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Mar
22
Fri
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Open Table, Coburg @ Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
Mar 22 @ 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
23
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 23 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The garden is located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Enter via Warr Park.

CERES Harvest Festival @ CERES
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 15:00

An annual event to celebrate food across cultures with live music, free workshops on sustainable living, cultural performances, animal displays, giant veggie growing competition and kids activities. Also, food and craft stalls from local and organic makers and designers.

Lygon Street Community Garden (Brunswick East) working bee @ Lygon Street Community Garden
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Beale Street BBQ blues (vegan) @ The B.east
Mar 23 @ 12:00 – 14:00

This event is happening twice, at midday and again at 2.30pm.

Memphis-style cooking, featuring mock meat and vegetables, together with drinks and music. The menu:

  • To start: sweet potato crisps with BBQ salt; and jalapeno hush puppies with maple butter.
  • Mains: BBQ vegan brisket; southern fried mock chicken; smoked corn, queso fresco and vegan aioli; chipotle mac’n’cheese; and green goddess salad.
  • Sweet: banana cream pie; and smoked meringue.

This is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event.

Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 23 @ 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.

Beale Street BBQ blues (vegan) @ The B.east
Mar 23 @ 14:30 – 16:30

This event is happening twice, at midday and again at 2.30pm.

Memphis-style cooking, featuring mock meat and vegetables, together with drinks and music. The menu:

  • To start: sweet potato crisps with BBQ salt; and jalapeno hush puppies with maple butter.
  • Mains: BBQ vegan brisket; southern fried mock chicken; smoked corn, queso fresco and vegan aioli; chipotle mac’n’cheese; and green goddess salad.
  • Sweet: banana cream pie; and smoked meringue.

This is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event.

Mar
24
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 24 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Cameron Street garden guided tour
Mar 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00

The tour will take place twice, at 10am and midday.

This garden has been growing food for 35 years, the past 25 under Denise’s watchful eye. Located right alongside the train line, the garden includes fruit and nut trees, berries, vines and vegetables. For a relatively small space, the garden is full of fruit trees ranging from apples to apricots to avocados. A small flock of chickens add to the system underneath a giant walnut tree to the back of the property, and flowers keep bees happy year round. The 40 or so edible plants keeps the family content with vegetables year round and in good stead for preserves.

The Ramble – preserving food from your garden
Mar 24 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Knowing different ways of processing and preserving the crops you’re harvesting is essential for budding productive gardeners. Leah will walk you through many of the techniques that she uses in her kitchen to extend the shelf-life of what she harvests including saucing, pickling, dehydrating, freezing and drying. She’ll share some of her tips and tricks for making garden delicacies such as dehydrated figs, cordials, sorbets and ice cream.

West Brunswick Community Garden garden and gather
Mar 24 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Cameron Street garden guided tour
Mar 24 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The tour will take place twice, at 10am and midday.

This garden has been growing food for 35 years, the past 25 under Denise’s watchful eye. Located right alongside the train line, the garden includes fruit and nut trees, berries, vines and vegetables. For a relatively small space, the garden is full of fruit trees ranging from apples to apricots to avocados. A small flock of chickens add to the system underneath a giant walnut tree to the back of the property, and flowers keep bees happy year round. The 40 or so edible plants keeps the family content with vegetables year round and in good stead for preserves.

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

Mar
26
Tue
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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.

Mar
28
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Mar 28 @ 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.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Mar 28 @ 19:30 – 21:30

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 Fitzroy, Coburg and Footscray. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking takes place at 5 Pitt Street, Brunswick, starting 2 hours before the serving times.

Mar
29
Fri
West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Mar 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Mar
30
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Mar 30 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 30 @ 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.

Lacto-fermentation is a healthful, safe, low energy method of food preservation. Molly Bryson will show you how to make kimchi and kombucha.

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

Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Mar 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The garden is located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Enter via Warr Park.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Mar 30 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Passata-making afternoon @ Fawkner Bowls Club
Mar 30 @ 15:00 – 19:00

This is a social afternoon of collective effort, open to everyone, and finishing with a shared meal. You can participate in seven steps of saucing tomatoes and gnocchi-making as well. The tomatoes will be provided. Each participant should get a share of 6-8 bottles of passata each. Please bring clean recycled passata jars if you can (they will provide the lids). The schedule:

3pm – passata making.
5pm – cooking the sauce.
6pm – shared supper of freshly made gnocchi and sugo.

Mar
31
Sun
Pentridge Community Garden open session (Coburg) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Mar 31 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Apr
1
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Apr 1 @ 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.

Apr
2
Tue
Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 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.

Apr
4
Thu
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Apr 4 @ 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.

Moreland grows – local food exhibition @ Merlynston Progress Hall
Apr 4 @ 17:30 – 18:30

Go and see videos and photos of gardens around Moreland. Locally saved seeds will be available, plus a harvest display.

The Moreland local food networking and Autumn celebration event will follow at 6.30pm.

Maltese Easter sweets @ Coburg Library
Apr 4 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Author of Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta, Sharon Spiteri will discuss the significance of traditional Maltese sweets and demonstrate how to prepare kwarezimal, a sweet eaten during Lent.

Registration essential.

Moreland local food networking and Autumn celebration @ Merlynston Progress Hall
Apr 4 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Moreland Council invites you to participate in conversations about local food projects. They will also officially launch the Moreland Community Food Growing Assessment Guidelines, which help make the process for starting a new community garden clearer and provides handy tips and resources. Seasonal food will be provided and there will be time to network with others.

This event will follow on from the Moreland grows – local food exhibition event.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Apr 4 @ 19:30 – 21:30

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 Fitzroy, Coburg and Footscray. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking takes place at 5 Pitt Street, Brunswick, starting 2 hours before the serving times.

Apr
5
Fri
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Apr 5 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Apr 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Open Table, Coburg @ Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
Apr 5 @ 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.

Apr
6
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Apr 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Apr 6 @ 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.

Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden working bee @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Apr 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The garden is located at the back of Brunswick Neighbourhood House. Enter via Warr Park.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Apr 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00