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Apr
20
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Apr 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Come along to share your produce & compare notes with other food gardeners.

Bring along any veggies, fruit or herbs you have harvested, also eggs, preserves, recipes are welcome. Be inventive! You can also bring some things that not everyone else is growing at this time of year. This is a non-commercial event – no money changes hands.

For the lastest updates, see their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/baagvegieswap.

Apr
21
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Apr 21 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.

Apr
24
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Apr 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00

A monthly (last Wednesday of the month) gathering of like-minded people who enjoy chatting about all things garden, in particular productive gardening. Set in the Heide I kitchen garden, join them for a chat and a light morning tea, including a Heide produce tasting. Facilitated by Heide gardener, Katie Grace.

Apr
27
Sat
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
Apr 27 @ 09:00 – 14:00

If you go to the market, you can also visit the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.

Apr
28
Sun
Heritage apple tasting @ Petty's Orchard
Apr 28 @ 15:00 – 17:00

Sample the seasonal flavours of the heritage apple collection at an apple tasting afternoon at 5pm. Around 15 varieties will be available for tasting. An orchard tour is included.

All funds received go toward the maintenance and expansion of the collection.

May
1
Wed
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
May 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00

You will learn:

  • How to make a love heart cookie cake.
  • How to make the perfect sugar cookie that won’t shrink.
  • About fondant: how to colour it, roll and cut it out to perfectly fit your cookie.
  • How to make your own stencils and cut out a large cookie cake.
  • How to decorate and fill a large cookie cake.
May
4
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
May 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.

Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
May 4 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 4 @ 11:00 – 17:00

Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy and other ciders, beers and wines. There will also be tastings at the cellar door. Bring your picnic rug, invite your friends and celebrate the end of apple harvest.

May
5
Sun
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 5 @ 11:00 – 17:00

Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy and other ciders, beers and wines. There will also be tastings at the cellar door. Bring your picnic rug, invite your friends and celebrate the end of apple harvest.

May
8
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
May 8 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January, The meetings start at 8pm, with a food swap 7.30-7.55pm. Everyone welcome.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on Circular Food.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
11 Dec: Christmas party and supper.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts at selected nurseries.
  • Club trading table.
  • Free lending library.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.
May
9
Thu
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30

What you will learn:

  • A range of edible natives that are easy to grow in Melbourne.
  • Basics of companion planting.
  • Which plants to choose in your garden planning, and how to grow and care for them.

Presented by Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design. Non-indigenous Australians are waking up to the edible plants around us and wondering why we didn’t use them before. Knowing what will grow and also produce a harvest, as well as how to use it, is difficult as most of us aren’t yet familiar with apple berries or native mint. In this class, you will learn how to incorporate some easily grown edible native plants into your garden so that they work in harmony with your existing plants, as well as a variety of ways to use these plants in your kitchen.

Cooking master class – ‘taste of Tuscany’ @ Gourmet Living
May 9 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included.

Menu: Tuscan minestrone; pork fennel sausage rigatoni; and espresso pannacotta.

May
12
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
May 12 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.

May
16
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘simple, tasty, Indian’ @ Gourmet Living
May 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included.

Menu: lentil dhal soup; spicy Indian chicken curry; and Indian rice pudding.

May
18
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
May 18 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 18 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • Improve your culinary knowledge.
  • Learn how to preserve olives.
  • Understand and experience different techniques for preserving olives.

Presented by Lucy Marasco. Transform bitter unpalatable olives into gourmet delights! This hands-on workshop will show you a variety of different ways Italians use to preserve green olives straight from the tree.

Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Come along to share your produce & compare notes with other food gardeners.

Bring along any veggies, fruit or herbs you have harvested, also eggs, preserves, recipes are welcome. Be inventive! You can also bring some things that not everyone else is growing at this time of year. This is a non-commercial event – no money changes hands.

For the lastest updates, see their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/baagvegieswap.

Sticky date with the Backyard Honey beekeeper @ Bunnings
May 18 @ 11:00 – 14:00

Facilitated by Peter Dyer, from Backyard Honey. Watch a live honeybee colony at work. Taste raw cold-pressed Victorian honeys and discover what you can do to sustain healthy bees and pollinators in our community.

May
19
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.

May
23
Thu
Native herbs for the kitchen and garden @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn:

  • Which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in the Melbourne area.
  • What to harvest and when.
  • How to use them to flavour your dishes and enliven your garden.

Presented by Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design. Explore edible native Australian plants that are easy to grow, attractive and add flavour and interest to your home-cooked dishes. Lemon myrtle, bush pepper and native salt are just a few of the flavours we can smell and taste, and they and many others will be discussed in terms of how best to use and grow them in your garden. All plants covered are suitable for a Melbourne climate, and many are suitable for pot cultivation.

May
24
Fri
Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers @ Gourmet Living
May 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included.

