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Cook Indian by the creek – vegan special 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek – vegan special @ Private address
Mar 1 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Menu: aloo gobi and aubergine masala. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will [...]
Thermomix Flavours of India – demonstration-style cooking class 18:30
Thermomix Flavours of India – demonstration-style cooking class @ Salvation Army
Mar 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This class will explore traditional and contemporary recipes from the Thermomix Flavours of India cookbook and recipe chip, and will show you how to make them confidently in your Thermomix. The demonstration will include: chai [...]
Decorating kids cakes with Emelia Jackson 19:00
Decorating kids cakes with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
Mar 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn: How to bake the cake. How to make Swiss meringue buttercream. Tips on decorations and watercolouring. Tips on working with chocolate. Ideas of different childrens themes. Prosecco & nibbles on arrival, bruschetta [...]
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Gunyah open garden 10:00
Gunyah open garden @ Gunyah Garden
Mar 2 @ 10:00 – 16:30
The garden will be open on both Saturday, 2nd March and Sunday, 3rd March. This is the urban food garden of designer Karen Sutherland. Around 200 edible and useful plants are displayed in an ornamental [...]
No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Mar 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Insect habitats in your garden 11:00
Insect habitats in your garden @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Kat and learn how to make habitats for insects in your garden. You will get to make a little insect house to add to one that Bulleen Art and Garden are building in their [...]
Lucinda’s permaculture garden 11:00
Lucinda’s permaculture garden
Mar 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00
On a standard 1/4 acre residential block, Lucinda’s garden is an example of the productivity that can achieved in a small ‘urban’ space. You will see densely planted veggie gardens, mainly in above-ground container gardens [...]
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling 11:00
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Mar 2 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Nuka zuke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling technique using rice bran. In this workshop, you will make your own Nuka medium/bedding so that you can keep pickling at home for years and years! Book [...]
Horticulture short course (6 sessions) 13:00
Horticulture short course (6 sessions) @ Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
Mar 2 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Every Saturday for 6 weeks. The funded places can be accessed by people wanting to try for a new career, upskill or return to study – regardless of prior training and qualifications. Book by phone [...]
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Gunyah open garden 10:00
Gunyah open garden @ Gunyah Garden
Mar 3 @ 10:00 – 16:30
The garden will be open on both Saturday, 2nd March and Sunday, 3rd March. This is the urban food garden of designer Karen Sutherland. Around 200 edible and useful plants are displayed in an ornamental [...]
Preserving summer produce 10:00
Preserving summer produce @ Fitzroy High School
Mar 3 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Part demonstration, part hands-on workshop (and with tastings too), they will talk you through a range of preserving methods, from bottled tomatoes to preserved fruit and jams.
Kombucha tea workshop 10:30
Kombucha tea workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 3 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Book by phone (9870 2602). Learn to make your own kombucha tea with Dayle Barnett and take home a scobi to get you started. Dayle is a chemistry major who often has many different brews [...]
Growing fruit & veggies in small spaces 11:00
Growing fruit & veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 3 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Nicole as she discusses growing your own fresh produce in a small space, even when you are renting.
Shio koji making and cooking 11:00
Shio koji making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Mar 3 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Shio koji is a Japanese fermented seasoning made with rice koji (cooked rice that has been inoculated with the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). Book by email ([email protected]).
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop 12:00
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 3 @ 12:00 – 14:30
What you will learn: How to coagulate milk using acid and rennet. How to stretch and shape mozzarella. How to make whole milk ricotta. What you will get: Recipes and the essential techniques of cheesemaking. [...]
The Beet Retreat – ‘practically raw’ gluten free vegan un-cooking class (4 hour) 12:00
The Beet Retreat – ‘practically raw’ gluten free vegan un-cooking class (4 hour) @ The Beet Retreat
Mar 3 @ 12:00 – 16:00
Learn how to create healthy, practical, everyday vegan dishes that look as good as they taste.
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Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Mar 4 @ 19:00 – 22:00
At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. There will be plants for sale, raffles, door prizes and supper. 2018 topics 1 Oct 2018: olives and olive trees by David Strutt. 3 Sep [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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, [...]
