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Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) 10:00
Introduction to natural beekeeping (two-day) @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Sep 1 @ 10:00 – Sep 2 @ 17:00
Suitable for beginners, and ideal for the backyarder, this two-day event is designed to provide participants with the information they need to start natural beekeeping with confidence. It will cover such subjects as: boxes, equipment, [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Sep 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 [...]
Chocolate discovery class 11:30
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Sep 1 @ 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 [...]
Pruning workshop 13:00
Pruning workshop @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Sep 1 @ 13:00 – 15:00
John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in pruning for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. There [...]
Grafting workshop 15:00
Grafting workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Sep 1 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Book by phone (9870 2602). Join Troy Dawes of Jeltro Cottage Permaculture to learn all about heritage fruit tree grafting. The subjects to be covered will include: starting a home orchard on a budget, grafting [...]
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Permablitz 212 (Reservoir) 09:30
Permablitz 212 (Reservoir) @ Precise address to be given upon booking
Sep 2 @ 09:30 – 16:30
On the day, they will be: Creating two wicking beds for veggies. Building a trellis for passionfruit. Creating a small swale to help direct water to new citrus. Planting a ‘shady plants’ area under an [...]
Grow your own way – veggie gardening for beginners (8 sessions) 10:30
Grow your own way – veggie gardening for beginners (8 sessions) @ Pentridge Community Garden
Sep 2 @ 10:30 – 12:30
8 sessions on various Sundays, from 2nd September to 9th December, each 10.30am-12.30pm. Horticulturalist Elspeth Brock will take participants though organic gardening methods with hands on experience in a community garden plot at Pentridge Community [...]
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Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Sep 3 @ 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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Block soil seedling workshop 10:00
Block soil seedling workshop @ Watsonia Library
Sep 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Join Andrew from KABUU to learn about raising seedlings using the block soil technique which eliminates plastic.
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Sep 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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Australian plants expo 10:00
Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Sep 8 @ 10:00 – Sep 9 @ 16:00
Australian plants expo @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
A two-day event on 8th and 9th September by the Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra. Sales of native & indigenous plants, books on related subjects, native flower displays, environmental displays, talks, giftware and refreshments. [...]
Veggie gardening for beginners 09:30
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to set up and prepare a vegetable garden. How to select, plant and care for crops. How to grow veggies in the ground, in raised beds and in pots. What [...]
Preparing your productive garden for Spring 10:00
Preparing your productive garden for Spring @ Lygon Street Community Garden
Sep 8 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Join them at the Veggie Spot Community Garden to learn all about: What food crops to plant in Spring. Preparing the soil (compost and worm farm solutions). Choosing the right plant varieties. Seeds vs seedlings. [...]
Sprouting and microgreens with Michelle 10:30
Sprouting and microgreens with Michelle @ Lilydale Library
Sep 8 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Sprouting is benchtop organic vegetable gardening. Microgreens are an exciting, colourful, gourmet alternative to sprouts. These green wonders provide a nutrient-rich hit, in a tiny, crunchy package! Learn how to grow them in your own [...]
Armagh Sustainability Fair 11:00
Armagh Sustainability Fair @ Initiatives of Change
Sep 8 @ 11:00 – 15:00
The purpose of the fair is twofold: to showcase Initiatives of Change Australia’s ongoing Sustainable Impact Mentoring Program and to launch their new community garden. Specific activities include cooking classes for kids and veggie planting [...]
Save our citrus 11:00
Save our citrus @ Diamond Valley Library
Sep 8 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Kaye Roberts-Palmer, the founder of Save Our Citrus Melbourne, will show you how to take care of your citrus trees including basic botany, tackling the citrus gall wasp and other pests, pruning, watering and fertilising.
Green at Kathleen: edible gardening in small spaces 11:30
Green at Kathleen: edible gardening in small spaces @ Kathleen Syme Library
Sep 8 @ 11:30 – 13:00
An introduction to growing your own vegetables, aimed specifically at container and small space gardeners, which includes types of plants suited to container gardens and hints and tips on getting the most out of your [...]
Home composting workshop 14:00
Home composting workshop @ Edendale
Sep 8 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Learn how composting, worm farming and the use of particular plants can naturally improve your soil. Discover how to compost and worm farm effectively for the best results. Understand how recycling your household and garden [...]
