Moreland calendar of events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is likely that many of these events will not actually be happening.

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Jul
10
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Jul 10 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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.

Jul
11
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jul 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jul 11 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick of The Life We Want as he demonstrates this age old process and introduces you to the equipment and skills required to get started baking at home.

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

Authentic Mexican @ CERES
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Mexican cuisine.
  • Improve your culinary skills.
  • Work with seasonal ingredients.

Presenter: Matt Baker from Whe-Eat. Menu: blackened chicken thighs with quinoa; Mexican corn on the cob; Mexican white bait fritters tortillas with salsa crude; cactus and tomatillos salsa; crispy pulled pork carnitas; and dark chocolate mole.

Beeswax wraps @ CERES
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps.
  • Learn skills that are transferable to the home environment.
  • Bundling techniques.

What you will get:

  • Take home your beeswax wraps.

Presenter: Emma Grace. You will learn how to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh and hygienic without the use of single-use plastics such as cling-wrap. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will make their own washable and re-usable ready-to-use beeswax wraps.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00
SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 11 @ 11:00 – 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.

Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Jul 11 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Every other Saturday.

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”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 16:30

What you will learn:

  • How to coagulate milk using acid and rennet.
  • How to stretch and shape mozzarella.
  • How to make whole milk ricotta.

What you will get:

  • Recipes and the essential techniques of cheesemaking.
  • A tasting of the cheeses made.
  • Notes about the major steps of cheesemaking and resources for quality milk and supplies.
  • A 20% discount on cheesemaking kits and equipment purchased in conjunction with the workshop.

Join Jacqueline Bender as she demystifies the art of making two of Italy’s most beloved cheeses. You will make mozzarella and ricotta from bio-dynamic milk (or organic if unavailable) to be eaten at the conclusion of the class. Ricotta will be made from whole milk (paneer style), which you will roll in home-made dukkah (chopped nuts and spices).

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

Jul
12
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Jul 12 @ 09:00 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

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

Click here to read about the garden.

Pruning and care of fruit trees @ CERES
Jul 12 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • How to grow a variety of fruit and nut trees in your backyard.
  • Pruning techniques.
  • Pest and disease management.

Presenter: Justin Calverley.

Vegan cheese making @ CERES
Jul 12 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own vegan cheese.
  • How to make vegan milks, creamy spreads and dairy-free desserts.

Presenter: Nase Supplitt.

West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee
Jul 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Fawkner Food Swap @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Jul 12 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jul 12 @ 12:00 – 14:30

What you will learn:

  • How to coagulate milk using acid and rennet.
  • How to stretch and shape mozzarella.
  • How to make whole milk ricotta.

What you will get:

  • Recipes and the essential techniques of cheesemaking.
  • A tasting of the cheeses made.
  • Notes about the major steps of cheesemaking and resources for quality milk and supplies.
  • A 20% discount on cheesemaking kits and equipment purchased in conjunction with the workshop.

Join Jacqueline Bender as she demystifies the art of making two of Italy’s most beloved cheeses. You will make mozzarella and ricotta from bio-dynamic milk (or organic if unavailable) to be eaten at the conclusion of the class. Ricotta will be made from whole milk (paneer style), which you will roll in home-made dukkah (chopped nuts and spices).

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

Jul
13
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 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.

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

Each course is 14 sessions over a period of a few months.

Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture, chook care, bee keeping, propagating, seed saving and community gardens.

Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) @ CERES
Jul 15 @ 18:30 – 21:30

There will be around 15 weekday evening sessions, 6.30-9.30pm, plus 2 full weekends away plus around 19 weekend days.

This is a classroom-based, theoretical course, not a hands-on, practical or gardening course. Topics to be covered will include:

  • What is permaculture: ethics, principles & history.
  • The ecological basis of permaculture: global climate, weather & ecology.
  • Patterns in the landscape: major patterns of geology, flora, water & land use.
  • Permaculture design methodology.
  • Land use and nature stewardship: Soil, cropping, water use and animals in permaculture systems.
  • Social applications: permaculture design in the broader contexts of communities.
  • Finance & economics, land tenure & economic reform.
  • Permaculture in built environments and technologies.
  • Implementing permaculture: business strategies, personal strategies and practicing permaculture beyond the PDC.

Trainers: Graeme George, Joel Meadows, Kat Lavers, Monique Miller, Donna Livermore, Ian Lillington, Peta Christensen and Ben Habib.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jul 15 @ 19:00 – 21:00

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 Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. 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.

Jul
16
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 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.

Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Jul 16 @ 12:30 – 13:30

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”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Jul
17
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Jul 17 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jul 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
18
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jul 18 @ 08:00 – 13:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Jul 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Organic propagation of vegetables and herbs @ CERES
Jul 18 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Improve your gardening skills.
  • How to produce new plants from seeds, cuttings and division.
  • Seasonal timing for growth.

Presenter: Justin Calverley. Learn the basics of how to produce new plants from seed, cuttings and division in organic growing conditions in this hands-on workshop. Learns about seasonal timing for growth, heirloom and hybrid seeds, and propagation media using practical examples inside the CERES hothouses.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Jul
19
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Jul 19 @ 09:00 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Jul 19 @ 09:00 – 17:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own bread.
  • How to make your own handmade pizzas.
  • More about sourdough.

What you will learn:

  • Handmade pizzas for lunch.
  • Your own bread to take home and some leaven.
  • Recipes.

Presenter: Ken Hercott.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Jul 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Reynard Street Community Garden (Coburg) working bee @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Jul 19 @ 14:00 – 16:00

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

Jul
20
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 20 @ 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.

Jul
22
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jul 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00

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 Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. 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.

Jul
23
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 23 @ 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.

Jul
24
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Jul 24 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jul 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
25
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jul 25 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jul 25 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick of The Life We Want as he demonstrates this age old process and introduces you to the equipment and skills required to get started baking at home.

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

DIY Mushrooms @ CERES
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Presenter: Brendan Morse. you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster and shitake mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation, and be introduced to basic mycology. You will undertake practical sessions and learn how to start master cultures and how to make liquid mycelium.

Lygon Street Community Garden (Brunswick East) working bee @ Lygon Street Community Garden
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00