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 5 @ 19:15 – 21:15
2019 Speakers and topics 5 Feb 2019: John Ferris on edible landscapes. 5 Mar 2019: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control. 2 Apr 2019: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture. 7 May 2019: Paul Gale-Baker [...]
Cooking for baby and toddler (thermomix) 19:30
Cooking for baby and toddler (thermomix) @ Sharynvan workshop
Mar 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Learn how your thermomix can help you provide nutritional meals for your young ones and how can you use it to look after yourself during the busy baby period. Includes recipes and food sampling.
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The practical beekeeper 13:00
The practical beekeeper @ Rosanna Library
Mar 6 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Are you already started in beekeeping but want to know more? Maybe you are just looking to learn more about how to manage a beehive as part of your permaculture setup. This workshop will provides [...]
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Plan your edible garden 13:00
Plan your edible garden @ Fawkner Library
Mar 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Fawkner Food Bowls will show you how to plan your edible garden. Learn about the urban farm that has been developed in partnership with the Fawkner Bowling Club.
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 18:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 7 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas. Coping with shade and sun for produce growing. How to make the most of any available space for growing produce. Presented [...]
The Beet Retreat – ‘practically raw’ gluten free vegan un-cooking class 18:30
The Beet Retreat – ‘practically raw’ gluten free vegan un-cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Mar 7 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Learn how to create healthy, practical, everyday vegan dishes that look as good as they taste.
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Mar 8 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Menu: chicken vindaloo. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional [...]
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings 18:30
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings @ Burnley Brewing
Mar 8 @ 18:30 – 19:30
4 occurrences during March on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th, each 6.30-7.30pm. Enjoy the house brews while meeting the brewers at Burnley Brewing and walking through their brewing process, the varied [...]
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The art of Japanese breakfast 08:30
The art of Japanese breakfast @ CIBI
Mar 9 @ 08:30 – 10:30
Traditional Japanese breakfast comprises many small homely dishes made with seasonal ingredients. Guests will observe each element of the meal coming together and explore objects of classic Japanese design. CIBI owners Meg and Zenta Tanaka [...]
Alpha & Omega – Hellenic masterclass 11:00
Alpha & Omega – Hellenic masterclass @ Hellenic Republic Kew
Mar 9 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Learn how to make Greek mezethes and sweet treats with chef Travis McAuley. Then settle in for a three-course lunch at Hellenic Republic Kew. This is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event.
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Mar 9 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). You will make your own high protein and enzyme rich miso paste following traditional Japanese methods. Book [...]
Subtropical fruits in Melbourne 11:00
Subtropical fruits in Melbourne @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 9 @ 11:00 – 12:00
It is possible to grow a range of tropical and subtropical fruit varieties in Melbourne. Angelo will give you tips.
Vegan vegastation yumcha! 11:30
Vegan vegastation yumcha! @ Rice Paper Scissors
Mar 9 @ 11:30 – 16:30
A South-East Asian vegan-only degustation event at Rice Paper Scissors. The ticket price includes at least 10 rounds of tasty plant-based delights. Choose your start time.
Food as medicine 12:00
Food as medicine @ Anada
Mar 9 @ 12:00 – 16:00
Join Anada’s Maria Kabal as she explores native Australian ingredients and their ability to heal as well as nourish over a four-course lunch featuring wild meats and seafood and locally-sourced indigenous curative ingredients. This is [...]
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration 12:00
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration @ Le Bon Ton
Mar 9 @ 12:00 – 14:00
American BBQ institution Le Bon Ton joins forces with Green Burger in this multi-course feast of 100% vegan interpretations of American smokehouse favourites. There will be cocktails plus natural wines paired with each course – [...]
Making pasta with fresh tomato sauce 14:30
Making pasta with fresh tomato sauce @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Mar 9 @ 14:30 – 16:30
What you will learn: How to make fresh pasta from scratch using a pasta machine and/or with a rolling pin. How to make a simple and tasty tomato sauce in 3 steps. A bit of [...]
