Calendar of free once-off events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is unlikely that many, if any, of these events will actually be happening.

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Apr
12
Sun
Compost for beginners @ Alphington Food Hub
Apr 12 @ 09:00 – 10:30

Want to compost but not sure how? Confused about what can and can’t be composted? Put off by concerns about the smell of food waste? Not sure there is a solution for you because you are renting? Go to this workshop for all the answers.

Donations welcome.

Apr
18
Sat
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
Apr 18 @ 14:00 – 16:30

Presenter: Dianne Gordon. 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.

Apr
19
Sun
Small space composting @ Alphington Food Hub
Apr 19 @ 09:30 – 11:00

They will show you some ideas for managing your food scraps when space is a premium. They even have some low budget options that you can make yourself if cash supply is restricted.

Donations welcome.

Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Apr 19 @ 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.

Apr
21
Tue
Kids cooking club – pasta salad @ Thomastown Library
Apr 21 @ 16:00 – 17:00

To celebrate their new kitchen garden, they will be teaching kids how to make pasta salad and salad dressing. Kids must be aged 7+ and parents must be present.

Apr
24
Fri
FOGO community launch party – with Costa @ The Camberwell Parkview Room
Apr 24 @ 18:00 – 20:30

The Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) program will allow residents on Boroondara to put both food waste and garden waste in the same bin for a weekly collection. Go to this night of celebration. In addition to Costa and FOGO talks, there will be food, drinks and music.

May
3
Sun
Composting and worm farming workshop @ Boroondara Council Offices (Boroondara Room)
May 3 @ 09:30 – 12:00

Learn about the different composting and worm farming options (including low maintenance pet waste composting), how to set them up and how to maintain them successfully. A Boroondara Council Waste Education Officer will be on hand to chat about the new Boroondara FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) collections.

May
6
Wed
The science of composting @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 6 @ 09:00 – 11:00

Presenter: Ellen Regos from Cultivating Community. The workshop will go beyond the basics of composting and allow you to really hone in on your home composting skills and increase your knowledge to help grow and expand your systems.

Book by phone (9703 5288).

Love food hate waste workshop @ Fountain View Room, Whittlesea Civic Centre
May 6 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Make the most of food scraps and leftovers to turn them into meals. Presenter Kirsty Bishop-Fox, from Sustainable Pathways, will share her simple tricks to make the most of the food you purchase. Go and be surprised at what small changes you can make to reduce food waste, save money and feel good playing your part in the war on waste.

May
7
Thu
Beatrix bakes @ Brunswick Library
May 7 @ 19:45 – 20:45

Beatrix Bakes is Natalie Paull’s bakery as well as the name of her first cookbook. Natalie will discuss her cooking adventures and motivate you to break the baking mould.

Registrations essential.

May
9
Sat
Beginner compost, worm farm and bokashi workshop @ Yarrunga Community Centre
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Learn how to turn your waste into a valuable resource for your garden. This workshop will provide you with all the information you need to set up and maintain each of compost, worm farm and bokashi systems.

Book by phone (9703 5288).

May
12
Tue
Backyard poultry @ Coburg Library
May 12 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Learn everything you need to know about keeping chooks, quails and ducks in urban areas.

Registrations essential.

May
19
Tue
The urban farmer @ Nunawading Library
May 19 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Would you like to create a highly productive food forest garden in your backyard? Find out how with Justin Calverley.

Composting and worm farms @ Brunswick Library
May 19 @ 19:45 – 20:45

Kaye Roberts-Palmer will discuss the different types of home composting from direct dig through to Bokashi, the dos and don’ts of composting, how to set up a worm farm and the magic of worm tea.

Registrations essential.

May
27
Wed
Cook up a storm with Bec Cassar @ Whittlesea Community House
May 27 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Bec will teach you how to make interesting dinners. Each session includes dinner on the night.

Menu:Thai (on 27th May), soup (on 3rd June) and mid-week menus (on 10th June).

Book by phone (9716 3361) or email.

Jun
3
Wed
Cook up a storm with Bec Cassar @ Whittlesea Community House
Jun 3 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Bec will teach you how to make interesting dinners. Each session includes dinner on the night.

Menu:Thai (on 27th May), soup (on 3rd June) and mid-week menus (on 10th June).

Book by phone (9716 3361) or email.

Jun
10
Wed
Cook up a storm with Bec Cassar @ Whittlesea Community House
Jun 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Bec will teach you how to make interesting dinners. Each session includes dinner on the night.

Menu:Thai (on 27th May), soup (on 3rd June) and mid-week menus (on 10th June).

Book by phone (9716 3361) or email.

Jun
30
Tue
Introduction to horticulture (6 sessions)
Jun 30 @ 10:00 – 14:00

On 30th June plus 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th July.

To be eligible for this course, you must have a green Medicare card, not be currently enrolled in mainstream secondary school, and either an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

This course will provide you with the exposure you need to make the best long term study decisions about permaculture and horticulture. The training is provided by Jesuit Social Services.

Register by phone (9716 3361).

Jul
2
Thu
Seed sowing for warm season veggies @ Whittlesea Community Garden, Whittlesea Community Activity Centre
Jul 2 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Registration by phone (9716 3361) or email.

Aug
5
Wed
Smarter living – beginners home composting and worm farming @ Manningham Civic Centre
Aug 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00

This workshop will cover all the basics of food waste recycling at home, from setting up a compost bin to caring for your first worm farm. Go prepared to smell some compost and, if you are brave, to hold a composting worm.

Aug
19
Wed
Smarter living – advanced home composting and worm farming @ Manningham Civic Centre
Aug 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Take along your composting, worm farming and food waste recycling questions.