Nillumbik calendar of events

 

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

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Aug
5
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 5 @ 09:30 – 11:00

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.

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 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 coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
7
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
8
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 8 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Aug
12
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 12 @ 09:30 – 11:00

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.

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 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 coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
14
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 14 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

Sourdough workshop @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Aug 14 @ 11:00 – 15:00

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
Aug 14 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
15
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 15 @ 08:30 – 12:30
St Andrews Food and Plant Swap @ A Local Baker
Aug 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

Aug
19
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 19 @ 09:30 – 11:00

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.

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 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 coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
21
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Thrive Food Swap @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Aug
22
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 22 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Eltham Food Swap @ Eltham Farmers Market,
Aug 22 @ 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
26
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 26 @ 09:30 – 11:00

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.

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Aug 26 @ 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.

Aug
28
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Aug 28 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Aug 28 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Aug
29
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Aug 29 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Sep
2
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 2 @ 09:30 – 11:00

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.

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

Sep
4
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Sep 4 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Fermented vegetables @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Sep 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn the age-old art of laco fermentation. Make three ferments and create your very own sauerkraut. Two flavour options: ginger carrots, and fermented onions with garlic and dill. With Jess.

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

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

Sep
5
Sun
Eltham Farmers’ Market @ Eltham Mall
Sep 5 @ 08:30 – 12:30
Hurstbridge Market
Sep 5 @ 08:30 – 13:00

 

Sep
7
Tue
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 7 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

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.

Sep
9
Thu
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 9 @ 09:30 – 11:00

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.

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

Sep
11
Sat
St Andrews Market @ Corner of Kangaroo Ground/St Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
Sep 11 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Dogs not permitted.

Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Sep 11 @ 10:00 – 16:00

A two-day event on 11th and 12th 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.

Hurstbridge Food Swap @ Edible Hub Hurstbridge
Sep 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00

 

Nutrition gardening with Donna Livermore @ Edendale
Sep 11 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Presenter: Donna Livermore. Topics to be covered will include: which crops have higher nutrition; preparing your soil to grow nutrient dense food; fertilising plants to provide maximum nutrition from our garden; and harvesting and preparing produce to maintain nutrients. The workshop is aimed at people who have had a little bit of experience growing some of their own food and now want to focus on producing healthier, high quality crops from their garden.

Thrive working bee (Diamond Creek) @ Thrive Community Garden
Sep 11 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Regular working bee. Everyone welcome.

Click here to read about the garden.

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