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings 18:30
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings @ Burnley Brewing
Mar 9 @ 18:30 – 19:30
4 occurrences during March on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th, each 6.30-7.30pm. Enjoy the house brews while meeting the brewers at Burnley Brewing and walking through their brewing process, the varied [...]
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Cheese class 09:30
Cheese class @ That's Amore Cheese
Mar 10 @ 09:30 – 11:30
This event is taking place twice, at 9.30am and at midday. Hosted by That’s Amore’s Giorgio Linguanti. Learn how to make your own Italian cheese from scratch. This is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival [...]
Bushfoods 11:00
Bushfoods @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 10 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Nicole will go through some of the bushfoods that Bulleen Art and Garden offer plus tips on how you can grow them in your own backyard.
Cheese class 12:00
Cheese class @ That's Amore Cheese
Mar 10 @ 12:00 – 14:00
This event is taking place twice, at 9.30am and at midday. Hosted by That’s Amore’s Giorgio Linguanti. Learn how to make your own Italian cheese from scratch. This is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival [...]
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration 12:00
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration @ Le Bon Ton
Mar 10 @ 12:00 – 14:00
American BBQ institution Le Bon Ton joins forces with Green Burger in this multi-course feast of 100% vegan interpretations of American smokehouse favourites. There will be cocktails plus natural wines paired with each course – [...]
Lygon Street – Si Mangia Italiano (film) 17:30
Lygon Street – Si Mangia Italiano (film) @ Cinema Nova
Mar 10 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Lygon Street – Si Parla Italiano is a homage to the Italians who changed the way that Melbourne thought about food, drink and dining. Sip a glass of Italian red wine, relish themed canapés and [...]
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Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
Mar 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: Identify edible weeds. Learn how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: Detailed handouts. Samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Monique Miller. Learn about seasonal [...]
A slice of spice (curry meets pizza) 18:00
A slice of spice (curry meets pizza) @ 400 Gradi
Mar 11 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Johnny Di Francesco from 400 Gradi and Jessi Singh of Horn Please, Babu Ji NYC and Don’t Tell Aunty fame are joining forces to create the perfect Indian-Italian cross-cultural marriage. Experience the flavour explosion of [...]
A slice of spice (curry meets pizza) 20:00
A slice of spice (curry meets pizza) @ 400 Gradi
Mar 11 @ 20:00 – 21:45
Johnny Di Francesco from 400 Gradi and Jessi Singh of Horn Please, Babu Ji NYC and Don’t Tell Aunty fame are joining forces to create the perfect Indian-Italian cross-cultural marriage. Experience the flavour explosion of [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 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, [...]
Pickle and preserving 19:00
Pickle and preserving @ Hawthorn Community House
Mar 12 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Presented by Angela Ryan. Learn to preserve seasonal produce by making pickles, relishes and sauces. These techniques are suitable for most fruit and veggies. They will make some on the night for you to taste [...]
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Make beeswax wraps 13:00
Make beeswax wraps @ Rosanna Library
Mar 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Participants 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. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will [...]
Richmond Grain Groupies grain crawl 18:00
Richmond Grain Groupies grain crawl @ Brogan's Way
Mar 13 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Celebrate all things grain as you go behind the scenes of Phillippa’s Bakery, Mountain Goat Brewery and Brogan’s Way Distillery to see how grain is used to create three distinct products. Learn the processes of [...]
Doncaster Garden Club 19:30
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Mar 13 @ 19:30 – 22:00
The meetings start at 8pm, with a food swap 7.30-7.55pm. Everyone welcome. 2019 Speakers and topics 13 Mar 2019: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes. 10 Apr 2019: Seila Hierk on [...]
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RetroSuburbia – David Holmgren presents ‘Aussie Street’ 18:30
RetroSuburbia – David Holmgren presents ‘Aussie Street’ @ Pachamama Wholefoods + Kitchen
Mar 14 @ 18:30 – 21:00
The evening will start with David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept, presenting ‘Aussie Street’, a speculative eco-narrative, seen through the microcosm of four adjacent houses and the humans living in them, which shows the [...]
