasonal salad); pappardelle (fresh [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 15 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
Pasta making workshop 10:00
Pasta making workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Learn how to make a basic egg pasta dough which you will then turn into many different forms of pasta, including linguine, fettucine and pappardelle. Learn how to use a hand pasta machine and the [...]
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 15 @ 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 [...]
Panton Hill community garden meetup 15:00
Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 15 @ 15:00 – 17:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.
Composting and worm farms 16:30
Composting and worm farms @ Kew Library
Aug 15 @ 16:30 – 18:00
Teresa, from Sustainable Gardening Australia, will cover the why and how of composting and worm farms in this family friendly workshop. There will also be a wriggly paper worm craft activity for the kids.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Aug 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Aug 16 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 17 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 17 @ 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 17 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Whether you are a local worker, live locally, are a church member or just looking for a place to have a meal – they welcome you to their monthly community meal. Their desire is to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 17 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 17 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 18 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 18 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 18 @ 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.
Italian kids cooking class 16:30
Italian kids cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 18 @ 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.
Demystifying bread 18:30
Demystifying bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 18 @ 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.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 18 @ 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 18 @ 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 [...]
Pasta making 19:00
Pasta making @ Thomastown Library
Aug 18 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Learn how to make pasta.
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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 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
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 @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Aug 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Aug 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 11:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Aug 19 @ 11:00 – 12:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 19 @ 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 in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Aug 19 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Gingerbread house workshop 18:30
Gingerbread house workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 19 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Decorate a gingerbread house using piping icing techniques, lollies and more. All material included and you walk away with your own decorated gingerbread house.
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Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Boroondara Farmers Market 08:00
Boroondara Farmers Market @ Patterson Reserve
Aug 20 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Sourdough bread making 09:00
Sourdough bread making @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 20 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Learn how to make sourdough bread. You will take home both a crusty loaf and your own sourdough starter. Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear, who can also give you ongoing support and advice if you need it.
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market 09:00
South Morang Farmers & Makers Market @ Civic Centre Car Park
Aug 20 @ 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 20 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 20 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
DIY mushrooms 10:00
DIY mushrooms @ CERES
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Presenter: Buttons Mira from The Mushroomery. You will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster and shitake mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation, and be [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 20 @ 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 [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone [...]
Greensborough Food Swap 10:00
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch. Click here to read about the garden.
Park Orchards Market 10:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 14:00
 
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 [...]
Forest Hill Urban Harvest 10:30
Forest Hill Urban Harvest
Aug 20 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
North Coburg Food Swap 10:30
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Aug 20 @ 10:30 – 12:30
 
Bees in your backyard 11:00
Bees in your backyard @ Balwyn Library
Aug 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Learn about native bees, pollination and increasing urban biodiversity with Katrina Forstner. Katrina will share her knowledge and skills to get you started in setting up a native bee friendly garden. You will also make [...]
Box Hill South Urban Harvest 11:00
Box Hill South Urban Harvest @ Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
Aug 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Aug 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Macleod Veggie Swap 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Aug 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
For the latest updates, see their facebook page.
Community lunch (Mill Park) 12:30
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 20 @ 12:30 – 13:30
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.
Kombucha and kefir 13:00
Kombucha and kefir @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 20 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Jenna will show you how to make your own kombucha and kefir.
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 20 @ 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 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 [...]
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) 13:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 20 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 14:00
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 20 @ 14:00 – 18:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 29th October: Ravioli Di Ricotta w Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits 1st October: Gnocchi Di Ricotta w Creamy Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Cartocci w Italian Cream – Italian Donuts [...]
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai 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 wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa (fish sauce dressing); kaeng [...]
Thrive Food Swap (Diamond Creek) 14:00
Thrive Food Swap (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 20 @ 14:00 – 15:00
 
Meet the wine makers – Golding Wines 15:00
Meet the wine makers – Golding Wines @ Northside Wines
Aug 20 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Explore Golding Wines from the Adelaide Hills through 6 of their wines in a special event hosted by the winemaker. Learn about their vineyards, wines and how they survived the 2019 bushfires. The tickets include [...]
Beeswax wraps 15:30
Beeswax wraps @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 20 @ 15:30 – 17:30
Jenna will show you how to create your own beeswax wraps, which will change the way you store food. You will make and take home a selection of small and medium sized wraps.
Street food of Asia 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 20 @ 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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Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Aug 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 21 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market 08:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap 09:00
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 10:00
 
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market 09:00
Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market @ Punt Road Winery
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 13:30
 