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Grafting workshop 10:00
Grafting workshop @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Sep 9 @ 10:00 – 13:00
John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree grafting. This [...]
Watsonia food swap and talk 11:00
Watsonia food swap and talk @ Watsonia Neighbourhood House
Sep 9 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Food swap and talk by Robin Gale-Baker on planting a spring garden. Go and connect with the local community, meet new people, share ideas and find out what’s happening locally and beyond.
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Nillumbik FEASTival 18:00
Nillumbik FEASTival @ Eltham Library
Sep 11 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Sample some of the fine fare of the region. Start at Eltham Library with curries provided by local business Curry Favour and wine tasting with Kings of Kangaroo Ground. Then head to Diamond Valley Library [...]
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Grow productive lemons, limes and oranges 18:30
Grow productive lemons, limes and oranges @ Whitehorse Centre
Sep 13 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Duncan Cocking, founder of Leaf, Root & Fruit, will tell you how to successfully grow lemons, limes and oranges. He will cover optimal growing conditions, planting, fertilising and pruning for optimum yield as well as [...]
Growing tomatoes organically 18:30
Growing tomatoes organically @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 13 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: A range of common and heirloom tomatoes for a variety of growing situations. How to best prepare your soil, including the option of vegan soil additives. Presented by Karen Sutherland, of [...]
Screening: Living the Change 18:30
Screening: Living the Change @ Edendale
Sep 13 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises that we face today – solutions that any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their [...]
Organic pest control and the backyard biodiversity 19:00
Organic pest control and the backyard biodiversity @ Hawthorn Library
Sep 13 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Go on a micro-safari with Adam Grubb from Very Edible Gardens and be introduced to the many creatures that inhabit your garden, from soil microbes, to problem and beneficial insects. Learn about the life of [...]
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From garden to table 13:00
From garden to table @ Nunawading Community Gardens
Sep 14 @ 13:00 – 15:00
The Nunawading Community Garden was the first community garden in Australia, and remains an important communal green space. Volunteers will lead a guided walk through the garden and share stories of its creation and development. [...]
Retrofitting the suburbs with David Holmgren 19:00
Retrofitting the suburbs with David Holmgren @ Box Hill Institute, Lilydale Lakeside Campus
Sep 14 @ 19:00 – 21:30
David Holmgren, one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept and author of a new book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future, will present his vision for the future of Australian suburbs through [...]
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Blooming lovely! 10:00
Blooming lovely! @ Box Hill Town Hall – Lower Hall
Sep 15 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Enjoy this recreation of the Box Hill Horticultural Society’s old style garden shows, which were a treasured event in days gone by. Floral arrangements, heirloom vegetables and historic exhibits will be on display. There will [...]
Build your own poly/shade tunnels 10:00
Build your own poly/shade tunnels @ Private address
Sep 15 @ 10:00 – 14:30
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 [...]
Opening of the rain garden at William Angliss Institute 10:00
Opening of the rain garden at William Angliss Institute @ The Rain Garden, William Angliss Institute
Sep 15 @ 10:00 – 15:30
Opening of the rain garden at William Angliss Institute @ The Rain Garden, William Angliss Institute | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
The rain garden will be a model food garden designed to assist in teaching students how to grow, harvest and use a variety of plants in their catering. The 472-square-metre site was previously an unloved [...]
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Top tips for reducing waste in your household 14:00
Top tips for reducing waste in your household @ Watsonia Library Community Room
Sep 16 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Why is it so hard to be waste free? Where do you even start? Will your small household contribution really help the planet? Why isn’t the government doing more? How can you get more involved? [...]
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Growing mycelium (mushrooms) in the city 10:00
Growing mycelium (mushrooms) in the city @ Seedwell Brunswick
Sep 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Take home your own DIY mycelium mushroom kit. This workshop will give you the skills to grow your own mushrooms at home and is aimed at an entry level point. It will cover oyster and [...]