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Cook Indian by the creek – Holi special 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek – Holi special @ Private address
Mar 15 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Menu: snacks(bhajji/pakodas). Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional recipes [...]
Cocktails and canapes evening (thermomix) 19:30
Cocktails and canapes evening (thermomix) @ H-crib
Mar 15 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Go and see how to turn your thermomix into a cocktail wizard. To accompany your cocktails you will also need some tasty bites, blinis and dips.
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Veggie gardening for beginners 09:30
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 16 @ 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 [...]
FareShare open day, tours and mini-workshops 10:00
FareShare open day, tours and mini-workshops @ FareShare
Mar 16 @ 10:00 – 16:30
FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks it into free meals for people in need. It also has a large veggie garden. Throughout the day, there will be both tours of [...]
Organic gardening for beginners 10:00
Organic gardening for beginners @ Edendale
Mar 16 @ 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 [...]
The Herb and Chilli Festival 10:00
The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00
The festival is on for two days (16th and 17th March). A two-day festival celebrating all things related to herbs and chillis. There will be stalls, demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance. The talks will [...]
Okra production with farmer Ajak 10:30
Okra production with farmer Ajak @ Joe’s Market Garden
Mar 16 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Farmer Ajak from Okra Connections will take you through the steps from sowing, propagation, irrigation, and other management practices. His wife Rachael will do a cooking demo which showcases the versatility of okra.
Bees buzz 11:00
Bees buzz @ Bunnings
Mar 16 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Peter, the Backyard Honey beekeeper, will unpack the mystery of the honey-bee. Watch a live honey-bee colony at work. Taste raw un-heated local honey. Handle apiary tools and find out what you can do to [...]
Tomato sauce making workshop 13:00
Tomato sauce making workshop @ Under the Pickle Tree
Mar 16 @ 13:00 – 17:00
Facilitated by Kerry Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree and Paula Mcleod from Hurstbridge Farmgate. Learn how to prepare your tomatoes and create a range of different tomato sauces by the additional of various spices [...]
Success with seedlings 14:00
Success with seedlings @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 16 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Facilitated by Olwyn Smiley from The Backyard Vegetable. You will look at some strategies for successful propagation whilst also giving a second life to ‘waste’ materials. Pay at the door.
Great cheese is made in the maturing room 16:30
Great cheese is made in the maturing room @ Yarra Valley Dairy
Mar 16 @ 16:30 – 19:30
Join cheesemakers, Jack Holman from Stone & Crow and Yarra Valley Dairy and Nick Haddow from Bruny Island Cheese Co. and Glen Huon Dairy, as they guide you through a tasting of cheeses they have [...]
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The Herb and Chilli Festival 10:00
The Herb and Chilli Festival
Mar 17 @ 10:00 – 17:00
The festival is on for two days (16th and 17th March). A two-day festival celebrating all things related to herbs and chillis. There will be stalls, demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance. The talks will [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Mar 19 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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, [...]
Lunch ideas using your thermomix 19:30
Lunch ideas using your thermomix @ Sharynvan Workshop
Mar 19 @ 19:30 – 21:00
This class will cover creative lunches whether they be for work, school or on the run. They will demonstrate a variety of creative, healthy or cost saving ideas and you can sample each of the [...]
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Advanced composting 10:00
Advanced composting @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Book by phone (9703 5288). Facilitated by the Maroondah Council Waste Education Team. Learn about the science of composting, learn some great tips for recycling all your household food and organic waste into compost for [...]
Retro Suburbia Group 18:30
Retro Suburbia Group @ Lalor Library
Mar 20 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Are you interested in downshifting but don’t know where to start? Whether you’re interested in the big picture of how, as communities, we can downshift our energy use, or the details of how you can [...]
The age-old art of preserving 18:30
The age-old art of preserving @ Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House
Mar 20 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This workshop will give you some confidence to try different styles of home preserving. You will be concentrating on making jams with seasonal and frozen fruit. Bring your apron, your questions and your appetite. All [...]
