Calendar of local events

 

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Your edible garden, springing into spring! (3 sessions) 10:00
Your edible garden, springing into spring! (3 sessions) @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Sep 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a three session workshop on Thursdays, 1st, 8th and 15th September, each 10am-midday. They will guide you through to an abundant harvest of fresh vegetables and herbs. As well as the usual garden [...]
Grazing board making workshop for women 18:00
Grazing board making workshop for women @ Burnley Backyard- Studio Room
Sep 1 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Hayley Nicole will take you through the process of choosing from pre-prepared timber blanks, shaping and sanding then finishing and nourishing your unique board. You will also share a grazing board and optional beverage through [...]
Wild Fire Wines & Arquiteka cider tasting @ Underwood 18:30
Wild Fire Wines & Arquiteka cider tasting @ Underwood @ Underwood Wine Bar
Sep 1 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Geoff Shenfield from Wild Fire Wines will guide you through 5 tastings from the range whilst Steve Ostrom will educate you on how his Arquiteka cider is made. All whilst enjoying a grazing board of [...]
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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Sep 2 @ 09:00 – 15:00
14 sessions over a period of a 14 weeks. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture; fruit production; soil preparation; beekeeping; composting, worm farming and fertilisers; vegetable growing; [...]
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Sep 2 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
The power of rocket stove technology – demonstration evening 19:30
The power of rocket stove technology – demonstration evening @ Private house (address provided on booking)
Sep 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Hear rocket stove and efficient combustion enthusiast, Joel Meadows, talk about what makes these devices burn so cleanly and efficiently. Joel will also demonstrate a range of clean burning appliances that you can see in [...]
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The art of espalier 09:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 3 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: growing espaliered fruit trees; different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier; and improve your general gardening skills. Topics will include suitable fruit trees, pruning and training [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Sep 3 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone [...]
The power of rocket stove technology – workshop build 10:00
The power of rocket stove technology – workshop build @ Private house (address provided on booking)
Sep 3 @ 10:00 – 17:00
You can only attended this workshop if you have also enrolled in the demonstration evening on Friday, 2nd September. You will work with rocket stove and efficient combustion enthusiast, Joel Meadows, to build a simple, [...]
Beginners workshop in composting, worm farms and Bokashi bins 10:30
Beginners workshop in composting, worm farms and Bokashi bins @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Sep 3 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Learn how to get all these compost systems (composting, worm farms and Bokashi bins) up and running and at the same time turn your waste into a resource for your garden. More specifically, you will [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Sep 3 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30pm. 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
Sep 3 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
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Salami day at the Preston Market 08:00
Salami day at the Preston Market @ Preston Market
Sep 7 @ 08:00 – 15:00
Preston Market’s delicatessens are coming together to celebrate National Salami Day. There will be both tastings and special offers, and there will even be some vegan options. The tastings will include hot and mild csabai [...]
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Sep 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00
14 sessions over a period of a 14 weeks. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture; fruit production; soil preparation; beekeeping; composting, worm farming and fertilisers; vegetable growing; [...]
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Permaculture Design Course (80 hours) 09:00
Permaculture Design Course (80 hours) @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Sep 8 @ 09:00 – 16:30
On Thursdays from 8th September to 8th December. The subjects to be covered will include: permaculture ethics and design principles; water systems; building healthy soils; passive solar building and retrofitting existing buildings; building greater personal [...]
Chocolate and beer masterclass 19:00
Chocolate and beer masterclass @ Moon Dog World
Sep 8 @ 19:00 – 21:00
6 chocolates will be matched with 6 beers. Jointly hosted by Moon Dog Brewing and Birdsnake.
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Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Sep 9 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
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How to use sustainable processes for clean up in every day kitchens 09:30
How to use sustainable processes for clean up in every day kitchens @ Lilydale Community House
Sep 10 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Ellen Clarke will show you some sustainable tips and tricks for cleaning up and dealing with waste in the kitchen. She will cover: waste reduction; food waste reduction; DIY cleaning products; get more for your [...]
Warm season planting workshop 10:30
Warm season planting workshop @ Lilydale Library
Sep 10 @ 10:30 – 12:30
The topics to be discussed will include: selecting and propagating appropriate warm season crops; soil & garden preparation; crop rotation & successional plantings; summer green manuring; watering strategies; and managing healthy plants for high yield.
Oakhill Farm’s 1st birthday party 12:00
Oakhill Farm’s 1st birthday party @ Oakhill Farm
Sep 10 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Oakhill Farm's 1st birthday party @ Oakhill Farm | Preston | Victoria | Australia
Celebrate a whole year of creating an urban farm and community space on the site of a disused vicarage. 12pm: Learn about their primary school passata patch program with Farmer Shani. 12.15pm: Garden tour with [...]
Composting and worm farm workshop 13:00
Composting and worm farm workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Sep 10 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Find out about the different types of composting from direct dig to Bokashi and the do’s and don’ts of composting. Then learn how to set up your own worm farm, how worm farms work, what [...]
Compost, worm farms and Bokashi bins (advanced) 13:30
Compost, worm farms and Bokashi bins (advanced) @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Sep 10 @ 13:30 – 15:00
This workshop is for those who have already started composting at home, have at least a basic knowledge of composting, and want to learn more about combining or adding to their existing systems. You will [...]
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SEEDs Soup Festival 11:00
SEEDs Soup Festival @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 11 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Join them in celebrating SEEDs Communal Garden at their annual ‘winter soup’ fundraiser – with workshops, garden grown meals, mini market, live music and dancing. Click here to read about the garden.
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Sep 11 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be 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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Queensland fruit fly workshop 10:30
Queensland fruit fly workshop @ East Preston Community Centre