Melbourne Food Hub tour and sustainable lunch 11:00
Melbourne Food Hub tour and sustainable lunch @ Melbourne Food Hub
Sep 17 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Join them for a tour of the site and meet the Food Hub team members as well as Melbourne Innovation Centre neighbours. Then enjoy a lunch prepared using ingredients sourced direct from the growers and [...]
Garden of Plenty Maker Space launch 13:00
Garden of Plenty Maker Space launch @ Diamond Valley Library
Sep 17 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Enjoy fresh food as they celebrate the official launch of their Garden Makerspace and thank all involved in its creation. Featuring an acoustic guitar performance by Joel Quinn, the planting of an olive tree, and [...]
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Sustainable Communities National Summit (two-day) 09:15
Sustainable Communities National Summit (two-day) @ Angliss Conference Centre
Sep 18 @ 09:15 – Sep 19 @ 15:25
Community sustainability: the future imperative. The need to grow social cohesion, connectivity and resilience: community, food, energy. The summit will feature numerous case studies and numerous speakers including: Michel Bauwens, Peer To Peer Foundation; Julie [...]
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Sep 18 @ 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, [...]
Backyard beekeeping workshop 19:00
Backyard beekeeping workshop @ Hawthorn Community House
Sep 18 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Interested in beginning with bees in your backyard but not sure how and where to begin? Join Bec, from Bec’s Beehive, in this introductory session covering hive set up requirements, legalities and seasonal expectations.
Urban permaculture with David Holmgren 19:00
Urban permaculture with David Holmgren @ Boroondara Council Offices
Sep 18 @ 19:00 – 21:00
David Holmgren will talk about the permaculture lifestyle as a simple, realistic and achievable way of life. He will show you how to apply the principles and ethics of permaculture to create urban, household and [...]
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Food waste recycling with Cultivating Community 19:00
Food waste recycling with Cultivating Community @ Lower Hall, Box Hill Town Hall
Sep 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
The statistics on annual food waste in Victoria are staggering, each year we throw out enough food to fill Melbourne’s Eureka Tower. That’s 250,000 tonnes of food going into our bins and into landfill every [...]
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Feastival cooking demonstration 11:00
Feastival cooking demonstration @ Thomastown Library
Sep 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Enjoy a Vietnamese cooking demonstration of rice paper rolls with chicken. Taste a sample of the finished dish and take home a copy of the recipe. Bookings essential.
Sustainable gardens for small spaces 18:30
Sustainable gardens for small spaces @ Box Hill Library
Sep 20 @ 18:30 – 19:30
From small plots to productive pots, a sustainable garden can fit anywhere. Being space-constrained is not a barrier to having a beautiful, productive and functional sustainable garden. This workshop, run by Nicole Griffiths, will give [...]
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Organic gardening for beginners 10:00
Organic gardening for beginners @ Edendale
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Want to grow your own healthy vegetables, herbs and fruits but don’t know where to start? Would you like to improve your family’s food security and increase your skills and garden productivity? Part theory and [...]
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Connecting your kitchen garden community – with Stephanie Alexander 16:30
Connecting your kitchen garden community – with Stephanie Alexander @ Fawkner Bowls Club
Sep 24 @ 16:30 – 18:00
The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, along with Stephanie Alexander, is holding a session to discuss how to connect kitchen garden schools, centres and supporters. You will learn about your local kitchen garden community, share [...]
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Beginners home brewing 18:30
Beginners home brewing @ Watsonia Library
Sep 26 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Dean Smith from Home Make It will show you how to make a malt extract brew from scratch while you trial some different home brews.
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Produce in pots 18:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Sep 27 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success. How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches. The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, [...]
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Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Sep 29 @ 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 [...]
Block soil tomato seedling workshop 14:00
Block soil tomato seedling workshop @ Watsonia Library
Sep 29 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Join Andrew from KABUU to learn about raising seedlings using the block soil technique which eliminates plastic. Tomato seeds will be provided to take home.
Edible weeds walk 14:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Sep 29 @ 14:00 – 16:00
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 [...]
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Official opening of Macleod Organic Community Garden 14:00
Official opening of Macleod Organic Community Garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Sep 30 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Macleod Organic Community Garden will be formally opened by Costa Georgiadis. Celebrate with them as they approach three years since commencing work on the garden. Following the opening, they will be serving pizza straight out [...]