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Artisan bread making 08:00
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 1 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: experimenting with bread; the bread baking process with each step explained; and how to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home; [...]
Planning your Winter vegetable patch 09:30
Planning your Winter vegetable patch @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
May 1 @ 09:30 – 12:00
Learn how to: prepare your soil; find out what to plant and when; plan your planting strategy; reduce the likelihood of pest and disease issues such as white cabbage moth; understand how to avoid the [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Introduction to fermenting at home 10:00
Introduction to fermenting at home @ CERES
May 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: The basics to successfully start fermenting vegetables at home. Ideas about creating your own fermented condiments. How to use fermented products in day to day life. What you will get: Vegetables [...]
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 10:00
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 1 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Savour the abundant chestnuts, gourmet food, Devonshire tea, coffee, artisan beer and mulled wine. Explore the diverse range of stalls, including: roasted chestnuts; poffertjes; homemade cakes; sausage sizzle; local restaurants; mulled wine; coffee, tea and [...]
Ricotta festival 10:00
Ricotta festival @ That's Amore Cheese
May 1 @ 10:00 – 15:00
The $12 ticket includes 1 ricotta calda. The $40 ticket includes 1 ricotta calda, 1 ricotta gnocchi, 1 salsiccia and 1 cannolo. There will also be live music and a petting farm for the children.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 1 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 26th June: Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli with Ricotta; and Angel Biscuits. 12th June: Osso Bucco with Polenta; ?Arancini; and Ciambelle. 29th May: Papadelle with Fresh Broccoli & Garlic; [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du [...]
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
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Lavazza cup of learning (2 day) 09:00
Lavazza cup of learning (2 day) @ Boroondara Youth Hub
May 3 @ 09:00 – 16:00
On Tuesday, 3rd May and Wednesday, 4th May, both 9am-4pm. This course will leave participants with practical skills in all aspects of making a coffee, from grinding beans through milk texturing to machine maintenance.
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 3 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
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Waste, organic recycling and life cycle analysis 10:00
Waste, organic recycling and life cycle analysis @ CERES
May 4 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: how to reduce your waste; e-waste and Life Cycle Analysis; and organic recycling and food waste. Presenter: Lauren Kaszubski. Topics to be covered will include: how to reduce your waste, 4Rs; [...]
Beer and cheese tasting 18:00
Beer and cheese tasting @ Inner North Brewing Company
May 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Featuring artisan cheeses from Cornelius Cheesemongers matched with the beers of Inner North Brewing.
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Edible weeds walk 14:00
Edible weeds walk @ Warrandyte Library
May 5 @ 14:00 – 15:30
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Italian cooking (4 sessions) 18:00
Italian cooking (4 sessions) @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
May 5 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Each week for four weeks, Lucia Silverii will lead a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking, before you all sit down and enjoy the food together. Week 1: gnocchetti sardi (traditional Sardinian gnocchi). Week [...]
A night in Rome 18:30
A night in Rome @ La Cucina di Sandra
May 5 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic authentic Roman dishes. How to adapt Australian ingredients to Italian dishes. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food [...]
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies 18:30
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 5 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in pots and small spaces; what to harvest and when; and how to use bush foods and herbs to flavour your dishes. Presented by [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 5 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
May 6 @ 09:00 – 15:00
14 sessions over a period of a 14 weeks. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture; fruit production; soil preparation; beekeeping; composting, worm farming and fertilisers; vegetable growing; [...]
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class 14:00
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 6 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 6 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
Middle Eastern cooking 18:30
Middle Eastern cooking @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
May 6 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Learn about the flavours of Middle Eastern cooking. Try out recipes and cooking methods while preparing a three course menu. Stay and share your freshly prepared dinner with the group.
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Composting workshop 10:00
Composting workshop @ Realm Library
May 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Learn how to set up, maintain and use a compost bin at home. All types of compost bins will be discussed, including the popular eco tumbler. There will also be examples of composting bins and [...]
Don’t buy, ask why 10:00
Don’t buy, ask why @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 7 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Why do you buy what you do? Do you know what your shopping habits are when it comes to groceries and food? Have you ever considered the cost of food that gets thrown out in [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
May 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Lauren. Learn [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
May 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone [...]
