Calendar of local events

 

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Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
May 1 @ 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 [...]
Pruning fruit trees with Karen from Edible Eden part two 18:30
Pruning fruit trees with Karen from Edible Eden part two @ Whitehorse Horticultural Centre
May 1 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Karen Sutherland, from Edible Eden Design, will focus on maximising yield through disease management, pruning techniques and cultivar selection to get the most out of apples, pears, grapes, fig, mulberry, persimmon, kiwi and berries.
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson 19:00
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
May 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn: How to make a love heart cookie cake. How to make the perfect sugar cookie that won’t shrink. About fondant: how to colour it, roll and cut it out to perfectly fit [...]
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Food preserving – Urban Pear 10:00
Food preserving – Urban Pear @ Whittlesea Library
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Urban Pear will show you various types of food preserving, including jams, chutneys, relishes and fermented products.
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Introduction to permaculture and urban agriculture (6 sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture and urban agriculture (6 sessions) @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
May 3 @ 10:00 – 14:00
On six consecutive Fridays, from 3rd May to 7th June. The course will include sessions on: seasonal food growing; composting and worm farming; soil preparation; plant propagation; organic pest control; and animal husbandry. Participants will [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 3 @ 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.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 3 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Menu: malai kofta. 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 [...]
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Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course 09:30
Introduction to horticulture – 9 session course @ Edendale Community Environment Farm
May 4 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Every Saturday for 9 weeks. Book by phone (9433 3744). 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, [...]
No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
May 4 @ 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 [...]
Recycling your food waste at home 10:00
Recycling your food waste at home @ Kew Library
May 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Nearly half of the waste in our bins consists of food and organics that could easily be composted and turned into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your garden. In this workshop, Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, [...]
Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear. This workshop will cover basic theory as well as the tactile pleasure of all the steps of making bread from milled flour. Suitable for both novices and those who want to expand [...]
Growing food in small spaces 10:30
Growing food in small spaces @ Smith Reserve
May 4 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Want to grow some fresh fruit, vegetables or herbs for your kitchen but feel like you don’t have the space? Poppy Turbiak will cover the tips and tricks to make your space more productive – [...]
Mexican – delicious everyday meals 10:30
Mexican – delicious everyday meals @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 4 @ 10:30 – 13:00
Ana and Gaby are Mexican Aussies with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cooking Mexican dishes. Immerse yourself in Mexican cooking techniques and culture. This workshop will cover: red rice; fijoles (traditional Mexican [...]
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 4 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy [...]
Intro to gardening workshops with DIVRS 13:30
Intro to gardening workshops with DIVRS @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 4 @ 13:30 – 15:00
The DIVRS garden is a vegetable and fruit garden that specialises in growing fresh food for DIVRS’ emergency food relief efforts. Their volunteers will guide you through a hands on workshop on composting and worm [...]
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Kalorama Chestnut Festival 10:00
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 5 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Savour the abundant chestnuts, gourmet food, Devonshire tea, coffee, artisan beer and mulled wine. Explore the diverse range of stalls showcasing locally-made handcrafts and produce. Children can enjoy the fun rides and adventure play space. [...]
Make your own beeswax wraps with Emma Grace 10:00
Make your own beeswax wraps with Emma Grace @ CERES
May 5 @ 10:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: How to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps. Learn skills that are transferable to the home environment. Bundling techniques. What you will get: Take home your beeswax wraps. Presenter: Emma [...]
Organic backyard chook keeping with Jessamy Miller 10:00
Organic backyard chook keeping with Jessamy Miller @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 10:00 – 11:30
In this workshop, ABC Organic Gardener writer Jessamy Miller will focus on keeping chooks in a suburban environment as well as introduce you to her own flock. You will learn how to build an ideal [...]
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 5 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy [...]
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 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 [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 5 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Backyard bees 101 workshop 13:00
Backyard bees 101 workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Backyard beekeeper Morgan Koegel will introduce you to her hive and teach you what you need to know to get started on a beekeeping journey. Morgan will talk about the time and cost commitment, the [...]
