Calendar of local events

 

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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
Nov 1 @ 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 – Hargreaves Hill beer 17:30
Behind the bar – Hargreaves Hill beer @ Nillumbik Cellars
Nov 1 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Hargreaves Hill are a brewery in Lilydale. Taste their beers at Nillumbik Cellars – free to attend, free to taste, and no bookings required.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Nov 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Menu: aloo tikki (potato, peas and dahl plus spices); and vegetarian korma. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to [...]
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No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Nov 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 [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 2 @ 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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Knockout gnocchi 11:00
Knockout gnocchi @ Kitchen Warehouse
Nov 3 @ 11:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Nov 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
Nov 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, [...]
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Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
Nov 6 @ 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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Zero-waste skills and sustainable food systems (6 sessions) 09:30
Zero-waste skills and sustainable food systems (6 sessions) @ Ecological Justice Hub
Nov 7 @ 09:30 – 13:30
On six consecutive Thursdays, starting 7th November. This is a new ecological literacy pilot program where you will develop skills on how to manage your household waste and better understand our food and energy system. [...]
Open Table Spring fundraising feast 18:30
Open Table Spring fundraising feast @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Nov 7 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Join Open Table for their first fundraising feast. Enjoy a three course vegetarian dinner prepared and served by their dedicated team. There will be a silent auction and the opportunity to learn more about Open [...]
Zero waste talk – minimising household waste 18:30
Zero waste talk – minimising household waste @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Nov 7 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Local resident, Leanda Smith, and her family of 4 have been low waste since 2016 and she wants to share what she’s learnt about minimising your waste down to almost nothing! Join Leanda and Babs [...]
Cooking master class – ‘an Italian Christmas’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘an Italian Christmas’ @ Gourmet Living
Nov 7 @ 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: asparagus, ham & brie tart; baked gnocchi; and panettone bites.
Retrosuburbia book club 19:30
Retrosuburbia book club @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Nov 7 @ 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
Nov 8 @ 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.
Plant-based (vegan) Mediterranean cooking 18:00
Plant-based (vegan) Mediterranean cooking @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Nov 8 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Arzu will show you the health benefits of both Mediterranean and plant-based cooking by demonstrating how to make three vegan dishes. Arzu’s techniques also incorporate Middle-Eastern influences.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Nov 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Menu: chicken biryani with raita. 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 [...]
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CERES urban agriculture micro-business tour 09:30
CERES urban agriculture micro-business tour @ CERES
Nov 9 @ 09:30 – 16:00
What you will learn: Ins and outs of running an urban agriculture businesses. Crop planning, selling and marketing, tools, business models. Growing crops and mushrooms, harvesting, troubleshooting. You will visit three urban agriculture businesses: Spoke [...]
Advanced mushroom growing 10:00
Advanced mushroom growing @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Nov 9 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Led by Sena. The workshop will include topics such as: propogation of pure culture spore & clone; spore print and tissue culture; making agar master bank; agar to agar inoculation; making grain spawn; master & [...]
Authentic Mexican with Matt Baker from Whe-Eat 10:00
Authentic Mexican with Matt Baker from Whe-Eat @ CERES
Nov 9 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Mexican cuisine. Improve your culinary skills. Work with seasonal ingredients. Presenter: Matt Baker from Whe-Eat. Menu: blackened chicken thighs with quinoa; Mexican corn on the cob; Mexican white bait fritters tortillas [...]
Intro to permaculture (3 sessions) 10:00
Intro to permaculture (3 sessions)
Nov 9 @ 10:00 – 16:00
3 sessions, on Saturdays 9th November, 23rd November and 7th December, each 10am-4pm. Trainer: Cass Groves. Learn about permaculture design principles to make your garden more sustainable and abundant. The course includes a brief history [...]
Make your own beeswax wraps with Emma Grace 10:00
Make your own beeswax wraps with Emma Grace @ CERES
Nov 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
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 [...]
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 10:30
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 9 @ 10:30 – 12:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.
Petit gateaux 12:15
Petit gateaux @ Kitchen Warehouse
Nov 9 @ 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.
Farming-for-change: an introduction with Meg Yates 13:30
Farming-for-change: an introduction with Meg Yates @ Lilydale Library
Nov 9 @ 13:30 – 15:00
Farming-for-Change is a small farm in the Dandenong Ranges that grows heirloom produce using organic and permaculture principles. Along with their partners Trek Learning Centre, it offers a program for young people who have become [...]