Compost and worm farms 09:30
Compost and worm farms @ Nillumbik Nursery
Aug 21 @ 09:30 – 10:15
Joel Watson will discuss whether you should have a compost bin, a compost bay, a worm farm or all three. He will also discuss how you create great compost and keep your worms alive.
An artisan chocolate dessert class 10:00
An artisan chocolate dessert class @ Alphington Farmers' Market
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Nidhi, from Cocoa & Chili, will show you how to make ganache, hand rolled truffles, chai tiramisu and mascarpone filling.
Cheddar cheese making 10:00
Cheddar cheese making @ CERES
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: how to make your own cheddar cheese; how to make ricotta cheese; and about different cheeses. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
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 [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Growing mushrooms at home 10:00
Growing mushrooms at home @ Sporadical City Mushrooms
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Presenter: Julia Laidlaw from Sporadical City Mushrooms. This hands-on, beginners workshop will cover basic oyster mushroom growing. It will be a skill sharing ‘tips and tricks’ lesson from an experienced commercial mushroom grower who started [...]
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap 10:00
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap @ A Local Baker St Andrews
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 21 @ 10:30 – 15:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 9th October: Homemade Bolognese Lasagna; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits 2nd October: Fettucine w chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci Donuts; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits 25th September: Ricotta Gnocchi w Mushroom [...]
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Aug 21 @ 13:00 – 16:00
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 21 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese 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: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du [...]
Chocolate discovery class 15:00
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Aug 21 @ 15:00 – 16:00
This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate and truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their [...]
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 21 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 22 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 22 @ 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 [...]
Panton Hill community garden meetup 15:00
Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 22 @ 15:00 – 17:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Aug 23 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.
Watsonia Community Garden 10:00
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Aug 23 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
Ivanhoe Garden Club 20:00
Ivanhoe Garden Club @ Bellfield Community Garden
Aug 23 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December. Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. 2022 topics 22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory. 20 Mar: IGC open garden. 26 Apr: Ellen Willmott. 24 [...]
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 24 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 24 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Sri Lankan cooking class 18:00
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 24 @ 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.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Preston Garden Club 20:00
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Aug 24 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December. 2022 speakers and topics 26 Jan: No Meeting. 23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora. 23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club. 27 Apr: Weng Lim [...]
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 25 @ 08:30 – 12:30
 
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) 09:30
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 25 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No [...]
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together 10:00
Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Click here to read about the garden.
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 25 @ 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.
Learn about edible forest gardening 14:00
Learn about edible forest gardening @ Lilydale Library
Aug 25 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Listen to Jaimie Sweetman from Edible Forest talk about the benefits of edible forest gardening in urban areas, design elements and garden layers of forest gardening, with some samples of some forest garden plants.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 25 @ 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 [...]
Cheese and beer masterclass 19:00
Cheese and beer masterclass @ Moon Dog World
Aug 25 @ 19:00 – 21:00
6 cheeses will be matched with 6 beers. Jointly hosted by Moon Dog Brewing and Cheese Culture.
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 25 @ 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 with Jean 19:00
Cooking with Jean @ Mill Park Library
Aug 25 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Jean, from Jean’s Asian Cooking will demonstrate a number of recipes.
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class @ The Thorn 3071
Aug 25 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
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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 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
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 @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Aug 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone [...]
Community lunch (Preston) 11:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Aug 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Aug 26 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 26 @ 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 in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
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Abbotsford Farmers’ Market 08:00
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Aug 27 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Aug 27 @ 08:00 – 13:00
 
Preparing for a summer veggie crop 09:00
Preparing for a summer veggie crop @ Parkview Room, City of Boroondara
Aug 27 @ 09:00 – 10:30
This workshop will take place at 9am and then again at 11.30am. Teresa Day, from Sustainable Gardening Australia, will help you prepare your garden for a thriving summer produce crop. You will receive practical tips [...]
St Andrews Market 09:00
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 27 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Dogs not permitted.
The Fitzroy Mills Market 09:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Aug 27 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Every Saturday except during January.
Winter fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 27 @ 09:30 – 12:00
What you will learn: pruning of both new and established fruit trees; selection and planting of new fruit trees; Winter fruit tree maintenance practices for pest and disease prevention, control and treatment; and pruning tool [...]
Australian plants expo 10:00
Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-day event on 27th and 28th August by the Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra. Sales of native & indigenous plants, books on related subjects, native flower displays, environmental displays, talks, demonstrations, workshops, giftware [...]
Blackburn North Food Swap 10:00
Blackburn North Food Swap @ Community Kitchen, NewHope Baptist Church
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Aug 27 @ 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 [...]
Gnocchi making class 10:00
Gnocchi making class @ That's Amore Cheese
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 13:30
What you will learn: how to make fluffy potato gnocchi with a four cheese sauce; and how to make easy ricotta gnocchi with a cavolo nero pesto. What you will get: Italian style lunch and [...]
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap 10:00
Heathmont Seed and Crop Swap @ Tables Community Garden, Heathmont Baptist Church
Aug 27 @ 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 27 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Hurstbridge Food Swap 10:00
Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup 10:00
Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Aug 27 @ 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.
Make low waste comfort food 10:00
Make low waste comfort food @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Watch Scott Hitchins demonstrate the techniques to create winter warmers using every bit of what you grow or buy. The focus in this session is using veggies from the garden and an overview for slow [...]
Urban Orchard Food Swap 10:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Just outside the CERES grocery.
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap 11:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Aug 27 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Preparing for a summer veggie crop 11:30
Preparing for a summer veggie crop @ Parkview Room | City of Boroondara
Aug 27 @ 11:30 – 13:00
This workshop will take place at 9am and then again at 11.30am. Teresa Day, from Sustainable Gardening Australia, will help you prepare your garden for a thriving summer produce crop. You will receive practical tips [...]
Community lunch (Mill Park) 12:30
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 27 @ 12:30 – 13:30
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 27 @ 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, Fawkner 13:00
Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 27 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Every other Saturday. It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going. Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn [...]
Open Table, Fitzroy North 13:00
Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Aug 27 @ 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 27 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Regular working bee. Everyone welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee 14:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Aug 27 @ 14:00 – 16:00
One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee. 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 27 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Meet the wine makers – Chalmers 15:00
Meet the wine makers – Chalmers @ Northside Wines
Aug 27 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Meet the famous Chalmers family as they take you through 6 of their wines. The tickets include food.
Vietnamese cooking master class 18:30
Vietnamese 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: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du [...]
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Carlton Farmers’ Market 08:00
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Aug 28 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Enter via O’Grady Street.
Eltham Farmers’ Market 08:00
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 28 @ 08:00 – 12:30
 
Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Aug 28 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Kingsbury Drive Community Market 09:00
Kingsbury Drive Community Market @ Car Park 2
Aug 28 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Eltham Food Swap 09:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Eltham Farmers Market,
Aug 28 @ 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 [...]
Australian plants expo 10:00
Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-day event on 27th and 28th August by the Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra. Sales of native & indigenous plants, books on related subjects, native flower displays, environmental displays, talks, demonstrations, workshops, giftware [...]
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 [...]
Fawkner Food Bowls get together 10:00
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Working bee, market stall and socialising. Read about the community garden.
Veggies in desserts 10:00
Veggies in desserts @ CERES
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: foods which make your brain brighter; how to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet; and foods that can build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog. [...]
Your edible garden, springing into spring! (3 sessions) 10:00
Your edible garden, springing into spring! (3 sessions) @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a three session workshop on Sundays, 28th August, 4th and 11th September, each 10am-midday. They will guide you through to an abundant harvest of fresh vegetables and herbs. As well as the usual [...]
Creeds Farm Community Garden 10:30
Creeds Farm Community Garden @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 12:00
There is always lots to do and any help is appreciated. Everyone welcome, even if you can’t stay long. Click here to read about the garden.
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) 10:30
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Click here to read about the garden.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 15:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 9th October: Homemade Bolognese Lasagna; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits 2nd October: Fettucine w chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci Donuts; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits 25th September: Ricotta Gnocchi w Mushroom [...]
Vegan pizza making masterclass 11:00
Vegan pizza making masterclass @ 113Eatery
Aug 28 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Edoardo Nicita, from Shop 225, will demonstrate how to create pizza dough from scratch and you will then make margherita and nutella dessert pizzas. At the end, you will eat the creations with your new [...]
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather 11:00
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Aug 28 @ 11:00 – 15:00
They do a lot of gathering and eating, and a bit of gardening! All welcome. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:00
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Thornbury Church of Christ
Aug 28 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A choice between roast meat or vegetarian. They like people to pre-order as it helps with numbers.
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Aug 28 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Community dinner (Mitcham) 17:30
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Aug 28 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.
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Whittlesea Community Garden 08:30
Whittlesea Community Garden @ Whittlesea Community Garden
Aug 29 @ 08:30 – 11:30
 
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee 10:00
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Aug 29 @ 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 [...]
Panton Hill community garden meetup 15:00
Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Aug 29 @ 15:00 – 17:00
These meet ups happen during school terms only. You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.
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The Community Grocer, Fitzroy 09:00
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens Estate
Aug 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 30 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening. Click here to read about the garden.
Community lunch (Brunswick) 12:00
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Aug 30 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The cook provides a home style, two course meal.
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Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden 09:30
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 31 @ 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor. Click here to read about the garden.
Newton Street Community Garden 09:30
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Aug 31 @ 09:30 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do! Click here to read about the [...]
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Aug 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Macleod Community Garden working bee 13:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Aug 31 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Food Not Bombs, Coburg 18:30
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Aug 31 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from [...]
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) 18:30
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 31 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on Wednesday, 31st August and Wednesday, 7th September, both 6.30-8.30pm. Tutor: Taariq Hassan. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 19:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Aug 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email. Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.