Nillumbik calendar of events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is unlikely that many, if any, of these events will actually be happening.

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Jun
4
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
6
Sat
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required.

Click here to read about the garden.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jun
7
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jun 7 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Jun
9
Tue
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
Jun 9 @ 15:45 – 17:00

Dig in the garden, pick fresh veggies and prepare dishes to share and enjoy. Part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jun
11
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
13
Sat
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Jun 13 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jun 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

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

Jun
20
Sat
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required.

Click here to read about the garden.

Open Cellars Weekend @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Jun 20 @ 11:00 – 17:00

On both 20th and 21st of June.

Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the traditional style, with wines developed on site. This is a chance to sample wines at wineries not always open to the public. You will also find food to complement the wine, as well as live music and artworks from local artists at some venues. There is no entry fee, or tasting fee, at any of the venues.

The participating wineries usually include: Buttermans Track, Easthill Estate, Giammarino Wines, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Massaros, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery, Punch, Shaws Road Winery, Wedgetail Estate and Yarrambat Estate Vineyard.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Jun 20 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Jun
21
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jun 21 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Open Cellars Weekend @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Jun 21 @ 11:00 – 17:00

On both 20th and 21st of June.

Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the traditional style, with wines developed on site. This is a chance to sample wines at wineries not always open to the public. You will also find food to complement the wine, as well as live music and artworks from local artists at some venues. There is no entry fee, or tasting fee, at any of the venues.

The participating wineries usually include: Buttermans Track, Easthill Estate, Giammarino Wines, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Massaros, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery, Punch, Shaws Road Winery, Wedgetail Estate and Yarrambat Estate Vineyard.

Jun
25
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 25 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required.

Click here to read about the garden.

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jun 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
Jun 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.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jun
28
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jun 28 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Eltham Food Swap @ Car park, top of the Eltham Town Mall
Jun 28 @ 09:30 – 10:30

Look for the large white ‘Local Food Connect’ marquee at the Farmers’ Market. Go along with your homegrown fruit and veggies, favourite seasonal recipes, spare jam jars, homemade labelled preserves, etc, and share and network with other local backyard growers.

Jul
2
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 2 @ 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 2 @ 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
4
Sat
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 4 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
5
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jul 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Jul
6
Mon
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Jul 6 @ 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
7
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 7 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

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.

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.

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
9
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 9 @ 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 9 @ 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
11
Sat
Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 11 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
12
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Jul 12 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Jul
14
Tue
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
Jul 14 @ 15:45 – 17:00

Dig in the garden, pick fresh veggies and prepare dishes to share and enjoy. Part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.

Click here to read about the garden.

Jul
16
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 16 @ 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 16 @ 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
18
Sat
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Jul 18 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

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