Preserve my harvest 14:00
Preserve my harvest @ Darebin Arts Centre, Kitchen
Nov 9 @ 14:00 – 17:00
They will teach you how to preserve, pickle and or ferment your fresh produce. Learn how to create a range of pickles, jams, tomato sauces, relishes and ferments. They will provide all the equipment. Bring [...]
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Arthurs Creek Mechanics Institute’s 31st annual garden walk 09:30
Arthurs Creek Mechanics Institute’s 31st annual garden walk @ Arthurs Creek Mechanics Institute Hall
Nov 10 @ 09:30 – 17:30
5 gardens to visit. Light lunches and Devonshire teas available. Various art/craft items to purchase including Jane Annois pottery. Plants also available for purchase. Purchase tickets at the hall on the day. All proceeds will [...]
Chooks in the city 10:00
Chooks in the city @ Chooks in the City
Nov 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The tour will take place twice, at 10am and 12.30pm. Led by Jessamy Miller, this workshop will explain all about keeping well-nourished, safe and happy chooks in an urban garden.
World Vegan Day Melbourne 10:00
World Vegan Day Melbourne @ Royal Melbourne Show Grounds
Nov 10 @ 10:00 – 18:00
This event offers a broad and exciting range of examples of what it means to live vegan. Whether you are passionate about health and wellbeing, fitness, cooking, beauty and body care, fashion, kids and family [...]
Chooks in the city 12:30
Chooks in the city @ Chooks in the City
Nov 10 @ 12:30 – 13:30
The tour will take place twice, at 10am and 12.30pm. Led by Jessamy Miller, this workshop will explain all about keeping well-nourished, safe and happy chooks in an urban garden.
BarterJar 14:00
BarterJar @ SPAN Community House
Nov 10 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Are you a seasoned or newbie maker of home produce and homewares inspired by sustainability and zero waste and want to share your story with others? If so, then take your creations along and, for [...]
Cutlery keepers with Jasmine Ofaolain 14:00
Cutlery keepers with Jasmine Ofaolain @ Textile Art Community Art Space (TACAS)
Nov 10 @ 14:00 – 17:00
They will teach you how to make a reusable shopping bag and cutlery holder so that you never have to reach for plastic. You will get a reusable shopping bag and a reusable cutlery carrier [...]
Kitchen medicine – the garden farmacy 14:00
Kitchen medicine – the garden farmacy @ CERES
Nov 10 @ 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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Love food hate waste workshop 10:30
Love food hate waste workshop @ Fountain View Room, Whittlesea Civic Centre
Nov 11 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Make the most of the food you buy before it becomes waste or compost. With some know-how, a little planning and a touch of creativity, there are simple ways that you can make the most [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Nov 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 [...]
Hobby beekeeping with Frank Ceichmoski 10:30
Hobby beekeeping with Frank Ceichmoski @ Collingwood Library
Nov 12 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The presentation will include frames of a live bee hive in a glass display case showing capped honey in its natural state as well as a brood of live bee larvae.
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Nov 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, [...]
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) 18:30
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Nov 12 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on Tuesday, 12th November and Tuesday, 26th November, both 6.30-8.30pm. Tutor Taariq Hassan. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from [...]
Yoghurt and kefir making 19:00
Yoghurt and kefir making @ Hawthorn Community House
Nov 12 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Yoghurt and kefir can be a healthy part of our everyday diet. Learn how to make your own fresh yoghurt and kefir, how use it in smoothies, ice-cream, dips or to make kefir cheese. There [...]
Healthy summer eating (thermomix) 19:30
Healthy summer eating (thermomix) @ Sharynvan Workshop
Nov 12 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Don’t wait for Summer to get here before you develop good eating habits. Make the most of the seasonal fruit and vegetables with this summer healthy eating class.
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Green at Kathleen: beekeeping 101 and build your own native bee hotel 17:30
Green at Kathleen: beekeeping 101 and build your own native bee hotel @ Kathleen Syme Library
Nov 13 @ 17:30 – 19:00
They will cover keeping honey bees in urban Melbourne, how to help the bees even if you don’t keep them, and how to build a native bee hotel. Re keeping bees, they will talk about [...]
