Calendar of local events

 

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Spring in the veggie garden – preparing for your Summer harvest 19:00
Spring in the veggie garden – preparing for your Summer harvest @ Japara Living & Learning Centre
Oct 2 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Listen to tips on how to prepare your garden for spring and receive a bumper harvest over Summer and Autumn. You will learn about what you can plant, how to care for your soil and [...]
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One meal many ways 10:00
One meal many ways @ healthAbility
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Join healthAbility’s resident qualified chef Mel us for a cooking demonstration and find out how you can create a basic meal into multiple recipe options. Followed by morning tea. Bookings by phone (9430 9100).
Just Eat It (film) 18:30
Just Eat It (film) @ Shire Hall Preston
Oct 3 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Join them to mark the launch of Darebin’s food waste recycling service. Around 38% of the household waste bin in Darebin is food. From 7th October, Darebin residents will be able to add food waste [...]
Retrosuburbia book club 19:30
Retrosuburbia book club @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Oct 3 @ 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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Book launch – Plotting at Rushall Community Garden 14:00
Book launch – Plotting at Rushall Community Garden @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 5 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Fifteen years ago, Rushall Community Garden harvested its first produce. This year, the garden will launch its book, Plotting, a collection of 150 seasonal recipes, gardening tips and ideas to make the most of your [...]
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Backyard Honey beekeeping buzz 11:00
Backyard Honey beekeeping buzz @ Bunnings
Oct 6 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Connect with the Backyard Honey beekeeper. Watch a live honeybee colony at work. Taste raw cold-pressed honeys. Find out more about the lives of honey bees. Did you know that the average bee will make [...]
Citrus care workshop 14:00
Citrus care workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Oct 6 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Presented by Kaye Roberts-Palmer. The workshop will cover citrus botany (i.e. different types of citrus, organic pest control strategies and nutrient deficiencies. It will also include a shape pruning demonstration. Click here to read about [...]
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Native pollinators 19:30
Native pollinators @ Nunawading Civic Centre (Willis Room)
Oct 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Karen Thomas, Regional Agriculture Facilitator for the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) will explore the actions that we can take as gardeners to boost pollinator biodiversity and keep plants fruiting and setting [...]
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Green at Kathleen: Summer veggie garden success 15:30
Green at Kathleen: Summer veggie garden success @ Kathleen Syme Library
Oct 8 @ 15:30 – 17:00
They will talk through the tips and tricks to plant your patch and keep it thriving through the warmer months, including advice about individual crops such as tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, zucchinis and capsicums. They will [...]
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Macleod Organic Community Garden tour and talk 14:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden tour and talk @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Oct 9 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Robin Gale-Baker will give a tour of the garden and discuss adjusting planting schedules and plant care in the light of climate change. Afternoon tea at 3pm. Book by phone (0408 733683) or email. Click [...]
Mental Health Week – food for every mood 18:00
Mental Health Week – food for every mood @ Kathleen Syme Library
Oct 9 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Food has the ability to impact our emotional and mental well-being in a variety of ways. Whether it is seeking ‘comfort food’ when you’ve had a bad day or cooking to relieve stress, food and [...]
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Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking 10:30
Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking @ Watsonia Library
Oct 12 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The EZ Veggie cooking group will show you how to make tasty, healthy, vegetarian dishes and will offer tastings during the session. Registration essential.
Rushall Community Garden open day 12:00
Rushall Community Garden open day @ Rushall Community Garden
Oct 12 @ 12:00 – 15:00
Go and learn about community gardening and meet gardeners engaged in active gardening. This event will feature: cakes, jams & preserves; seedlings & fresh garden produce; gardening books; raffles; composting demonstrations; and BBQ & refreshments. [...]
Australian native food harvest 14:00
Australian native food harvest @ Lilydale Library
Oct 12 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Julie Weatherhead, from Peppermint Ridge Farm, will present an ‘aromatic’ talk on native food plants for the home gardener. Learn which plants grow best in your garden, how to propagate them, and how to use [...]