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Charles Rooks Reserve
May 7 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Composting workshop 11:00
Composting workshop @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
May 7 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Terry will demonstrate how to build and maintain a hot compost heap in the open bays of the community garden.
Worm farm workshop 11:15
Worm farm workshop @ Realm Library
May 7 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Learn how to set up, maintain and use a worm farm at home. There will also be examples of worm farms and other composting systems to help you decide what best suits your household. Attendees [...]
Digestion composting workshop 12:30
Digestion composting workshop @ Realm Library
May 7 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Digesters like bokashi buckets, pet poo composters and green cones are another way of composting. Learn how these systems can help reduce your food waste at home. There will also be examples of digestors and [...]
Pizza making workshop with Karen Martini 12:30
Pizza making workshop with Karen Martini
May 7 @ 12:30 – 14:00
Learn the secrets of celebrity chef Karen Martini’s 24 hour pizza dough. After the event concludes, you will receive a take home pizza kit including gourmet pizza dough, tray and work mat.
Chinese cooking master class 14:00
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: dan dan mian (chilli oil [...]
Indonesian cooking master class 18:30
Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on Indonesian Bali cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: bumbu merah (fragrant [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 18:30
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du [...]
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Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Strathdon Reserve
May 8 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
The fungus amongst us 10:00
The fungus amongst us @ Sporadical City Mushrooms
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Explore the Darebin park lands through a fungal lens. Participants will be guided to see and get close to the local world of fungi. The park adventure will be led by local ecologist Dr Sapphire [...]
Indie spirits tasting 13:00
Indie spirits tasting @ The Craft & Co.
May 8 @ 13:00 – 16:00
This event showcase of craft spirit and will feature around 30 exhibitors, with distillers on hand and free seminars discussing the world of independent spirits.
Asian cooking with parents and kids 14:00
Asian cooking with parents and kids @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Depending on the month, the menu will include dishes from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam or China.
Mothers Day cocktail school 14:00
Mothers Day cocktail school @ The Distiller
May 8 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Work your way through 3 Distiller cocktails, each highlighting one of their vodkas. Pause between each cocktail lesson to enjoy your creation by their grazing table.
Sicilian brunch 14:00
Sicilian brunch @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
May 8 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Family Food Fight Contestants Concetta Pluchinotta-Varone and her mother Pina Pluchinotta will show you how make crispy, golden cannoli pastry shells from scratch plus how to make a traditional ricotta filling. Once you have created [...]
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken; [...]
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Passata making workshop and lunch 10:00
Passata making workshop and lunch @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
May 9 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to process tomatoes, sterilise jars/bottles and seal them to create the finished product. Then celebrate together over a pasta lunch. Please bring along some glass jars with lids (if you have some) and [...]
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Sri Lankan cooking class 18:00
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Experience the tastes, smells and sounds of Sri Lankan cooking. You will make two different curries, coconut sambal and a side dish. Afterwards, you’ll sit down and enjoy a Sri Lankan feast.
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Attracting pollinators to your garden 19:00
Attracting pollinators to your garden @ Parkview Room, Boroondara Council Offices
May 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Katrina Forstner, from Buzz and Dig, will discuss the importance of native bees and how to create your own bee friendly garden. She will talk through how to identify native bees, landscaping for bees, pesticide [...]
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 12 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
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Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging
May 13 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Karen Sutherland 10:30
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Karen Sutherland @ Doncaster Library
May 13 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Karen Sutherland, co-author of Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast will share her tips and tricks to taste this food. She will do so in conversation with Claire Halliday.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 13 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 13 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 24th June:Ravioli Di Ricotta with Ragu; Arancini; and Cantucci. 10th June: Fettuccine with Involtini; Potato Croquettes; and Angel Biscuits. 27th May: Cavatelli with Meatballs; Arancini; and Peach with Italian Cream. [...]
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa (fish sauce dressing); kaeng [...]
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Sourdough bread making 09:00
Sourdough bread making @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
May 14 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Learn how to make sourdough bread. You will take home both a crusty loaf and you own sourdough starter. Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear.
