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Feb
3
Fri
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 3 @ 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.

Feb
4
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 12:00

One of the volunteers, John, runs this monthly working bee.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 17:00

What you will learn: how to make your own bread; how to make your own handmade pizzas; and more about sourdough.

What you will get: handmade pizzas for lunch; your own bread to take home and some leaven; and recipes.

Presenter: Ken Hercott.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00

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.

Feb
5
Sun
Edible weeds @ CERES
Feb 5 @ 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.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Read about the community garden.

Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 5 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Tea and chocolate pairing experience @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 5 @ 14:00 – 15:15

Taste around 10 different types of teas and chocolates. Discover how you can pair tea and chocolate according to a flavour tea wheel by contrasting, complementing or enhancing. Match teas with chocolates and brownies from Ratio Cocoa Roasters.

Feb
6
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 6 @ 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
7
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Feb 7 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Urban food gardening group (9 sessions) @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Feb 7 @ 12:00 – 16:00

On Tuesdays for 10 weeks, starting on 31st January, midday-4pm.

Learn the foundations of growing plants by working in a fun and relaxed environment.

Feb
8
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Feb 8 @ 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.

Feb
9
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 9 @ 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 lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Feb 9 @ 12:30 – 13:00

The Open Table crew collects surplus food and it is used to create a hearty, vegetarian meal. This event is for everyone, from those who don’t have much to those who have plenty. It’s a celebration aimed at connecting diverse people in the area of Brunswick.

Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Feb 9 @ 18:00 – 20:00

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

Laksa + Hanoi spring rolls masterclass
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00

Linh and June will show you have to make both laksa and Hanoi spring rolls. You will also get to take home a sample of their laksa paste.

Feb
10
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 10 @ 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 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 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.

Bio-craft workshop @ I Am Flora
Feb 10 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Awareaway, I Am Flora and Brunswick Daily have teamed up to bring you a workshop where you will learn about sustainability, regenerative products and circular processes. You will craft your own hanging planter or pair of earrings from a locally grown gourd whilst chatting about sustainability. Wine, kombucha and light snacks will be served.

Feb
11
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) @ CERES
Feb 11 @ 09:30 – 16:30

The course will comprise a combination of Wednesday evenings (6.30-9.30pm) and weekend days (9.30am-4.30pm). It is a classroom-based, theoretical course with site visits, not a gardening course.

Participants will develop: an appreciation of the fundamentals of permaculture and the historical context in which it was developed; an ability to incorporate ecological and energy literacy/understanding in the design process; an ability to read patterns in landscapes and understand how they influence design choices; an understanding of the design processes and the conceptual design tools used in permaculture, as background for later application topics; an ability to design food production and other agricultural systems in appropriate landscapes; an understanding of how communities function and how permaculture concepts can be used to build functional communities; an understanding of how trading functions and how permaculture concepts can be used to build more equitable economic systems; an understanding of how settlements can be designed to meet human needs on a sustainable basis; an understanding of how buildings can be designed to meet human needs on a sustainable basis; an appreciation of the technologies that are available to assist in building sustainable lifestyles – renewable energies and conservation of non-renewable resources; and a confidence in one’s ability to make a difference at the individual level.

Trainers: Beck Lowe, Ian Lillington, Joel Meadows, Kat Lavers, Monique Miller and Taj Scicluna.

Forage harvest walk @ CERES Joe's Market Garden
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn how to identify edible weeds and wild medicines with Taj Scicluna (aka The Perma Pixie).

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 11 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Feb
12
Sun
Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Read about the community garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee @ West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest, Behind Moreland Child Care Centre,
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

A Palestinian feast with Aheda @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Feb 12 @ 15:00 – 19:00

Join Aheda in the kitchen to learn how to make Palestinian dishes. Afterwards, sit down and share what you have prepared together over dinner.

Feb
13
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 13 @ 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
14
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Feb 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Feb
15
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Feb 15 @ 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.

Feb
16
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 16 @ 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 16 @ 18:00 – 20:00

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

Growing itty bitty greens @ Theordore's
Feb 16 @ 18:00 – 19:00

Learn how to grow microgreens. While you are planting your own microgreens to take home, you will learn about: varieties of microgreens; where to source organic seeds or those not treated with chemicals or genetic modifications; growing mediums including soil and coconut coir; the nitty gritty of how to grow and care for microgreens; when to harvest them; and how to use them in the kitchen.

Feb
17
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) inclusive gardening group @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 17 @ 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 17 @ 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.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 17 @ 11:00 – 12:30

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 17 @ 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.

Feb
18
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00

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