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Mar
24
Sun
Angelo Eliades – create a no-waste kitchen and garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 24 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Learn how to recycle all garden and food waste, even the difficult things! This workshop will cover what materials to put into which waste recycling system and how to use the processed materials in the garden. Other topics will include cold and hot composting, worm farming and bokashi composting. All the basics will be covered, as well as tricks, tips and techniques to get faster and more efficient composting of every kind of waste.

Mar
26
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 26 @ 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.

Mar
27
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 27 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Mar
28
Thu
Learn how to make good coffee (2 day) @ Olympic Adult Education
Mar 28 @ 09:30 – 15:00

A two day event on Thursday, 28th March and Friday, 29th March, both 9.30am-3pm. Book by phone (9450 2665).

This introduction to coffee making will give you hands-on experience making a range of coffees, increase your knowledge about coffee, and teach you latte art skills.

Mar
30
Sat
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 30 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

Mar
31
Sun
Minimising food waste workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
Mar 31 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Learn about how to reduce your household food waste. Learn skills and ideas around menu and pantry planning, how to get the most of the food you purchase, and what to do with leftovers and kitchen scraps. Facilitated by Lisa Moore.

Apr
2
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Apr 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.

Apr
3
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 3 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Apr
5
Fri
Easter chocolate novelties @ Watsonia Library
Apr 5 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Join Irene Williams from the Victorian Cake Decorating Society to make your own chicken on a rocky road nest.

Apr
6
Sat
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
Apr 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Apr 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 in helping with the day, they would love to hear from you.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 6 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

Apr
7
Sun
Montmorency Food Swap @ Montmorency Primary School
Apr 7 @ 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 January, the swap is held on the first Sunday of the month. In January, it is held on the second Sunday.

Apr
9
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Apr 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.

Apr
10
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 10 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Apr
13
Sat
Diamond Village food swap @ Diamond Village Shopping Centre (beside the Cruze Lounge cafe)
Apr 13 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Macleod Park
Apr 13 @ 11:00 – 12:00

To avoid Easter, the Macleod Swap is a week earlier this month.

Good garden bugs @ Watsonia Library
Apr 13 @ 13:00 – 16:00

This workshop will be delivered by two entomologists. You will learn about pest and beneficial insects; have hands-on training in insect identification (using live and preserved samples); and participate in an interactive Q&A session covering practical and sustainable management options for pests.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 13 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

Apr
16
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Apr 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.

Apr
17
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Apr 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 create a safe space for all people to connect, be encouraged and feel cared for as a valued member of our local community.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 17 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Apr
20
Sat
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 20 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

Apr
23
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Apr 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.

Apr
24
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 24 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Apr
27
Sat
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Apr 27 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

Apr
29
Mon
Beekeeping basics @ Ivanhoe Library
Apr 29 @ 19:00 – 20:15

Interested in bees and beekeeping but don’t know where to start? Learn about this intriguing hobby from an experienced beekeeper.

Apr
30
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Apr 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.

Creating retrosuburbia in your garden @ Ivanhoe Library
Apr 30 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Participants will be invited to consider their current garden space and household setup, and start planning for increases in sustainability, productivity and resilience. You will use the ideas in David Holmgren’s book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future to examine the potential for household-scale food production and the introduction of permaculture food growing strategies. By the end of the workshop, you will have a starting point for designing your garden – and lifestyle – to become bountiful and sustainable.

May
1
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 1 @ 13:00 – 17:00
May
4
Sat
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market @ Bundoora Park
May 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Transition 3081 hold an Olympic Village food swap in Heidelberg West rain, hail or shine every 1st Saturday of the month 10-11am. Come along to this very popular community event. Also, if you are interested in helping with the day, they would love to hear from you.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 4 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

May
5
Sun
Montmorency Food Swap @ Montmorency Primary School
May 5 @ 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 January, the swap is held on the first Sunday of the month. In January, it is held on the second Sunday.

May
7
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.

May
8
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 8 @ 13:00 – 17:00
May
11
Sat
Diamond Village food swap @ Diamond Village Shopping Centre (beside the Cruze Lounge cafe)
May 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 11 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Go and plant seeds and seedlings or just join them for a cuppa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

May
14
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
May 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.

May
15
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
May 15 @ 12:00 – 13:30

Whether you are a local worker, live locally, are a church member or just looking for a place to have a meal – they welcome you to their monthly community meal. Their desire is to create a safe space for all people to connect, be encouraged and feel cared for as a valued member of our local community.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 15 @ 13:00 – 17:00
May
18
Sat
Macleod Veggie Swap @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
May 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00

For the latest updates, see their facebook page.