Beeswax wrap workshop 18:00
Beeswax wrap workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Nov 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Learn how to make eco-friendly beeswax wraps. The wraps are made with all-natural ingredients and can be used instead of plastic bags or cling wrap. You will make 4 wraps on the day (2 x [...]
Design an edible landscape (two sessions) 18:30
Design an edible landscape (two sessions) @ Mernda Seed, Sow & Grow Community Garden
Nov 13 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The two sessions are on Wednesday, 13th November and Wednesday, 20th November, both 6.30-8.30pm. Book by email (merndach@whittleseacc.org.au). Learn the basic design principles that can turn any house into a food-producing wonderland. Tutor: David Joseph.
The Pollinators (film) 18:30
The Pollinators (film) @ Cinema Nova
Nov 13 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the United States in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses and factories nationwide. But some of them carry an unsuspected and highly unusual cargo: honey [...]
The Pollinators (film) 18:30
The Pollinators (film) @ Village Cinema Rivoli
Nov 13 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the United States in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses and factories nationwide. But some of them carry an unsuspected and highly unusual cargo: honey [...]
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Moreland Local Food Forum and networking 18:00
Moreland Local Food Forum and networking @ Coburg Court House
Nov 14 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Celebrate the achievements of the local food community. Participate in conversations about local food projects. There will also be facilitated networking, providing opportunities to connect with others who are passionate about creating a sustainable, just [...]
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) 18:00
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Nov 14 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Louise will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of fermenting [...]
Native fruit 18:30
Native fruit @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Nov 14 @ 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, [...]
Bees wax wraps 19:00
Bees wax wraps @ Mt Evelyn Community House
Nov 14 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Holly from Holly’s Backyard Bees will show you how to make bees wax wraps and will have a selection of Christmas fabrics for you to choose from. Book by phone (9736 1177) and pay at [...]
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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
Nov 15 @ 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 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Nov 15 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Menu: chicken methi 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 share their [...]
Cooking master class – ‘citrus makes everything delish’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘citrus makes everything delish’ @ Gourmet Living
Nov 15 @ 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 tart; Moroccan chicken; and lemon cheesecake tart.
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Beekeeping workshop 10:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Nov 16 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Ben Moore from Ben’s Bees get you to suit up and learn about: cast systems; swarm control; disease identification & management; how to harvest bee products such as honey, pollen, bees wax & propolis; and [...]
Dream gingerbread house 10:00
Dream gingerbread house @ Kitchen Warehouse
Nov 16 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to keep your yummy abode perfect and stable for Christmas Day. With a foolproof gingerbread recipe, best construction method, and top-notch frosting to hold the walls together, there’ll be no more saggy roofs [...]
Veggies in desserts with Mettle + Grace 10:00
Veggies in desserts with Mettle + Grace @ CERES
Nov 16 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Foods which make your brain brighter. How to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet. Foods that can build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog. Presenter: [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Nov 16 @ 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 [...]
Buzz in workshop 10:30
Buzz in workshop @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Nov 16 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This workshop will demonstrate methods for pollination and planning for bee habitat, including bee-attracting plants and how to encourage urban diversity. You will learn about the co-evolution of bees and native plants, what common bees [...]
Farm tour and garlic harvest 10:30
Farm tour and garlic harvest @ Sugarloaf Produce
Nov 16 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Sugarloaf Produce is a small non-certified organic farm located in Strathewen. Learn how they grow vegetables, fruit, mushrooms and eggs without the use of synthetic chemicals, and how they produce compost using a mixture of [...]
Make your own composting system 11:00
Make your own composting system @ Brunswick Tool Library
Nov 16 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Using found/upcycled materials and some Tool Library tools, you will create a composting system tailored to you and your living circumstances.
Environmentally friendly beeswax wraps 12:30
Environmentally friendly beeswax wraps @ Mitcham Community House
Nov 16 @ 12:30 – 15:30
Learn how to make beeswax wraps. All equipment and materials will be supplied by the tutor. Book by phone (9873 4587).
Pickling with Dayle 13:00
Pickling with Dayle @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Nov 16 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Join Dayle Barnett on a journey of microbiotic cultures. Learn how to enhance your food to unlock new healing powers which strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health and well-being. This class will [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 16 @ 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.
