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Jun
27
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jun 27 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

The Edible Hub Community Garden meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 27 @ 09:30 – 10:30

See how the Edible Hub Community Garden is growing, brainstorm ideas and discuss future plans over a cuppa with like-minded souls.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your heart’s content.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jun
29
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jun 29 @ 08:00 – 14:00

Dogs not permitted.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jun 29 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jun
30
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jun 30 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Vegan brunch cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Jun 30 @ 11:00 – 15:00

Learn how to create healthy, practical, everyday vegan dishes that look as good as they taste. It will include such dishes as plant-based milks, creamy lemon dream porridge, waffles, pancakes, scrambled tofu, chia puddings and smoothie bowls.

Jul
1
Mon
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Jul 1 @ 19:00 – 22:00

First Monday of every month except for January and December. At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. There will be plants for sale, raffles, door prizes and supper.

2018 topics
1 Oct: olives and olive trees by David Strutt.
3 Sep: caring for daffodils by Joy Quinn.
5 Feb: summer vegetables by Alan Richmond.

2017 topics
6 Feb: succulent swap.

2016 topics
7 Nov: the local food community, with Guy Palmer.
3 Oct: how to weather proof your garden.
5 Sep: irises, with a speaker from The Iris Society.
1 Aug: sustainable gardening.
4 Jul: community gardens.
6 Jun: liliums.
7 Mar: geraniums and pelargoniums.

Jul
2
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 2 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2017 outings
23 Mar: Magical mystery tour.
6 Apr: Marysville garden tour.
22 May: Attila Kapitany’s garden.
17 Sep: Making garden ornaments day & BBQ
25-27 Oct: exploring the Mansfield/ Yea/ Alexandra area.
Nov: Member’s gardens (Sandra, Sue, Rosie, Arja).

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2016 outings
Apr: city gardens including the RMIT roof garden and Fitzroy Gardens.
12-14 Apr: overnight outing to the Daylesford area.
May: Ceres.
Sep: Cranbourne Botanical Gardens.
Oct: Members’ gardens.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Jul
3
Wed
Cook Indian by the creek – kids special @ Private address
Jul 3 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Menu: two savoury dishes, one veg and one non-veg.

Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email.

Jul
4
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 4 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your heart’s content.

Click here to read about the garden.

Kids cooking class @ Address to be given on booking
Jul 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Kids will make and then eat their own three course Italian meal: bruschetta; spaghetti & meatballs; and donuts.

Book by phone (1300 468262).

Jul
5
Fri
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Jul 5 @ 18:15 – 19:45

Menu: Chicken chettinad plus spiced rice. Gluten free.

Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email.

Jul
6
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 6 @ 08:00 – 14:00

Dogs not permitted.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 6 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Winter warm up (cooking class)
Jul 6 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Expand your recipe repertoire to create quick and easy meals. For busy people who want to eat healthy food without opting for takeaway on the run.

Plant-based cooking workshop. Menu: tofu butter masala, another curry, two snacks and 1 dessert. Take your aprons and knives.

Jul
7
Sun
Hurstbridge Market @ Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Jul 7 @ 08:30 – 13:00

Entry is $2 and all proceeds go to the CFA, the market’s community partner.

Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jul 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Family friendly vegan cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Jul 7 @ 12:00 – 16:00

There will be 5-8 dishes in total. Everything will be vegan, based around the core staples of fruit, veg, starches, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.

Jul
10
Wed
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Jul 10 @ 18:15 – 20:00

Menu: samosa and chutney.

Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email.

Jul
11
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 11 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your heart’s content.

Click here to read about the garden.

Kids learn to cook pho @ Under the Pickle Tree
Jul 11 @ 11:00 – 13:30

Facilitated by Kerry Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Menu: pho bo yai – rare beef Vietnamese soup made from scratch and served with fresh Vietnamese herbs. Learn how to prevent your pho broth turning cloudy and how to maximise the flavour of the broth without the addition of monosodium glutamate. You will learn to char-grill your spices and to thinly cut your beef to create a rare beef pho that your friends and family will love. You will also learn to make Vietnamese dipping sauce and a salt, pepper and lime spice rub.

Backyard chooks for families @ Edendale
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 15:00

This workshop with farmer Raewyn is for families with children over the age of eight to learn the basics of backyard chicken keeping. It will cover the characteristics of different breeds (in order to make a selection that suits your setting and needs) as well as the housing and care of chickens. Participants will leave with the knowledge and confidence to begin keeping chickens and producing their own free-range eggs.

Jul
13
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 13 @ 08:00 – 14:00

Dogs not permitted.

Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Jul 13 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Contact either of the co-organisers: Glenn Mansfield by phone (0488 192198) or email or Margot Meredith by phone (0415 926642) or email.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
14
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jul 14 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Jul
18
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 18 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your heart’s content.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
19
Fri
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Jul 19 @ 18:15 – 20:00

Menu: Flatbread stuffed parantha with chutney and raita. Wholemeal flatbread parantha stuffed with tangy potato filling and another variety with ajowan seeds. Served with a chutney of mint and coriander.

Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email.

Jul
20
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 20 @ 08:00 – 14:00

Dogs not permitted.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 20 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 20 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Jul
21
Sun
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
Jul 21 @ 08:30 – 12:30

Specialising in stallholders that produce quality homemade, homegrown and handcrafted products, or selling fresh and tantalising produce.

The Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market is, and has been, a place where the local people can come and enjoy a community atmosphere, eat some tasty food, take home a gift, buy some fresh fruit and veg, listen to good music or find special artistic ornaments or craft work.

The market is situated in one of Melbourne’s most beautiful suburbs and is a perfect starting point for a day seeing the sights of the local Nillumbik Shire. With a bushland setting combined with the back drop of the historic trestle bridge, the market has a country atmosphere and only 25 minutes from the city.

There are stalls ranging from food and wine, to sculpture and local artists. You can wander amongst the stalls enjoying the atmosphere and then take a stroll to the park and have a picnic.

Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jul 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Jul
25
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 25 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your heart’s content.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
27
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Jul 27 @ 08:00 – 14:00

Dogs not permitted.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 27 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
28
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jul 28 @ 09:00 – 13:00