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Kids in the garden – tomato planting 10:30
Kids in the garden – tomato planting @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 15 @ 10:30 – 11:30
A garden-themed storytime followed by tomato planting in the garden. Wear clothes that can get dirty.
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Getting ready for the Summer harvest 19:00
Getting ready for the Summer harvest @ Manningham Civic Centre
Oct 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Producing a bumper summer harvest begins in Spring. Learn about how to start a new veggie patch and choose the right summer vegetables for your garden. This session will provide practical, down-to-earth and sustainable gardening [...]
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Artisan pasta with seasonal herbs 11:00
Artisan pasta with seasonal herbs @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Marie Vasallo as she prepares artisan fresh pasta in a variety of flavours (sun dried tomato and cracked pepper) and fresh herb pesto from the library’s kitchen garden.
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Vegan day out in Melbourne 10:00
Vegan day out in Melbourne @ The Cruelty Free Shop
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 18:00
This event will take place on Saturday, 19th October, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 20th October, 10am-5pm. Local cafes and businesses in Fitzroy will be reducing prices, giving away samples and putting special vegan products on the [...]
Time to celebrate 12:00
Time to celebrate @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Oct 19 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Take along food to share at their community picnic and celebrate the year. Launch the Banyule re-think waste film project: a collection of community made films. Welcome to Country from Aunty Brenda.
Annual Spring plant sale 13:30
Annual Spring plant sale @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Oct 19 @ 13:30 – 17:00
Featuring tomato plants, cucumbers, zucchinis, pumpkins, herbs, flowers, figs, redcurrants, strawberries and rhubarb. Click here to read about the garden.
Home composting workshop 14:00
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
Oct 19 @ 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 [...]
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Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables 09:00
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables @ Camcare
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 11:00
This event is also happening at midday (with different booking details). Learn all you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Summer. What you will learn: planning your Summer veggie garden – [...]
La Gran Fiesta, including tomato seedling sale 10:00
La Gran Fiesta, including tomato seedling sale @ Westgarth Primary School
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Stalls, auctions and live music. One of their stalls will be selling tomato seedlings. They will have 48 varieties on offer including 10 dwarf ones (e.g. Tasmanian Chocolate and Kangaroo Paw Yellow) and many unusual [...]
Vegan day out in Melbourne 10:00
Vegan day out in Melbourne @ The Cruelty Free Shop
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 17:00
This event will take place on Saturday, 19th October, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 20th October, 10am-5pm. Local cafes and businesses in Fitzroy will be reducing prices, giving away samples and putting special vegan products on the [...]
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables 12:00
Getting a harvest – Summer vegetables @ Camcare
Oct 20 @ 12:00 – 14:00
This event is also happening at 9am (with different booking details). Learn all you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Summer. What you will learn: planning your Summer veggie garden – [...]
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Backyard beekeeping 18:00
Backyard beekeeping @ Coburg Library
Oct 21 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Morgan from 3000 acres will discuss keeping honey bees in urban Melbourne and how to help bees even if you don’t keep them. This session is for bee beginners. Registration essential.
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Worm farms and composting systems 19:00
Worm farms and composting systems @ Manningham Civic Centre
Oct 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Learn how to recycle your organic waste at home with a compost bin or worm farm. Recycling organic materials has environmental and gardening benefits including: improved soil quality; reduced waste going to landfill; reduced greenhouse [...]
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Knowing and growing great tomatoes 19:00
Knowing and growing great tomatoes @ Montrose Town Centre
Oct 23 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Penny Woodward will share her knowledge on the many varieties of heirloom tomatoes available to gardeners, and tips on how to ensure you get a bumper tomato crop this summer.
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Children’s day at Macleod Organic Community Garden 10:00
Children’s day at Macleod Organic Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Children and their families are invited for a morning of gardening, healthy food and learning about sustainable living. Click here to read about the garden.
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Vegan cooking demonstration 19:45
Vegan cooking demonstration @ Brunswick Library
Oct 31 @ 19:45 – 20:45
Are you vegan or thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle? Learn how to cook some Italian vegan and gluten-free dishes with Head Chef Edoardo from Shop 225. Registration essential.