Farm tour and Spring planting 14:00
Farm tour and Spring planting @ Sugarloaf Produce
Nov 16 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Sugarloaf Produce is a small non-certified organic farm located in Strathewen. Learn how they grow vegetables, fruit, mushrooms and eggs without the use of synthetic chemicals, and how they produce compost using a mixture of [...]
Native edibles – walk, talk, taste 14:00
Native edibles – walk, talk, taste @ Gunyah Garden
Nov 16 @ 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 [...]
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Bee Shed launch party 10:00
Bee Shed launch party @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Nov 17 @ 10:00 – 13:00
This is the launch of the Bee Shed and Bee School project funded through the Pick My Project program. Celebrate the open of this new community space where you can learn about bees, pollinators and [...]
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) @ Edendale
Nov 17 @ 10:00 – 16:00
A two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on the 17th and 24th November, each 10am-4pm. Facilitator: Donna Livermore. Developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a whole system approach to [...]
Spring food forest – walk, talk, taste 10:00
Spring food forest – walk, talk, taste @ Gunyah Garden
Nov 17 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Presented by Karen Sutherland. Take a guided tour of Karen’s garden. Taste some new and interesting plants. You will receive a packet of seeds saved from the garden.
Eltham Wine Show 10:30
Eltham Wine Show @ Veneto Sports and Entertainment Centre
Nov 17 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Australia’s largest amateur wine show: Around 700 wines available for tasting. Wine awards and presentations. Artisan olive oil sampling and sales. Free tasting glass.
Christmas baking and desserts with Charlotte Ree 11:00
Christmas baking and desserts with Charlotte Ree @ Kitchen Warehouse
Nov 17 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Charlotte Ree wants to teach you that decadent desserts are easy to make and that baking isn’t a scary science – it’s fun, creative and intuitive. Learn Charlotte’s tips and tricks for making delicious cakes, [...]
Malahang Festival 11:00
Malahang Festival @ Malahang Reserve
Nov 17 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Malahang Festival is Banyule Council’s free annual community event. There will be a youth area, kids zone, food stalls, market stalls, community arts project and sporting activities. In the sustainability area, there will be a [...]
Bee a pollinator! Native bee hotel workshop by Buzz and Dig. 11:30
Bee a pollinator! Native bee hotel workshop by Buzz and Dig. @ Private address
Nov 17 @ 11:30 – 12:30
This workshop, by Katrina Forstner from Buzz and Dig, will introduce you to our native bees, how to spot a native bee, nesting types, buzz pollination, what materials are great to get you started with [...]
Chinese vegetarian cooking demo 11:30
Chinese vegetarian cooking demo @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Nov 17 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Helen Chen and her friends will be demonstrating some vegetarian home-cooked Chinese food (which is very different from Chinese restaurant food), namely spring rolls and salad. Click here to read about the garden.
Beeswax wrap making demonstration 12:00
Beeswax wrap making demonstration @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Nov 17 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Join author and presenter Liz O’Dwyer to learn how to make your own beeswax wraps in this 2 hour demonstration. You also get your own free beeswax wrap kit to take home.
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop 12:00
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Nov 17 @ 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. [...]
Pop-up spring plant sale at Gunyah garden 14:00
Pop-up spring plant sale at Gunyah garden @ Gunyah Garden
Nov 17 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Spring plant sale of unusual and difficult to find herbs and edible plants including: plants from Crete (dittany, mountain tea and perennial sea chicory); native edibles (cinnamon myrtle, old man saltbush, strawberry gum and native [...]
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Edible native plants for small gardens 19:00
Edible native plants for small gardens @ Coburg Library
Nov 18 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Facilitated by Karen Sutherland. Find out what local plants you can grow and how to use them. Select appropriate plants for your space, such as lemon myrtle or desert lime, and create safe habitats for [...]
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Nov 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
Nov 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, [...]
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Launch of the Whittlesea Food Collective 16:00
Launch of the Whittlesea Food Collective @ Building D, Epping Campus, Melbourne Polytechnic
Nov 20 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Join them to launch the Whittlesea Food Collective and help them to make it a reality. The Collective will be led by Whittlesea Community Connections on behalf of the Whittlesea Emergency Relief Network. Rsvp for [...]
Build DIY food waste solutions 18:00
Build DIY food waste solutions @ Brunswick Tool Library
Nov 20 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Go build your own food waste solution using upcycled materials. Also learn about composting.
