Calendar of local events

 

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Green at Kathleen: composting and worm farming for beginners 10:30
Green at Kathleen: composting and worm farming for beginners @ Kathleen Syme Library
Feb 1 @ 10:30 – 12:00
They will cover how to select the right system for your home and common problems. To help put your knowledge into practice, you will visit the worm farms on site at Kathleen Syme and do [...]
How to build a bee hive 13:00
How to build a bee hive @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 1 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Unpack the mysteries of hive architecture, lean to build your own equipment, and get expert advice on using beekeeping tools. The topics to be covered will include: The pros and cons of different hive styles [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 1 @ 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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Summer fruit tree pruning 12:00
Summer fruit tree pruning @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Feb 2 @ 12:00 – 13:30
What you will learn: When to prune common fruit tree varieties. How summer pruning differs from winter pruning. Pruning techniques to promote fruiting and tree health. Presenter: Paul Gale-Baker from Macleod Organic Community Garden.
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Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
Feb 5 @ 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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Native fruit 18:30
Native fruit @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Feb 6 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: The A-Z of growing native fruit. Handy hints and tips from an experienced native fruit grower. When to harvest native fruit, and different ways to use it. Presented by Karen Sutherland, [...]
Nutrition and gut health 19:00
Nutrition and gut health @ Mill Park Library
Feb 6 @ 19:00 – 20:00
In recognition of World Cancer Day, find out about the importance of nutrition and your gut health. Are you what you eat?
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Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course 09:30
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course @ Edendale Community Environment Farm
Feb 7 @ 09:30 – 14:30
Every Friday for 9 weeks. This 9-week hands-on course is ideal for people considering a career in horticulture. No prior experience is necessary. Working as a team with fellow participants, you will gain a broad [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 7 @ 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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Become a backyard beekeeper 09:30
Become a backyard beekeeper @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 8 @ 09:30 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to get started with backyard beekeeping. How to maintain a healthy hive, the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check. Led by Benedict Hughes. Topics to be [...]
Learn how to monitor for pests in your garden 10:00
Learn how to monitor for pests in your garden @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – 16:00
This workshop will dicuss issues that might pose a risk to your veggie patch or garden plot. You will learn how to monitor for pests of concern and how to look out for the ‘good [...]
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Introduction to permaculture: mushrooms 10:00
Introduction to permaculture: mushrooms @ Ecological Justice Hub
Feb 10 @ 10:00 – 14:30
4 sessions on consecutive Mondays, from 10th February to 2nd March, each 10am-2.30pm. This course is for Centrelink concession card holders only. You will: Learn about basic principles of permaculture and sustainability. Create your own [...]
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Wicking beds and worm farming 10:00
Wicking beds and worm farming @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Ravi will demonstrate how to convert an existing garden bed into a waterwise wicking bed and how to make fertiliser for the veggies using a worm cafe.
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Heide’s kitchen gardens 15:00
Heide’s kitchen gardens @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
Feb 13 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Join Heide gardeners David, Katie and Alice as they discuss the history and working cycle of the two kitchen gardens at Heide. Includes a produce-inspired tasting 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
Feb 14 @ 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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Summer fruit tree pruning 09:00
Summer fruit tree pruning @ Edendale
Feb 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Facilitated by Justin Calverley. Many of us focus on winter as the best time to prune our fruit trees but some fruit trees benefit much more from summer pruning (e.g. stonefruit). Learn how to best [...]
Summer fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Summer fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Feb 15 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to prune to keep trees to a manageable size. How to prune to maximise fruit production in the coming season. Keeping espaliered shapes in check. Watch and ask questions of [...]
Start your own veg seedlings for Winter harvest 10:00
Start your own veg seedlings for Winter harvest @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Starting your own seedlings from seed saves money and lets you access varieties that won’t be available at the nursery. Learn how to start seedlings of winter crops like kale, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, chard, cabbage, [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 15 @ 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.
Beeswax wraps with Jo Massey 14:00
Beeswax wraps with Jo Massey @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Feb 15 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn how to make beeswax wraps from scratch using recycled and natural materials. Make two of your own wraps to take home. Discuss ways to keep food fresh without plastic packaging and plastic wraps, how [...]
