Manningham calendar of 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
18
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Apr 18 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 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.

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

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

Apr
23
Thu
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup @ Doncaster Hill Community Garden
Apr 23 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Bee keeping for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn:

  • The A-Z of keeping your own bees.
  • The equipment you’ll need to do so.
  • Handy hints and tips from an experienced bee keeper.

Presented by Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design. This class will help you understand the decisions needed before you start, and the amount of work involved.

May
1
Fri
Introduction to therapeutic horticulture workshop @ Kevin Heinze GROW
May 1 @ 09:30 – 13:00

This workshop will cover the history and rationale of therapeutic horticulture, the importance of nature for our well-being, some practical tips and how to design a program using therapeutic horticulture principles. The workshop will be presented by horticultural therapists, Dr Chris Reed, Mel Holmes and Kate Eekhof.

May
2
Sat
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
May 2 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Native plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 2 @ 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.

Persian cooking @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn to cook a three course Persian menu. Take your own apron.

May
7
Thu
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 7 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn: which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in pots and small spaces; what to harvest and when; and how to use bush foods and herbs to flavour your dishes.

Presented by Karen Sutherland of Edible Eden Design. Australian native plants have flavour and aroma profiles unlike any others, and can be easily incorporated into your kitchen. Also, a wide range of them can be grown in Melbourne in pots or small and difficult spaces. In this class, which is ideal for those with limited garden space or even just a courtyard or balcony, you will explore the world of edible native Australian plants that are easy to grow in such spaces, attractive to look at and can easily add flavour and interest to your home-cooked dishes. All plants covered are suitable for Melbourne’s climate, and will be discussed in terms of how best to use and grow them in your garden.

May
9
Sat
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 9 @ 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.

Taste Heide @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
May 9 @ 15:00 – 16:30

Join Heide gardeners David, Katie and Luke for a conversation about productive gardening and tastings of the offerings available in the Heide gardens. Includes talk, garden tastings and cherry plum-infused gin.

May
13
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
May 13 @ 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
16
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
May 16 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Permaculture workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
May 16 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Trainer: Cass Groves. Learn about permaculture design principles to make your garden more sustainable and abundant. The course includes a brief history of permaculture, zone planning, soil health, companion planting, energy and water harvesting.

Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 16 @ 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
17
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
May 17 @ 10:00 – 11:30

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

May
19
Tue
Intro to permaculture (3 sessions) @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 – 15:00

3 sessions, on Tuesdays 19th May, 26th May and 2nd June, each 10am-3pm.

Trainer: Cass Groves. Learn about permaculture design principles to make your garden more sustainable and abundant. The course includes a brief history of permaculture, zone planning, soil health, companion planting, energy and water harvesting.

May
23
Sat
Bread making basics @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
May 23 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Bake your own bread with Nadine Kemp. Take a 4 litre container and an apron. You will be supplied with bread starter, recipes and dough to bake at home.

May
30
Sat
Persian cooking @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
May 30 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn to cook a three course Persian menu. Take your own apron.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Jun
10
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Jun 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.
Jun
13
Sat
Sourdough bread making @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Jun 13 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn a simple, reliable technique to bake your own sourdough bread. Take a 4 litre container and an apron. You will be supplied with bread starter, recipes and dough to bake at home.

Jun
20
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Jun 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Persian cooking @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Jun 20 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn to cook a three course Persian menu. Take your own apron.

Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jun 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.

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

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

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Jul
8
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Jul 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.
Jul
18
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Jul 18 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 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.

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

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

Jul
24
Fri
Introduction to therapeutic horticulture workshop @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Jul 24 @ 09:30 – 13:00

This workshop will cover the history and rationale of therapeutic horticulture, the importance of nature for our well-being, some practical tips and how to design a program using therapeutic horticulture principles. The workshop will be presented by horticultural therapists, Dr Chris Reed, Mel Holmes and Kate Eekhof.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

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
12
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Aug 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.
Aug
15
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Aug 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 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.

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

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

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.

Sep
5
Sat
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Sep 5 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Sep
9
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Sep 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.