Sep 14 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) is a serious pest that lays its eggs in fruit and fruiting vegetables – everything from lemons to tomatoes – causing them to rot from the inside. Unfortunately, QFF is now [...]
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Introduction to beekeeping 11:00
Introduction to beekeeping @ Diamond Valley Library
Sep 15 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Bob’s Beekeeping staff will discuss what is involved in keeping your own hive of bees.
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Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Sep 16 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
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Introduction to beekeeping (2 sessions) 09:30
Introduction to beekeeping (2 sessions) @ NewHope Community Centre
Sep 17 @ 09:30 – 16:30
The all day program is highly interactive and includes a live hive opening on the following Saturday (24th September, 10.30am-12.30pm) as well as other hands-on skill building exercises. Background instruction incorporates equipment selection and bee [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Sep 17 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone [...]
Creeds Farm open day 11:00
Creeds Farm open day @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
Sep 17 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Creeds Farm open day @ Creeds Farm Community Garden, Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre | Epping | Victoria | Australia
There will be a whole variety of activities (see graphic right), including: a talk on seasonal gardening; a talk on raising seedlings; creating seedling pots from newspaper; and talking with the community gardening group. Click [...]
Tequila & Mezcal Festival 17:30
Tequila & Mezcal Festival @ Retropolis
Sep 17 @ 17:30 – 23:45
There will be presentations about tequila, mezcal and agave distillates plus 4 tequilas to sample. There will also be food and live music.
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An intro to beekeeping 09:30
An intro to beekeeping @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 18 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: a foundational knowledge of keeping bees; the set up and tools of a hive; and the financial, time inputs and responsibilities. You will see a working hive and taste some honey. [...]
Wine & cheese festival 10:00
Wine & cheese festival @ Collingwood Town Hall
Sep 18 @ 10:00 – 18:00
This event will feature only plant-based cheeses and vegan wines. There will be unlimited, free tastings.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 11:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 18 @ 11:00 – 12:30
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.
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Sep 18 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be 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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Farming for our future (ages 5 to 8) 10:00
Farming for our future (ages 5 to 8) @ CERES
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 8 years and each child must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Explore the Honey Lane Organic Farm, meet some chickens, make a recycled pot and [...]
Backyard chooks for families 14:00
Backyard chooks for families @ Edendale
Sep 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This workshop is for families with children over the age of 8 who are wanting to learn the basics of backyard chicken keeping. You will learn about the characteristics of different breeds (in order to [...]
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Cow milking and butter making 14:00
Cow milking and butter making @ Watsonia Library
Sep 21 @ 14:00 – 14:45
For children accompanied by their parents. Milk a cow. Learn some cow facts, experiment with different methods to make cream then butter, and (finally) taste test.
Cow milking and butter making 14:45
Cow milking and butter making @ Watsonia Library
Sep 21 @ 14:45 – 15:30
For children accompanied by their parents. Milk a cow. Learn some cow facts, experiment with different methods to make cream then butter, and (finally) taste test.
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Mushroom growing masterclass 18:30
Mushroom growing masterclass @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Sep 22 @ 18:30 – 21:30
You will learn the practical skills to grow a never-ending supply of mushrooms yourself, gaining the knowledge to create a self-sufficient, closed-loop ecosystem. You will also learn the 4 step lifecycle of mushroom cultivation, tips [...]
Cheese and beer masterclass 19:00
Cheese and beer masterclass @ Moon Dog OG
Sep 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00
6 cheeses will be matched with 6 beers. Jointly hosted by Moon Dog Brewing and Cheese Culture.
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Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Sep 23 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
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Tomato growing workshop 10:00
Tomato growing workshop @ Newlands Neighbourhood House
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Karen Sutherland will share her tips on how to grow tomatoes, followed by a seed sowing activity, which will also be suitable for children. At the end, you will take home a punnet of freshly [...]
Growing shade 10:30
Growing shade @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Sep 24 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Get ready for summer by growing shade where it’s needed. Use composting paths, ground covers and potted plants in areas that are concreted or paved. Learn about choko vines and take a plant home if [...]
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Produce in pots 09:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 25 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: why edibles fail and 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; and [...]
Spring veggie gardening 09:30
Spring veggie gardening @ Nillumbik Nursery
Sep 25 @ 09:30 – 10:15
Kate Hall will discuss when to plant your veggies and how to set yourself up for a successful summer harvest.
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Foraging course (5 sessions) 18:00
Foraging course (5 sessions) @ Precise address to be given on booking
Sep 28 @ 18:00 – 19:30
On 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 28th September, each 6-7.30pm. The various sessions will explore specific plants, including identification, nutrition, properties and recipes, ending in tastings of wild food treats. You will learn about: the importance [...]
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Darebin Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 18:00
Darebin Sustainable Food Leaders Forum @ Darebin City Council
Sep 29 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Local sustainable food advocates and practitioners are invited. You will get an opportunity to provide your ideas, suggestions and feedback to help shape the content and direction of the Climate Emergency Strategy. You will hear [...]
Heal with food – heart health 18:30
Heal with food – heart health @ Edendale Farm
Sep 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Dr Malcolm Mackay will discuss the role of nutrition in pulmonary heart diseases. A healthy meal box will be provided during the event. This is one of a series of monthly talks by health professionals [...]
The joy of backyard chooks 18:30
The joy of backyard chooks @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 29 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: how to get started with keeping chickens in a suburban backyard; how to house and protect chooks from predators; and how chooks can be used to improve your garden and soil. [...]
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Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Sep 30 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]

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  1. Oh wowza fantastic thank you for the calender!
    Lisa

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