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Jun
26
Wed
Cooking master class – ‘fill me up!’ @ Gourmet Living
Jun 26 @ 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: zucchini & bacon soup; dukkah beef; and chocolate caramel rice pudding.

Jul
4
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘curry nights’ @ Gourmet Living
Jul 4 @ 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: coconut cauliflower curry; quick lamb curry; and chocolate mousse.

Jul
5
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘curry nights’ @ Gourmet Living
Jul 5 @ 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: coconut cauliflower curry; quick lamb curry; and chocolate mousse.

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
11
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘taste of Italy’ @ Gourmet Living
Jul 11 @ 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: warm mushroom bruschetta; rigatoni arrabiata; and torte caprese.

Jul
13
Sat
Natural pest control with companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 13 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • Which plants to grow together, and which ones not to.
  • How to solve many common garden problems naturally.
  • How to construct ‘plant guilds’ (groups of plants that grow much better together).

Presented by Angelo Eliades. With companion planting, by knowing which plants to grow together and which ones not to, you can grow stronger, healthier and more productive plants, improve soil quality, and reduce pests and diseases in your garden. Learn which companion plants to add to your garden to solve many common garden problems naturally, and find out how to construct ‘plant guilds’ (groups of plants that grow much better together) for more abundant harvests.

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

Gold coin donation.

Jul
18
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘show off to your friends’ @ Gourmet Living
Jul 18 @ 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 tortellini soup; rosemary pork schnitzel; and caramel pannacotta.

Jul
19
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘show off to your friends’ @ Gourmet Living
Jul 19 @ 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 tortellini soup; rosemary pork schnitzel; and caramel pannacotta.

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

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

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

Jul
25
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘chicken, prawns & more…’ @ Gourmet Living
Jul 25 @ 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: chicken satay; coconut prawn curry; and vanilla pannacotta.

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

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

Jul
31
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Jul 31 @ 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.

Smarter living – the story of Oz Harvest @ Manningham Civic Centre, Function Rooms
Jul 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00

OzHarvest collects excess food from around 3,500 commercial outlets and delivers it to around 1,300 charities supporting people in need across the country. That’s 180 tonnes of food each week.

Aug
1
Thu
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 1 @ 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: chorizo & roast eggplant salad; roast pumpkin penne; and orange bread & butter pudding.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Aug
4
Sun
Grafting and tree sales day @ Pettys Orchard
Aug 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00
  • Learn techniques for grafting or budding fruit trees.
  • Select suitable rootstocks.
  • Have new trees grafted or budded by Heritage Fruits Society members.
  • Buy heritage fruit tree scion wood for home grafting.
  • Buy one-year-old grafted trees.
  • Discuss your fruit tree needs.

Their current focus is on apple varieties but they will also have a few stone fruit trees for sale.

No need to book – just turn up.

Aug
10
Sat
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 10 @ 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.

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

Gold coin donation.

Aug
13
Tue
Taste of the East cooking demonstration @ North Ringwood Community House
Aug 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00

3 menus from 3 different parts of Asia: Malaysian cucur udang; pad Thai; and Filipino dessert ‘ginataan’.

Aug
14
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Aug 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.
Aug
15
Thu
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
Aug 15 @ 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.
Aug
16
Fri
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
Aug 16 @ 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.
Aug
17
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Aug 17 @ 09:00 – 13:00
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 17 @ 09:30 – 12:00

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.

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

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

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

Aug
24
Sat
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
Aug 24 @ 09:00 – 14:00

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

Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 24 @ 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.

Aug
25
Sun
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 25 @ 09:30 – 12:00

What you will learn:

  • The importance of compost for soil health.
  • How to fix common composting problems.
  • Setting up and looking after a worm farm.

Presented by Diana Cotter. Learn how to make great compost, the essential ingredient for a thriving and healthy garden. Look at worm farms and Bokashi as other options. They will also show you how to make a DIY worm farm using recycled products.

Aug
28
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Aug 28 @ 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.

Sep
7
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Sep
8
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Sep 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.

Sep
11
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Sep 11 @ 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.
Sep
12
Thu
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 12 @ 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.
  • 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.

Sep
15
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Sep 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30

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