Calendar of local events

 

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Supermarket tour 10:00
Supermarket tour @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Sep 1 @ 10:00 – 11:15
This tour is happening three times on Monday 12th August at 10-11.15am, Monday 19th August at 4-5.15pm and Sunday 1st September at 10-11.15am. Presenter: Joel Feren, who is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 3 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
Chook keeping and Chooks4Charity 16:30
Chook keeping and Chooks4Charity @ Oxley Christian College
Sep 3 @ 16:30 – 18:30
This event is for people from schools or early learning centres in Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse or Yarra Ranges. See chook keeping in action and hear from Chooktopia about the best ways to keep chickens in [...]
Author talk – small farm success with Andrew Campbell 17:30
Author talk – small farm success with Andrew Campbell @ Lilydale Library
Sep 3 @ 17:30 – 19:00
Want to make a part-time or serious living farming? Does your hobby farm need a boost? Meet Andrew Campbell, author of Small Farm Success Australia: How to make a life and a living on the [...]
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Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
Sep 4 @ 17:00 – 22:00
The food trucks offering vegan food who sometimes attend include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Curry Up Now; Lady Rawsome; Paper Plains Food Truck; Pierogi Pierogi; Super Taco;Taitas Falafels; The Real Jerk Food Truck; Vegilicious; Von’s [...]
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Formidable Vegetable Eltham House Concert 18:00
Formidable Vegetable Eltham House Concert @ Private address
Sep 5 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Join Formidable Vegetable for a house concert. Arrive 6pm for a 7pm start. Listen to their well known song, Yield. Listen to more of their music. Watch a sample video.
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 6 @ 14:30 – 15:30
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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Intermediate fluid art workshop – cheeseboard and coasters 09:30
Intermediate fluid art workshop – cheeseboard and coasters @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Sep 7 @ 09:30 – 11:30
You will leave with a cheeseboard and four coasters of your own to take home. You will learn new techniques and be able to build on your existing acrylic pouring skills. Everything will be supplied [...]
Spring Gin Market 11:00
Spring Gin Market @ The Craft & Co
Sep 7 @ 11:00 – 18:00
Around 10 stallholders will showcase their gins, including: Imbue Distillery (Eltham), Patient Wolf Distilling Co. (Brunswick) and The Craft & Co. (Collingwood).
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 7 @ 12:00 – 13:00
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.
Bees wax wraps 13:00
Bees wax wraps @ Allwood Neighbourhood House
Sep 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Tutor: Vicki. Learn how to make a bees wax wrap. Using oil and bees wax on cotton fabric, you will create a product that is hygienic and can be used again and again. Book by [...]
KABUU working bee 13:00
KABUU working bee @ KABUU farm and nursery
Sep 7 @ 13:00 – 17:00
KABUU grow seedlings and microgreens. Richard Lee will give a tour of the farm and tell the story behind KABUU. Depending on the number of people attending, activities may include: moving soil to make new [...]
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Organic vegetable gardening (two days) 10:00
Organic vegetable gardening (two days) @ CERES
Sep 8 @ 10:00 – 15:00
This is a two day hands-on workshop designed for the beginner veggie gardener. The two days are Sunday, 8th September and Sunday, 15th September, both 10am-3pm. What you will learn: How to get the most [...]
Spring Gin Market 11:00
Spring Gin Market @ The Craft & Co
Sep 8 @ 11:00 – 18:00
Around 10 stallholders will showcase their gins, including: Imbue Distillery (Eltham), Patient Wolf Distilling Co. (Brunswick) and The Craft & Co. (Collingwood).
Portable wicking bed demo and plant sale 11:30
Portable wicking bed demo and plant sale @ Northcote Library
Sep 8 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Learn to create and maintain a wicking bed that is perfect for urban dwellers. Kerrie will show you how to recycle scrap from around the community to create your own portable garden bed. Click here [...]
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Backyard beekeeping for beginners 18:00
Backyard beekeeping for beginners @ Coburg Library
Sep 9 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Morgan from 3000 acres will discuss keeping honey bees in urban Melbourne and how to help bees even if you don’t keep them. Construct a simple native bee hotel for your garden. This session is [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 10 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
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Herbs 14:00
Herbs @ Rosanna Library
Sep 11 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Felicity Gordon will guide you through growing herbs and give you cuttings to start your own herb garden. Registration required.
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Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies 18:30
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 12 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in pots and small spaces. What to harvest and when. How to use bush foods and herbs to flavour your dishes. Presented by Karen [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 13 @ 14:30 – 15:30
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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Bee keeping for beginners 09:30
Bee keeping for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 14 @ 09:30 – 12:00
What you will learn: The A-Z of keeping your own bees. The equipment you’ll need to do so. Handy hints and tips from an experienced bee keeper. Presented by Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design. [...]
Australian plants expo 10:00
Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Sep 14 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-day event on 14th and 15th September by the Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra. Sales of native & indigenous plants, books on related subjects, native flower displays, environmental displays, talks, demonstrations, workshops, giftware [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00
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.
