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Fruit tree pruning workshop with Chris England 09:30
Fruit tree pruning workshop with Chris England @ PSL6, Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne
Dec 1 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Presenter Chris England. An introductory lecture will be followed by a hands-on workshop. Using the demonstration fruit trees in the orchard of the Burnley Gardens, you will learn to summer prune fruit trees to get [...]
Advanced composting workshop 10:00
Advanced composting workshop @ Glen Park Community Centre
Dec 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
You will find out about the science of composting, learn some tips for recycling all your household food and organic waste into compost for your garden, and see a compost system in action. Book by [...]
Backyard quails at The Plummery 10:00
Backyard quails at The Plummery @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Dec 1 @ 10:00 – 11:30
You will visit with Kat Lavers’ bevy of quails which tie together her permaculture kitchen garden. You will learn all about quail care, including housing, feeding and how they can work to support a garden [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Dec 1 @ 10:00 – 10:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Dec 1 @ 11:00 – 13:30
This workshop will take place three times, on Saturday 10th November, Sunday 18th November and Saturday 1st December, each 11am-1.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
Christmas gingerbread house demonstration 12:00
Christmas gingerbread house demonstration @ Balwyn Library
Dec 1 @ 12:00 – 13:30
Irene, from the Victorian Cake Decorating Society, will teach you how to create and assemble a traditional gingerbread house, decorated with piped Royal icing and candy. Recipes will be supplied.
Beeswax food wraps 14:00
Beeswax food wraps @ Ringwood Uniting Church
Dec 1 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Beeswax food wraps help keep food fresh and hygienic and are a perfect alternative to single-use plastic for covering bowls and packing in lunchboxes. At this workshop, you will learn how to make washable, reusable [...]
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Stock Street Pop-up Garden art exhibition 11:00
Stock Street Pop-up Garden art exhibition @ Stock Street Pop-up Garden
Dec 2 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Pop in and out of a garden art exhibition at the Stock St Pop-up Garden, which was built along the train line nearly 3 years ago and functions as a little fun community project for [...]
Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
Dec 2 @ 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 [...]
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Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Dec 4 @ 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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Book launch – Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast 18:00
Book launch – Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Dec 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast is a new book by Karen Sutherland, Janice Sutton and Penny Woodward. At this launch, Karen will talk and then there will an opportunity to pick up a signed copy [...]
Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Dec 6 @ 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 [...]
Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Dec 6 @ 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: mint harissa prawns; chicken rice salad; and raspberry jam cheesecake tart.
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:15
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Dec 7 @ 18:15 – 20:00
Menu: daal makhani and naan bread. See their Facebook page for more details. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult [...]
Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Dec 7 @ 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: mint harissa prawns; chicken rice salad; and raspberry jam cheesecake tart.
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How to grow bushfoods 10:00
How to grow bushfoods @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Dec 8 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Presenter Rhys Freeman. Bush foods are edible native plants and include things like native mint and macadamias, as well as mountain pepper and banksias. In this introductory workshop, you will be shown how to make [...]
Raw living whole foods with Valentina Rise 10:00
Raw living whole foods with Valentina Rise @ CERES
Dec 8 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Basics of raw food. Make guilt free treats. Learn what super foods are. What you will get: Samples of all the food they make. Recipes to take home. You will discuss [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Dec 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Green at Kathleen: natural pest control in the garden 11:30
Green at Kathleen: natural pest control in the garden @ Kathleen Syme Library
Dec 8 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Keep your plants and harvest healthy and pest-free with these natural and environmentally friendly methods that are safe for you, your family, your pets, and your garden. Bookings essential.
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Christmas cake decorating 10:30
Christmas cake decorating @ Thomastown Library
Dec 10 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Irene Williams, from the Victorian Cake Decorating Society, will provide tips and tricks for decorating your Christmas cake. Bookings required.
Introduction to mindful eating and yoga night 18:30
Introduction to mindful eating and yoga night @ Align Health & Movement
Dec 10 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Join licensed Am I Hungry facilitator and dietitian (APD) Tess Gardiner (aka The Sustainability Dietitian) for an introduction to mindful eating workshop. Learn how to develop the effective thoughts and positive feelings necessary to make [...]
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Gingerbread house demonstration 10:30
Gingerbread house demonstration @ Eltham Library
Dec 11 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Dot Evans, from the Cake Decorators Association of Victoria, will demonstrate how to make a gingerbread house for Christmas.
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Zero waste community lunch and food swap 12:30
Zero waste community lunch and food swap @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Dec 12 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Everyone is welcome to come along to this Sustainable Watsonia community gathering. Bring something to share without any single-use plastic.
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Community Leaders in Sustainability Course information session 18:00
Community Leaders in Sustainability Course information session @ Council Chambers, Darebin City Council
Dec 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Darebin and Banyule Councils are offering a free 12 week course on project management, resourcing and communication for local environmental community projects. The course starts in February and finishes in April. Course participants need to [...]
Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Dec 13 @ 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 [...]
Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Dec 13 @ 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: bruschetta; roast pork loin; and Christmas pudding ice cream.
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:15
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Dec 14 @ 18:15 – 19:45
Menu: chicken saagwala, palak paneer, spiced rice and mango lassi. See their Facebook page for more details. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking [...]
Festive inspired cooking master class 19:00
Festive inspired cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Dec 14 @ 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: bruschetta; roast pork loin; and Christmas pudding ice cream.
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Native plants for food and medicine 09:30
Native plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Dec 15 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Traditional Indigenous lifestyles and healing practices pre European settlement. Traditional ways of using various Indigenous plants for medicinal purposes. Promising new research into their potential medical applications. Presented by Gaby Harris. [...]
Kombucha tea workshop 10:00
Kombucha tea workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Dec 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Book by phone (9870 2602) and pay at the door. Learn to make your own kombucha tea with Dayle Barnett. Dayle is a chemistry major who often has many different brews fermenting in all corners [...]
Compost like a pro with Kat Lavers 10:30
Compost like a pro with Kat Lavers @ Condell Growers and Sharers (next to Fitzroy Town Hall)
Dec 15 @ 10:30 – 12:30
In this workshop, Kat Lavers will look at how to compost food scraps and garden material, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to diagnose common problems.
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Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Dec 18 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2018 events December 18 Christmas party in the garden Celebrate the year of the garden with music and nibbles. November 20 Vertical gardens Landscape designer John Hassall will shows you how to construct a vertical [...]
Formidable Veg Melbourne permie house concert 18:00
Formidable Veg Melbourne permie house concert @ Private address
Dec 18 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Join Formidable Vegetable for an intimate pre-solstice permie-party. Arrive 6pm for a 6.30 start. BYO picnic dinner (lots of places in the garden to picnic). Listen to their well known song, Yield. Listen to more [...]
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Diamond Creek Christmas lunch 12:00
Diamond Creek Christmas lunch @ Uniting Church Hall
Dec 25 @ 12:00 – 15:00
A community lunch at the Uniting Church Hall on Christmas Day, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Door-to-door transport is available if needed. RSVP to Graham by phone (0419 361487) or [...]
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