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Oct
1
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Oct 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.

Oct
6
Thu
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 6 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn: how to set up and prepare a vegetable garden; how to select, plant and care for crops; and how to grow veggies in the ground, in raised beds and in pots.

Presented by Tess. 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.

Oct
11
Tue
Edible gardening workshop @ Manningham Function Centre
Oct 11 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This series of workshops will teach you have to grow your own food.

Tuesday, 11th October: Getting started with organic veggie gardening.
Tuesday, 18th October: Healthy soil for produce gardening.
Tuesday, 8th November: Dealing with garden pests without harsh chemicals.
Tuesday, 15th November: Composting and worm farming.
Tuesday, 22nd November: Preparing for summer harvest.

Oct
12
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Oct 12 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes. Also, their 46th birthday.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.

2021 speakers and topics
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.

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
13
Thu
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 13 @ 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; and how to make the most of any available space for growing produce.

Presented by Kirsteen Macleod. 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.

Oct
15
Sat
Kevin Heinze GROW Spring Fair (Doncaster) @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Oct 15 @ 09:00 – 15:00

There will be: plants; fruit trees; vegetable seedlings; a great variety of heirloom tomatoes; homemade cakes & preserves; coffee cart; BBQ; live band; site tours and information for new families.

Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 14:00

 

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

Oct
18
Tue
Edible gardening workshop @ Manningham Function Centre
Oct 18 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This series of workshops will teach you have to grow your own food.

Tuesday, 11th October: Getting started with organic veggie gardening.
Tuesday, 18th October: Healthy soil for produce gardening.
Tuesday, 8th November: Dealing with garden pests without harsh chemicals.
Tuesday, 15th November: Composting and worm farming.
Tuesday, 22nd November: Preparing for summer harvest.

Oct
22
Sat
Sourdough bread making @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Oct 22 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn all the steps to make your own sourdough at home with this simple recipe. You will take home a sourdough starter and some home dough to bake. Take a 2 litre container with a lid and an apron.

Oct
29
Sat
Pasta making workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Oct 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Learn how to make a basic egg pasta dough which you will then turn into many different forms of pasta, including linguine, fettucine and pappardelle. Learn how to use a hand pasta machine and the types of pasta you can make with such a machine.

Nov
4
Fri
Cup cake bouquet workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Nov 4 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Decorate cupcakes using buttercream icing and then arrange into a bouquet. Topics to be covered will include: how to make Italian buttercream frosting; different butter cream frosting; how to add different colour frosting in a piping bag; how to pipe six different types of flowers; how to pipe leaves; how to do two tone colour effects; and how to make a bouquet to hold the six cupcakes.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Nov
6
Sun
Middle Eastern cooking @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Nov 6 @ 10:30 – 13:30

Learn about the flavours of Middle Eastern cooking. Try out recipes and cooking methods while preparing a three course menu. Stay and share your freshly prepared dinner with the group.

Nov
8
Tue
Edible gardening workshop @ Manningham Function Centre
Nov 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This series of workshops will teach you have to grow your own food.

Tuesday, 11th October: Getting started with organic veggie gardening.
Tuesday, 18th October: Healthy soil for produce gardening.
Tuesday, 8th November: Dealing with garden pests without harsh chemicals.
Tuesday, 15th November: Composting and worm farming.
Tuesday, 22nd November: Preparing for summer harvest.

Nov
9
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Nov 9 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes. Also, their 46th birthday.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.

2021 speakers and topics
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.

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.

Nov
10
Thu
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Nov 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00

What you will learn: the importance of compost for soil health; how to fix common composting problems; and setting up and looking after a worm farm.

Presented by Kirsteen Macleod. Learn how to make 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.

Nov
11
Fri
Dumpling making workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Nov 11 @ 18:00 – 20:30

Make Chinese dumplings from scratch. The dough you will prepare can be used for either boiled dumplings (shui jiao) or potstickers (guo tie). Then make vegetarian dumplings. Facilitator: Miki.

Nov
15
Tue
Edible gardening workshop @ Manningham Function Centre
Nov 15 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This series of workshops will teach you have to grow your own food.

Tuesday, 11th October: Getting started with organic veggie gardening.
Tuesday, 18th October: Healthy soil for produce gardening.
Tuesday, 8th November: Dealing with garden pests without harsh chemicals.
Tuesday, 15th November: Composting and worm farming.
Tuesday, 22nd November: Preparing for summer harvest.

Nov
19
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Nov 19 @ 10:00 – 14:00

 

Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Nov 19 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Take 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.

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

Nov
22
Tue
Edible gardening workshop @ Manningham Function Centre
Nov 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This series of workshops will teach you have to grow your own food.

Tuesday, 11th October: Getting started with organic veggie gardening.
Tuesday, 18th October: Healthy soil for produce gardening.
Tuesday, 8th November: Dealing with garden pests without harsh chemicals.
Tuesday, 15th November: Composting and worm farming.
Tuesday, 22nd November: Preparing for summer harvest.

Nov
25
Fri
French patisserie workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Nov 25 @ 18:30 – 21:00

Learn the art of making traditional French croissants. Topics to be covered will include: how to make the dough; the art of the fold; how to roll the perfect croissant; and how to prove and cook the croissants at home.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Dec
8
Thu
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Dec 8 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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. 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.

Presented by Karen Sutherland, of Edible Eden Design.

Dec
9
Fri
Christmas cookie decorating workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Dec 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Decorate cookies using piping icing techniques. Learn how to pipe icing onto cookies and use layering techniques to create unique festive cookies. All materials included.

Dec
10
Sat
Gingerbread house workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Dec 10 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Decorate a gingerbread house using piping icing techniques, lollies and more. All material included and you walk away with your own decorated gingerbread house.

Dec
14
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Dec 14 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes. Also, their 46th birthday.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.

2021 speakers and topics
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.

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.

Dec
15
Thu
Bush foods & herbs for courtyards & balconies @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Dec 15 @ 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.

Dec
17
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Dec 17 @ 08:00 – 13:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.

Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Dec 17 @ 10:00 – 14:00

 

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

Jan
21
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Jan 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00

 

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

Feb
4
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Feb 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
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Feb
8
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster East RSL
Feb 8 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. Everyone welcome. Parking is available at the rear off Leeds Street.

2022 speakers and topics
09 Nov: Dan from Seeds of Plenty on minature tomatoes. Also, their 46th birthday.
12 Oct: Seila Hierk of Childplay Permaculture on Asian summer vegetables.
14 Sep: Felicity Gordon on Queensland Fruit Fly.
08 Jun: Pete the Permie, aka Peter Allen, will be selling dwarf fruit trees.
11 May: Helen Lovel from Neutrog, a fertiliser company.
13 Apr: Nigel Philpot on the Doncaster Hill Community Garden and Felicity Gordon on Queensland fruit fly traps.
09 Feb: Guy Palmer on local food activities around Manningham.

2021 speakers and topics
14 Apr: Angelo Eliades on sustainable gardening and permaculture.
12 May: Robin Gale-Baker on growing vegetables.

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.

Feb
18
Sat
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 14:00

 

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

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