Thrifty gardening 19:00
Thrifty gardening @ Manningham Civic Centre
Nov 20 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This session will show you how you can get away with not spending a fortune on your garden by utilising things you may already have and learning some clever techniques to save money. Topics will [...]
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Tea anyone? Christmas craft and easy edible gifts with Carol 10:30
Tea anyone? Christmas craft and easy edible gifts with Carol @ Lilydale Library
Nov 21 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Make a Christmas teabag wreath to admire all season. Carol from Kazzy’s Kitchen will show you how to make a tea bag wreath and some homemade tasty Christmas surprises. Tastings and refreshments provided.
Tomato planting 11:00
Tomato planting @ Diamond Valley Library
Nov 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Kathleen to learn how to plant and best care for your tomatoes to ensure a bumper crop.
Healthy productive compost and worms 18:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Nov 21 @ 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, [...]
Cooking master class – ‘a Mediterranean Christmas’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘a Mediterranean Christmas’ @ Gourmet Living
Nov 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: preserved lemon prawns; greek meatballs; and fig tart.
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Nov 21 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
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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
Nov 22 @ 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.
Beeswax wraps 18:00
Beeswax wraps @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Nov 22 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Join Emma Grace for a Christmas-themed beeswax wraps session. Learn how to make and take home two wraps. Includes complimentary bubbles, cheese and all materials.
Cooking master class – ‘a Mediterranean Christmas’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘a Mediterranean Christmas’ @ Gourmet Living
Nov 22 @ 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: preserved lemon prawns; greek meatballs; and fig tart.
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Intermediate fluid art workshop – cheeseboard and coasters 09:30
Intermediate fluid art workshop – cheeseboard and coasters @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Nov 23 @ 09:30 – 11:30
You will leave with a cheeseboard and four coasters of your own to take home. You will learn new techniques and be able to build on your existing acrylic pouring skills. Everything will be supplied [...]
Balcony garden workshop 10:00
Balcony garden workshop
Nov 23 @ 10:00 – 11:30
The tour will take place twice, at 10am and at 2pm. Led by Stephen Read, tour of a balcony garden in a Collingwood factory conversion replete with edible herbs, fruit and veggies.
Composting workshop 10:00
Composting workshop @ St Johns Riverside Community Garden, St Johns Anglican Church
Nov 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Learn all the tips and tricks to making great compost. Find out about different composting containers, worm farming and Bokashi buckets. Book by phone (9490 4222). Click here to read about the garden.
Dream gingerbread house 10:00
Dream gingerbread house @ Kitchen Warehouse
Nov 23 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to keep your yummy abode perfect and stable for Christmas Day. With a foolproof gingerbread recipe, best construction method, and top-notch frosting to hold the walls together, there’ll be no more saggy roofs [...]
Medicinal gardening (two day) 10:00
Medicinal gardening (two day) @ Joe’s Market Garden
Nov 23 @ 10:00 – 15:30
This is a two-day event, on Saturday, 23rd November and Sunday, 24th November, both 10am-3.30pm. Learn to design and plant a medicinal garden with Western medicinal herbs. The course will cover herbal germination, cultivation, harvest [...]
Sourdough bread making with Nadine Kemp 10:00
Sourdough bread making with Nadine Kemp @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Nov 23 @ 10:00 – 14:30
Learn a simple sourdough technique giving a great and reliable result for the home baker. Learn how to mix and shape your dough and then bake a pre-prepared loaf, giving you the opportunity to taste [...]
Drawing and watercolour workshop in an edible garden 10:30
Drawing and watercolour workshop in an edible garden @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
Nov 23 @ 10:30 – 12:30
You don’t need any drawing experience as the will be on enjoying the garden surroundings – have a go while experimenting with the materials provided. This is an opportunity for anyone to draw whilst interacting [...]
Thermomix made with love 12:00
Thermomix made with love @ H-crib
Nov 23 @ 12:00 – 14:00
The recipes demonstrated at the class will include: parmesan shortbreads with fennel and chilli; sun-dried tomato pesto dip; spicy peach and mango chutney; za’atar seasoning; lemon and thyme oil; DIY chocolate truffles; chai tea powder; [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 23 @ 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.
Balcony garden workshop 14:00
Balcony garden workshop
Nov 23 @ 14:00 – 15:30
The tour will take place twice, at 10am and at 2pm. Led by Stephen Read, tour of a balcony garden in a Collingwood factory conversion replete with edible herbs, fruit and veggies.
