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Feb
23
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 23 @ 09:00 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Summer food forest – walk, talk, taste @ Gunyah Garden
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Presented by Karen Sutherland. Take a guided tour of Karen Sutherland’s garden. Talk about what’s on offer in summer, from self seeding and long lived vegetables to a range of berries. Taste some new and interesting plants. You will receive a packet of seeds saved from the garden.

Vegan cooking Italian style @ CERES
Feb 23 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Some new vegan dishes.
  • Hands-on learning.

Presenter: Michelle. You will be shown a selection of vegan dishes with an Italian flavour and you will finish with a feast. Menu: Napoli sauce; arancini; rosemary and olive focaccia; ricotta and spinach stuffed shells; and almond and cherry cake.

West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather
Feb 23 @ 11:00 – 15:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Feta, halloumi and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 23 @ 12:00 – 15:30

What you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of fermenting milk.
  • Coagulating milk using both starter cultures and rennet.
  • Cutting, draining and moulding curds.

What you will get:

  • Recipes and notes.
  • A tasting of the cheeses made.
  • A 20% discount on cheesemaking kits and equipment.

Presenter: Jacqueline Bender.

Feb
24
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 24 @ 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
25
Tue
Planning your autumn garden @ Coburg Library
Feb 25 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Local horticulturalist Tash van Velzen will tell you what you need to do to revive your garden after the hot summer and prepare your veggie patch for the cooler months ahead.

Registrations essential.

Feb
26
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Feb 26 @ 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.

Feb
27
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Feb 27 @ 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.

Pruning workshop @ Newlands Neighbourhood House
Feb 27 @ 13:30 – 15:30

This will be a hands on session, pruning the fruit trees at the community centre. They will also discuss the objectives and timing of pruning different trees and shrubs. Presenter: Cherie.

Connecting Moreland Community Gardens @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 27 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Meet members plus board members of both Pentridge and West Brunswick community gardens for a catch up and presentation. Jess (the gardening coordinator) will talk about her role and future plans. Bring a plate for dinner to share if you wish.

Feb
28
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Feb 28 @ 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
Feb 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 28 @ 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.

Moreland north community food hub co-design workshop @ Fawkner Bowling Club
Feb 28 @ 18:00 – 20:00

There will be another session on Saturday, 29th February, 1-3pm.

What could a community food hub in the north of Moreland look like? Join them for an interactive co-design workshop to explore the possibilities. Community food hubs can have many different functions and services, but a central principle is that they provide an inclusive and supportive setting for people to access nutritious food, with a particular focus on people lacking food security. A distinguishing feature is the co-location of local food activities which amplifies the community benefit and impact.

Feb
29
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Feb 29 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 29 @ 09:00 – 11:30

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.

Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Feb 29 @ 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.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Feb 29 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Moreland north community food hub co-design workshop @ Fawkner Bowling Club
Feb 29 @ 13:00 – 15:00

What could a community food hub in the north of Moreland look like? Join them for an interactive co-design workshop to explore the possibilities. Community food hubs can have many different functions and services, but a central principle is that they provide an inclusive and supportive setting for people to access nutritious food, with a particular focus on people lacking food security. A distinguishing feature is the co-location of local food activities which amplifies the community benefit and impact.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 29 @ 13:00 – 14:00

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
1
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 12:30

Click here to read about the garden.

Fawkner Food Bowls get together @ Fawkner Food Bowls
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Working bee, market stall and socialising.

Triple cream brie cheese @ CERES
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn:

  • How to make your own triple cream brie and gourmet feta cheeses.
  • How to make ricotta cheese.
  • About different cheeses.

Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.

West Brunswick Community Garden seed savers meetup
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Mar
2
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 2 @ 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
4
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 4 @ 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
5
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 5 @ 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.

The herbal apprentice (7 sessions) @ CERES
Mar 5 @ 10:00 – 15:30

On 7 consecutive Thursdays from 5th March to 16th April, each 10am-3.30pm.

Presenters: The Perma Pixie and Willow Herb-nerd. You will learn essential gardening practices, techniques of germination and cultivation, harvesting, drying and storing plant material, and catalysing this material into herbal medicines.

Sourdough workshop – yeasted breads @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Mar 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00

This session is an easy introduction to making bread at home. It will look at making basic yeasted breads, including white, wholemeal and multigrain sandwich loaves. It will include a demonstration, samples to taste, and notes to take home. It is intended for the home cook using a domestic oven.

Mar
6
Fri
Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 6 @ 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.

Mar
7
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 7 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Mar 7 @ 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.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 7 @ 10:30 – 12:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.

Chocolate workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 7 @ 13:00 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings. Then learn how to make vanilla marshmallow and create snowman hot chocolates in a jar. Finally, design your own inclusion chocolate bars from a selection of around 25 sweet or savoury toppings.

Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 7 @ 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.

Mar
8
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 8 @ 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 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.