Calendar of local events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, some of these events might not actually be happening.

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View calendars for specific types of event (and the key to the colour coding):
All events    All once-off events (Cooking, Everything else, Free)    Community gardens    Food swaps    Free meals    Markets    Farmers’ markets    Garden tours   Garden clubs

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Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 1 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas. Coping with shade and sun for produce growing. How to make the most of any available space for growing produce. Presented [...]
Veggie gardening for beginners 11:45
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Box Hill Town Hall
May 1 @ 11:45 – 13:00
Maria Ciavarella will give you practical advice on the basics of growing your own vegies in a sustainable way. She will cover how to get the right sunshine, soil, and sustenance for your vegie patch [...]
Women’s weight loss: diet and nutrition (women only) 19:00
Women’s weight loss: diet and nutrition (women only) @ Heidelberg Scout Group
May 1 @ 19:00 – 20:30
This is an event for women only. It will cover: myths and fact busting around food and diet’ beyond the basics of weight loss; what you should be eating; overcoming barriers; and the trinity of [...]
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Build a bee hotel 09:45
Build a bee hotel @ Box Hill Town Hall
May 2 @ 09:45 – 10:45
In this fun workshop, kids will make a bee hotel to take home, while learning about native bees and pollination. This workshop is recommended for children aged 4-10 years of age. Please book one ticket [...]
Intro to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Intro to permaculture (two sessions) @ CERES
May 2 @ 10:00 – 15:00
This course is designed for both those new to permaculture and those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Certificate. The two sessions are on Sunday, 2nd May and Sunday, 16th May, both 10am-3pm. What you [...]
Olive oil festival 10:00
Olive oil festival @ That's Amore Cheese
May 2 @ 10:00 – 15:00
There will be live music by Siesta Cartel, cannoli cart by Cannoleria, plenty of cheese, drinks, cocktails, and a local producer marketplace. Meet the producer from Kyneton Olive Oil, taste different types of olive oil, [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 2 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
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Food forests for balcony gardens 19:00
Food forests for balcony gardens @ Coburg Library
May 4 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer will talk about making the most of your balcony space. Learn about clever planting, choosing the right pots and micro-climates. Registrations essential.
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Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop 10:00
Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop @ Maroondah Federation Estate
May 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Discover what composting, worm farming and bokashi are all about.
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Healthy productive compost and worms 18:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 6 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: The importance of compost for soil health. How to fix common composting problems. Setting up and looking after a worm farm. Presented by Diana Cotter. Learn how to make great compost, [...]
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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
May 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00
14 sessions over a period of a few months. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture, fruit production, soil preparation, preserving, beekeeping, composting, vegetable growing, propagation, seed collection, [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 7 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
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Food photography 09:30
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
May 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30
This class is for food bloggers, bakers or restaurant/cafe owners. It will focus on taking great images of food using your own, or easily obtainable, equipment. It will cover such aspects as: the right equipment; [...]
Veggie gardening for beginners 09:30
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to set up and prepare a vegetable garden. How to select, plant and care for crops. How to grow veggies in the ground, in raised beds and in pots. Presented [...]
Advanced composting workshop 10:00
Advanced composting workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Led by Ellen Regos from Cultivating Communities, this workshop is for those who are passionate composters and who want to take their composting to the next level. Participants will also be given a tour of [...]
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Monique Miller. [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Beekeeping workshop 13:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 8 @ 13:00 – 15:30
What you will learn: Bee behaviour. The various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them. The major tasks in hive management. What you will get: A wooden beehive frame [...]
Avoiding and managing food waste 13:30
Avoiding and managing food waste @ Span Community House
May 8 @ 13:30 – 15:00
In this workshop, you will learn about: why it’s important to avoid food waste; how not to waste food at home; and what to do with food scraps.
Edible weeds walk 13:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 8 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Creating a food forest design 14:30
Creating a food forest design @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
May 8 @ 14:30 – 15:30
Learn about the 7 layers of an edible ecosystem. Booking essential by phone (9428 7668) or email.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 8 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
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Produce in pots 09:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 9 @ 09:30 – 12:00
What you will learn: Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success. How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches. The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, [...]
