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Aug
23
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘lamb lovers’ @ Gourmet Living
Aug 23 @ 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: pumpkin and brie tart; harissa leg of lamb; and French toast bites.

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.

Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 24 @ 09:30 – 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.

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
27
Tue
Healthy eating and nutrition @ Pines Learning
Aug 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Learn about nutrition and how you can get the most out of every day, plus receive free Maggie Beer Foundation recipes. Facilitated by Bolton Clarke and sponsored by Hearing Australia, who will provide free hearing checks after the session.

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.

Aug
29
Thu
Beeswax wraps and candlemaking workshop @ Wonga Park Community Cottage
Aug 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Tutor: Holly from Holly’s Backyard Bees. Learn how to use beeswax to make your own food wraps and candles. Holly will teach you the skills to be able to make these items at home in any shape or size you like. You will take home a beeswax wrap and a beeswax candle.

Book by phone (9722 1944) or email (wpcc@bigpond.com.au).

Cooking master class – ‘meat lovers’ @ Gourmet Living
Aug 29 @ 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: chilli sesame chicken; smokey bourbon pork; and pineapple, coconut & rum tart.

Kinesiology food testing – customise your nutrition @ Wonga Park Community Cottage
Aug 29 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Imagine if you could find out once and for all what your perfect diet entails. You could then eat more of the foods that help you thrive and avoid ones that cause inflammation and leave you feeling lethargic. Each one of us has an individual biochemical makeup due to genetics, time in utero and environmental conditioning. So, we all have a unique list of foods that are easy for our body to convert to energy and easy to eliminate. We also have a unique list of foods that our body finds difficult to convert to energy and struggles to eliminate causing us excess toxicity. For this reason, not all foods are created equal and what is a nutrient for you will not be for others. So go along and identify the foods that help you heal vs the foods that hold you back.

Aug
30
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘meat lovers’ @ Gourmet Living
Aug 30 @ 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: chilli sesame chicken; smokey bourbon pork; and pineapple, coconut & rum tart.

Aug
31
Sat
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 31 @ 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.

Sep
5
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘Spring salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 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: smoked chicken caesar; Mediterranean lamb salad; and strawberry ice cream tart.

Sep
6
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘Spring salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 6 @ 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: smoked chicken caesar; Mediterranean lamb salad; and strawberry ice cream tart.

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.

Cooking master class – ‘gluten free’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 12 @ 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: roast pumpkin, chickpea & cauliflower salad; harissa spiced chicken; and spiced pears & figs.

Sep
13
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘gluten free’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 13 @ 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: roast pumpkin, chickpea & cauliflower salad; harissa spiced chicken; and spiced pears & figs.

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.

Sep
18
Wed
Cooking master class – ‘can be vegetarian’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 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: chermoula spiced pumpkin salad; cheesy baked eggplant; and banana & caramel tart.

Sep
21
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Sep 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 21 @ 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 Nicole Griffiths. 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.

Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 21 @ 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.

Sep
25
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Sep 25 @ 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.

Cooking master class – ‘foodie favourites of 2019’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 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: gnocchi pesto bake; quick simple chicken cacciatore; and chocolate mousse tart.

Sep
28
Sat
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
Sep 28 @ 09:00 – 14:00

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

Native plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 28 @ 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.

Oct
4
Fri
All about cakes with Emelia Jackson ‘floral Spring style’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Based on making sour cream & strawberry cake with hibiscus Swiss meringue buttercream & lemon curd, you will learn:

  • Cake recipe and baking.
  • How to fill and stack the cake so it is stable.
  • How to make Swiss meringue buttercream.
  • The watercolour technique.
  • Piping tips for rosettes.
  • Chocolate chards and decorations.

Antipasto, snacks, an entree and sparkling on arrival.

Oct
5
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Oct 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
Oct 5 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Oct
9
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
Oct 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.
Oct
10
Thu
Herbal teas @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn:

  • Learn about herbal teas.
  • Understand how to grow your own tea.
  • Learn about using native plants for herbal teas.

Presented by Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design. Herbs have been used for centuries for health benefits and one of the most common ways of taking them was through teas. Karen will guide you through their cultivation requirements and how to use them in herbal teas. Sip your way through some teas during the class to discover some new favourites, including some Australian native herbs.

Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 10 @ 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: pesto pasta salad; honey citrus baked ham; and butterscotch mousse tart.

Oct
11
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 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: pesto pasta salad; honey citrus baked ham; and butterscotch mousse tart.

Oct
13
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Oct 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.

Oct
17
Thu
Demystifying bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 21:00

Nadine will demonstrate the technique of bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. Suitable for beginners.

Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
19
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Oct 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Punjabi vegetarian food (N.W. India) with Taariq Hassan @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Learn how to make chappatti (wholemeal Indian Flat bread), daal tadka (spiced lentil stew), raita (natural yoghurt with chopped salad vegetables and seasoning) and seviyan (a milk-based dessert using short cut vermicelli). Printed recipes will be provided with suggested shops from which to obtain the ingredients.

Book by phone (9850 3687) or email (office@livelearnajani.org.au).

Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 19 @ 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.