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Bees wax workshop 10:00
Bees wax workshop @ Whittlesea Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
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 leave with two ready-to-use wraps.
Italian pasta making demonstration 10:30
Italian pasta making demonstration @ Thomastown Library
Mar 21 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Hilda and Laurie, authors of Wow, It’s Italian, will show you how to make the perfect pasta using the correct ratio of liquid to flour. Bookings essential.
Cooking seasonal produce with Julie French 11:00
Cooking seasonal produce with Julie French @ Diamond Valley Library
Mar 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Julie French as she shows you how to best use the produce in your garden to reduce food waste, save money and enjoy the tasty food that she prepares in the library’s kitchen garden.
Ganache and truffles – let’s play! 18:30
Ganache and truffles – let’s play! @ Sisko Chocolate Eastland, Shop 2126, Eastland Shopping Centre
Mar 21 @ 18:30 – 19:30
What you will learn: How to temper chocolate to create a shine and crispy snap. How to create ganache. Let your creativity shine through as you decorate your truffles. What you will get: A box [...]
Natural pest control with companion planting 18:30
Natural pest control with companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 21 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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). [...]
Cooking master class – health and gluten free 19:00
Cooking master class – health and gluten free @ Gourmet Living
Mar 21 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: roast pumpkin wedges; harissa chicken lettuce cups; and honey bananas.
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Home Harvest – pickle making workshop 09:00
Home Harvest – pickle making workshop @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Join local home cook Michelle from the Home Grown Kitchen to make pickles and sauces for the Home Harvest Picnic. Learn how to make two varieties of pickles using seasonal vegetables and go away with [...]
Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Mar 22 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Menu: naan bread with chana masala. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will [...]
Veterans vs virgins at Preston Market 18:30
Veterans vs virgins at Preston Market @ Preston Market
Mar 22 @ 18:30 – 22:30
Join the excitement as some of Preston Market’s most distinguished veterans take on the new kids on the block in a fun-filled no-holds-barred cook-off. You also get to join in, helping make everything from pasta [...]
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The art of Japanese breakfast 08:30
The art of Japanese breakfast @ CIBI
Mar 23 @ 08:30 – 10:30
Traditional Japanese breakfast comprises many small homely dishes made with seasonal ingredients. Guests will observe each element of the meal coming together and explore objects of classic Japanese design. CIBI owners Meg and Zenta Tanaka [...]
Buttenshaw Farm (guided garden tour) 10:00
Buttenshaw Farm (guided garden tour)
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
This garden tour will take place twice, at 10am and again at midday. Buttenshaw Farm is based on organic and permaculture principles with the hope of encouraging beneficial insects and everything working in harmony. Thanks [...]
CERES Harvest Festival 10:00
CERES Harvest Festival @ CERES
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 15:00
An annual event to celebrate food across cultures with live music, free workshops on sustainable living, cultural performances, animal displays, giant veggie growing competition and kids activities. Also, food and craft stalls from local and [...]
How to pull noodles 10:00
How to pull noodles @ Box Hill Central
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 10:45
This is one of four cooking demonstrations over the weekend, all using pork. Watch and participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration of how to pull noodles. This is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event.
Beale Street BBQ blues (vegan) 12:00
Beale Street BBQ blues (vegan) @ The B.east
Mar 23 @ 12:00 – 14:00
This event is happening twice, at midday and again at 2.30pm. Memphis-style cooking, featuring mock meat and vegetables, together with drinks and music. The menu: To start: sweet potato crisps with BBQ salt; and jalapeno [...]
Buttenshaw Farm (guided garden tour) 12:00
Buttenshaw Farm (guided garden tour)
Mar 23 @ 12:00 – 13:00
This garden tour will take place twice, at 10am and again at midday. Buttenshaw Farm is based on organic and permaculture principles with the hope of encouraging beneficial insects and everything working in harmony. Thanks [...]
The Aussie veggie patch 12:00
The Aussie veggie patch
Mar 23 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Tim’s garden is all about having veggies on hand for everyday use. The property combines a more traditional and formal garden at the front with a more casual one out the back. The garden even [...]
