Merri-bek calendar of events

 

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Feb
22
Thu
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Feb 22 @ 18:00 – 20:00

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

Feb
23
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Join this gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space, followed by a community lunch at 12.30pm.

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
24
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 24 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Feb
25
Sun
West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 25 @ 09:00 – 13:00

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

Click here to read about the garden.

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

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Read about the community garden.

Mexican cooking @ CERES
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 15:00

You will learn how to work with fresh seasonal ingredients, traditional spices and ancient grains to create authentic Mexican meals. At the end of the workshop, you will sit down together for a shared feast of your own making. The menu will include corn tortillas (make your own), guacamole, traditional salsa verde, Mexican rice, re-fried pinto beans, Juanita’s pulled pork tacos, mole poblano (with chicken) and agua de jamaica.

Presenter: Juanita from Juanita’s Kitchen.

Mushrooms growing @ CERES
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 16:00

In this hands-on introductory workshop, you will learn: the secrets to successfully growing oyster mushrooms at home; inoculation, sterilisation and basic mycology; and how to start master cultures.

Presenter: Buttons Mira from The Mushroomery.

Zero waste cooking workshop @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn cooking techniques and recipes that lead to zero waste cooking, getting the most out of produce in order to be both environmentally and financially sustainable.

Presenter: Tony Chiodo. Organised by Brunswick Neighbourhood House.

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

Click here to read about the garden.

Merri Corner Community Garden (Brunswick East) open garden / working bee @ Merri Corner Community Garden
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Feb
26
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 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.

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

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Feb
28
Wed
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Feb 28 @ 09:00 – 15:00

14 sessions over a period of a 14 weeks.

The topics to be covered will include: permaculture; fruit production; soil preparation; beekeeping; composting, worm farming and fertilisers; vegetable growing; propagation; seed collection; pest & disease management; bushfoods & berries; chooks; and community gardens.

Presenter: Justin Calverley.

Really Really Free Market @ Catalyst Social Centre
Feb 28 @ 11:00 – 15:00

This is a free, rescued and donated groceries market.

Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a food rescue collective based on the principles of mutual aid, which gathers and re-distributes as much food as possible to the wider community. It aims to shed light on both food waste and alternative models of distributing resources. RRFM is an open organisation that encourages anyone with capacity to join in and help with the collection and distribution on food.

Currently, food rescue runs are on Tuesdays – meet at the rear garden of Catalyst Social Centre at sunset.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ Catalyst Social Centre
Feb 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It gathers leftover 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 Melbourne. 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.

Feb
29
Thu
Playgroup in the garden (Fawkner) @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

For children of all ages. Harvest and eat produce, water the plants, make art with flowers, dig in the soil or see how many ladybugs you can find.

Read about the community garden.

SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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.

Mar
1
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Join this gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space, followed by a community lunch at 12.30pm.

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Mar 1 @ 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.

No waste cook club 18-25 years (4 sessions) @ Schoolhouse Studios
Mar 1 @ 11:00 – 14:00

On Fridays, starting 1st March, 11am-2pm. For those aged 18-25.

Each week, you will cook and share a vegetarian meal with others using donated surplus food. In so doing, you will learn different recipes and cooking skills, including: cook healthy plant-based meals on a budget; grocery shop; plan meals; and gain knowledge on general nutrition, food safety, and storage. You will also get a bag of free, fresh groceries each week.

Organised by Open Table.

Mar
2
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 2 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Fermenting at home @ CERES
Mar 2 @ 10:00 – 13:00

You will learn the basics of making your own sauerkraut, fermented seasonal vegetables and kombucha plus how to use fermented products in day-to-day life. You will take home your own jars of vegetables to ferment at home plus a kombucha SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast).

Presenter: Lauren Mueller.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Japanese curry with Chika’s home cooking @ Newlands Neighbourhood House
Mar 2 @ 10:30 – 13:00

Unravel the secrets of Japanese curry using curry cubes and learn how to pair with glossy rice. Also featuring a quick summer garden salad incorporating freshly harvested vegetables from NECCHi’s own edible garden. At the end, eat the food as lunch.

Menu: Japanese curry, steamed rice and Summer garden salad with Japanese twist dressing.

Presenter: Chika. Organised by NECCHi (Newlands and East Coburg Neighbourhood Houses).

Mar
3
Sun
Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Mar 3 @ 09:00 – 17:00

You will: make a variety of different breads, gaining the skills and confidence to make your own at home; enjoy some of your own handmade pizza for lunch; and take home some leaven to get you started baking bread at home.

Presenter: Ken Hercott.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 3 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Read about the community garden.

Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 3 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
4
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 4 @ 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.

Mar
5
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Mar 5 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Mar
6
Wed
Really Really Free Market @ Catalyst Social Centre
Mar 6 @ 11:00 – 15:00

This is a free, rescued and donated groceries market.

Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a food rescue collective based on the principles of mutual aid, which gathers and re-distributes as much food as possible to the wider community. It aims to shed light on both food waste and alternative models of distributing resources. RRFM is an open organisation that encourages anyone with capacity to join in and help with the collection and distribution on food.

Currently, food rescue runs are on Tuesdays – meet at the rear garden of Catalyst Social Centre at sunset.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ Catalyst Social Centre
Mar 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It gathers leftover 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 Melbourne. 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.

Mar
7
Thu
Playgroup in the garden (Fawkner) @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00

For children of all ages. Harvest and eat produce, water the plants, make art with flowers, dig in the soil or see how many ladybugs you can find.

Read about the community garden.

SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 18:00 – 20:00

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

Mar
8
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 8 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Join this gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space, followed by a community lunch at 12.30pm.

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Mar 8 @ 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.

Mar
9
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 9 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 9 @ 09:00 – 12:00

Join their working bee to lend a hand and gain new skills and knowledge. A food swap is held on the same day, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Click here to read about the garden.

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