Beekeeping workshop 14:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Nov 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 [...]
Home composting workshop 14:00
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
Nov 23 @ 14:00 – 16:30
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 household and garden [...]
Eikellegimaa NGO evening and film screening 17:00
Eikellegimaa NGO evening and film screening @ Edendale
Nov 23 @ 17:00 – 20:00
Hear about life in the Estonian countryside, living close to nature. They will introduce their little NGO and their activities past and future in promoting sustainable living and environmental awareness. Food forests, organic seed banks, [...]
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Edible Forest open day 11:00
Edible Forest open day @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Nov 24 @ 11:00 – 16:00
A day to celebrate the new season of the Edible Forest – an acre of permaculture-designed garden filled with edible and medicinal plants. Go along to enjoy a hosted tour, wander through the newly opened [...]
How to grow and how to cook Spring/Summer Asian vegetable workshop 11:00
How to grow and how to cook Spring/Summer Asian vegetable workshop @ Murundaka Cohousing Community
Nov 24 @ 11:00 – 13:30
The Asian vegetables include shiso, bitter gourd, okra and edamame. These can be planted now and are short term vegetables that can be harvested in 2 to 3 months. Find out about crop rotation, what [...]
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Introduction to composting and worm farming 19:00
Introduction to composting and worm farming @ Lilydale Senior Citizens Centre
Nov 25 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Join Maria Ciavarella to learn how to start or improve an existing compost system in your backyard, and how to use your compost products for a healthy vegetable garden.
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Farm play 10:00
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Nov 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 [...]
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) 14:00
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Nov 26 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Louise will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of fermenting [...]
Bush skills and kids farming 16:00
Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Nov 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, [...]
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Growing fruit trees 19:00
Growing fruit trees @ Manningham Civic Centre
Nov 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Many of us plant our trees thinking that all we need to do is water them and wait for the harvest. But fruit trees can experience problems such as poor quality fruit, pests and disease. [...]
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The art of espalier 18:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Nov 28 @ 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 [...]
Cooking master class – ‘Christmas faves’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘Christmas faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Nov 28 @ 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: prawn pasta salad; grilled pork fennel sausages; and Christmas mousse.
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Dairy and kombucha fermentation class 11:00
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Nov 29 @ 11:00 – 12:30
You will learn how to make your own yoghurt, kefir and kombucha. Have some fun and experiment with soft kefir cheese and gut healthy fizzy drinks.  Conclude the class with a guided tour of the [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 29 @ 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.
Mediterranean Summer feast 18:00
Mediterranean Summer feast @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Nov 29 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Join Arzu to learn how to cook a Mediterranean summer feast of three dishes. The workshop will also explain the health benefits of using olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Nov 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Menu: chicken tikka / paneer tikka; chicken kebab / veg kebab; chick peas salad. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and [...]
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Bees wax wraps 10:00
Bees wax wraps @ Mt Evelyn Community House
Nov 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Holly from Holly’s Backyard Bees will show you how to make bees wax wraps and will have a selection of Christmas fabrics for you to choose from. Book by phone (9736 1177) and pay at [...]
Demonstrating effective blackberry control techniques 10:00
Demonstrating effective blackberry control techniques @ St Andrews Pony Club
Nov 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Nillumbik Council and the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce invite you to a demonstration of effective blackberry control techniques including mechanical, chemical and drone demonstrations, planning and resources. The event will be followed at midday by a [...]
Fermented beverages 10:00
Fermented beverages @ CERES
Nov 30 @ 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 [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Nov 30 @ 10:30 – 12:30
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 [...]
Amazake making and cooking 11:00
Amazake making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Nov 30 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Amazake (aka ama koji) is a traditional Japanese fermented energy drink. Rich in digestive enzymes and nutrition, amazake is also a seasoning for cooking. Learn about amazake and enjoy the flavour, beauty and health benefits. [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Nov 30 @ 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.
Edible weeds walk 13:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Nov 30 @ 13:30 – 15:30
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 [...]
Sourdough bread and pumpkin damper making 13:30
Sourdough bread and pumpkin damper making @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Nov 30 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Terry Wesselink will demonstrate how to manage your sourdough starter and make bread using the pizza oven. Bring along a sterile jar, as for jam making, with a hole in the lid to take home [...]