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Jan
22
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Jan 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.

Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan
23
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Jan 23 @ 09:00 – 12:00

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

Click here to read about the garden.

Jan
24
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jan 24 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Jan
25
Sat
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Jan 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Jan 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jan 25 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Members meet at the garden every Saturday.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jan
26
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Jan 26 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Jan
29
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jan
30
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Jan 30 @ 09:00 – 12:00

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

Click here to read about the garden.

Jan
31
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jan 31 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Feb
1
Sat
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Feb 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
How to build a bee hive @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 1 @ 13:00 – 16:30

Unpack the mysteries of hive architecture, lean to build your own equipment, and get expert advice on using beekeeping tools. The topics to be covered will include:

  • The pros and cons of different hive styles such as top bar, Warre’, Langstroth and poly.
  • Different foundation styles and how to use them.
  • How to assemble Langstroth beehive boxes and frames.
  • Swarm bait hives/rescue boxes/nucleus hives.
  • How and to use beekeeping tools like wiring jigs, frame making and painting jigs.

Led by Benedict Hughes. Participants will get to take home their first assembled and wired beehive frame.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 1 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Members meet at the garden every Saturday.

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
2
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 2 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Feb 2 @ 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.

Feb
5
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
6
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 6 @ 09:00 – 12:00

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

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
7
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Feb 7 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Feb
8
Sat
Become a backyard beekeeper @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 8 @ 09:30 – 16:00

What you will learn:

  • How to get started with backyard beekeeping.
  • How to maintain a healthy hive, the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check.

Led by Benedict Hughes. Topics to be covered include: the biology of a bee hive; how to maintain a healthy hive; and how to extract honey. Weather permitting, they will open a hive and have a hands-on demonstration.

Celebration Dumplings with Elley Chan @ Kitchen Warehouse
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Join Elley Chan as she takes you through the process of making dumplings, including creating delicate dumpling dough, flavourful fillings and how to pleat & fold.

East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Northcote Library
Feb 8 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 8 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Members meet at the garden every Saturday.

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
9
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 9 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Feb
12
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 12 @ 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 12 @ 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 12 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
13
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Feb 13 @ 09:00 – 12:00

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

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
14
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Feb 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Feb
15
Sat
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Feb 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Feb 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00

In front of Reservoir Library.

Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Feb 15 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Feb 15 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Members meet at the garden every Saturday.

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
16
Sun
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Feb 16 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Feb
19
Wed
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Feb 19 @ 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 19 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.