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Feb
23
Sat
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
Feb 23 @ 09:00 – 14:00

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

Feb
24
Sun
Heritage apple tasting @ Petty's Orchard
Feb 24 @ 17:00 – 19:00

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.

Feb
26
Tue
Taste of Malaysia (Peranakan) @ North Ringwood Community House
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00

You will learn to make curry puffs and spring rolls. Participants are required to bring their own chopping board or pastry mat, rolling pin and 10cm round cookie cutter.

Feb
27
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Feb 27 @ 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.

Feb
28
Thu
Summer fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Feb 28 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn:

  • How to prune to keep trees to a manageable size.
  • How to prune to maximise fruit production in the coming season.
  • Keeping espaliered shapes in check.

Watch and ask questions of Angelo Eliades, as he prunes both traditionally shaped trees and espaliered varieties. Convention had us pruning deciduous fruit trees in winter but now the thinking is swinging to doing it straight after fruiting, in late summer or autumn. Techniques are slightly different, so it is wise to see the pruning in action on actual trees.

Mar
1
Fri
Decorating kids cakes with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
Mar 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00

You will learn:

  • How to bake the cake.
  • How to make Swiss meringue buttercream.
  • Tips on decorations and watercolouring.
  • Tips on working with chocolate.
  • Ideas of different childrens themes.

Prosecco & nibbles on arrival, bruschetta & a piece of savoury tart along with cake for dessert.

Mar
2
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Mar 2 @ 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 2 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Mar
7
Thu
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 7 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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.

Cooking master class – Italian feast @ Gourmet Living
Mar 7 @ 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: beef tagliata; truffle penne pasta; and raspberry jam crostata.

Mar
10
Sun
Whitehorse Farmers’ Market
Mar 10 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Gold coin donation.

Mar
14
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘lamb madness’ @ Gourmet Living
Mar 14 @ 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: lamb couscous salad; spiced lamb cutlets; and honey white chocolate mousse.

Mar
16
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Mar 16 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 16 @ 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
Mar 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.

Mar
17
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Mar 17 @ 10:00 – 11:30

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

Mar
21
Thu
Natural pest control with companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 21 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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.

Cooking master class – health and gluten free @ Gourmet Living
Mar 21 @ 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 wedges; harissa chicken lettuce cups; and honey bananas.

Mar
23
Sat
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
Mar 23 @ 09:00 – 14:00

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

Mar
27
Wed
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Mar 27 @ 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.

Mar
29
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘Spanish inspired’ @ Gourmet Living
Mar 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: pintxos; spicy paella; and torrijas.

Mar
30
Sat
Preparing for the Winter harvest @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 30 @ 09:30 – 12:30

What you will learn:

  • Crop rotation after summer veggies.
  • Growing common and uncommon winter veggies.
  • Seed sowing techniques for winter veggies.

What you will get:

  • Detailed notes on the topic.
  • Discount vouchers to use at Bulleen Art and Garden.
  • A seedling punnet that you have sown to take home and grow on.

Presented by Nicole Griffiths. You will learn how to prepare your garden for a bumper crop right through winter. They will cover what plants to plant over the cooler months and when to plant them, winter garden jobs, soil care and pest/disease management. Bring along your gardening gloves!

Apr
4
Thu
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 4 @ 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.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

The joy of backyard chooks @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 6 @ 09:30 – 12:30

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 Sarah Hardgrove. 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.

Apr
13
Sat
Native plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 13 @ 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.

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

Gold coin donation.

Apr
16
Tue
Gardening with kids @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Apr 16 @ 10:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • How to grow fresh produce in your own backyard and have heaps of fun doing it.
  • How common household items can be reused in the garden.
  • How ‘good bugs’ can help you to look after your veggie patch.

Presented by Nicole Griffiths. Growing food is a great way for children to connect with the natural environment and to develop an appreciation for the food that they eat. It also happens to be heaps of fun. In this hands-on class, you will explore some easy and inexpensive ways to grow food at home, regardless of whether you have an acre of land or just a windowsill. Children (and grown-ups) will get their hands dirty with practical gardening and craft activities using recycled and re-purposed objects. By the end of the class, each student will have made a variety of goodies to grow and use in their gardens at home.

The class is suitable for children aged 5 to 10 and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please note that the class cost covers both a child and 1 accompanying adult.

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.

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

This festival is on for two days (the 4th and 5th May).

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

This festival is on for two days (the 5th and 6th May).

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
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.

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

Gold coin donation.

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.