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Feb
23
Fri
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 14:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Urban farm excursion @ Private address to be notified on booking
Feb 23 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take a tour of The Veggie Empire’s local urban farm. Meet the farm’s team, take a tour with Josh and Scott, harvest fresh produce, and then join Chika from Greenhills in the gardens for a lunch made and enjoyed on-site.

Organised by Greenhills Neighbourhood House.

Feb
24
Sat
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Feb 24 @ 09:00 – 12:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Heidelberg Food Swap @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Feb 24 @ 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.

Feb
25
Sun
Rosa’s cooking class
Feb 25 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Feb
26
Mon
Macleod Community Garden open session @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Feb 26 @ 17:00 – 19:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
27
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Feb 27 @ 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.

Ivanhoe Garden Club @ East Ivanhoe Bowling Club
Feb 27 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December.

2023 topics
28 Feb: All about biochar.
28 Mar: Warringal Conservation Society.
25 Apr: Gardens and flowers, Greece.
23 May: Edible gardens.
27 Jun: Fabulous WA wildflowers.
25 Jul: About Warners’ large wholesale nursery.
22 Aug: TBC.
26 Sep: Plants of South Africa.
24 Oct: Around Victoria in wildflowers.
28 Nov: End of year dinner.

2022 topics
22 Feb: Wildflowers of Wilson’s Promontory.
20 Mar: IGC open garden.
26 Apr: Ellen Willmott.
24 May: Permaculture.
28 Jun: A garden makeover.
16 Jul: Rose pruning, Ivanhoe Park.
26 Jul: Around the world in flowers.
23 Aug: Richgro products.
27 Sep: Gardens in Elgland and Ireland.
25 Oct: Begonias.
22 Nov: End of year dinner.

2020 topics
25 Feb: All about David Austin Roses.
24 Mar: Insects in the garden.
28 Apr: Richgro for the garden.
26 May: Plants around the world.
23 Jun: Gardens in England & Ireland.
28 Jul: High country wildflowers.
25 Aug: Indian Hill Station plants & gardens.
22 Sep: Perennial plants.
27 Oct: The seasons at Maranoa Gardens.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Feb
28
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Feb 28 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
29
Thu
Buna Reserve Community Garden open session @ Buna Reserve Community Garden
Feb 29 @ 15:30 – 17:30
Mar
1
Fri
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 14:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Mar
2
Sat
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Mar 2 @ 09:00 – 12:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Mar 2 @ 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.

Rosa’s cooking class
Mar 2 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Plant to harvest @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 2 @ 12:00 – 13:00

These monthly sessions will cover planting, harvesting and all the jobs required in the garden each month.

Organised by Sustainable Macleod in conjunction with Watsonia Neighbourhood House.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 2 @ 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.

Potato fest @ Bellfield Community Garden
Mar 2 @ 16:00 – 19:00

Help them eat all of the 72kg of potatoes that were harvested in January 2024. Create your own jacket potato with BYO toppings.

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
3
Sun
Introduction to mushroom growing workshop @ Urban Farming Collective
Mar 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00

You will learn the basics of growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms at home. You will be guided through the entire process, from understanding the life cycle of fungi to hands-on techniques for cultivating your own mushrooms. Particular topics to be discussed include: how to set up your own mushroom growing area, including selecting the right environment and equipment; step-by-step instructions on starting your mushrooms from grain spawn to harvest; tips and tricks for successful cultivation, including moisture control, substrate preparation, and dealing with common pests and problems; and an overview of the most popular and easy-to-grow mushroom species.

You will take home your own mushroom grow kit to get started right away.

Presenter: Simon Hughes from the Urban Farming Collective.

Montmorency Food Swap @ Petrie Park Community Hall
Mar 3 @ 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.

The food swap is sometimes followed by a talk.

Rosa’s cooking class
Mar 3 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Mar
4
Mon
Macleod Community Garden open session @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 4 @ 17:00 – 19:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
5
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 5 @ 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.

Mar
6
Wed
Community lunch (Rosanna) @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Mar 6 @ 12:30 – 13:15

First Wednesday of every month, during school terms only.

Bookings are essential for catering purposes.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 6 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
7
Thu
Buna Reserve Community Garden open session @ Buna Reserve Community Garden
Mar 7 @ 15:30 – 17:30
Mar
8
Fri
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Mar 8 @ 10:00 – 14:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Japanese cooking 101: Chika’s Japanese home cooking (3 sessions) @ Greenhills Neighbourhood House
Mar 8 @ 13:00 – 14:00

On 3 consecutive Fridays, starting 8th March, 1-2pm.

Week 1: dashi stock and miso soup. Week 2: gohan (steamed rice) and onigirazu (rice sandwich). Week 3: vegetarian side dishes. Presenter: Chika.

Organised by Greenhills Neighbourhood House.

Mar
9
Sat
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Mar 9 @ 09:00 – 12:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 9 @ 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.

Mar
10
Sun
Rosa’s cooking class
Mar 10 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Mar
11
Mon
Macleod Community Garden open session @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 11 @ 17:00 – 19:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
12
Tue
Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 12 @ 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.

Mar
13
Wed
Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 13 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
14
Thu
Buna Reserve Community Garden open session @ Buna Reserve Community Garden
Mar 14 @ 15:30 – 17:30
Mar
15
Fri
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 14:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Mar
16
Sat
Farm Raiser farmgate @ Opposite side of the road to
Mar 16 @ 09:00 – 12:00

The farmgate is open on Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 9am-midday, opposite 12 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield.

As well as veggies, they stock bread, seasonal fruit and preserves.

Bellfield Community Garden working bee @ Bellfield Community Garden
Mar 16 @ 10:00 – 13:00

This is their monthly working bee which is a social activity with everyone welcome. Their working bee coordinator will conduct an introduction at the start of the day so that you know what’s on the agenda. Go along and help pull some weeds, turn some compost or just go for a cup of tea.

Click here to read about the garden.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 16 @ 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.

Mar
17
Sun
St Johns Riverside Community Garden (Heidelberg) get together @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Mar 17 @ 08:30 – 10:00

From 8.30am during the daylight savings months, otherwise from 11am.

Click here to read about the garden.

Tomato passata making workshop @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Mar 17 @ 10:00 – 13:00

You will learn how to process tomatoes, sterilise jars/bottles and how to seal them. You will then have a pasta lunch. Take along some glass jars with lids (if you have some).

Organised by Watsonia Neighbourhood House.

Mar
18
Mon
Macleod Community Garden open session @ Sustainable Macleod Community Garden
Mar 18 @ 17:00 – 19:30

Click here to read about the garden.

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