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration 12:00
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration @ Le Bon Ton
Mar 23 @ 12:00 – 14:00
American BBQ institution Le Bon Ton joins forces with Green Burger in this multi-course feast of 100% vegan interpretations of American smokehouse favourites. There will be cocktails plus natural wines paired with each course – [...]
How to make the perfect dumpling 12:30
How to make the perfect dumpling @ Box Hill Central
Mar 23 @ 12:30 – 13:15
This is one of four cooking demonstrations over the weekend, all using pork. Watch and participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration of how to make the perfect dumpling. This is a Melbourne Food and Wine [...]
Preserving your harvest 13:00
Preserving your harvest @ Mernda Village Community Activity Centre
Mar 23 @ 13:00 – 15:30
Make the most of the seasonal bounty of fruit and vegetables and learn techniques of how to safely make pickles, jams and bottled fruit. This workshop will be run by Maria Ciavarella from My Green [...]
Beekeeping workshop 14:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 23 @ 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 [...]
Heritage Fruits Society 14:00
Heritage Fruits Society @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 23 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Join John Pinniger, from Heritage Fruits Society, at Sylvester Hive Community Garden as he talks about: the history of the Heritage Fruits Society; preserving rare & heritage species of fruit trees; and seed conservation. There [...]
Beale Street BBQ blues (vegan) 14:30
Beale Street BBQ blues (vegan) @ The B.east
Mar 23 @ 14:30 – 16:30
This event is happening twice, at midday and again at 2.30pm. Memphis-style cooking, featuring mock meat and vegetables, together with drinks and music. The menu: To start: sweet potato crisps with BBQ salt; and jalapeno [...]
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings 18:30
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings @ Burnley Brewing
Mar 23 @ 18:30 – 19:30
4 occurrences during March on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th, each 6.30-7.30pm. Enjoy the house brews while meeting the brewers at Burnley Brewing and walking through their brewing process, the varied [...]
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The art of espalier 09:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 24 @ 09:30 – 12:30
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 [...]
Cameron Street garden guided tour 10:00
Cameron Street garden guided tour
Mar 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The tour will take place twice, at 10am and midday. This garden has been growing food for 35 years, the past 25 under Denise’s watchful eye. Located right alongside the train line, the garden includes [...]
The Ramble – preserving food from your garden 10:00
The Ramble – preserving food from your garden
Mar 24 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Knowing different ways of processing and preserving the crops you’re harvesting is essential for budding productive gardeners. Leah will walk you through many of the techniques that she uses in her kitchen to extend the [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Mar 24 @ 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 [...]
How to make perfect sushi 11:00
How to make perfect sushi @ Box Hill Central
Mar 24 @ 11:00 – 11:45
This is one of four cooking demonstrations over the weekend, all using pork. Watch and participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration of how to make perfect sushi. This is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival [...]
Cameron Street garden guided tour 12:00
Cameron Street garden guided tour
Mar 24 @ 12:00 – 13:00
The tour will take place twice, at 10am and midday. This garden has been growing food for 35 years, the past 25 under Denise’s watchful eye. Located right alongside the train line, the garden includes [...]
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration 12:00
Vegan smokehouse BBQ collaboration @ Le Bon Ton
Mar 24 @ 12:00 – 14:00
American BBQ institution Le Bon Ton joins forces with Green Burger in this multi-course feast of 100% vegan interpretations of American smokehouse favourites. There will be cocktails plus natural wines paired with each course – [...]
Tomato passata workshop 12:30
Tomato passata workshop @ Melbourne Food Hub
Mar 24 @ 12:30 – 16:30
You will learn how to make a traditional passata (10kg tomato box provided per person), enjoy a seasonal lunch with local wines, and take home your 10kg worth of passata bottles. BYO bottles and they [...]
How to make the perfect dumpling 13:30
How to make the perfect dumpling @ Box Hill Central
Mar 24 @ 13:30 – 14:15
This is one of four cooking demonstrations over the weekend, all using pork. This demonstration is on twice, on Saturday, 23rd March, 12.30-1.15pm and again on Sunday, 24th March, 1.30-2.15pm. Watch and participate in a [...]
