Calendar of local events

 

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Bee a pollinator! 10:00
Bee a pollinator! @ Batman Park Kindergarten - North Room
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 10:45
In this school holiday workshop, families will be introduced to native bees, pollination and increasing urban biodiversity. Children will make a bee-friendly hotel with natural and recycled materials to take home. 4+ ages recommended. Parents [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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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Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
Jul 3 @ 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 [...]
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) 18:00
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours)
Jul 3 @ 18:00 – 21:30
Wednesdays from 3rd July to the end of the year. Book by phone (0468 418277) or email. Pay as you feel available for those in need. This course has the time to go deeply into [...]
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Retrosuburbia book club 19:30
Retrosuburbia book club @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Jul 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Are you looking to create a more sustainable life? Thinking about retrofitting your house but not sure where to start? Would you like to grow more food for your family? Go and join like-minded others [...]
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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
Jul 5 @ 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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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 6 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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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Backyard chooks for families 14:00
Backyard chooks for families @ Edendale
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 15:00
This workshop with farmer Raewyn is for families with children over the age of eight to learn the basics of backyard chicken keeping. It will cover the characteristics of different breeds (in order to make [...]
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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
Jul 12 @ 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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Natural pest control with companion planting 09:30
Natural pest control with companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 13 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which plants to grow together, and which ones not to. How to solve many common garden problems naturally. How to construct ‘plant guilds’ (groups of plants that grow much better together). [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 13 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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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Pruning and care of fruit trees with Therese Scales 10:00
Pruning and care of fruit trees with Therese Scales @ CERES
Jul 14 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to grow a variety of fruit and nut trees in your backyard. Pruning techniques. Pest and disease management. Presenter: Therese Scales.
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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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Free evening talk with Joel Glanzburg 18:00
Free evening talk with Joel Glanzburg @ Very Edible Gardens
Jul 17 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Joel Glanzberg, a well known permaculturalist, tracker and systems thinker visiting from the States, will give a talk on re-entering nature’s mind, authentic regenerative design, and making permaculture stronger.
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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
Jul 19 @ 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.
Good gut health presentation 18:00
Good gut health presentation @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Jul 19 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Presenter: Joel Feren, who is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with a background in biomedical sciences. This presentation will explore the vast eco-system of the gut microbiome and how to establish good gut health. [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 20 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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.
Learn how to make gin 15:00
Learn how to make gin @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 20 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Every distillery has its secret mix of botanicals. Most gins contain juniper berry and citrus botanicals such as lemon and bitter orange peel, anise, angelica root and seed, orris root, liquorice root, cinnamon, cubeb, savoury, [...]
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Retro Suburbia is changing 14:00
Retro Suburbia is changing @ Lalor Library
Jul 21 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Are you interested in downshifting but don’t know where to start? How can we downshift our energy use or details of how you can grow more food for your family, Retro Suburbia is rich with [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 23 @ 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 [...]
Herbs ancient and modern 14:00
Herbs ancient and modern @ Mooroolbark Library
Jul 23 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Presenter: Jill Bryant. Jill will talk about herbs that have been in use from medieval times to the present day. Samples and cuttings of her many herbs will be on display, along with historical illustrations [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 23 @ 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, [...]
Diabetes and diet 19:00
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 [...]
5 steps to amazing gut health (4 sessions) 19:30
5 steps to amazing gut health (4 sessions) @ Wonga Park Community Cottage
Jul 23 @ 19:30 – 21:00
4 sessions on Tuesdays, starting 23rd July, 7.30-9pm. Tutor: Amanda Wright. Week 1: how to stop acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion in 3 simple steps. Week 2: 5 best ways to prevent depression, anxiety, brain [...]
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Permaculture Design Course with Pete the Permie (12 sessions) 09:00
Permaculture Design Course with Pete the Permie (12 sessions) @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Jul 25 @ 09:00 – 16:30
On 9 Thursdays and 3 Saturdays, all 9.30am-4.30pm, starting Thursday, 25th July. Book by phone (9870 2602). Permaculture elder Pete the Permie and his team of tutors will conduct this 80 hour course covering the [...]
Beeswax wraps 18:30
Beeswax wraps @ Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
Jul 25 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Tutor: Emma Grace. You will learn how to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh and hygienic without the use of single-use plastics such as cling-wrap. You will make your own [...]
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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
Jul 26 @ 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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The joy of backyard chooks 09:30
The joy of backyard chooks @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 27 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to get started with keeping chickens in a suburban backyard. How to house and protect chooks from predators. How chooks can be used to improve your garden and soil. Presented [...]
Mushroom growing workshop 10:00
Mushroom growing workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Jul 27 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Sena will take you through how to grow your own mushrooms at home. You’ll cover everything from what mushrooms eat, cultivating, substrates, and pasteurising to propagating so you can continue on your mushroom growing journey. [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 27 @ 13:00 – 14:00
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.
Native edibles – walk, talk, taste 14:00
Native edibles – walk, talk, taste @ Gunyah Garden
Jul 27 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Presented by Karen Sutherland. There are many edible native plants that are easy to grow in urban gardens and pots. Karen’s own garden grows around 40 native edible plants and is a great place to [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Jul 27 @ 15:00 – 16:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
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Winter food forest – walk, talk, taste 10:00
Winter food forest – walk, talk, taste @ Gunyah Garden
Jul 28 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Presented by Karen Sutherland. Tour Karen’s garden, where there are a number of unusual edible plants that produce in winter, including perennial bell pepper, avocado, yacon and choko. Learn how to grow more winter edibles, [...]
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Roadmap for a resilient and sustainable Melbourne foodbowl 19:00
Roadmap for a resilient and sustainable Melbourne foodbowl @ Collingwood Library
Jul 29 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Collingwood Country Women’s Association will be having a special guest speaker, Dr Rachel Carey to talk about the crisis facing our foodbowls and what must be done to protect agricultural land as it comes under [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 30 @ 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 [...]
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Penny Woodward 14:00
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Penny Woodward @ Lilydale Library
Jul 30 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Join Penny Woodward, horticultural expert and author of Tomato : know, sow, grow, feast and be inspired to learn how to grow, nurture and enjoy these colourful heritage gems! Book purchases on the day.
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 30 @ 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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Heidi garden club 10:00
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Jul 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A monthly (last Wednesday of the month) gathering of like-minded people who enjoy chatting about all things garden, in particular productive gardening. Set in the Heide I kitchen garden, join them for a chat and [...]
Smarter living – the story of Oz Harvest 19:00
Smarter living – the story of Oz Harvest @ Manningham Civic Centre, Function Rooms
Jul 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
OzHarvest collects excess food from around 3,500 commercial outlets and delivers it to around 1,300 charities supporting people in need across the country. That’s 180 tonnes of food each week.