Preparing a Spring/Summer veggie garden 12:30
Preparing a Spring/Summer veggie garden @ Buna Reserve Community Garden
Sep 14 @ 12:30 – 14:00
Facilitated by Robin & Paul Gale-Baker and organised by Transition 3081. There are groups of vegetables that comprise the spring/summer veggie garden. Each needs different soil preparation and pH, some are planted from seedlings and [...]
Backyard chooks for beginners 14:00
Backyard chooks for beginners @ Edendale
Sep 14 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This workshop will cover the characteristics of different breeds (in order to make a selection that suits your setting and needs) as well as the housing and care of chickens. Participants will leave with the [...]
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Australian plants expo 10:00
Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Sep 15 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-day event on 14th and 15th September by the Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra. Sales of native & indigenous plants, books on related subjects, native flower displays, environmental displays, talks, demonstrations, workshops, giftware [...]
Mulch, manure & plant sale plus roving refills 13:30
Mulch, manure & plant sale plus roving refills @ Pentridge Community Garden
Sep 15 @ 13:30 – 16:00
Pentridge Community Garden is throwing open its doors for an afternoon of fun featuring: environmentally friendly cleaning products for sale from Roving Refills (BYO container); straw & manure for sale; produce swap; plant sale; and [...]
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Lakeside Good Earth Group – the Lilydale community garden project 14:00
Lakeside Good Earth Group – the Lilydale community garden project @ Lilydale Library
Sep 16 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Join Benson from the Lilydale Community Gardens Steering Group who will discuss establishing a community garden in Lilydale. Also bring some plants, recipes or seeds to swap and join them for some refreshments.
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Organic gardening for beginners 10:00
Organic gardening for beginners @ Edendale
Sep 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Want to grow your own healthy vegetables, herbs and fruits but don’t know where to start? Would you like to improve your family’s food security and increase your skills and garden productivity? Part theory and [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 17 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
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Edible weeds 15:00
Edible weeds @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
Sep 19 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Join weed forager Adam Grubb and Heide Head Gardener David Murphy for a guided tour of edible weeds in the Heide gardens. Finish with garden-inspired canapes and glass of wine.
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 20 @ 14:30 – 15:30
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
Sep 21 @ 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 [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 13:00
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.
Beekeeping workshop 14:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Sep 21 @ 14:00 – 16:30
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 [...]
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Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables 09:00
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables @ Hawthorn Community House
Sep 22 @ 09:00 – 11:00
This event is also happening at 11.30am (with different booking details). Learn all you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Summer. What you will learn: planning your Summer veggie garden – [...]
SEEDs Communal Garden bush garden planting 10:00
SEEDs Communal Garden bush garden planting @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Lygon Street Nursery have donated some natives that will form the foundation of the SEEDs Communal Garden street-accessible bush garden. Help plant them out and then join them for a picnic lunch. Click here to [...]
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables 11:30
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables @ Hawthorn Community House
Sep 22 @ 11:30 – 13:30
This event is also happening at 9am (with different booking details). Learn all you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Summer. What you will learn: planning your Summer veggie garden – [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
For families with children aged 2-4. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 24 @ 16:00 – 17:30
For children aged 5-13. Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, [...]
Introduction to mindful eating 19:00
Introduction to mindful eating @ Align Health & Movement
Sep 24 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Tired of overeating, dieting or both? Ready to break your eat-repent-repeat cycle? Join licensed Am I Hungry facilitator and dietitian (APD) Tess Gardiner (aka The Sustainability Dietitian) for an introduction to mindful eating. Learn how [...]
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Junior urban farmer – from ages 5 to 12 (two day) 09:15
Junior urban farmer – from ages 5 to 12 (two day) @ CERES
Sep 25 @ 09:15 – 12:30
The course is across two days, on Wednesday, 25th September and Thursday, 26th September, both 9.15am-12.30pm. What you will learn: Discover how to grow healthy organic herbs and veggies. Take a close look soils and [...]
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Junior urban farmer – from ages 5 to 12 (two day) 09:15
Junior urban farmer – from ages 5 to 12 (two day) @ CERES
Sep 26 @ 09:15 – 12:30
The course is across two days, on Wednesday, 25th September and Thursday, 26th September, both 9.15am-12.30pm. What you will learn: Discover how to grow healthy organic herbs and veggies. Take a close look soils and [...]
Tomato talk, book sales & signing 19:00
Tomato talk, book sales & signing @ Pachamama Wholefoods + Kitchen
Sep 26 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Go along to hear some tomato growing tips from Karen Sutherland. Learn how to prepare your soil properly, when and how to protect your plants, and the pros and cons of various pruning and training [...]
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Native plants for food and medicine 09:30
Native plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 28 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Traditional Indigenous lifestyles and healing practices pre European settlement. Traditional ways of using various Indigenous plants for medicinal purposes. Promising new research into their potential medical applications. Presented by Gaby Harris. [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 28 @ 12:00 – 13:00
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.
Growing your veggies from seed 14:00
Growing your veggies from seed @ Watsonia Library
Sep 28 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Robin Gale-Baker will show you how to growing your vegetables from seed.
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