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Oct
1
Sat
Sourdough bread making @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Oct 1 @ 09:00 – 12:00

Learn how to make sourdough bread. You will take home both a crusty loaf and your own sourdough starter. Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear, who can also give you ongoing support and advice if you need it.

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

Dogs not permitted.

Food forest gardening – Spring @ Edendale
Oct 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Learn tips, tricks and the why, when and how of food forest and urban orchard gardening. Find out what’s involved, do some planning and get some handy resources to help with growing some of your food in an efficient way that mimics nature. Suitable for anyone interested in growing food.

Kombucha and kefir @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Oct 1 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Jenna will show you how to make your own kombucha and kefir.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Beeswax wraps @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Oct 1 @ 15:30 – 17:30

Jenna will show you how to create your own beeswax wraps, which will change the way you store food. You will make and take home a selection of small and medium sized wraps.

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

 

Oct
3
Mon
Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Oct 3 @ 15:00 – 17:00

These meet ups happen during school terms only.

You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.

Pizza masterclass with Antonio @ Platform 3095
Oct 3 @ 18:00 – 20:30

You will learn: how to make dough by hand; stretching techniques; how to use a pizza paddle; and pizza classico (classic style pizza in the oven) and pizze fritte (fried pizza). You will make both savoury and sweet pizzas, and you will get to cook and eat the pizzas.

Oct
4
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 4 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2022 Speakers and topics
Feb: Ben Waite & Barbara Marshall on summer pruning & espalier.
Mar: Robert Dobson on streptocarpus and hosta.
Apr: Jane Tonkin on bulbs.
May: John Harris on Eltham copper butterfly.
Jun: Ravi Sommerhalder on sharpening garden tools.
Jul: Chris Scrase on fuchsias.
Aug: Dusty on rock walls in landscaing & AGM.
Sep: Paul Kirkpatrick on tools for sale.
Oct: Penny Woodward on pest repellent plants, herbs & other organic solutions.
Nov: Flowering plant and veggie seedling swap night.
Dec: Jennifer Sheridan on Christmas wreaths.

2021 Speakers and topics
May: opening your garden/fruit trees and espalier.
Jun: pest repellent herbs and other organic solutions- Penny Woodward.
Jul: garden craft e.g. stone painting – labels, animals.
Aug: AGM and fuchsias – Chris Scrase.
Sep: tomatoes – Penny Woodward.
Oct: inspiring gardens visited.
Nov: seeds, in house/hands on.
Dec: a plant delicious Christmas.

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.

Oct
5
Wed
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 5 @ 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
6
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 6 @ 09:30 – 11:30

Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No experience is required, just a willingness to get your hands dirty and help your fellow community members to sow, plant, harvest, weed, compost, and chat (heavy on the chatting, really). Take yourself, a pair of gloves, and learn how you can help grow food and community.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden.

Click here to read about the garden.

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

Dogs not permitted.

Growing Spring veggies @ Eltham Neighbourhood House
Oct 8 @ 09:30 – 15:00

Through a combination of theory, discussion and hands-on activity, you will: learn about the importance of preparing soil before planting; learn about soil testing, adding soil conditioners, amendments and fertilisers; learn how to grow and maintain spring and summer veggies, including protecting plants from pest and disease during the growing season; and create a seed/seed raising mix, sow seeds, prick out seedlings and plant or pot them up.

Tutor: Melissa Houselander.

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

 

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
9
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 9 @ 08:00 – 12:30
Oct
10
Mon
Smart gardening for Seniors @ Thrive Community Garden
Oct 10 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Learn some tips and tricks for how you can continue enjoying your garden for longer.

Afterward, tour the Thrive Community Garden.

Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Oct 10 @ 15:00 – 17:00

These meet ups happen during school terms only.

You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.

Oct
11
Tue
Kitchen garden after school at Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 11 @ 15:45 – 16:45

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.

Oct
12
Wed
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 12 @ 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
13
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 13 @ 09:30 – 11:30

Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No experience is required, just a willingness to get your hands dirty and help your fellow community members to sow, plant, harvest, weed, compost, and chat (heavy on the chatting, really). Take yourself, a pair of gloves, and learn how you can help grow food and community.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 13 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden.

Click here to read about the garden.

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

Dogs not permitted.

Greensborough Food Swap @ Diamond Valley Library - food garden
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Sourdough workshop @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 13:30

The Fermented Mumma will break down this traditional bread making method into simple easy-to-follow steps. You will take home a ready-to-bake sourdough as well as instructions, electronic and hard copy, a jar of bubbly starter (natural yeast), a proving basket and ongoing online support from The Fermented Mumma.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Home composting for beginners @ Edendale
Oct 15 @ 14:00 – 15:30

What you will learn: how to compost at home; simple to follow composting steps; and common problems and solutions.

Thrive Food Swap (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Oct 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Oct
16
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Oct 16 @ 08:00 – 12:30
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market @ Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
Oct 16 @ 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.

St Andrews Food and Plant Swap @ A Local Baker St Andrews
Oct 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Oct
17
Mon
Panton Hill community garden meetup @ Panton Hill Neighbourhood House
Oct 17 @ 15:00 – 17:00

These meet ups happen during school terms only.

You have to become a member, but membership is free and you can join at any time.

Oct
18
Tue
Smart gardening for Seniors @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 18 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Learn some tips and tricks for how you can continue enjoying your garden for longer.

Oct
19
Wed
Living & Learning Eltham Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Oct 19 @ 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 volunteer coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Oct
20
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 20 @ 09:30 – 11:30

Looking to feel productive, stay healthy, and contribute to local food resilience? Go along to the community garden on any Thursday morning to meet others for an informal catch up and low-energy gardening session. No experience is required, just a willingness to get your hands dirty and help your fellow community members to sow, plant, harvest, weed, compost, and chat (heavy on the chatting, really). Take yourself, a pair of gloves, and learn how you can help grow food and community.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden get together @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Meet their volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden.

Click here to read about the garden.

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

Dogs not permitted.

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

 

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

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