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Sep
18
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Sep 18 @ 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.

Sep
19
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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.

Sep
20
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Open Table, Coburg @ Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
Sep 20 @ 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.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 20 @ 14:30 – 15:30

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.

Sep
21
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Sep 21 @ 08:00 – 13:00
North Coburg Food Swap @ Parker Reserve
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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.

Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest @ Royal Exhibition Building
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 23:30

Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will see lederhosen-clad partygoers shouting Prost from the top of their lungs. The Royal Exhibition Building will play host to a traditional Oktoberfest event, with German oompah bands, folk dancing, on-stage comps and an atmosphere that is guaranteed to be electric. There will be 50 different imported German beers on offer, plus cider, wine, schnapps, etc. The event will also feature numerous German caterers serving up traditional meals such as pork hocks, schnitzels, bratwurst and other German sausages, brathendl (roast chickens), pretzels and German pastries.

Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Sep 21 @ 14:00 – 16:30

What you will learn:

  • Bee behaviour.
  • The various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them.
  • 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.
  • A $5 discount on the book Bee AgSkills (normally $27.50, $22.50 with discount).

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.

Sep
22
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Sep 22 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

SEEDs Communal Garden bush garden planting @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Lygon Street Nursery have donated some natives that will form the foundation of the SEEDs Communal Garden street-accessible bush garden. Help plant them out and then join them for a picnic lunch.

Click here to read about the garden.

West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather
Sep 22 @ 11:00 – 15:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
23
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 23 @ 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
24
Tue
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00

For families with children aged 2-4.

Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory play with seeds, leaves, crafts and music, as well as the micro world of mini beasts and soil. Led by Sofia Sabbagh.

Pay at the event.

Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Sep 24 @ 16:00 – 17:30

For children aged 5-13.

Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, transplanting, herbal remedies, paint making, puppet making, finding grubs, climbing trees, making shelters, tying knots, spotlighting, bird watching, sensory play, singing and fire-side story telling. Led by Sofia Sabbagh.

Pay at the event.

Sep
25
Wed
Junior urban farmer – from ages 5 to 12 (two day) @ CERES
Sep 25 @ 09:15 – 12:30

The course is across two days, on Wednesday, 25th September and Thursday, 26th September, both 9.15am-12.30pm.

What you will learn:

  • Discover how to grow healthy organic herbs and veggies.
  • Take a close look soils and seeds and explore seasonal gardening.
  • and explore seasonal gardening.

What you will get:

  • Hands on gardening.
  • Potted seeds and seedlings to take home.

Presenter: Donna Livermore. This is a two session program. On day 1, the children will: explore CERES food growing areas; discover how to grow healthy organic herbs and veggies; take a close look soils and seeds; and get their hands dirty planting up some seeds to take home. On day 2, the children will: learn that some fruits and veggies are seasonal and what they can plant right now; collect herbs and make a cup of herb tea or add to their water; explore how plants and animals interact in a garden; and get their hands dirty potting up a seedling to take home.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
26
Thu
Junior urban farmer – from ages 5 to 12 (two day) @ CERES
Sep 26 @ 09:15 – 12:30

The course is across two days, on Wednesday, 25th September and Thursday, 26th September, both 9.15am-12.30pm.

What you will learn:

  • Discover how to grow healthy organic herbs and veggies.
  • Take a close look soils and seeds and explore seasonal gardening.
  • and explore seasonal gardening.

What you will get:

  • Hands on gardening.
  • Potted seeds and seedlings to take home.

Presenter: Donna Livermore. This is a two session program. On day 1, the children will: explore CERES food growing areas; discover how to grow healthy organic herbs and veggies; take a close look soils and seeds; and get their hands dirty planting up some seeds to take home. On day 2, the children will: learn that some fruits and veggies are seasonal and what they can plant right now; collect herbs and make a cup of herb tea or add to their water; explore how plants and animals interact in a garden; and get their hands dirty potting up a seedling to take home.

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

Tomato talk, book sales & signing @ Pachamama Wholefoods + Kitchen
Sep 26 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Go along to hear some tomato growing tips from Karen Sutherland. Learn how to prepare your soil properly, when and how to protect your plants, and the pros and cons of various pruning and training techniques. Discover the world of heirloom tomatoes.

Sep
27
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
28
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Sep 28 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Lygon Street Community Garden (Brunswick East) working bee @ Lygon Street Community Garden
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Coburg Food Swap @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Sep 28 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Sep 28 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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.

Sep
29
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Sep 29 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Sep 29 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Sep
30
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Sep 30 @ 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
1
Tue
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

For families with children aged 2-4.

Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory play with seeds, leaves, crafts and music, as well as the micro world of mini beasts and soil. Led by Sofia Sabbagh.

Pay at the event.

Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 1 @ 16:00 – 17:30

For children aged 5-13.

Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, transplanting, herbal remedies, paint making, puppet making, finding grubs, climbing trees, making shelters, tying knots, spotlighting, bird watching, sensory play, singing and fire-side story telling. Led by Sofia Sabbagh.

Pay at the event.

Oct
2
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Oct 2 @ 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.

Oct
3
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Oct 3 @ 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.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Oct 3 @ 14:30 – 15:30

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.

Oct
4
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.