Manningham calendar of events

 

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Mar
6
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Mar 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
Mar 6 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Mar
10
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Mar 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.
Mar
11
Thu
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn:

  • Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success.
  • How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches.
  • The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, and the best sustainable and organic maintenance techniques, including watering and feeding.

Presented by Diana Cotter. Is your lettuce and coriander running to seed? Do you have beans that flower but don’t fruit, or flowers falling off your citrus? Or do your plants seem to die no matter you do? If any of this sounds familiar, or if you’re a complete novice, then this class will teach you how to avoid these issues. You’ll learn how potting mix and watering work, how plants react to different situations, and how the weather affects different plants differently. There will be a practical demonstration showing how to properly prepare potting mix, plant seeds and seedlings, and maintain the potential fruits (and vegetables!) of your labour.

Mar
13
Sat
Summer preserves @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 13 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • How to preserve fruit and vegetables for use in the future.
  • How to bottle preserves.
  • The selection and sterilisation of jars.

Join Lucy Marasco to learn the basics of preserving, including the importance of sterilisation techniques, as well as the opportunity to try out some traditional and modern preserving recipes.

Queensland Fruit Fly @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 10:30

A talk by Angelo Eliades.

No need to book – just turn up.

Mar
14
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Mar 14 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.

Bees knees with Sam Harrison @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 14:00

View bees, their behaviour, wax comb, larvae, pollen and honey stores up close. The bees will be afely sealed in an observation frame. You can turn up any time to view the display and ask questions.

No need to book – just turn up.

Beeswax wraps @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will show you how easy beeswax wraps are to make for yourself or as gifts.

You will need to bring along with you a piece of material 28cm by 28cm. It must be 100% cotton, non-stretch, pre-washed and free from embellishments. All other materials supplied,

Mar
20
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 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.

Mushroom cultivation workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 20 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Learn how to grow mushrooms at home. Gain an overview of the fungi life cycle, the cultivation process, building a mushroom growing chamber, harvesting and storage.

Includes: course materials, an oyster mushroom growing kit per person (valued $30), course notes and ongoing support.

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

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

Mar
27
Sat
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 27 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • How to set up and prepare a vegetable garden.
  • How to select, plant and care for crops.
  • How to grow veggies in the ground, in raised beds and in pots.

Presented by Angelo Eliades. This class will teach you everything you need to know to grow delicious produce in your own backyard. They will cover all of the veggie gardening basics, from setting up your patch to harvesting.

Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 27 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. This class is best suited to those who have some experience with bread making, however it is not essential.

Apr
1
Thu
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 1 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn:

  • Growing espaliered fruit trees.
  • Different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier.
  • Improve your general gardening skills.

Presented by Diana Cotter. “Go vertical” is the cry when garden space is limited. Gardening in two dimensions is what espalier is about and this class will cover the different types and how to get them started and then continue to train them into the desired shape. Topics covered include suitable fruit trees, pruning and training techniques.

Apr
3
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Apr
11
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Apr 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.

Apr
14
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Apr 14 @ 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.
Apr
17
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Apr 17 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 17 @ 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.

Taste Heide @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
Apr 17 @ 15:00 – 16:30

Join Heide gardeners David, Alice and Luke for a conversation about productive gardening and tastings of the offerings available in the Heide gardens.

Apr
18
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Apr 18 @ 10:00 – 11:30

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

Apr
22
Thu
The joy of backyard chooks @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 22 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn:

  • How to get started with keeping chickens in a suburban backyard.
  • How to house and protect chooks from predators.
  • How chooks can be used to improve your garden and soil.

Presented by Tess Gosling. Keeping a few chooks in the backyard used to be a staple of Australian suburban life, and their eggs made up a healthy part of our diet. But even though our house blocks might be shrinking, a smaller backyard doesn’t necessarily mean an end to raising or enjoying them. In this class, you will find out just how easy it is to keep a few hens as pets and as the ultimate garden recyclers, as well as everything you need to know about housing, protecting and feeding them, and lots of practical ideas on how to live harmoniously with them in your garden. Suitable for those who have never kept chooks before.

May
1
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
May 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
May 1 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 1 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas.
  • Coping with shade and sun for produce growing.
  • How to make the most of any available space for growing produce.

Presented by Angelo Eliades. Do you only have a small garden or no garden at all? Would you still like to grow your own food? This class will inspire you to get started. Topics will include fruit, vegetables and berries for small spaces, growing produce in pots and containers, maximising productivity in any size space and plant selection.

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

Gold coin donation.

May
12
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
May 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.
May
15
Sat
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 15 @ 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.

Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
May 15 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 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.

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

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

May
20
Thu
Tea time at Heide @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00

On International Tea Day, join Wurundjeri Elder David Wandin, Heide gardener Luke Murchie and members of the Australian Tea Cultural society for a discussion about indigenous botanicals found at Heide that can be used in tea, and sample different tea infusions using these botanicals.

May
24
Mon
Cupcake decorating workshop @ Pines Learning
May 24 @ 12:30 – 14:30

Jessica Brown, from Norma Rose Cakes, will teach you how to colour buttercream, pipe a buttercream swirl, and fondant cutting shaping and placement to make the cutest jungle animal cupcakes in town!

May
27
Thu
Winter survival guide with nutritionist Lindy Cook @ Doncaster Library
May 27 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Prepare yourself to get through another Melbourne winter with this talk from nutritionist Lindy Cook. Say goodbye to the winter blues with tips on how to stay healthy, active and positive while the temperature drops.

May
29
Sat
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 29 @ 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 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
5
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Jun 5 @ 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 5 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Jun
9
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Jun 9 @ 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
13
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Jun 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.