Calendar of local events


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Retrosuburbia book club 19:30
Retrosuburbia book club @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Jul 4 @ 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 [...]
Renown Street Orchard planting bee 10:00
Renown Street Orchard planting bee @ Renown Street Community Orchard
Jul 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
It’s almost a year since they planted the orchard’s first trees, and most are doing really well. Now it’s time to expand a little further into the space, with another 10 or so fruit trees. [...]
Leftover Lovers – sustainable cooking 14:00
Leftover Lovers – sustainable cooking @ Watsonia Library
Jul 13 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Leftover Lovers take the idea of ‘closed loop’ and make it relevant to our kitchen spaces and our modern day food waste dilemmas. A closed-loop system is one in which every component (be it manufacturing, [...]
Kombucha – myths and methods 11:00
Kombucha – myths and methods @ Rosanna Library
Jul 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Katherine Barling will demonstrate the materials and methods for making your own fermented tea. There will be tastings. Registration required.
Leftover Lovers – soups 14:00
Leftover Lovers – soups @ Rosanna Library
Jul 17 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Jessie, from Leftover Lovers, will demonstrate nutritious winter soups. Use what is available for wonderful meals for one or a family.
Free evening talk with Joel Glanzburg 18:00
Free evening talk with Joel Glanzburg @ Very Edible Gardens
Jul 17 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Joel Glanzberg, a well known permaculturalist, tracker and systems thinker visiting from the States, will give a talk on re-entering nature’s mind, authentic regenerative design, and making permaculture stronger.
Herbs ancient and modern 14:00
Herbs ancient and modern @ Mooroolbark Library
Jul 23 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Presenter: Jill Bryant. Jill will talk about herbs that have been in use from medieval times to the present day. Samples and cuttings of her many herbs will be on display, along with historical illustrations [...]
Leftover Lovers – preserving and fermentation workshop 19:00
Leftover Lovers – preserving and fermentation workshop @ Ivanhoe Library
Jul 23 @ 19:00 – 20:15
Join Jessie Alice from Leftover Lovers for a preserving and fermentation workshop.
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Jul 27 @ 15:00 – 16:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
Roadmap for a resilient and sustainable Melbourne foodbowl 19:00
Roadmap for a resilient and sustainable Melbourne foodbowl @ Collingwood Library
Jul 29 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Collingwood Country Women’s Association will be having a special guest speaker, Dr Rachel Carey to talk about the crisis facing our foodbowls and what must be done to protect agricultural land as it comes under [...]
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Penny Woodward 14:00
Tomato: know, sow, grow, feast with Penny Woodward @ Lilydale Library
Jul 30 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Join Penny Woodward, horticultural expert and author of Tomato : know, sow, grow, feast and be inspired to learn how to grow, nurture and enjoy these colourful heritage gems! Book purchases on the day.
Smarter living – the story of Oz Harvest 19:00
Smarter living – the story of Oz Harvest @ Manningham Civic Centre, Function Rooms
Jul 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
OzHarvest collects excess food from around 3,500 commercial outlets and delivers it to around 1,300 charities supporting people in need across the country. That’s 180 tonnes of food each week.