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Sep
25
Sun
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Read about the community garden.

Introduction to fermenting at home @ CERES
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00

What you will learn: the basics to successfully start fermenting vegetables at home; ideas about creating your own fermented condiments; and how to use fermented products in day to day life.

What you will get: vegetables that you will prepare in class and take home to ferment; samples of fermented products to taste in class; and notes and recipes.

Presenter: Monique.

Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Sep 25 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Sep 25 @ 11:00 – 15:00

They do a lot of gathering and eating, and a bit of gardening! All welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
26
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00

SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow – weeding, planting, mulching, harvesting, turning compost, etc. Or just hang out with their beautiful community for a cup of tea.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
27
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Sep 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Sep
28
Wed
Foraging course (5 sessions) @ Precise address to be given on booking
Sep 28 @ 18:00 – 19:30

On 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 28th September, each 6-7.30pm.

The various sessions will explore specific plants, including identification, nutrition, properties and recipes, ending in tastings of wild food treats. You will learn about: the importance of wild foods; medicine as food; the difference between cultivated foods and wild food; sustainable wildcrafting; safe foraging; identification, nutrition and properties of several plants; and recipes for each of the plants.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Sep 28 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Coburg and Collingwood. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Sep
29
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.

Click here to read about the garden.

Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Sep 29 @ 18:00 – 20:00

They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.

Kombucha brewing workshop @ The Good Brew Company
Sep 29 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Learn how to brew your own kombucha. Plus, receive your own kombucha SCOBY starter kit to create your own brew.

Sep
30
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Sep 30 @ 10:00 – 13:00

A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community lunches. New visitors and volunteers would be more than welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Sep 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00

No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Sep 30 @ 17:00 – 19:00

You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn all this and more while sipping on Italian cocktails, prosecco and wines and tasting arancini, cicchetti, pizza, pasta, gelato, salumi and cheese. Walking along Lygon Street, you will visit some foodie venues, meeting the people behind the food.

5 food & drink stops, 11 food tastings and 2.5 standard drinks.

Oct
1
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Oct 1 @ 10:30 – 12:30

This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm.

What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they are just about the healthiest things you could possibly eat? What if many of them also had medical traditions dating back centuries?

Well it’s all true! And if you know what to choose, they also taste great. Join Adam Grubb, co-author of The Weed Forager’s Handbook, for a fascinating walk on the wild side, foraging for edible weeds.

Espresso grinding and extraction science with Samo Smrke @ VA Experience Lab Australia
Oct 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Samo Smrke is a research scientist at the Coffee Excellence Center of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. He will present the basic science behind grinding and extraction, understanding the important terminology: PSD, fines, bimodal, TDS, yield, etc. He will cover: the relation of grinding particle size distribution to your espresso extraction; the role of fines and how they govern the espresso extraction; understanding the roast profile and how it impacts the dial-in of espresso; and how to get a grip on the moving target of a fresh coffee on the dial-in for espresso.

Ethiopian cooking @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Oct 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Learn how to cook and serve a traditional Ethiopian meal. Then share a meal with your fellow participants.

Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 1 @ 13:00 – 15:30

What you will learn: bee behaviour; the various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them; and the major tasks in hive management.

What you will get: a wooden beehive frame that will have beeswax foundation inserted as part of the workshop; and a $5 discount on the book Bee AgSkills.

There will be live bees and honeycomb to look at in a secure exhibition cabinet and a discussion of bee behaviour and hive management. The major items that make up a hive and their construction will be discussed. The equipment a beekeeper needs to work bees will also be reviewed. The major topics discussed will be: establishing a hive; understanding the tasks to be carried out in Spring; how to go about robbing and extracting honey; and swarm control.

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Oct 1 @ 13:30 – 15:30

This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm.

What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they are just about the healthiest things you could possibly eat? What if many of them also had medical traditions dating back centuries?

Well it’s all true! And if you know what to choose, they also taste great. Join Adam Grubb, co-author of The Weed Forager’s Handbook, for a fascinating walk on the wild side, foraging for edible weeds.

Oct
2
Sun
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 2 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Read about the community garden.

Growing nutrient dense food @ CERES
Oct 2 @ 10:00 – 15:00

This workshop will introduce you to growing better quality, nutrient rich produce at home even if you only have a tiny growing space. It will include: selecting your crops; transforming your soil by focusing on the soil food web; an introduction to soil minerals & going beyond NPK; creating nutrient rich composts; fertilising your plants for maximum nutrition; and harvesting and preparing produce to maintain nutrients. Presenter: Donna Livermore.

Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 2 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
3
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00

SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow – weeding, planting, mulching, harvesting, turning compost, etc. Or just hang out with their beautiful community for a cup of tea.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
4
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Oct 4 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Oct
5
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Oct 5 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Coburg and Collingwood. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Oct
6
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.

Click here to read about the garden.

Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Oct 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00

They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.

Oct
7
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Oct 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00

A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community lunches. New visitors and volunteers would be more than welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Oct 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00

No need to come every week or stay the whole time or even do any gardening, you can just come along, say hello and sit about and enjoy the view and have a cuppa. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Oct 7 @ 17:00 – 19:00

You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn all this and more while sipping on Italian cocktails, prosecco and wines and tasting arancini, cicchetti, pizza, pasta, gelato, salumi and cheese. Walking along Lygon Street, you will visit some foodie venues, meeting the people behind the food.

5 food & drink stops, 11 food tastings and 2.5 standard drinks.

Oct
8
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Oct 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life.

What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds.

Presenter: Lauren. Learn about seasonal edible weeds that thrive in Melbourne inner north, and gain knowledge about the plants’ culinary, medicinal and ecological uses.

Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 13:00

You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone who’s tired of the ‘standard’ menu items you find in most modern cafes. Each foodie stop brings its own ‘personal touch’ with business owners proud of their cultural heritage, reflected in the food they prepare, the way they serve it and the way they interact with their customers. You will also pop into a Middle-Eastern gold jewellery shop to learn the cultural significance of various pieces, learn some local history and the best local foodie tips.

8 food stops and 13 tastings.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Oct 8 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Every other Saturday. It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going.

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

Oct
9
Sun
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Oct 9 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Read about the community garden.

Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee @ Merri Corner Community Garden
Oct 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Oct 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Their monthly communal gardening group working bee where they focus on their communal garden beds. All welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 9 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Pentridge Community Garden open day @ Pentridge Community Garden
Oct 9 @ 13:30 – 16:30

There will be: garden tours; a produce swap; sales of manure and straw; and flower and veggie seedlings for sale.

Click here to read about the garden.

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