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May
4
Sat
Recycling your food waste at home @ Kew Library
May 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Nearly half of the waste in our bins consists of food and organics that could easily be composted and turned into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your garden. In this workshop, Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will talk you through how to set up your own low cost worm farm using recycled materials. Learn about outdoor composting, benchtop (Bokashi) composting and worm farming, as well as how to safely compost pet poo.

May
9
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

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
Tue
Woman’s hormonal health @ Hawthorn Community House
May 14 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Presented by Kate Boyle, B. App. Sc. (Nutrition & Food Science). Do you feel you suffer from painful or irregular menstruation, hormonal headaches, mood swings or PMS? Kate will show you how food and diet can have a positive effect on supporting women’s hormonal health and reducing the symptoms of PMS. They will also make snacks on the night and you will get take-home recipes that support the female body and hormone system.

May
18
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
May 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
May
19
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
May 19 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Winter vegetable gardening @ Hawthorn Community House
May 19 @ 09:30 – 11:30

This event is also happening at 12.30pm (with different booking details).

Join Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden to receive practical tips and advice on soil preparation, winter plant selection and sustainable pest control for a thriving and healthy vegetable crop. You will also have the opportunity to get your hands dirty in a practical planting activity.

Winter vegetable gardening @ Hawthorn Community House
May 19 @ 12:30 – 14:30

This event is also happening at 9.30am (with different booking details).

Join Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden to receive practical tips and advice on soil preparation, winter plant selection and sustainable pest control for a thriving and healthy vegetable crop. You will also have the opportunity to get your hands dirty in a practical planting activity.

May
24
Fri
How to raise healthy eaters with the biting truth @ Only About Children Hawthorn
May 24 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Dietitians Alex Parker and Anna Debenham, from The Biting Truth, will be providing practical tips and tricks for parents wanting to raise healthy eaters and give their child the best start in life through proper nutrition. Their discussion will cover: achieving the perfect balance of macronutrients in each meal; foods for optimal brain development; how to read a nutrition label; choosing healthy snacks; where do treats and dessert fit in; and fussy eating tips and tricks.

May
25
Sat
Olives to oil harvesting party @ St James Park
May 25 @ 14:00 – 16:30

People will be coming together to harvest unwanted olives from Melbourne backyards and street trees to be pressed into local olive oil to take home for free. Go along to this event either to drop off some olives you’ve already picked or to join their ‘harvesting party’. They will send you out with a map and harvesting equipment to go and pick local olive trees. The olives that you pick will then be pressed into olive oil which is free for you to collect the following weekend.

Jun
11
Tue
Mediterranean diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Jun 11 @ 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 workshop will provide you with a background on the diet and its health benefits, affordable ways of shopping, and cooking delicious meals that are also easy to prepare.

Jun
13
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jun 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

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
15
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jun 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jun
16
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Jun 16 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Jun
29
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jun 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jul
11
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

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
20
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jul 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jul
21
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Jul 21 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Jul
23
Tue
Diabetes and diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Jul 23 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Join their resident dietitian in this talk about diabetes. Participants will benefit by increased knowledge, awareness and understanding about diabetes. An understanding about resources and tools to help prevent type 2 diabetes or manage diabetes well, leaving you feeling confident and empowered to lead a healthy life.

Aug
8
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Aug 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

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
13
Tue
Sauerkraut and gut health @ Hawthorn Community House
Aug 13 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Sauerkraut is finely cut cabbage that (combined with other vegetables) has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavour, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when the bacteria ferment the sugars in the cabbage. Join them to learn all the ins and outs of obtaining great gut health. This workshop will cover the history of sauerkraut, how to make it, what can go wrong with it, and how to fix it. They will also cover how to make it even healthier and tastier with the addition of different seasonal vegetables.

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

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

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
15
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Sep 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Sep
21
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Sep 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Oct
10
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Oct 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

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
19
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Oct 19 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Oct
20
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Nov
14
Thu
Camberwell Morning Garden Club @ Camberwell Petanque Club rooms
Nov 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Second Thursday of every month except for January and December.

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.

Nov
16
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Nov 16 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Nov
17
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Nov 17 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Nov
30
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Nov 30 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Dec
15
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Dec 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Dec
21
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Dec 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jan
18
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Jan 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Jan
19
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Jan 19 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Feb
15
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Feb 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Feb
16
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Feb 16 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Feb
29
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Feb 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Mar
15
Sun
Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 10:00
Mar
21
Sat
Boroondara Farmers’ Market @ Patterson Reserve
Mar 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00