Darebin calendar of events

 

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Feb
4
Sat
Youth world food garden – food for everyone @ Oakhill Food Justice Farm
Feb 4 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This workshop is for those aged 14 to 25 years old who interested to learn more about gardening, cooking, food justice and sustainability. It will explore the challenges with sourcing food that is culturally relevant to us and the food insecurity that results from those challenges. It is the third of six workshops being organised in partnership between the Just Food Collective and Sustain: the Australian Food Network.

Feb
5
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Feb 5 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Next to the Northcote train station.

There is some sharing of food and drink after the working bee so feel free to take a plate of food to share.

Click here to read about the garden.

Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 5 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 5 @ 14:00 – 15:00

 

Feb
8
Wed
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 8 @ 09:30 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do!

Click here to read about the garden.

Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to develop skills.

Click here to read about the garden.

Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 8 @ 12:30 – 14:30

A two course home-cooked meal is shared in their dining room with other friendly community members. Go along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in the neighbourhood. RSVP Span Community House by phone (9480 1364) or email.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 8 @ 18:00 – 20:00

During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email.

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
10
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Feb 10 @ 12:00 – 13:30

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Feb
11
Sat
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Feb 11 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Next to the Northcote train station.

There is some socialising after the working bee.

Click here to read about the garden.

Introduction into wines @ Northside Wines
Feb 11 @ 15:00 – 17:00

They will take you through the basics of wine, from how to taste to the processes behind your favourite drop. The session will include 8 very different wines to demonstrate the difference in grapes and wine making techniques.

Feb
12
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 12 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 12 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
14
Tue
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Feb 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00

‘Jen the chef’ makes meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something, and have a chat with some new friends.

Feb
15
Wed
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 15 @ 09:30 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do!

Click here to read about the garden.

Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00

No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to develop skills.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 15 @ 18:00 – 20:00

During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email.

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
17
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Feb 17 @ 12:00 – 13:30

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Feb
18
Sat
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00

In front of Reservoir Library.

Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Feb 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00

 

Feb
19
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 19 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
22
Wed
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 22 @ 09:30 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do!

Click here to read about the garden.

Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00

No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to develop skills.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 22 @ 18:00 – 20:00

During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email.

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Feb 22 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

2022 speakers and topics
26 Jan: No Meeting.
23 Feb: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
23 Mar: Andrew from Warringal Orchid Club.
27 Apr: Weng Lim on Asian vegetables.
25 May: Kathleen Tant on propagation.
22 Jun: Val from the Northern Suburbs Bonsai Club.
27 Jul: AGM.
24 Aug: TBA.
21 Sep: Maria on flower arranging.
26 Oct: Kathleen Tants on crop rotation and companion planting.
23 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2021 speakers and topics
27 Jan: No Meeting.
24 Feb: Kathleen Tants on weeds and pests.
24 Mar: John Pinniger – Heritage Fruit Society.
28 Apr: Pollinator Alliance on attracting pollinators to your garden.
26 May: Maria Mitchell on flower arranging.
23 Jun: Kathleen Tants on soil preparation.
28 Jul: AGM.
25 Aug: Chris Clarke on Victorian alpine flora.
22 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on autumn bulbs and gardens in Greece.
27 Oct: To be confirmed.
24 Nov: Christmas breakup.

2019 speakers and topics
23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz.
27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging.
27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas breakup.

Feb
24
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Feb 24 @ 12:00 – 13:30

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Feb
25
Sat
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00

 

Feb
26
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 26 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Thornbury Church of Christ
Feb 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00

A choice between roast meat or vegetarian. They like people to pre-order as it helps with numbers.

Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Feb 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
1
Wed
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 1 @ 09:30 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do!

Click here to read about the garden.

Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to develop skills.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 1 @ 18:00 – 20:00

During the year, the start time varies from 6pm to 7pm. Before going, therefore, check with them by email.

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
3
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ Bridge Darebin
Mar 3 @ 12:00 – 13:30

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Mar
5
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Mar 5 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Next to the Northcote train station.

There is some sharing of food and drink after the working bee so feel free to take a plate of food to share.

Click here to read about the garden.

Regent Community Garden (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Mar 5 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir) @ The Regent Centre
Mar 5 @ 14:00 – 15:00

 

Mar
8
Wed
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 8 @ 09:30 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session, facilitated by the DIVRS Urban Food Program, which everyone is welcome to attend. There is always plenty of weeding, watering, planting and harvesting to do!

Click here to read about the garden.

Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to develop skills.

Click here to read about the garden.

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