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Dec
12
Thu
Sustainable gardening @ Fawkner Library
Dec 12 @ 11:30 – 12:30

Local horticulturalist Diana Cotter will present handy hints to minimise waste in the garden. Learn how weeds can become your friends and other composting options. Eliminate plastic waste and reduce water usage.

Registrations essential.

Dec
13
Fri
Christmas hors d’oeuvres @ Eltham Library
Dec 13 @ 10:30 – 11:30

A Christmas cooking demonstration by Marie Vassallo of Christmas Hors D’oeuvres.

Dec
14
Sat
Garlic braiding with Farmer Incubator @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Dec 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Farmer Incubator will be visiting SEEDs Communal Garden to braid some of their recently harvested garlic. Go along and learn this skill for yourself. Bulbs of organically-grown Farmer Incubator garlic will also be available to purchase on the day.

Dec
25
Wed
Diamond Creek Christmas lunch @ Uniting Church Hall
Dec 25 @ 12:00 – 15:00

A community lunch at the Uniting Church Hall on Christmas Day, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Door-to-door transport is available if needed.

RSVP to Graham by phone (0419 361487) or email.

Jan
10
Fri
Beeswax food wraps @ Brunswick Library
Jan 10 @ 10:15 – 11:15

This event is happening twice on the day, 10.15-11.15am and 11.30am-12.30pm.

Ever wanted a reusable, sustainable alternative to clingwrap and plastic zip-lock bags? Beeswax wraps, made from fabric and beeswax, are an alternative to one-use plastics. Wrap sandwiches, snacks and other items, cover bowls and plates. You can even fold them over containers and use them again and again! Learn what fabrics to use, where to buy beeswax, and how to create your own reusable food wraps at home.

Beeswax food wraps @ Brunswick Library
Jan 10 @ 11:30 – 12:30

This event is happening twice on the day, 10.15-11.15am and 11.30am-12.30pm.

Ever wanted a reusable, sustainable alternative to clingwrap and plastic zip-lock bags? Beeswax wraps, made from fabric and beeswax, are an alternative to one-use plastics. Wrap sandwiches, snacks and other items, cover bowls and plates. You can even fold them over containers and use them again and again! Learn what fabrics to use, where to buy beeswax, and how to create your own reusable food wraps at home.

Feb
1
Sat
Green at Kathleen: composting and worm farming for beginners @ Kathleen Syme Library
Feb 1 @ 10:30 – 12:00

They will cover how to select the right system for your home and common problems. To help put your knowledge into practice, you will visit the worm farms on site at Kathleen Syme and do a health check on those systems.

Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Feb 1 @ 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 to set up a worm farm and the easiest methods to manage and care for these most hard-working of creatures.

This workshop will cover both the theory and practice of worm farming in a household setting. It will be useful for those wishing to recycle household food waste in order to produce worm products for use in the improvement of soil in gardens and pot plants.

Discounted worm farms will be available for sale on the day.

Feb
22
Sat
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
Feb 22 @ 14:00 – 16:30

Learn how composting, worm farming and the use of particular plants can naturally improve your soil. Discover how to compost and worm farm effectively for the best results. Understand how recycling your household and garden organic waste (including dog poo!) can benefit the life within your soil. Facilitator: Dianne Gordon.

Mar
3
Tue
Green at Kathleen: preparing your Winter veggie patch @ Kathleen Syme Library
Mar 3 @ 17:30 – 19:00

They will talk through the tips and tricks to plant your patch and keep it thriving through the cooler months, including advice about individual crops. The veggies to be discussed will include broccoli, broad beans, pak choy and carrots.