Monique’s rental abundance garden (garden tour) 15:00
Monique’s rental abundance garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Monique’s rental garden features fruit trees, veggie growing and chickens, all with a permaculture focus. The household puts an emphasis on eating and trading what they grow, as well as saving seeds for use the [...]
Early Mother’s Day high tea (thermomix) 16:00
Early Mother’s Day high tea (thermomix) @ Sharynvan Workshop
May 5 @ 16:00 – 17:30
They will share their favourite vegan and vegetarian meals in the Thermomix and give some tips on how to adjust some popular Thermomix meals to be meatless.
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Lakeside Good Earth Group – seed library launch and beeswax wraps 14:00
Lakeside Good Earth Group – seed library launch and beeswax wraps @ Lilydale Library
May 7 @ 14:00 – 15:30
They will launch the Eastern Regional Libraries Seed Library – a place to share free seeds among gardeners at their local library. Sharon will then show you how to make eco-friendly beeswax and soy wax [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 7 @ 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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How is chocolate made? 19:00
How is chocolate made? @ Coburg Library
May 8 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Debbie Makin, from Ratio Cocoa Roasters, will teach you about the 10-step, month-long process that goes into making their chocolate bars. Registration essential.
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Home composting and worm farming 10:30
Home composting and worm farming @ Thomastown Library
May 9 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Learn how to set up a worm farm and its environmental benefits. Bookings essential.
Native edibles for companion planting 18:30
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30
What you will learn: A range of edible natives that are easy to grow in Melbourne. Basics of companion planting. Which plants to choose in your garden planning, and how to grow and care for [...]
Cooking master class – ‘taste of Tuscany’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘taste of Tuscany’ @ Gourmet Living
May 9 @ 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: Tuscan minestrone; pork fennel sausage rigatoni; and espresso pannacotta.
Permablitz guild social night featuring Charlie Mgee 19:00
Permablitz guild social night featuring Charlie Mgee @ Open Studio
May 9 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Permablitz Melbourne wants to get everyone together and say thanks because, without you, permablitzes simply wouldn’t happen. Join them for a night of conversation, games, music, permie discussions, music, laughter and music. Charlie Mgee, of [...]
Retrosuburbia book club 19:30
Retrosuburbia book club @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 9 @ 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
May 10 @ 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.
Ramadan Iftar dinner 16:30
Ramadan Iftar dinner @ Bell St Mall Shopping Centre
May 10 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Break the fast together and learn more about Victoria’s diverse cultural and faith traditions. Buffet halal meal at sundown (vegetarian options also provided).
Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 10 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Menu: chicken saagwala / palak paneer + spiced rice. 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 [...]
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Brunswick Neighbourhood House composting workshop 09:30
Brunswick Neighbourhood House composting workshop @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
May 11 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Facilitated by Anna Sonogan. Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden has upgraded its composting facilities. In this workshop, you will learn: how composting works, including the difference between hot and cold compost; how to balance your [...]
Big Vegan Market 10:00
Big Vegan Market @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 11 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Shop from a huge variety of 100% vegan products, with around 200 stalls. The stallholders will include Billy van Creamy (Fitzroy North), Curry Favour (Hawthorn), PoppySmack (Warrandyte) and The Mrs & Co (Mount Evelyn).
Damian’s biodiverse permaculture garden (garden tour) 10:00
Damian’s biodiverse permaculture garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Damian has been practicing permaculture since he attended a talk by permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison in 1977. He is also involved in replanting native vegetation on Herring Island in inner suburban Melbourne. What permaculture and [...]
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
May 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: How to identify edible weeds. 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 [...]
Home brewing with Paul Rigby 10:00
Home brewing with Paul Rigby @ CERES
May 11 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Make your own beer. All about full grain brewing. The fermentation process. What you will get: Samples of different beers. Recipes to take home. The workshop will be a practical demonstration [...]
KABUU – constructing the new greenhouses 10:00
KABUU – constructing the new greenhouses @ Private address
May 11 @ 10:00 – 14:00
KABUU needs some help with constructing their new greenhouses, which are being supplied by Croft Greenhouses. The plan is to finish the greenhouses over the weekend so that they can then get the soil ready [...]