Angelo Eliades – create a no-waste kitchen and garden 14:00
Angelo Eliades – create a no-waste kitchen and garden @ Watsonia Library
Mar 24 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn how to recycle all garden and food waste, even the difficult things! This workshop will cover what materials to put into which waste recycling system and how to use the processed materials in the [...]
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings 18:30
Burnley Brewing tour and tastings @ Burnley Brewing
Mar 24 @ 18:30 – 19:30
4 occurrences during March on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th, each 6.30-7.30pm. Enjoy the house brews while meeting the brewers at Burnley Brewing and walking through their brewing process, the varied [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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, [...]
Fighting food waste 19:00
Fighting food waste @ Kew Seniors Centre
Mar 26 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Did you know that over 40% of the waste in our bins consists of food? You can help us fight the war on this food waste while learning how to get the best from your [...]
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Heidi garden club 10:00
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Mar 27 @ 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 [...]
Introduction to composting and worm farming 19:00
Introduction to composting and worm farming @ Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mar 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This workshop will help you to choose a composting system that meets your needs, and show you how to use it to create soil conditioner or fertiliser for your veggie garden.
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Learn how to make good coffee (2 day) 09:30
Learn how to make good coffee (2 day) @ Olympic Adult Education
Mar 28 @ 09:30 – 15:00
A two day event on Thursday, 28th March and Friday, 29th March, both 9.30am-3pm. Book by phone (9450 2665). This introduction to coffee making will give you hands-on experience making a range of coffees, increase [...]
Healthy productive compost and worms 18:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 28 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: The importance of compost for soil health. How to fix common composting problems. Setting up and looking after a worm farm. Presented by Diana Cotter. Learn how to make great compost, [...]
Sourdough and grain preparation – making grains great! 18:30
Sourdough and grain preparation – making grains great! @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 28 @ 18:30 – 21:30
What you will be told: A brief science and history behind grains, nutritional benefits and cooking techniques. Discover different ancient and whole grains. The ingenious methods of grain preparation our ancestors devised in order to [...]
Italian cooking 19:00
Italian cooking @ Mill Park Library
Mar 28 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Join the ladies from Mangia! Mangia as they demonstrate traditional Italian recipes. Followed by tastings. Bookings required.
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Mar 29 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Menu: samosa and chutney. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their [...]
Thermomix saving time & money – demonstration class 18:30
Thermomix saving time & money – demonstration class @ Warrandyte Community Church
Mar 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The recipes demonstrated at the class will include: quick beetroot relish (veg, gf); plaited pork pie; cheat’s puff pastry; chicken pesto pasta; Taiwanese sticky rice; lentil bolognese (veg, gf); pull-apart sunshine bread; and quick fruit [...]
Cooking master class – ‘Spanish inspired’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘Spanish inspired’ @ Gourmet Living
Mar 29 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: pintxos; spicy paella; and torrijas.
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Kevin Heinze GROW Spring open day and autumn plant sale 09:00
Kevin Heinze GROW Spring open day and autumn plant sale @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Mar 30 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Buy perennial plants, veggie seedlings, fruit trees, succulents and herbs.  Have a look around the large veggie garden.
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha 09:00
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 30 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: How to cultivate, feed and keep your ferments for long and short term use. How to assess pH, sugar and alcohol levels. Relevant food safety and sanitisation for fermenting. What you [...]
Preparing for the Winter harvest 09:30
Preparing for the Winter harvest @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 30 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Crop rotation after summer veggies. Growing common and uncommon winter veggies. Seed sowing techniques for winter veggies. What you will get: Detailed notes on the topic. Discount vouchers to use at [...]
Beeswax wrap workshop 10:00
Beeswax wrap workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Book by phone (9870 2602). Join Ben Moore from Ben’s Bees to make your own ecofriendly alternative to plastic wraps.
Strettle Street Market Garden guided tour 10:00
Strettle Street Market Garden guided tour @ address TBA on booking
Mar 30 @ 10:00 – 11:00
A group of 7 people grow produce across two residential gardens and sell it locally in weekly veggie boxes. There are three large plots, strict crop rotation, inter-planting to help manage pests. The group are [...]
