Nillumbik calendar of events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, some of these events might not actually be happening.

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Apr
21
Wed
Introduction to gardening (8 sessions) @ Diamond Valley Learning Centre
Apr 21 @ 09:30 – 12:00

8 sessions on consecutive Wednesdays starting 21st April, each 9.30am-midday.

This introductory course will provide the practical skills and knowledge in a broad range of tasks in gardening work including safe handling and use of pesticides, general workplace safety, skills in propagation, compost making, tending plants, treating weeds and irrigation.

Apr
22
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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.

Apr
24
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Apr 24 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Autumn plant sale @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Apr 24 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Organised by Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra, there will be sales of native and indigenous plants plus books.

The plant sellers will include: APS Yarra Yarra growers; La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary nursery; Natural Plantscape Nursery; Sunvalley Plants Nursery; and Vaughan’s Australian Plants.

Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Apr 24 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Apr 24 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Apr
25
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Apr 25 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Eltham Farmers Market,
Apr 25 @ 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.

Apr
29
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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.

Apr
30
Fri
Eltham and District Wine Guild Meeting @ Living and Learning Centre
Apr 30 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Visitors welcome. Please register your planned attendance via email at info@amateurwine.org.au.

May
1
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 1 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Cheese making @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
May 1 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Learn how to make ricotta, feta and halloumi cheese. You will make enough to take some home, and also to taste test at lunch. Take along an apron, a glass jar, and several plastic containers to take your cheese home.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
May 1 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

May
2
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 2 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Hurstbridge Market
May 2 @ 08:30 – 13:00

 

May
4
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 4 @ 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.

May
6
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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.

May
8
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 8 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
May 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30

This class is for food bloggers, bakers or restaurant/cafe owners. It will focus on taking great images of food using your own, or easily obtainable, equipment. It will cover such aspects as: the right equipment; the best camera settings to make your food look good; choosing the right backgrounds; lighting; basic food styling; being creative; the perils of incorrect white balance; and using software to enhance colour and presentation.

Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
May 8 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

Master Vietnamese finger food @ Under the Pickle Tree
May 8 @ 10:30 – 15:00

Facilitated by Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how to dampen and roll rice paper so your rolls stay together and how to keep them fresh so you can make them ahead for parties. Learn how to dry out rice paper and use them to make deep fried spring rolls and how to ensure they can be frozen and re-heated. Acquaint yourself with a range of new Vietnamese ingredients and how to prepare and choose the best produce. Practice the art of char-grilling to give your grilled betel leaf with lemongrass beef its charry taste. Learn to pickle and store Vietnamese vegetables for daily use.

Open Garden at Robin and Paul’s
May 8 @ 13:00 – 15:00

No need to book – just turn up.

Robin and Paul grow edible plants organised on permaculture principles in both their front and back gardens. The front garden is primarily citrus trees, together with blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and babaco. The rear garden has 6 wicking beds and fruit trees, herbs and in-ground beds. An enclosed orchard for stone and pome fruits also contains the chooks. A large mud brick potting shed and 3 cubic metres of compost bays round off the garden.

Read an interview with Robin and Paul about their garden.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
May 8 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

May
9
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 9 @ 08:30 – 12:30
May
13
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 13 @ 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
May 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.

May
15
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 15 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
May 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00
May
16
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 16 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Chinese cooking workshop @ Greenhills Neighbourhood House
May 16 @ 13:00 – 14:30

Helen will show you how to cook vegetarian chinese food with sustainability and purpose. This is a social event with lots of food to eat.

May
20
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
May 20 @ 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
May 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.

May
22
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
May 22 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
May 22 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

May
23
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
May 23 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Eltham Farmers Market,
May 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.

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