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling 11:00
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 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 [...]
Green at Kathleen: preparing for winter harvest 11:30
Green at Kathleen: preparing for winter harvest @ Kathleen Syme Library
May 11 @ 11:30 – 13:00
This workshop is all about growing produce in the colder months, including winter crop suggestions, crop rotation, and soil maintenance. Winter needn’t be an unproductive time for your garden. Bookings essential.
Lee’s generous sharing garden (garden tour) 11:30
Lee’s generous sharing garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Lee has created a bountiful garden in her social housing estate using mainly recycled materials, and generously shares her surplus harvest, saved seeds and garden knowledge with her neighbours, friends, and local community. She demonstrates [...]
Sharing homegrown food with Luigi and Emanuela (garden tour) 13:00
Sharing homegrown food with Luigi and Emanuela (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 13:00 – 14:00
From the moment you arrive, your gregarious and hospitable hosts Luigi and Emanuela will entertain you with gardening and food preserving knowledge and stories as they showcase their abundant Mediterranean inspired garden. Features include intensively [...]
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch 14:30
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 14:30 – 16:00
Poppy’s Patch started as a father/daughter project when Poppy was aged three and the family decided to use the space on the front lawn to start an edible garden – to not only grow food [...]
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Backyard quails workshop 10:00
Backyard quails workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
You will meet Kat Lavers’ covey of quails. You will learn all about quail care including housing, feeding and how they can work to support a garden system. Kat Lavers is a garden farmer, permaculture [...]
Big Vegan Market 10:00
Big Vegan Market @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 12 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Shop from a huge variety of 100% vegan products, with around 200 stalls. The stallholders will include Billy van Creamy (Fitzroy North), Curry Favour (Hawthorn), PoppySmack (Warrandyte) and The Mrs & Co (Mount Evelyn).
Natural pest management workshop 11:30
Natural pest management workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Kat Lavers will explain natural pest management techniques relying on permaculture principles. You will have the opportunity to explore these techniques in practice in Kat’s permaculture garden which features fruit trees, intensive vegetable growing and [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 12 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Guided tour of the Plummery (garden tour) 12:45
Guided tour of the Plummery (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Kat Lavers’ urban permaculture system, The Plummery, is a 280 square metre block which produces almost all the household’s herbs, veggies, fruit and eggs (428kg in 2018) while using only 46 litres of mains water [...]
Robbie’s aquaponics garden (garden tour) 15:00
Robbie’s aquaponics garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Robbie’s front and back yards are both devoted to food production, and feature two aquaponics systems in which trout and vegetables are grown in a mutually dependent relationship, enabling both to thrive. One system is [...]
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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook. Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 14 @ 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, [...]
Woman’s hormonal health 19:00
Woman’s hormonal health @ Hawthorn Community House
May 14 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Presented by Kate Boyle, B. App. Sc. (Nutrition & Food Science). Do you feel you suffer from painful or irregular menstruation, hormonal headaches, mood swings or PMS? Kate will show you how food and diet [...]
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Neighbourhood House Week – moveable feast – dinner 18:00
Neighbourhood House Week – moveable feast – dinner @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
May 15 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Drop in for a free Italian feast. Phone (1300 835235) to let them know you are going.
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Composting to improve your soil 11:00
Composting to improve your soil @ Fawkner Library
May 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Facilitated by Tash van Velzen. Understand what is really going on in the compost heap and worm farm.
Healthy productive compost and worms 18:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 16 @ 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, [...]
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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 17 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop 12:00
Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop @ North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House
May 17 @ 12:00 – 14:00
You will learn to make your own baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight. Bring your oven tray, apron, rolling pin and container. Book by phone (0403 046680).
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 17 @ 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 – Suburban Gin / Imbue Distillery 17:30
Behind the bar – Suburban Gin / Imbue Distillery @ Nillumbik Cellars
May 17 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Imbue Distillery are a new maker of gin and are based in Eltham. Nillumbik Cellars have been trading for over 30 years and are based in Diamond Creek. This is your chance to try some [...]