The Autumn Harvest Festival 10:00
The Autumn Harvest Festival @ Alowyn Gardens & Nursery
Mar 30 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Giant pumpkins, music, hot food and market stalls. There will be a selection of the region’s best homemade, homegrown artisans. They will be running cooking, art & craft and horticulture competitions.
Indian Punjabi cooking workshop 10:30
Indian Punjabi cooking workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik at Diamond Creek
Mar 30 @ 10:30 – 13:30
Tutor Taariq Hassan. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from scratch using authentic ingredients. The menu will include: daal tadka (spiced lentils); raita (yoghurt based dip); muttar pulao (basmati rice [...]
Green at Kathleen: seed saving and sowing 11:30
Green at Kathleen: seed saving and sowing @ Kathleen Syme Library
Mar 30 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Increase your planting options and veggie yield by saving seeds from previous plants and harvests, and effectively sowing them for maximum benefit. Bookings essential.
Dessert beer and sweets master class 12:30
Dessert beer and sweets master class @ 3 Ravens Brewery
Mar 30 @ 12:30 – 14:30
What you will learn: Taste your way through dessert beers from The 3 Ravens under the expert guidance of one of their brewery team. See behind the scenes of a fully functioning craft brewery. Learn [...]
A Naturally Good catch up at That’s Amore Cheese 14:00
A Naturally Good catch up at That’s Amore Cheese @ That's Amore Cheese
Mar 30 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Hear Connie Manglaviti, from Naturally Good, and Giorgio Linguanti, from That’s Amore Cheese, share their foodpreneur journeys and how their customers inspire them. Also how to get creative in putting together a platter with a [...]
Passata-making afternoon 15:00
Passata-making afternoon @ Fawkner Bowls Club
Mar 30 @ 15:00 – 19:00
This is a social afternoon of collective effort, open to everyone, and finishing with a shared meal. You can participate in seven steps of saucing tomatoes and gnocchi-making as well. The tomatoes will be provided. [...]
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Ringwood Highland Games 10:00
Ringwood Highland Games @ East Ringwood Sports Ground
Mar 31 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Ringwood Highland Games is a traditional Highland games, with pipe bands, highland dancers and heavy games combined with Celtic activities such as folk singers, sound healing, story telling, and clan history talks. Includes whisky tastings [...]
Wicking bed workshop 10:00
Wicking bed workshop @ Melbourne Food Hub
Mar 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Join Melbourne Food Hub and Very Edible Gardens to learn about wicking beds. See wicking beds already in use on site and learn how to build your own.
Worm farming and composting 11:00
Worm farming and composting @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
Mar 31 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn about Finbar’s worm farming and compost systems and choose a system that’s right for you. Kath Jones will show you how to keep your system working well, avoid common mistakes and troubleshoot problems.
Chardonnay master class 12:30
Chardonnay master class @ Punch Wine Room
Mar 31 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Hosted by winemaker James Lance, from Punch. Includes a vertical tasting of Punch’s Chardonnay from 2010 to today and a chat about the origins of the grape. Also includes a sampler of local cheese and [...]
Minimising food waste workshop 13:00
Minimising food waste workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
Mar 31 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Learn about how to reduce your household food waste. Learn skills and ideas around menu and pantry planning, how to get the most of the food you purchase, and what to do with leftovers and [...]
Home Harvest Picnic 2019 16:30
Home Harvest Picnic 2019 @ Edendale
Mar 31 @ 16:30 – 20:00
This will be the eighth annual home harvest picnic, where catering students from Eltham High School, under the guidance of a professional chef, produce a shared meal from homegrown produce. You have three options: Register [...]
Heritage apple tasting 17:00
Heritage apple tasting @ Petty's Orchard
Mar 31 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Sample the seasonal flavours of the heritage apple collection at an apple tasting afternoon at 5pm. Around 15 varieties will be available for tasting. An orchard tour is included. All funds received go toward the [...]