Native edibles for companion planting 09:30
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 14 @ 09:30 – 12:00
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 [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Cultural cooking – Indian breads 11:00
Cultural cooking – Indian breads @ Alphington Community Centre
May 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Manu will show you how to make roti, stuffed roti, paratha and poori.
Wine tasting and history tour 13:00
Wine tasting and history tour @ Pentridge Cellars
May 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Pentridge Cellars, in partnership with Handpicked Wines, invites you to a wine tasting in the historic Pentridge Prison. Step back in time as you descend the stairs of D Division of Pentridge, ensconced by holding [...]
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 14 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 14 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 15 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Preserving 09:00
Preserving @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
May 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
It is always the right time to make preserves! A homemade jam, jelly, chutney or relish enhances any table. Everyone takes home a sweet and a savoury preserve along with a folder of beginner’s recipes [...]
Wicking beds 09:30
Wicking beds @ Nillumbik Nursery
May 15 @ 09:30 – 10:15
Kate Hall will tell you about the benefits of wicking beds and how to set them up.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Gardening in small spaces 10:00
Gardening in small spaces @ CERES
May 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00
You will learn how to maximise your small space to create an oasis of food, herbs and ornamentals. In particular, you will learn: gardening skills; how to maximise small spaces and grow your own food; [...]
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Introduction to permaculture (two sessions) @ CERES
May 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00
This course is designed for both those new to permaculture and those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Certificate. The two sessions are on Sunday, 15th May and Sunday, 22nd May, both 10am-3pm. What you [...]
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 15 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 26th June: Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli with Ricotta; and Angel Biscuits. 12th June: Osso Bucco with Polenta; ?Arancini; and Ciambelle. 29th May: Papadelle with Fresh Broccoli & Garlic; [...]
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 11:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 15 @ 11:00 – 12:30
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.
Olive to oil harvest festival 12:00
Olive to oil harvest festival @ Links Community Garden Lalor
May 15 @ 12:00 – 15:00
You bring the olives and they press them into olive oil for you to enjoy. Book a time to bring your olives. The first 50kg will be processed for you for free and each kilo [...]
Composting and worm farms 13:30
Composting and worm farms @ The Regent Centre
May 15 @ 13:30 – 15:00
Learn how to start and look after your own compost system and worm farm at home. Or, if you don’t have the space at home, sign up to drop your organic scraps to the Regent [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 15 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Vegan cooking master class 18:30
Vegan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 15 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. Depending on the month, the menu will [...]
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Compost, worm farm and Bokashi workshop 09:30
Compost, worm farm and Bokashi workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 17 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Discover how to reduce your food waste using a compost bin, worm farm or Bokashi bin. Participants will learn how to set up and maintain a variety of home composting systems and will be provided [...]
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Herb trees 19:00
Herb trees @ MB10, Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne
May 17 @ 19:00 – 20:30
When we think of herbs, we think of small ground-covers and herbaceous plants, but many of our most prized herbs actually derive from quite large trees. Jill Bryant will illustrate her talk using living potted [...]
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Biodiversity and sustainable food systems 10:00
Biodiversity and sustainable food systems @ CERES
May 18 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: what is biodiversity and why preserve it; how to measure habitat quality; and nature connection activities. Presenter: Lorna Pettifer. The topics to be covered include: understanding of global and Australian biodiversity; [...]
Truffle and praline workshop 18:00
Truffle and praline workshop @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 18 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Learn how to create handmade chocolates from start to finish using your creative influences to make unique flavours and shapes. They will cover flavour combinations, ganache based flavours, nut pralines, enrobing methods and finishes. You [...]
Talking plant-based meals with Alice Zaslavsky 18:30
Talking plant-based meals with Alice Zaslavsky @ Box Hill Town Hall
May 18 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Alice Zaslavsky will discuss her new book In Praise of Veg, which pays tribute to the world of vegetables and plant-based cooking, and will provide her plant-based cooking tips and tricks.
Backyard beekeeping 19:00
Backyard beekeeping @ Parkview Room, Boroondara Council Offices
May 18 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Join Mary and Henry Trumble from Backyard Honey to learn about what’s involved in establishing, maintaining and harvesting an urban honeybee hive. You will see a live honey bee display and participate in some raw [...]
