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Feb
29
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Feb 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Kombucha, jun and wild fermented lemon soda workshop @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Feb 29 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Learn about how to make your own fermented beverages with Monique Miller as she demonstrates how to make kombucha, jun and fermented lemon soda.

Sauerkraut and other fermented veggies @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Feb 29 @ 12:30 – 14:00

Sauerkraut is probably the most well-known lactose-fermented vegetable but did you know that most veggies can be fermented? Monique Miller will show you how to make sauerkraut, pickles and fermented salsa.

Just Eat It (film) @ Hawthorn Arts Centre
Feb 29 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Just Eat It is a documentary film about food waste and food rescue. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing so much of it in the trash?

Film makers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But, as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Mar
10
Tue
The basics of pickle and preserving @ Hawthorn Community House
Mar 10 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Learn to preserve seasonal produce by making pickles, relishes and sauces. These techniques are suitable for most fruit and veggies. They will make some on the night for you to taste.

Mar
12
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Mar 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.

Cookie making classes for kids @ Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 12 @ 16:00 – 17:00

Roll your own dough, create your cookies and decorate your own way. Free apron for every child.

Mar
14
Sat
A Tuscan table – gnocchi making class @ Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Join Paul Lewis, from the Sparechair Cafe to learn about the art and origins of gnocchi making. Make your own gnocchi and then stay on for lunch. Take home a free bottle of homemade sauce.

Mar
15
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Mar
20
Fri
Blokes in the kitchen @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Mar 20 @ 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.

Beeswax wraps @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Mar 20 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Join Emma Grace for a Christmas-themed beeswax wraps session. Learn how to make and take home two wraps. Includes complimentary bubbles, cheese and all materials.

Mar
21
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Mar 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Mar
31
Tue
Mediterranean diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Mar 31 @ 19:00 – 20:30

The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the world’s healthiest diet with its abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, olive oil, yogurt, goats’ cheese, fish, poultry and small portions of meat. This cooking workshop will cover the science and health behind the Mediterranean Diet combined with a demonstration of some of the simpler authentic foods, like potato gnocchi, with a range of flavours and individual sauces. Carmel will provide adaptable recipes handed down through generations, using only the best seasonal ingredients.

Apr
9
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Apr 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.

Apr
17
Fri
Blokes in the kitchen @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Apr 17 @ 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.

Apr
18
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Apr 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Apr
19
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Apr 19 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Apr
24
Fri
FOGO community launch party – with Costa @ The Camberwell Parkview Room
Apr 24 @ 18:00 – 20:30

The Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) program will allow residents on Boroondara to put both food waste and garden waste in the same bin for a weekly collection. Go to this night of celebration. In addition to Costa and FOGO talks, there will be food, drinks and music.

May
2
Sat
Dumplings masterclass @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
May 2 @ 11:00 – 15:00

Join Angie, from The Humble Dumpling, as she takes you through how to make the perfect dumpling. Topics to be covered will include: introduction to ingredients and the world of dumplings; how to make the dough by hand; how to make 3 types of filling including: meat, seafood and vegetarian; how to fold, pleat and cook the dumplings using different methods; and how to share the joys of making and eating food together. Enjoy a simple meal at the end of your dumpling experience.

May
12
Tue
Sauerkraut and gut health @ Hawthorn Community House
May 12 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Sauerkraut is finely cut cabbage that (combined with other vegetables) has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. Learn the ins and outs of obtaining great gut health through fermented foods plus how to make sauerkraut. Sample a variety of this food. They will also cover how to make it even healthier and tastier with the addition of different spices and seasonal vegetables.

May
14
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
May 14 @ 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
16
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 16 @ 08:00 – 13:00
May
17
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
May 17 @ 09:00 – 10:00
May
30
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 30 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jun
11
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jun 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.

Jun
20
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jun 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jun
21
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Jun 21 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Jul
9
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jul 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.

Jul
18
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jul 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jul
19
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Jul 19 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Aug
13
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Aug 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.

Aug
15
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Aug 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Aug
16
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Aug 16 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Aug
29
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Aug 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sep
10
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Sep 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.

Sep
19
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Sep 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sep
20
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Sep 20 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Oct
8
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Oct 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.

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