Calendar of local events

 

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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.
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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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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, [...]
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 – [...]
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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 [...]
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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.
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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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).
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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 [...]
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.
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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.
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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 [...]
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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.
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 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.
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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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 [...]
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. [...]
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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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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 [...]