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Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Oct 1 @ 19:00 – 22:00
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 2018: olives and olive trees by David Strutt. 3 Sep [...]
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Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Oct 2 @ 19:15 – 21:15
2018 Speakers and topics 6 Feb 2018: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies. 6 Mar 2018: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration. 3 Apr 2018: Paul [...]
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Make sense of food labels 09:30
Make sense of food labels @ Customer Service Desk, Woolworths Supermarket
Oct 3 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Tour a supermarket and learn how to accurately read and understand food labels and choose healthy foods that are suitable for the whole family. You will also receive a show bag with information sheets and [...]
Cook Indian by the creek – kids special 11:00
Cook Indian by the creek – kids special @ Private address
Oct 3 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each session, they will share their traditional recipes and go [...]
Buzzing around Edendale 13:00
Buzzing around Edendale @ Edendale
Oct 3 @ 13:00 – 13:50
Through dance, art, observation and play, children discover how our friends the honey bees live their busy lives. They play with props to understand how bees collect nectar, make wax and honey and look after [...]
Buzzing around Edendale 14:00
Buzzing around Edendale @ Edendale
Oct 3 @ 14:00 – 14:50
Through dance, art, observation and play, children discover how our friends the honey bees live their busy lives. They play with props to understand how bees collect nectar, make wax and honey and look after [...]
Essential coffee with Hugh Kelly 19:00
Essential coffee with Hugh Kelly @ Function Rooms, Manningham Civic Centre
Oct 3 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Australians consume 6 billion cups of coffee every year. This ever growing caffeine addiction and the convenience of disposable cups and coffee pods are creating serious environmental problems. In this workshop, two times winner of [...]
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Herbal teas 18:30
Herbal teas @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 4 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Learn about herbal teas. Understand how to grow your own tea. Learn about using native plants for herbal teas. What you will get: Detailed notes on the topic. Discount voucher to [...]
Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Oct 4 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: Thai pesto bruschetta; coriander & lime rockling; and apple & cranberry [...]
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Planning your summer veggie crop 09:30
Planning your summer veggie crop @ Camcare
Oct 6 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will provide practical tips and advice on soil preparation, summer plant selection and sustainable pest control. Learn how to plan for a thriving and healthy summer crop, participate in [...]
Build your own poly/shade tunnels 10:00
Build your own poly/shade tunnels @ Private address
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Richard Lee, from KABUU, will teach you how to build a tunnel, with designs including bench covers for propagation, covering raised wicking beds, small propagation houses, shade houses, and farm-sized 50m rows. As a part [...]
No Waste Cook Club Fitzroy 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Oct 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Farming for kids, with farmer Em 11:00
Farming for kids, with farmer Em @ Joe’s Market Garden
Oct 6 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Farmer Em is a qualified teacher who is passionate about inspiring new young growers. BYO sturdy boots, gloves, water bottles, and old clothes that you are happy to get dirty.
Mushroom workshop – cultivating gourmet mushrooms in your garden 11:00
Mushroom workshop – cultivating gourmet mushrooms in your garden @ Bellfield Community Garden
Oct 6 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road. Tyler Cameron will run the workshop. Tyler is a small-scale gourmet & medicinal mushroom farmer and amateur mycologist based in Bundoora, Melbourne. He will focus on outdoor mushroom [...]
Shio koji making and cooking 11:00
Shio koji making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Oct 6 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Shio koji is a Japanese fermented seasoning made with rice koji (cooked rice that has been inoculated with the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). It is called ‘miracle seasoning’. You will make your own shio koji and [...]
Planning your summer veggie crop 12:00
Planning your summer veggie crop @ Camcare
Oct 6 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will provide practical tips and advice on soil preparation, summer plant selection and sustainable pest control. Learn how to plan for a thriving and healthy summer crop, participate in [...]
Linking Lalor 12:30
Linking Lalor @ Links Community Garden
Oct 6 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Learn about traditional bush tucker at Links Community Garden. Participate in a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony. Try out some art activities. Follow the local cultural heritage trail of Bern Emmerichs’ fascinating artworks leading to the [...]
Julie’s garden 14:00
Julie’s garden
Oct 6 @ 14:00 – 16:00
The garden uses both front and backyards to grow a mix of fruit, vegetables and herbs, as well as some ornamental and native plants. The design has had to contend with site constraints that include [...]
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Oct 6 @ 15:00 – 16:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
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Chinese tea – a history and tasting 11:00
Chinese tea – a history and tasting @ Realm Library
Oct 7 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Chinese teas have a long and fascinating history. Hear from the tea specialists at Libertea about the various blends and culture associated with Chinese teas, and sample a few for yourself. Book by phone (9800 [...]