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 17 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop 19:00
Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop @ North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House
May 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn to make your own baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight. Bring your oven tray, apron, rolling pin and container. Book by phone (0403 046680).
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Olive magic 09:30
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 18 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Improve your culinary knowledge. Learn how to preserve olives. Understand and experience different techniques for preserving olives. Presented by Lucy Marasco. Transform bitter unpalatable olives into gourmet delights! This hands-on workshop [...]
Knockout gnocchi 10:00
Knockout gnocchi @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 18 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Time to broaden your culinary expertise and meet pasta’s famous pillowy brother: gnocchi! They will show you how to make gnocchi at home through simple ingredients. From traditional potato to creamy ricotta and spinach, learn [...]
Native bee workshop for kids and families 10:00
Native bee workshop for kids and families @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Katrina Forstner, founder of Buzz and Dig, will introduce your family to native bees, pollination and increasing urban biodiversity. This session aims to bring joy and wonder to children in as they discover insect biodiversity [...]
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 18 @ 11:00 – 13:00
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Sticky date with the Backyard Honey beekeeper 11:00
Sticky date with the Backyard Honey beekeeper @ Bunnings
May 18 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Facilitated by Peter Dyer, from Backyard Honey. Watch a live honeybee colony at work. Taste raw cold-pressed Victorian honeys and discover what you can do to sustain healthy bees and pollinators in our community.
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 18 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Native bee workshop for adults 11:30
Native bee workshop for adults @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 18 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Katrina Forstner, founder of Buzz and Dig, will introduce you to the amazing world of native bees and how to attract them into your garden as pollinators for flowers and edibles. This workshop will demonstrate [...]
Beeswax wrap making class 12:00
Beeswax wrap making class @ Private address to be confirmed
May 18 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Facilitated by Caitlin Ludwig. You will learn how to make your own beautiful, re-usable and natural food wraps. All materials (beeswax, resin, jojoba, coconut oil) will be provided to make 3 completed wraps per ticket. [...]
Handmade pasta workshop 12:00
Handmade pasta workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 18 @ 12:00 – 13:30
They will show you how to make pasta dough by hand and turn it into a variety of pasta types. They may even throw in sauce-making secrets for good measure.
World Bee Day events 13:00
World Bee Day events @ Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
May 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Celebrate World Bee Day with them. The event will include: a beekeeping workshop presented by an experienced apiarist; a demonstration of making bees wax wraps; making your own hand-rolled bees wax candles (fun for kids); [...]
Worm farm workshop 13:00
Worm farm workshop @ Rushall Community Garden
May 18 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Do you have a worm farm at home but don’t quite know how to look after it? Do you want to get a worm farm. Do you want to maintain the worm farms in Rushall [...]
Edible weeds walk 14:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 18 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Edible winter gardening 14:00
Edible winter gardening @ Watsonia Library
May 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Robin Gale-Baker will discuss how you can look after your winter vegetables and give tips on how to give your fruit trees a winter prune.
Fruit tree maintenance and pruning workshop 14:00
Fruit tree maintenance and pruning workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Maya’s garden includes 32 apples, persimmons, cherry guavas, feijoas and citrus. Using grafting and pruning techniques, she has created an edible hedge of her fruit trees with a combination of espalier, cordon and other interesting [...]
Maya’s fruitful garden (garden tour) 15:30
Maya’s fruitful garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 15:30 – 16:30
Maya has created an edible garden that is as beautiful as it is fruitful. Decorative, productive hedges are formed from an extensive range of pruned and grafted fruit trees using a combination of espalier, cordon, [...]
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 18:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 18 @ 18:30 – 23:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
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Winter vegetable gardening 09:30
Winter vegetable gardening @ Hawthorn Community House
May 19 @ 09:30 – 11:30
This event is also happening at 12.30pm (with different booking details). Join Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden to receive practical tips and advice on soil preparation, winter plant selection and sustainable pest control for [...]