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Watering systems in the home garden 10:00
Watering systems in the home garden @ Private address
Feb 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The tour will focus on the water systems around the home and will be an opportunity to share patterns and principles of water management, including rainwater, domestic wastewater and runoff. Discussion topics will include: working [...]
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Food waste avoidance workshop 13:00
Food waste avoidance workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 17 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Learn some tips on reducing food waste at home, meal planning, food storage, and making food last. See examples of meals using common foods that are wasted, learn smart cooking tips and be shown the [...]
Queensland fruit fly community workshop 19:00
Queensland fruit fly community workshop @ Nillumbik Shire Council
Feb 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Nillumbik and Banyule Councils invite you to learn more about this horticultural pest and help develop a community approach to prevention, control, surveillance and eradication. Working together, Nillumbik and Banyule residents can prevent the Queensland [...]
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Beeswax wraps 10:00
Beeswax wraps @ Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Beeswax wraps can be used to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they’re reusable and can be easily refreshed if the wax starts to wear. Book by phone (9898 8270).
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Eating carbon: regenerative agriculture in the climate crisis 18:30
Eating carbon: regenerative agriculture in the climate crisis @ Kathleen Syme Library
Feb 19 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This mock Citizens’ Assembly is the third of four assemblies looking at how ordinary people can make policy decisions to tackle the climate crisis. While factory farming has come under fire for its carbon footprint, [...]
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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Feb 20 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Each course is 14 sessions over a period of a few months. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture, chook care, bee keeping, propagating, seed saving and community [...]
Worm farm workshop 11:00
Worm farm workshop @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Naomi and learn how to reinvigorate your worm farm or start from scratch in this hands-on presentation.
The joy of backyard chooks 18:30
The joy of backyard chooks @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Feb 20 @ 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. How chooks can be used to improve your garden and soil. Presented [...]
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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
Feb 21 @ 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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Moon Rabbit bulk-buy launch party 09:30
Moon Rabbit bulk-buy launch party @ Moon Rabbit
Feb 22 @ 09:30 – 14:00
Low-waste cafe, Moon Rabbit, is launching a bulk-buy co-op and will be celebrating with a zero-waste party, free babyccinos and a day full of activities. The co-op will offer affordable, everyday pantry items in bulk [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 22 @ 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 bee and insect hotel family wide workshop 13:30
Native bee and insect hotel family wide workshop @ Rushall Community Garden
Feb 22 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Join Katrina Forstner, from Buzz and Dig in Rushall Community Garden, as she introduces you to the amazing world of native bees and how to attract them into your garden. This workshop will demonstrate methods [...]
Home composting workshop 14:00
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
Feb 22 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Presenter: Dianne Gordon. Learn how composting, worm farming and the use of particular plants can naturally improve your soil. Discover how to compost and worm farm effectively for the best results. Understand how recycling your [...]
Native edibles – walk, talk, taste 14:00
Native edibles – walk, talk, taste @ Gunyah Garden
Feb 22 @ 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 [...]
Urban chickens 101 14:00
Urban chickens 101 @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Presented by Olwyn Smiley from The Backyard Vegetable and Jess Ness from Bedford Park Community Garden. With so many varieties of chooks, there’s a chook for every size of yard. They are enormously rewarding pets [...]
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Veggie gardening for beginners 09:30
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Feb 23 @ 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 [...]
Summer food forest – walk, talk, taste 10:00
Summer food forest – walk, talk, taste @ Gunyah Garden
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Presented by Karen Sutherland. Take a guided tour of Karen Sutherland’s garden. Talk about what’s on offer in summer, from self seeding and long lived vegetables to a range of berries. Taste some new and [...]
Buzz and Dig workshop 14:00
Buzz and Dig workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Feb 23 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Katrina Forstner, from Buzz and Dig, will introduce you to the amazing world of native bees and how to attract them into your garden as valuable pollinators for flowers and edibles. You’ll learn about the [...]
Food photography 14:00
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Feb 23 @ 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; [...]