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Permaculture Design Course by Pete the Permie (12 sessions) 09:30
Permaculture Design Course by Pete the Permie (12 sessions) @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Oct 11 @ 09:30 – 16:30
On 9 Thursdays and 3 Saturdays, all 9.30am-4.30pm, starting Thursday, 11th October. Book by phone (9870 2602). Permaculture elder Pete the Permie and his team of tutors will conduct this 80 hour course covering the [...]
Food know how – The Urban Pear 11:00
Food know how – The Urban Pear @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 11 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Join Kate and Wendy from The Urban Pear to learn about fermenting and infusing seasonal produce including sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir and vinegars. Bookings essential.
Native edibles for companion planting 18:30
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 11 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: A range of edible natives that are easy to grow in Melbourne. Basics of companion planting. Which plants to choose in your garden planning, and how to grow and care for [...]
Composting and worm farming 19:00
Composting and worm farming @ Mill Park Library
Oct 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Learn the art of successful home composting and how to overcome common problems.
Fermented food 19:00
Fermented food @ Lalor Library
Oct 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Tim McNeilly, from Really Awesome Wholefoods, will run this fermentation talk and kimchi workshop. Light refreshments will be provided.
Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 11 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: pesto pasta salad; roast mustard pork loin; and apple & fig [...]
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Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 12 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: pesto pasta salad; roast mustard pork loin; and apple & fig [...]
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Kevin Heinze GROW Spring plant sale 09:00
Kevin Heinze GROW Spring plant sale @ Kevin Heinze GROW
Oct 13 @ 09:00 – 15:00
Fruit trees & seedlings, veggies & herbs, cakes & preserves, BBQ, Devonshire tea, cut flowers, pots and books.
Bee hive tours 10:30
Bee hive tours @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Oct 13 @ 10:30 – 12:30
4 occurrences: Saturday 13th October, Sunday 28th October, Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December, all 10.30am-12.30pm. Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up [...]
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Oct 13 @ 11:00 – 13:00
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Chocolate discovery class 11:30
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Oct 13 @ 11:30 – 12:30
This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate & truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their [...]
Green at Kathleen: introduction to growing mushrooms 11:30
Green at Kathleen: introduction to growing mushrooms @ Kathleen Syme Library
Oct 13 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Learn how to grow your own delicious mushrooms at home all year round, including cultivation and care requirements and the basics of mycology. Bookings essential.
Bees in the ‘burbs 15:00
Bees in the ‘burbs @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Oct 13 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Join the team from Backyard Honey to learn about bees and their crucial role in our eco-system. Talk with the beekeepers, handle apiary equipment, enjoy a cup of herb and honey tea and purchase pure [...]
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Practically Green Festival 10:30
Practically Green Festival @ Edendale
Oct 14 @ 10:30 – 16:30
The Practically Green Festival celebrates sustainable living and all things green with activities for the entire family. This year’s festival will include: Practical demonstrations and workshops. Sustainable building and lifestyle exhibitors. Market stalls. Live music. [...]
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 16 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2018 events November 20 Vertical gardens Landscape designer John Hassall will shows you how to construct a vertical garden and discover the benefits for your small space. October 16 Raspberry winemaking Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani, [...]
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Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Oct 18 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
Veggie gardening – beyond the basics 18:30
Veggie gardening – beyond the basics @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 18 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Tips on growing specific herbs and vegetables. Growing from seed, crop rotation, soil pH. What you will get: Seeds sown during the class to take home and nurture. Detailed class notes. [...]
Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 18 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: chilli zucchini tart; lamb wellington; and berry crostata.
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Nuka duke – rice bran pickling 14:00
Nuka duke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Oct 19 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place twice, starting at 10am and 2pm. Nuka duke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling using rice bran. In this workshop, you will make your own Nuka bedding so that you [...]
Nutrition for seniors 14:00
Nutrition for seniors @ Warrandyte Library
Oct 19 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Most healthy eating advice is for people in their 30s, 40s and 50s. This talk will take you through healthy eating for people in their 60s and beyond. They will look at the top 10 [...]
Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Oct 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: chilli zucchini tart; lamb wellington; and berry crostata.
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Build your own poly/shade tunnels 10:00
Build your own poly/shade tunnels @ Private address
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Richard Lee, from KABUU, will teach you how to build a tunnel, with designs including bench covers for propagation, covering raised wicking beds, small propagation houses, shade houses, and farm-sized 50m rows. As a part [...]