World Bee Day celebration 09:30
World Bee Day celebration @ Alphington Farmers' Market
May 19 @ 09:30 – 10:30
Learn how to build a native bee hotel with Buzz & Dig. Afterwards, there will be free face painting.
Harry’s micro orchard garden (garden tour) 10:00
Harry’s micro orchard garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Harry is passionate about gardening in small spaces and has been lovingly tending his fully organic micro orchard garden for 14 years. At 72 square metres, this garden demonstrates that you don’t need a large [...]
The importance of green manure and cover crops 10:00
The importance of green manure and cover crops @ Knox Community Gardens Society
May 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Tomas Cifuentes, co-founder of Seed of Life Farmers Market, will tell you about: the importance of green manure and cover crops to your garden; and how they benefit your soil and keep the weeds at [...]
Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 19 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Foolproof french macarons 11:00
Foolproof french macarons @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:30
These delicate patisserie cookies have a reputation for being finicky. But worry not – they will help you to get the technique down pat, from the fundamental techniques to creating flavour combinations to troubleshooting.
Olive curing 101 11:00
Olive curing 101 @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn how to cure olives from scratch. Gain the know-how of matching different olive varieties with the right curing method and brine.
Citrus and apple tree propagating workshop with Harry Kalathas 11:30
Citrus and apple tree propagating workshop with Harry Kalathas @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 11:30 – 12:30
There is nothing more satisfying than propagating your own plants. In this workshop, Harry will demonstrate two propagating techniques for citrus and apple trees: basic aerial layering and grafting. You will gain an understanding of [...]
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest 11:30
GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest @ Royal Exhibition Building
May 19 @ 11:30 – 16:30
Featuring 170 beers and ciders brewed especially for the event.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 19 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Thai inspired vegan cooking class 12:00
Thai inspired vegan cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
May 19 @ 12:00 – 16:00
A selection of Thai inspired dishes will be demonstrated, plus practical staples, including cashew yoghurt, plant-based milk and nut parmesan sprinkle. Everything will be vegan, based around the core staples of fruit, veg, starches, whole [...]
Winter vegetable gardening 12:30
Winter vegetable gardening @ Hawthorn Community House
May 19 @ 12:30 – 14:30
This event is also happening at 9.30am (with different booking details). Join Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden to receive practical tips and advice on soil preparation, winter plant selection and sustainable pest control for [...]
Lena’s courtyard and garden (garden tour) 13:30
Lena’s courtyard and garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Lena has a permaculture-inspired garden in her 40 square metre courtyard, the aim being fill this space with as many productive plants as possible whilst attracting bees and other beneficial insects. A fascination for making [...]
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Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 21 @ 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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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Introduction to Turkish cooking 11:00
Introduction to Turkish cooking @ Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
May 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Join Arzu Yilmaz for a cooking and cultural adventure. Learn how to make four different vegetarian dishes: a lentil soup, a meze, Turkish borek and a dessert. Arzu will also talk about her experiences as [...]
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Native herbs for the kitchen and garden 18:30
Native herbs for the kitchen and garden @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in the Melbourne area. What to harvest and when. How to use them to flavour your dishes and enliven your garden. Presented by Karen [...]
Cheese class 19:00
Cheese class @ Organic Fix
May 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Learn how to make bocconcini, mozzarella, ricotta, haloumi and mascarpone. Vegan walnut cheese tasting. Includes a $40 cheese making kit so that you can get started as soon as you are home. Book by phone [...]
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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
May 24 @ 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.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 24 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Menu: lamb rogan josh with flat bread. 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 [...]
Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers 19:00
Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers @ Gourmet Living
May 24 @ 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: Winter minestrone; spiced chicken medallions; and spiced fruit compote.
How to raise healthy eaters with the biting truth 19:00
How to raise healthy eaters with the biting truth @ Only About Children Hawthorn
May 24 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Dietitians Alex Parker and Anna Debenham, from The Biting Truth, will be providing practical tips and tricks for parents wanting to raise healthy eaters and give their child the best start in life through proper [...]
