Manningham calendar of events

 

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May
12
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Cherry Hill Tavern
May 12 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. The meetings start at 8pm, with am optional meal beforehand starting at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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.

May
15
Sat
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 15 @ 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.

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

 

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

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

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

May
18
Tue
Doncaster Hill Community Garden meetup @ Doncaster Hill Community Garden
May 18 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Click here to read about the garden.

May
20
Thu
Tea time at Heide @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00

On International Tea Day, join Wurundjeri Elder David Wandin, Heide gardener Luke Murchie and members of the Australian Tea Cultural society for a discussion about indigenous botanicals found at Heide that can be used in tea, and sample different tea infusions using these botanicals.

May
24
Mon
Cupcake decorating workshop @ Pines Learning
May 24 @ 12:30 – 14:30

Jessica Brown, from Norma Rose Cakes, will teach you how to colour buttercream, pipe a buttercream swirl, and fondant cutting shaping and placement to make the cutest jungle animal cupcakes in town!

May
27
Thu
Winter survival guide with nutritionist Lindy Cook @ Doncaster Library
May 27 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Prepare yourself to get through another Melbourne winter with this talk from nutritionist Lindy Cook. Say goodbye to the winter blues with tips on how to stay healthy, active and positive while the temperature drops.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Jun
9
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Cherry Hill Tavern
Jun 9 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. The meetings start at 8pm, with am optional meal beforehand starting at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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.

Jun
10
Thu
Demystifying bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Jun 10 @ 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.

Jun
12
Sat
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jun 12 @ 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.

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

Gold coin donation.

Jun
18
Fri
Introduction to fermentation @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Jun 18 @ 18:30 – 21:00

The Urban Nanna will teach you the basics of fermentation and why it’s one of the easiest, safest and tastiest methods of preserving food. You will make three different ferments to take home, and learn about several more that are easy to incorporate into your daily life.

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

 

Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Jun 19 @ 10:00 – 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.

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

Jun
20
Sun
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
Jun 20 @ 10:00 – 11:30

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

Jun
26
Sat
Native plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jun 26 @ 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.

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

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

Gold coin donation.

Jul
14
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Cherry Hill Tavern
Jul 14 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. The meetings start at 8pm, with am optional meal beforehand starting at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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.

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

 

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

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

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

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

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

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

Gold coin donation.

Aug
11
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Cherry Hill Tavern
Aug 11 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. The meetings start at 8pm, with am optional meal beforehand starting at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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.

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

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

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

 

Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 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
4
Sat
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
Sep 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
Sep 4 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Sep
8
Wed
Doncaster Garden Club @ Cherry Hill Tavern
Sep 8 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Second Wednesday of every month except for January. The meetings start at 8pm, with am optional meal beforehand starting at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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.

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

Gold coin donation.

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

 

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

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

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