Moreland calendar of events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, some of these events might not actually be happening.

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Mar
10
Wed
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Mar 10 @ 09:00 – 15:00

14 sessions over a period of a few months.

Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture, fruit production, soil preparation, preserving, beekeeping, composting, vegetable growing, propagation, seed collection, disease management, bushfoods, chook and community gardens.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 10 @ 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.

Mar
11
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 11 @ 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.

Mar
12
Fri
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Mar 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 12 @ 12:00 – 13:30

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.

Mar
13
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 13 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Growing and cooking with bushfoods @ CERES
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • How to identify and harvest bush foods.
  • How to grow and maintain bush foods in the home garden.
  • How to incorporate bush foods into everyday recipes.

What you will get:

  • Handouts and recipes.
  • Lunch and afternoon tea.

Presenter: Belinda Kennedy. Tour the CERES bush food gardens, learn how to identify, grow and maintain a variety of local bush foods, gain knowledge of bush foods from further afar – tropical delights from the north, peppery spices form the south. During the workshop, you will learn how to incorporate bush foods into simple, tasty and nutritious meals, desserts and snacks. The group will make a bush food inspired lunch and afternoon tea – all food prepared on the day will be vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

SEEDs Garden Food Swap @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 13 @ 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.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 13 @ 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.

Mar
14
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden communal gardening working bee
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Fawkner Food Swap @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 14 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Mar
15
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 15 @ 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
17
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 17 @ 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.

Mar
18
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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.

Mar
19
Fri
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Mar 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 19 @ 12:00 – 13:30

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.

Mar
20
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 20 @ 08:00 – 13:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 20 @ 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.

Mar
21
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 21 @ 09:00 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Mar
22
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 22 @ 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
24
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 24 @ 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.

Mar
25
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 25 @ 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.

Mar
26
Fri
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Mar 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 26 @ 12:00 – 13:30

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.

Mar
27
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 27 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Passata party vol. 1 @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Mar 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Learn the art of passata. Using their handmade mouli (passata machine), you will work together to pick, clean, boil, mash, sieve and bottle their fresh tomatoes and take home a bottle of passata.

Spaghetti will be served for lunch.

They recommend only wearing red – or clothes you are happy to get dirty in.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Just outside the CERES grocery.

Coburg Food Swap @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 27 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Building a veggie box @ Newlands Neighbourhood House
Mar 27 @ 14:00 – 17:00

You will learn how to make a garden bed and you will create a low cost bed for the Newlands Community Garden.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 27 @ 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.

Mar
28
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 28 @ 09:00 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 28 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • How to cultivate, feed and keep your ferments for long and short term use.
  • How to assess pH, sugar and alcohol levels.
  • Relevant food safety and sanitisation for fermenting.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes and references/further reading.
  • Your own vegetables ferments to take home.
  • A sampling of fermented food.

Presenter: Molly Bryson. Lacto-fermentation is a healthful, safe, low energy method of food preservation.

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

DIY Mushrooms @ CERES
Mar 28 @ 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.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Denise’s garden tour @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 28 @ 10:30 – 12:30

This garden is a lot of productivity in a fairly small space! It contains around 40 different edible plants, including fruit and nut trees, berries and vines. A large vegetable garden keeps them in veggies (annual and perennial) for most of the year and fruit and veggies are preserved by bottling, drying and making preserves. Lots of flowers year-round keep the pollinators happy, and chooks keep them in eggs as well as providing pest control and manure for the compost.

Organised by Local Food Connect.