Menu: Winter minestrone; spiced chicken medallions; and spiced fruit compote.

May
25
Sat
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
May 25 @ 09:00 – 14:00

If you go to the market, you can also visit the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.

May
29
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
May 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

A monthly (last Wednesday of the month) gathering of like-minded people who enjoy chatting about all things garden, in particular productive gardening. Set in the Heide I kitchen garden, join them for a chat and a light morning tea, including a Heide produce tasting. Facilitated by Heide gardener, Katie Grace.

May
31
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ @ Gourmet Living
May 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included.

Menu: healthy Winter root veg soup; beef & red wine stew; and raspberry scones.

Jun
1
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Jun 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.

Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Jun 1 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jun 1 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • Pruning – formative and maintenance of new and established fruit trees. Also, selection and planting of new fruit trees.
  • Winter fruit tree maintenance practices for pest and disease prevention, control and treatment.
  • Pruning tool maintenance.

Presented by Angelo Eliades. The aim of this demonstration class is that you will leave it feeling confident to maintain your fruit trees. The preparation that is done in the colder months pays mighty dividends in the growing and harvesting seasons to come.

Learn all of the pruning techniques and needs of individual fruit trees from apples and plums to persimmons and pomegranates. And hear about what not to do. Discover how to reduce and prevent pest and diseases that compromise your fruit production. Learn how to treat problems with different methods – organic/permaculture and conventional.

They will also cover buying new fruit trees and will demonstrate how to clean and sharpen your pruning tools and other edged garden tools (spades etc). You have the option to bring one of your own pruning tools along and learn how to sharpen it.

Jun
6
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘high tea inspired’ @ Gourmet Living
Jun 6 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Tomato tartlets, smoked chicken sandwiches, ham sandwiches, passionfruit curd tarts, vanilla scones and frangelico choc mousse.

Jun
9
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Jun 9 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.

Jun
12
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Jun 12 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January, The meetings start at 8pm, with a food swap 7.30-7.55pm. Everyone welcome.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on Circular Food.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
11 Dec: Christmas party and supper.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts at selected nurseries.
  • Club trading table.
  • Free lending library.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.
Jun
15
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Jun 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Native plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jun 15 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • Traditional Indigenous lifestyles and healing practices pre European settlement.
  • Traditional ways of using various Indigenous plants for medicinal purposes.
  • Promising new research into their potential medical applications.

Presented by Gaby Harris. Indigenous Australians have been using native plants and animals for tens of thousands of years as sources of food and medicine. With European settlement much of this knowledge was lost or ignored, but there is now growing interest in relearning these traditional healing methods. More research is being carried out to see how we can grow, harvest and utilise our Indigenous plants for foods, medicines, cosmetics and more. This class will introduce you to some of the well-known, as well as some more obscure, Indigenous Australian plants, teach you how they were once used, and how you can use them now. You will be able to see, smell and taste a variety of these amazing plants and learn where you can find them and how to cook with them.

Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jun 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Come along to share your produce & compare notes with other food gardeners.

Bring along any veggies, fruit or herbs you have harvested, also eggs, preserves, recipes are welcome. Be inventive! You can also bring some things that not everyone else is growing at this time of year. This is a non-commercial event – no money changes hands.

For the lastest updates, see their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/baagvegieswap.

Jun
16
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Jun 16 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.

Jun
22
Sat
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
Jun 22 @ 09:00 – 14:00

If you go to the market, you can also visit the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.

Jun
26
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00

A monthly (last Wednesday of the month) gathering of like-minded people who enjoy chatting about all things garden, in particular productive gardening. Set in the Heide I kitchen garden, join them for a chat and a light morning tea, including a Heide produce tasting. Facilitated by Heide gardener, Katie Grace.

Jul
6
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Jul 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.

Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Jul 6 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Jul
10
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Jul 10 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January, The meetings start at 8pm, with a food swap 7.30-7.55pm. Everyone welcome.

2019 speakers and topics
13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias.
13 Mar: Mike Dodson from Betta Grower Organic Fertilisers on potting mixes.
10 Apr: Seila Hierk on how to grow Winter Asian vegetables.
08 May: Paul on French ornamental vegetable gardens.
12 Jun: Jim Poulter on traditional Aboriginal use in Manningham.
10 Jul: Brendan Curtis on Japanese gardens.
14 Aug: Jainie on Neutrog’s ‘Who Flung Dung’.
11 Sep: Steve Morris on Circular Food.
09 Oct: Janine Kay on pelargoniums and geraniums.
13 Nov: Karen Sutherland on Edible Eden Design’s tomatoes.
11 Dec: Christmas party and supper.

Benefits of joining Doncaster Garden Club:

  • Eleven monthly newsletters per year.
  • Speakers each monthly meeting.
  • Discounts at selected nurseries.
  • Club trading table.
  • Free lending library.
  • Part of a friendly and informative club.
Jul
14
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Jul 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.