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Jan
29
Fri
Blokes in the kitchen @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Jan 29 @ 08:00 – 12:00

Learn to prepare simple meals with other blokes under Pieter’s guidance. Enjoy a shared meal and conversation to finish the session.

Jan
30
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jan 30 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Feb
11
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Feb 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.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Feb
12
Fri
Vietnamese cooking masterclass @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Feb 12 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Learn the fundamentals of Vietnamese flavours with Chef Ha – sweet, sour, spicy, salty and umami – then cook dinner. The menu will include green papaya salad, rice noodles with an aromatic chicken broth, crispy turmeric pancake with pork belly, Vietnamese spring rolls and fish sauce dressing.

Enjoy a shared feast at the end of class.

Feb
20
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Feb 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Feb
21
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Feb 21 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Feb
26
Fri
Blokes in the kitchen @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Feb 26 @ 08:00 – 12:00

Learn to prepare simple meals with other blokes under Pieter’s guidance. Enjoy a shared meal and conversation to finish the session.

Mar
11
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Mar 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.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Mar
12
Fri
Dumplings workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn how to make dumplings from scratch. Afterwards, sit down and enjoy the dumplings you made for lunch.

Mar
13
Sat
Tea making workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Learn how to propagate, cultivate, and brew your own herbal teas at home. Taught by Nicola and Harriet.

Mar
16
Tue
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 16 @ 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.

Mar
20
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Mar 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Mar
21
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 21 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Mar
26
Fri
Blokes in the kitchen @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Mar 26 @ 08:00 – 12:00

Learn to prepare simple meals with other blokes under Pieter’s guidance. Enjoy a shared meal and conversation to finish the session.

Flavours of East Africa @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Mar 26 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Husband and wife Shukri and Abdi will teach you about the layered flavours of East African cuisine. You will make pilau ya nyama (spiced rice with meat), plus condiments to accompany this traditional dish. Enjoy a shared meal at the end of class.

Mar
31
Wed
Preserves workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 31 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn how to make tomato relish, berry jam, marinated feta and olives, preserved lemons, and pickled cucumber. Lunch and morning tea provided. Taught by Sandy.

Apr
8
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Apr 8 @ 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.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Apr
17
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Apr 17 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Apr
18
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Apr 18 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Apr
28
Wed
Sourdough breadmaking workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Apr 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn how to make sourdough at home. Taught by Sandy Bennett. Participants will learn step-by-step, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive take-home notes.

May
13
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
May 13 @ 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.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

May
14
Fri
Dumplings workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn how to make dumplings from scratch. Afterwards, sit down and enjoy the dumplings you made for lunch.

May
15
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
May
16
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 16 @ 09:00 – 10:00
May
18
Tue
Ageing and wellness information session @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Hear from registered dietician, Alain, on the best ways to eat to promote healthy ageing, and to improve your wellbeing. He will cover a range of topics to include weight loss, healthy cooking, stress reduction and reading food labels. Suitable for all ages, including parents and seniors.

May
22
Sat
Introduction to growing vegetables @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 22 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Learn all the requirements for establishing a productive veggie plot at home including all the information needed to prepare your soil, plant the right vegetables, care for them accordingly and manage pest and disease issues as they arise. Led by qualified horticulturists, Nicola and Harry.

May
25
Tue
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 25 @ 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.

May
29
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jun
9
Wed
Sourdough breadmaking workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jun 9 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn how to make sourdough at home. Taught by Sandy Bennett. Participants will learn step-by-step, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive take-home notes.

Jun
10
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jun 10 @ 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.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Jun
19
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jun 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jun
20
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jun 20 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Jul
8
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jul 8 @ 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.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Jul
17
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jul 17 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jul
18
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jul 18 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Jul
31
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jul 31 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Aug
12
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Aug 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

2020 Speakers and topics
13 Feb: Jane Tonkin on tonkin bulbs.
12 Mar: Penny Woodward on growing garlic.
9 Apr: Jo Reitz on painting your garden.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Aug
15
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Aug
21
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Aug 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sep
9
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Sep 9 @ 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.
14 May: Andrew Raper on rhododendrons.
11 Jun: Ellen Swansson on gardening through the library.
9 Jul: AGM.
13 Aug: Gerald Hughes on using technology.
10 Sep: Jill Bryant on herb trees.
8 Oct: Susan Murphy on Boroondara historical trees.
12 Nov: Club Members on their gardens.

2019 Speakers and topics
14 Feb: Liz Caspar on wicking beds.
14 Mar: Peter Allan on permaculture.
11 Apr: Ken Smithies on bee hotels.
09 May: Melissa King on gardening in pots.
13 Jun: Luke Peterson on how to bend without breaking.
11 Jul: Don Rickerby on 40th birthday celebration.
08 Aug: AGM and members’ lunch.
12 Sep: Anne Vale on heriscapes and heritage gardens.
10 Oct: Helen Lovel on Neutrog.
14 Nov: Katrina Forstner on smart composting.

Sep
18
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Sep 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sep
19
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap @ Balwyn Community Centre
Sep 19 @ 09:00 – 10:00