Nillumbik calendar of events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is likely that many of these events will not actually be happening.

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Aug
11
Tue
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 11 @ 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.

Aug
13
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 13 @ 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
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
15
Sat
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 15 @ 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
Aug 15 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Aug
16
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 16 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Aug
20
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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.

Aug
22
Sat
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 22 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
23
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 23 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Eltham Food Swap @ Car park, top of the Eltham Town Mall
Aug 23 @ 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.

Aug
27
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 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.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 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.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
30
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 30 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Sep
1
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
3
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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.

Sep
5
Sat
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
6
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Sep 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Sep
7
Mon
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Sep 7 @ 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.

Sep
8
Tue
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
Sep 8 @ 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.

Sep
10
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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.

Sep
12
Sat
Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Sep 12 @ 10:00 – 16:00

A two-day event on 12th and 13th September by the Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra. Sales of native & indigenous plants, books on related subjects, native flower displays, environmental displays, talks, demonstrations, workshops, giftware and refreshments.

The plant sellers are likely to include APS Yarra Yarra growers, Friends of Melton Botanic Gardens nursery, Goldfields Revegetation nursery, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary nursery, Natural Plantscape nursery, Sunvalley Plants Nursery and Vaughan’s Australian Plants.

Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Sep 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Sep 12 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
13
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Sep 13 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Sep
17
Thu
Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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.

Sep
19
Sat
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Sep 19 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Sep
20
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Sep 20 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Sep
24
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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.

Sep
26
Sat
Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Sep 26 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
27
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Sep 27 @ 09:00 – 13:00

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