Mexican – Day of the Dead 10:00
Mexican – Day of the Dead @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Ana and Gaby are Mexican Aussies with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cooking Mexican dishes. Immerse yourself in Mexican cooking techniques and culture. This workshop will cover an introduction to the food, [...]
Macleod Organic Community Garden fundraiser auction 11:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden fundraiser auction @ Rotunda in Macleod Park
Oct 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
This will be Sustainable Macleod’s fifth annual community auction. The items include donations from local businesses, Sustainable Macleod members and others. They have over 100 items from fruit trees to cafe vouchers, health consultations to [...]
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Oct 20 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 20th and 21st of October. 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 [...]
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RetroSuburbia with David Holmgren 10:30
RetroSuburbia with David Holmgren @ CERES
Oct 21 @ 10:30 – 12:30
David Holmgren will advance permaculture ideas as a creative framework for applying vital retrofits to our homes, gardens and, most fundamentally, our behaviours. In particular, he will highlight the importance of household food growing and [...]
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Oct 21 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). You will make your own miso paste using all Australian organic ingredients and following traditional Japanese methods. [...]
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 11:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
Oct 21 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills @ Various wineries in Nillumbik
On both 20th and 21st of October. 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 [...]
Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
Oct 21 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The classes are 3 hours of creating and 1 hour of eating mostly organic and healthy vegan food. A good part of the class’s content and style is conversational. The class is for up to [...]
Beeswax wraps workshop 14:00
Beeswax wraps workshop @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 21 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Participants will learn how to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh and hygienic without the use of single-use plastics such as cling-wrap. Participants will leave with two ready-to-use wraps. Bookings [...]
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Hobby beekeeping 10:30
Hobby beekeeping @ Collingwood Library
Oct 23 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Christos Tonovich, a hobby beekeeper for 20 years with 40 hives around the Yarra Valley, will present on how to set up a hive in a courtyard garden.
Fill your garden with fruit 19:00
Fill your garden with fruit @ Whitehorse Centre
Oct 23 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Karen Sutherland will share her gardening top tips and profile her favourite fruit trees to include in any Melbourne backyard food forest.
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Native herbs for the kitchen and garden 18:30
Native herbs for the kitchen and garden @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Oct 25 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Which native produce-plants are suitable for growing in the Melbourne area. What to harvest and when. How to use them to flavour your dishes and enliven your garden. What you will [...]
Asian cooking with Jean 19:00
Asian cooking with Jean @ Mill Park Library
Oct 25 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Join Jean from Jean’s Asian Cooking as she demonstrates stir-fry Asian dishes. Followed by tastings. Bookings required.
Wow it’s Italian – raspberry panna cotta 19:00
Wow it’s Italian – raspberry panna cotta @ Kimberley Place
Oct 25 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy a social evening of cooking demonstrations and food tasting. This evening’s dish: raspberry panna cotta.
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Alexandra and district open gardens 10:00
Alexandra and district open gardens @ Various gardens in Buxton, Taggerty, Acheron and Alexandra
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00
On both 27th and 28th October, 10am-4pm. Fancy a visit to the country? There are 10 gardens to visit in Buxton, Taggerty, Acheron and Alexandra Township comprising 6 town gardens and 4 country gardens. Visit [...]
No Waste Cook Club Carlton 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Carlton @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Chinese vegetarian cooking demo 11:30
Chinese vegetarian cooking demo @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Oct 27 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Helen Chen and her friends will be demonstrating vegetarian home-cooked Chinese food (which is very different from Chinese restaurant food).
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Alexandra and district open gardens 10:00
Alexandra and district open gardens @ Various gardens in Buxton, Taggerty, Acheron and Alexandra
Oct 28 @ 10:00 – 16:00
On both 27th and 28th October, 10am-4pm. Fancy a visit to the country? There are 10 gardens to visit in Buxton, Taggerty, Acheron and Alexandra Township comprising 6 town gardens and 4 country gardens. Visit [...]
Bee hive tours 10:30
Bee hive tours @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Oct 28 @ 10:30 – 12:30
4 occurrences: Saturday 13th October, Sunday 28th October, Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December, all 10.30am-12.30pm. Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up [...]
‘Buzz inn’ bee hotel making by TD Convivial Kitchen 13:00
‘Buzz inn’ bee hotel making by TD Convivial Kitchen @ Private house (address provided on booking)
Oct 28 @ 13:00 – 15:00
The workshop will include an introduction to native bees, how to spot a native bee, the nesting types, buzz pollination, what materials are great to get you started with your own bee hotel, and how [...]
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