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 19 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Fruit tree pruning and care 18:30
Fruit tree pruning and care @ Mill Park Library
May 19 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Kathleen Tants will discuss fruit tree pruning and care, including how to prepare your fruit trees for the Winter ahead.
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Olive festival 11:00
Olive festival @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
May 20 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Celebrate the olive season and the cultural significance of the olive to so many people living in our community. There will be presenters, cooking demonstrations, food samples and live music. A free lunch will be [...]
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
Greek cooking master class 18:30
Greek cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 20 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the Mediterranean diet, which comprises Greek food that you won’t commonly find in a Greek restaurant. Tastings, making your food and then sitting [...]
Puss and Mew gin tasting, grazing platter and networking evening 19:00
Puss and Mew gin tasting, grazing platter and networking evening @ Puss and Mew Distillery
May 20 @ 19:00 – 22:00
For women only. Enjoy a social evening that includes the tasting of 4 core range gins, grazing platter and networking.
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Edible forest gardening 09:00
Edible forest gardening @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
May 21 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Anyone with a small patch of land can grow a forest garden. This workshop will give you an introduction to: the theory behind edible forest gardens; plant guilds (polycultures) and the different functions that plants [...]
The art of espalier 09:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 21 @ 09:30 – 12:00
What you will learn: growing espaliered fruit trees; different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier; and improve your general gardening skills. Presented by Diana Cotter. “Go vertical” is the cry [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
May 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone [...]
In-depth mushroom cultivation workshop 10:00
In-depth mushroom cultivation workshop @ The Mushroomery
May 21 @ 10:00 – 16:00
You will learn the growing methods for oyster mushrooms, including inoculation, sterilisation and be introduced to basic mycology. You will undertake practical sessions and learn how to start master cultures. You will also be given [...]
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Strathdon Reserve
May 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Preserving the season’s harvest 10:00
Preserving the season’s harvest @ CERES
May 21 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: how to preserve surplus foods; how to make jams; and improve your culinary skillset. Presenter: Lauren Mueller. Learn how to make jams, pastes, pickles and the art of basic canning so [...]
Beeswax wraps workshop 14:00
Beeswax wraps workshop @ Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
May 21 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Make your own beeswax wraps. You will need to bring your own 100% cotton material.
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tacos de guisado (stewed beef); [...]
Spanish cooking master class 18:30
Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tortilla de patatas (potato omelette); [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 22 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 22 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas; coping with shade and sun for produce growing; and how to make the most of any available space for growing produce. [...]
Basic inoculation workshop 10:00
Basic inoculation workshop @ The Mushroomery
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
You will get a hands-on go at inoculating your own mushrooms. You will also be given a tour of the mushroom farm. Take a clean 2-10L bucket with a lid and some gloves.
Blue cheese making 10:00
Blue cheese making @ CERES
May 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: how to make blue cheese; how to make sour cream; and how to make your own ricotta cheese. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Community gardening in Moreland forum 10:00
Community gardening in Moreland forum @ NECCHi Newlands Neighbourhood House
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Moreland Community Gardening and Moreland Council will be exploring the importance of communication and engagement within community gardens. The speakers will include: Libby Harper (Moreland Community Gardening). Rachael Cilauro (Newlands and East Coburg Neighbourhood Houses [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Charles Rooks Reserve
May 22 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
The food of central Vietnam 10:00
The food of central Vietnam @ Under the Pickle Tree
May 22 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Presenter: Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. In the class, you will make your choice of chicken, pork or tofu satay marinated in a lemongrass paste that is char-grilled on hot coals. This is [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 22 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class 14:00
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The [...]
Italian cooking master class 18:30
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: insalata (seasonal salad); pappardelle (fresh [...]
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Dip day on the deck 13:00
Dip day on the deck @ Greenhills Neighbourhood House
May 25 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Make, taste and take home some homemade dips.