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Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) 10:00
Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) @ Precise address to be given upon booking
May 25 @ 10:00 – May 26 @ 17:00
Suitable for beginners, and ideal for the backyarder, this two-day event is designed to provide participants with the information they need to start natural beekeeping with confidence. It will cover such subjects as: legislation, diseases, [...]
Basic bakes 10:00
Basic bakes @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to get the consistent results you’ve always dreamed of! They will share with you the tips and tricks behind a successful bake, from monitoring oven temperatures to choosing the ideal equipment. They will [...]
Fermented beverages 10:00
Fermented beverages @ CERES
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: Do’s and don’ts of fermenting beverages. The process of fermenting beverages. What you will get: Recipes to take home. A jun scoby to take home. Samples in class of all three [...]
Mexican – tortilla making 10:00
Mexican – tortilla making @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Ana and Gaby are Mexican Aussies with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cooking Mexican dishes. Immerse yourself in Mexican cooking techniques and culture. This workshop will cover making fresh tortillas and tacos [...]
No Waste Cook Club Carlton 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Carlton @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Learn how to be creative with veggies and more adaptable in the kitchen so you can save money and reduce food waste. Participants will cook and enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch with others. Free and [...]
Petit gateaux 12:15
Petit gateaux @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 12:15 – 13:45
Level up your pastry skills and learn how to assemble little French cakes using mousses and cremeux. Learn show to put a brownie base, raspberry gel insert, chocolate mousse, and glaze together.
Olives to oil harvesting party 14:00
Olives to oil harvesting party @ St James Park
May 25 @ 14:00 – 16:30
People will be coming together to harvest unwanted olives from Melbourne backyards and street trees to be pressed into local olive oil to take home for free. Go along to this event either to drop [...]
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Permablitz 217 (Croydon) 10:00
Permablitz 217 (Croydon) @ Precise address to be given upon booking
May 26 @ 10:00 – 16:00
On the day, they will be: Clearing a privet forest, and using the timber for the hugelkultur. Levelling the ground for 2 veggie bed locations. Adding 3 raised veggie beds, hugelkultur style. Weeding. Planting natives. [...]
Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 26 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Vegan brunch cooking class 11:00
Vegan brunch cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
May 26 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Learn how to create healthy, practical, everyday vegan dishes that look as good as they taste. It will include such dishes as plant-based milks, creamy lemon dream porridge, waffles, pancakes, scrambled tofu, chia puddings and [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Learn to DIY – ditch the toxins! 13:00
Learn to DIY – ditch the toxins! @ Private address
May 26 @ 13:00 – 14:30
If you have been looking for ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals and toxins in your environment, this is the workshop for you. Sharda Sethi will demonstrate 10 easy-to-make, cleaning and personal care products [...]
Kitchen medicine – the garden farmacy 14:00
Kitchen medicine – the garden farmacy @ CERES
May 26 @ 14:00 – 16:30
What you will learn: An introduction to herbal medicine making. Plant identification. Guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting. Medicinal uses for plants. How to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will get: [...]
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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook. Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
May 28 @ 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)
May 29 @ 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 [...]
Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 29 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Smarter living – urban agriculture, cultivating a community discussion panel 19:00
Smarter living – urban agriculture, cultivating a community discussion panel @ Box Hill Town Hall
May 29 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Urban agriculture is the practice of growing, harvesting and cooking food in an urban setting. At the heart of urban agriculture are communities that are come together to develop relationships, share knowledge and build creative [...]
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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
May 31 @ 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 – Four Pillars Gin 17:30
Behind the bar – Four Pillars Gin @ Nillumbik Cellars
May 31 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Go along and meet Four Pillars Gin Head Distiller, Cameron Mackenzie. There will be drink specials on the night and tasting of the 2019 vintage release. Free to attend, free to taste, and no bookings [...]
Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 31 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Menu: street food (chaat) + gulaab jamun. 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 [...]
Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ @ Gourmet Living
May 31 @ 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: healthy Winter root veg soup; beef & red wine stew; and [...]