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 clubs

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Honey bees (for primary schoolers) 16:00
Honey bees (for primary schoolers) @ Mt Evelyn Community House
Mar 3 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Holly from Holly’s Backyard Bees will brings in her observation hive so that the children can see a real honey bee colony in action. A demonstration of beekeeping tools and suit will be provided, along [...]
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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
Mar 5 @ 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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Stuart and Christine’s garden tour 10:00
Stuart and Christine’s garden tour @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Visit a large fruit and vegetable growing garden. The soil here, although originally poor silty clay, is now a carbon enriched loam due to the addition of manures, minerals, compost and brown coal. Stuart has [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Mar 6 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Preparing an autumn/winter vegetable garden 12:00
Preparing an autumn/winter vegetable garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 6 @ 12:00 – 14:00
No need to book – just turn up. March is the best time to begin preparations for autumn planting. Presented by Robin Gale-Baker, this workshop will cover soil preparation for six groups of vegetables, watering, [...]
Who’s who in the garden: cultivate more than just plants 14:00
Who’s who in the garden: cultivate more than just plants @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 6 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Get to know some of the diverse range of insects that live in a garden: the good, the ‘bad’ and the beautiful. Learn how to create a healthy and diverse ecosystem that will encourage beneficial [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 6 @ 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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Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 7 @ 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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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Mar 10 @ 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, [...]
Autumn seasonal gardening 18:30
Autumn seasonal gardening @ Nunawading Library
Mar 10 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Seasonal garden maintenance helps your plants get the right care when they need it. Discover how to best prepare your beds and plants for the winter and spring months with composting, pruning and organic pest [...]
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Produce in pots 18:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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, [...]
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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
Mar 12 @ 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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Queensland Fruit Fly 10:00
Queensland Fruit Fly @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 10:30
A talk by Angelo Eliades. No need to book – just turn up.
Food photography 14:00
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Mar 13 @ 14:00 – 17:00
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; [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 13 @ 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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Bees knees with Sam Harrison 10:00
Bees knees with Sam Harrison @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 14:00
View bees, their behaviour, wax comb, larvae, pollen and honey stores up close. The bees will be afely sealed in an observation frame. You can turn up any time to view the display and ask [...]
Beeswax wraps 10:00
Beeswax wraps @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will show you how easy beeswax wraps are to make for yourself or as gifts. You will need to bring along with you a piece of material 28cm by 28cm. It must be [...]
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Sowing edible crops 16:00
Sowing edible crops @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Mar 16 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Learn how to sow seeds including lettuce, radish, peas, beetroot and rocket into growing containers that can be found around the house (e.g. milk and egg cartons). Learn about safety while gardening, feel the seed [...]
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Bee a pollinator 10:30
Bee a pollinator @ Whittlesea Community Garden, Whittlesea Community Activity Centre
Mar 18 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Join Katrina from ‘Buzz and Dig’ to learn all about native bees and build your own bee hotel. Registration by phone (9716 3361) or email.
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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
Mar 19 @ 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.
Hotham Street Ladies workshop 18:00
Hotham Street Ladies workshop @ Abbotsford Convent, Magdalen Laundries
Mar 19 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Join the Hotham Street Ladies in an icing sugar workshop to master the art of making your own lady parts! The Hotham Street Ladies are a group of five women who make food-related work, including [...]
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Advanced beekeeping course 09:00
Advanced beekeeping course @ Edendale
Mar 20 @ 09:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Day to day hive inspection procedures. Hints and tips to better manage your hives. Opportunity to ask questions and learn more from a full time beekeeper. So you have bought your [...]
Composting with Nina Bishop 10:00
Composting with Nina Bishop @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Nina is passionate about supporting people to send zero organic waste to landfill. In this workshop, learn how to compost all your household organic waste using a variety of methods to suit every situation.
Mushroom cultivation workshop 13:00
Mushroom cultivation workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 20 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Learn how to grow mushrooms at home. Gain an overview of the fungi life cycle, the cultivation process, building a mushroom growing chamber, harvesting and storage. Includes: course materials, an oyster mushroom growing kit per [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 20 @ 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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Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 21 @ 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 [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 15:30
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 21 @ 15:30 – 17:00
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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Gin tasting and cocktail making experience 18:30
Gin tasting and cocktail making experience @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Mar 25 @ 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, [...]
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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
Mar 26 @ 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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Veggie gardening for beginners 09:30
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 27 @ 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 [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Mar 27 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop 10:30
Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop @ Glen Park Community Centre
Mar 27 @ 10:30 – 11:30
They will demonstrate how to use each system as well as ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting tips. Participants will also be given a tour of the adjacent community garden
Building a veggie box 14:00
Building a veggie box @ Newlands Neighbourhood House
Mar 27 @ 14:00 – 17:00
You will learn how to make a garden bed and you will create a low cost bed for the Newlands Community Garden.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 27 @ 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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DIY Mushrooms 10:00
DIY Mushrooms @ CERES
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Presenter: Brendan Morse. you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster and shitake mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation, and be introduced to basic [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 28 @ 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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Community gardens: more than just growing food 19:00
Community gardens: more than just growing food @ Balwyn Library
Mar 31 @ 19:00 – 20:00
The social and recreational benefits that community gardening provides participants are of more importance than the food produced. Join Oscar Danvers from Community Gardens Australia, who will share his research, and learn how you can [...]

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