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 26 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class @ The Thorn 3071
May 26 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
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Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging @ Strathdon Reserve
May 27 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 27 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 27 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 24th June:Ravioli Di Ricotta with Ragu; Arancini; and Cantucci. 10th June: Fettuccine with Involtini; Potato Croquettes; and Angel Biscuits. 27th May: Cavatelli with Meatballs; Arancini; and Peach with Italian Cream. [...]
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 27 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: dan dan mian (chilli oil [...]
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Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 28 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: ways to create and look after your own sourdough starter culture; the flour to use for the best nutrition and results; ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more [...]
Growing Winter veggies 09:30
Growing Winter veggies @ Eltham Neighbourhood House
May 28 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Through a combination of theory, discussion and hands-on activity, you will: gain knowledge about the importance of preparing soil before planting; learn about basic PH testing, adding soil conditioners, amendments and fertilisers; learn how to [...]
Cheese making 10:00
Cheese making @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
May 28 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Tina van Kooten will discuss quick and easy feta plus microwave mozzarella. A light lunch will be provided with some homemade cheeses, and you will take your cheeses home to enjoy. BYO apron, rubber gloves [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 28 @ 10:30 – 12:30
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Beekeeping workshop 13:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 28 @ 13:00 – 15:30
What you will learn: bee behaviour; the various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them; and the major tasks in hive management. What you will get: a wooden beehive [...]
Edible weeds walk 13:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 28 @ 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 [...]
Indian cooking class (thermomix) 14:00
Indian cooking class (thermomix) @ The Salvation Army Mooroolbark Corps
May 28 @ 14:00 – 16:00
They will be making some spice mix blends and pastes and turning them into dishes, including paneer cheese, paneer makhani, creamy coconut chicken curry, garlic & coriander naan, rava payasam and lassi.
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy 14:00
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy @ CERES
May 28 @ 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; and how to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will [...]
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa (fish sauce dressing); kaeng [...]
Street food of Asia 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
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Camembert and gourmet fetta cheese 10:00
Camembert and gourmet fetta cheese @ CERES
May 29 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: how to make your own camembert and fetta cheese; how to make ricotta cheese; and about different cheeses. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Mushroom cultivation workshop 10:00
Mushroom cultivation workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
May 29 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to grow mushrooms at home. Gain an overview of the fungi life cycle, the cultivation process, building a mushroom growing chamber, harvesting and storage. Includes: course materials, an oyster mushroom growing kit per [...]
Mushroom foraging 10:00
Mushroom foraging
May 29 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 29 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 2022 26th June: Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli with Ricotta; and Angel Biscuits. 12th June: Osso Bucco with Polenta; ?Arancini; and Ciambelle. 29th May: Papadelle with Fresh Broccoli & Garlic; [...]
Olive to oil harvest festival 12:00
Olive to oil harvest festival @ CERES
May 29 @ 12:00 – 15:00
You bring the olives and they press them into olive oil for you to enjoy. Book a time to bring your olives. The first 50kg will be processed for you for free and each kilo [...]
Olive to oil harvest festival 12:00
Olive to oil harvest festival
May 29 @ 12:00 – 14:00
You bring the olives and they press them into olive oil for you to enjoy. Book a time to bring your olives. The first 50kg will be processed for you for free and each kilo [...]
How to compost food and garden waste 13:00
How to compost food and garden waste @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
May 29 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Ella Boyen, from Compost Community, will show you how to manage garden, organic and food waste effectively. She will cover tumbler systems, worm farms and Bokashi bins. She will also trouble-shoot your ongoing issues and [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 29 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du [...]
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
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Volunteer thankyou BBQ + gall wasp workshop 16:00
Volunteer thankyou BBQ + gall wasp workshop @ Oakhill Farm
May 30 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Presenter: Angelo Eliades. After the workshop, you will share a meal using Oakhill-grown veggies. You will also meet other volunteers, celebrate all that has been achieved at Oakhill, and chat about future plans.
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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 31 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha 18:30
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha @ Work-Shop Melbourne
May 31 @ 18:30 – 20:00
The Fermented Mumma will discuss the process and benefits of fermentation, the problems with pre-packaged kombucha, and the endless flavour combinations for your custom booch. She will introduce you to a scoby (which stands for [...]

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  1. Oh wowza fantastic thank you for the calender!
    Lisa

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