Darebin calendar of events

 

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Oct
20
Sun
Mind Your Step Festival @ Urban Garden Collective
Oct 20 @ 09:00 – 21:00

A day filled with yoga, workshops, permaculture, food science, seedlings for sale, visual art installations, crafts, speakers and live music. Rescued vegan food will be available throughout.

The workshops will include:

  • Cake and Bake with Compost Crooks. 60 minutes. $5. Hot composting can make useable compost in as little as 5 weeks versus months with cold composting. Go and learn the ins and outs of the technique and some secret recipes.
  • Permaculture in the City with Clare. 90 minutes. $10. This workshop will give you a quick understanding of the history and ethics of permaculture and simple ways that it can be integrated into your urban life. It will be partly theory and partly practical, so prepare to get your hands dirty! Plus, there will also have a quick walk & talk and taste of some local edible weeds.

Organised by Urban Garden Collective in collaboration with Lentil As Anything and Food Without Borders.

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 ones (e.g. Blue Beauty and Orange Banana). Even though they have grown around 600 seedlings, they usually sell out by lunchtime so if people want to get some of the more unusual varieties it is best to go early.

Oktoberfest @ Sylvester Hive @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Oct 20 @ 12:00 – 16:00

Sausage sizzle lunch. Take a plate to share. Go and meet your neighbours.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
23
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Oct 23 @ 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 (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Oct 23 @ 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.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Oct 23 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Oct 23 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December.

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.

Oct
24
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend.

Click here to read about the garden.

Introduction to horticulture (8 sessions) @ Melbourne Food Hub
Oct 24 @ 12:30 – 15:00

On Thursdays from 24th October to 12th November (8 weeks), 12.30-3pm.

Do you wish you could grow your own food but you’re not sure where to start? This course is designed for people wanting to gain the practical skills necessary to design, plant and maintain productive gardens. You will learn all the steps involved in creating a garden, from how to select the best site, through to soil preparation, different types of growing methods, organic pest management, companion planting, irrigation, maintenance and harvesting.

Book by phone (9480 1364), where you can also check your ACFE eligibility.

Oct
25
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Oct
26
Sat
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Oct 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Seafood paella @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 12:00 – 14:00

Learn to develop Spanish paella using traditional ingredients and equipment straight from the experts at this workshop. Get to know the history of Spain’s most iconic dish and its place in Spanish culture while you indulge your senses in its flavours and aroma.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Oct 26 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Members meet at the garden every Saturday.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
27
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Oct 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Oct
30
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
31
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Oct 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend.

Click here to read about the garden.

Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Oct 31 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Nov
1
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Nov 1 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Nov
2
Sat
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Nov 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Nov 2 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Members meet at the garden every Saturday.

Click here to read about the garden.

Nov
3
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Nov 3 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Knockout gnocchi @ Kitchen Warehouse
Nov 3 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Time to broaden your culinary expertise and meet pasta’s famous pillowy brother: gnocchi! They will show you how to make gnocchi at home through simple ingredients. From traditional potato to creamy ricotta and spinach, learn every nook and cranny that makes this classic Italian dish a favourite.

Handmade pasta workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Nov 3 @ 13:00 – 14:30

They will show you how to make pasta dough by hand and turn it into a variety of pasta types. They may even throw in sauce-making secrets for good measure.

Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Nov 3 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Next to the Northcote train station.

Please bring a plate of food to share for afternoon tea if you are able to.

Click here to read about the garden.

Nov
6
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Nov 6 @ 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.

Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
Nov 6 @ 17:00 – 22:00

The food trucks offering vegan food who sometimes attend include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Curry Up Now; Lady Rawsome; Paper Plains Food Truck; Pierogi Pierogi; Super Taco;Taitas Falafels; The Real Jerk Food Truck; Vegilicious; Von’s Vegan Bake House; Woking Amazing; and YAY foods. See their Facebook page for the specific list of trucks on a particular day.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Nov 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Nov
7
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Nov 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend.

Click here to read about the garden.

Nov
8
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Nov 8 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Nov
9
Sat
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Nov 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Chalice Garden
Nov 9 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Nov 9 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Members meet at the garden every Saturday.

Click here to read about the garden.

Nov
10
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Nov 10 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Chooks in the city @ Chooks in the City
Nov 10 @ 10:00 – 11:00

The tour will take place twice, at 10am and 12.30pm.

Led by Jessamy Miller, this workshop will explain all about keeping well-nourished, safe and happy chooks in an urban garden.

Chooks in the city @ Chooks in the City
Nov 10 @ 12:30 – 13:30

The tour will take place twice, at 10am and 12.30pm.

Led by Jessamy Miller, this workshop will explain all about keeping well-nourished, safe and happy chooks in an urban garden.

BarterJar @ SPAN Community House
Nov 10 @ 14:00 – 16:30

Are you a seasoned or newbie maker of home produce and homewares inspired by sustainability and zero waste and want to share your story with others? If so, then take your creations along and, for each one, you bring you will receive a different one in return. You can bring almost anything. The only requirement is that you have made it yourself, with some of the ingredients being homegrown and/or locally/ethically sourced. Each item should have a perceived value of $5-$10.

Ideas for swaps include but are not limited to: jams, preserves, chutneys, fermented products, bread, honey, beer, cordials, soaps, cosmetics, potions, pastries and cakes, eggs, beeswax wraps, produce bags, beanies, arts & crafts, seedlings and plants.

Karen Sutherland, from Edible Eden Design, will be joining the event to share her experience and stories about home growing, seed saving and getting the most from any garden space.

Nov
13
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Nov
14
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Nov 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend.

Click here to read about the garden.