Introduction to Retrosuburbia (2 sessions) 10:00
Introduction to Retrosuburbia (2 sessions) @ CERES
May 9 @ 10:00 – 16:30
On Sunday, 9th May and Sunday, 16th May, both 10am-4.30pm. Presenter: Beck Lowe. This workshop will explore the material in David Holmgren’s book RetroSuburbia. You will: explore the potential for the suburbs to be transformed [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 9 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
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Plan, plant, propagate – permaculture (7 sessions) 10:00
Plan, plant, propagate – permaculture (7 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 12 @ 10:00 – 14:00
7 sessions on consecutive Wednesdays from 12th May to 23rd June. This course is free for those with a green medicare card who are not currently enrolled in secondary school. It is being run by [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 14 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
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Organic growing with biodynamic methods (2 days) 09:30
Organic growing with biodynamic methods (2 days) @ CERES
May 15 @ 09:30 – May 16 @ 16:30
What you will learn: Why biodynamic methods are an essential part of sustainable organic food growing. How to develop a deeper consciousness of the living processes driving vitality of soil, plants and animals. How to [...]
Home brewing 10:00
Home brewing @ CERES
May 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Make your own beer. All about full grain brewing. The fermentation process. What you will get: Samples of different beers. Recipes to take home. Presenter: Paul Rigby. The workshop will be [...]
Build a bee hotel 14:30
Build a bee hotel @ Work-Shop Melbourne
May 15 @ 14:30 – 16:30
Katrina Forstner will tell you all about native bees, their important role in pollination and how to create a bee haven. You’ll get the low down on Australia’s native bees, how to identify them, the [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 15 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Food scaping, bee scaping 16:00
Food scaping, bee scaping @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
May 15 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Learn about creating spaces that feed us and support pollinators. Booking essential by phone (9428 7668) or email.
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Worm farm workshop 14:00
Worm farm workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 16 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Presented by Kaye Roberts-Palmer from Blue Bee Garden Design. Find out how to set up your own worm farm, how worm farms work, what to feed your worms and things to avoid. Click here to [...]
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Seed saving with Kat Lavers 19:00
Seed saving with Kat Lavers @ Nunawading Civic Centre (Willis Room)
May 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
A common stumbling block for those starting out with seed saving is knowing how to get the seeds from the parent plant and how to look after them until it is time for sowing. Kat [...]
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Ageing and wellness information session 14:00
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 [...]
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Tea time at Heide 14:00
Tea time at Heide @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
On International Tea Day, join Wurundjeri Elder David Wandin, Heide gardener Luke Murchie and members of the Australian Tea Cultural society for a discussion about indigenous botanicals found at Heide that can be used in [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 21 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
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World Bee Day at Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
World Bee Day at Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Farmers' Market, Coburg Primary School
May 22 @ 08:00 – 13:00
This event will include: Tastings of local honey varieties. Viewing a live working beehive (contained within glass for safety). A chance to ask beekeeper Benedict, of The Practical Beekeeper, any questions you might have. Bee [...]
Introduction to growing vegetables 10:00
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 [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 22 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30m. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Edible weeds walk 13:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 22 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30m. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
FOGO one year celebration event – with Costa Georgiadis 14:30
FOGO one year celebration event – with Costa Georgiadis @ Camberwell Primary School
May 22 @ 14:30 – 17:00
The Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) program allows residents in Boroondara to put both food waste and garden waste in the same bin for a weekly collection. Celebrate a year of FOGO in Boroondara. Event [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 22 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary 16:00
Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary @ Edendale
May 22 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary @ Edendale | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
You will learn: all about the bee, biology, diseases and honey; types of equipment and hives required; and regulations and purchasing bees. Presenter: Benedict Hughes. The workshop is suitable for participants aged from 10 years [...]
An evening with a honey sommelier + beekeeper 18:30
An evening with a honey sommelier + beekeeper @ Alphington farmgate
May 22 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Certified honey sommelier Jessica Locarnini will lead a honey tasting session, including a discussion of flavour profiles, terroir, a blind tasting of honey varietes and interactive tasting notes for each guest. There will be a [...]
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Mushroom foraging 13:00
Mushroom foraging
May 23 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 23 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy 14:00
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy @ CERES
May 23 @ 14:00 – 16:30
What you will learn: An introduction to herbal medicine making. Plant identification. Guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting. Medicinal uses for plants. How to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will get: [...]
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Gin tasting and cocktail making experience 18:30
Gin tasting and cocktail making experience @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
May 27 @ 18:30 – 20:00
You will start by tasting a selection of The Australian Distilling Co’s gins. You will then learn how to make some gin-based cocktails whilst being given some fun facts behind the history of the gin, [...]
Winter survival guide with nutritionist Lindy Cook 19:00
Winter survival guide with nutritionist Lindy Cook @ Doncaster Library
May 27 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Prepare yourself to get through another Melbourne winter with this talk from nutritionist Lindy Cook. Say goodbye to the winter blues with tips on how to stay healthy, active and positive while the temperature drops.
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 28 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
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Mushroom foraging 13:00
Mushroom foraging
May 29 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 29 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
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Mushroom foraging 13:00
Mushroom foraging
May 30 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 30 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
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