Calendar of free once-off events

 

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Jun
30
Thu
Pickling and fermentation workshop @ Watsonia Library
Jun 30 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Lauren will teach you how to pickle and ferment. The session will include making sauerkraut, pickled cucumbers and a fermented drink. You will need to bring along: 2 medium jars; one 750ml glass bottle or jar; a small chopping board; and a vegetable knife.

Jul
2
Sat
Renown Street Orchard working bee @ Renown Street Community Orchard
Jul 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Jul 2 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This class is for food bloggers, bakers or restaurant/cafe owners. It will focus on taking great images of food using your own, or easily obtainable, equipment. It will cover such aspects as: the right equipment; the best camera settings to make your food look good; choosing the right backgrounds; lighting; basic food styling; being creative; the perils of incorrect white balance; and using software to enhance colour and presentation.

Jul
21
Thu
Set up your own worm farm @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Join staff from Edendale Farm and learn how to set up a worm farm. This workshop will cover both the theory and practice of worm farming in a household setting.

Fruit tree pruning and care @ Mill Park Library
Jul 21 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Kathleen Tants will discuss fruit tree pruning and care, including how to prepare your fruit trees for the Winter.

Aug
2
Tue
Fruit tree pruning with Kaye Roberts-Palmer @ Doncaster Library
Aug 2 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Learn about pruning, fertilising, pests to watch out for and how to get the most out of your backyard fruit trees.

Aug
6
Sat
Grafting and tree sales day @ CERES
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Purchase scion/budwood from a wide range of varieties of apples and other fruits. Purchase 2-year-old ready-to-plant apple and plum trees. The session will also include a grafting demonstration.

No need to book – just turn up.

Aug
7
Sun
Grafting and tree sales day @ Pettys Orchard
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 12:00

Purchase scion/budwood from a wide range of varieties of apples and other fruits. Purchase 2-year-old ready-to-plant apple and plum trees. The session will also include a grafting demonstration and a tour of the orchard.

No need to book – just turn up.

Aug
11
Thu
Care of backyard chickens @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Have all your questions answered by Maria from Sunset Valley Chicks. She will cover everything from the correct care of chickens, worming, keeping the birds healthy and proper housing.

Aug
20
Sat
Bees in your backyard @ Balwyn Library
Aug 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Learn about native bees, pollination and increasing urban biodiversity with Katrina Forstner. Katrina will share her knowledge and skills to get you started in setting up a native bee friendly garden. You will also make a bee hotel to take home.

Sep
11
Sun
SEEDs Soup Festival @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 11 @ 11:00 – 17:00

Join them in celebrating SEEDs Communal Garden at their annual ‘winter soup’ fundraiser – with workshops, garden grown meals, mini market, live music and dancing.

Click here to read about the garden.

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