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Wine appreciation 19:00
Wine appreciation @ Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
Feb 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This event will take place on Monday, 24th February and again on Monday, 23rd March, both 7-9pm. Taste and learn some interesting facts about wine in this convivial group. Pay at the event.
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Planning your autumn garden 19:00
Planning your autumn garden @ Coburg Library
Feb 25 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Local horticulturalist Tash van Velzen will tell you what you need to do to revive your garden after the hot summer and prepare your veggie patch for the cooler months ahead. Registrations essential.
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Pruning workshop 13:30
Pruning workshop @ Newlands Neighbourhood House
Feb 27 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This will be a hands on session, pruning the fruit trees at the community centre. They will also discuss the objectives and timing of pruning different trees and shrubs. Presenter: Cherie.
The art of espalier 18:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Feb 27 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Growing espaliered fruit trees. Different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier. Improve your general gardening skills. Presented by Diana Cotter. “Go vertical” is the cry when [...]
Double Delicious 19:00
Double Delicious @ Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
Feb 27 @ 19:00 – 20:45
Six occurrences – Thursday 27th February (7-8.45pm), Friday 28th Feburary (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), Saturday 29th February (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), and Sunday 1st March (5.30-7.15pm); This sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience sees storyteller cooks share the [...]
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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
Feb 28 @ 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.
Behind the bar – Rob Dolan Wines 17:30
Behind the bar – Rob Dolan Wines @ Nillumbik Cellars
Feb 28 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Rob Dolan Wines are a winery in brewery in Warrandyte South. Free to attend, free to taste, and no bookings required.
Double Delicious 17:30
Double Delicious @ Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
Feb 28 @ 17:30 – 19:15
Six occurrences – Thursday 27th February (7-8.45pm), Friday 28th Feburary (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), Saturday 29th February (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), and Sunday 1st March (5.30-7.15pm); This sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience sees storyteller cooks share the [...]
Moreland north community food hub co-design workshop 18:00
Moreland north community food hub co-design workshop @ Fawkner Bowling Club
Feb 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00
There will be another session on Saturday, 29th February, 1-3pm. What could a community food hub in the north of Moreland look like? Join them for an interactive co-design workshop to explore the possibilities. Community [...]
Double Delicious 20:30
Double Delicious @ Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
Feb 28 @ 20:30 – 22:15
Six occurrences – Thursday 27th February (7-8.45pm), Friday 28th Feburary (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), Saturday 29th February (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), and Sunday 1st March (5.30-7.15pm); This sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience sees storyteller cooks share the [...]
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Moreland north community food hub co-design workshop 13:00
Moreland north community food hub co-design workshop @ Fawkner Bowling Club
Feb 29 @ 13:00 – 15:00
What could a community food hub in the north of Moreland look like? Join them for an interactive co-design workshop to explore the possibilities. Community food hubs can have many different functions and services, but [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 29 @ 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.
Fruit tree pruning 14:00
Fruit tree pruning @ Watsonia Library
Feb 29 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Learn the art of pruning selected fruit trees in summer.
The Great Tomato Taste Off 15:00
The Great Tomato Taste Off @ Lower Plenty Primary School Fair
Feb 29 @ 15:00 – 17:00
This annual event gives growers a chance to show off the amazing varieties of tomatoes grown locally. Local growers are invited to bring along their favourite varieties of home-grown tomatoes and put them to a [...]
Double Delicious 17:30
Double Delicious @ Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
Feb 29 @ 17:30 – 19:15
Six occurrences – Thursday 27th February (7-8.45pm), Friday 28th Feburary (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), Saturday 29th February (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), and Sunday 1st March (5.30-7.15pm); This sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience sees storyteller cooks share the [...]
Double Delicious 20:30
Double Delicious @ Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
Feb 29 @ 20:30 – 22:15
Six occurrences – Thursday 27th February (7-8.45pm), Friday 28th Feburary (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), Saturday 29th February (5.30-7.15pm and 8.30-10.15pm), and Sunday 1st March (5.30-7.15pm); This sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience sees storyteller cooks share the [...]

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