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May
29
Sun
Mushroom cultivation workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
May 29 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Learn how to grow mushrooms at home. Gain an overview of the fungi life cycle, the cultivation process, building a mushroom growing chamber, harvesting and storage.

Includes: course materials, an oyster mushroom growing kit per person (valued $30), course notes and ongoing support.

Mushroom foraging
May 29 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them.

You will find and identify a range of wild, edible mushrooms. You will learn the basic principles and protocols of foraging, and then move on to mushroom specifics. You will examine examples of the types of mushrooms to look for on the day, and be shown the physical features you can use to correctly identify them. There will also be information on how to safely prepare and enjoy eating the mushrooms you find.

Included in the session fee is a learning pack to take home with you, a sample of how wild mushrooms can be cooked, and a hot drink.

Overall, there will be around 1-2km of walking over grassy terrain involved.

Olive to oil harvest festival @ CERES
May 29 @ 12:00 – 15:00

You bring the olives and they press them into olive oil for you to enjoy. Book a time to bring your olives. The first 50kg will be processed for you for free and each kilo after that will have a charge of 0.50 cents/kilo, payable on the day.

The tickets are free if you are a resident of City of Yarra, Darebin, Moreland or Whittlesea.

During the day, there will be olive fruit identification and pruning advice sessions. Plus their mini olive press will be in operation for you to see the process from start to finish (demonstration only).

Olive to oil harvest festival
May 29 @ 12:00 – 14:00

You bring the olives and they press them into olive oil for you to enjoy. Book a time to bring your olives. The first 50kg will be processed for you for free and each kilo after that will have a charge of 0.50 cents/kilo, payable on the day.

The tickets are free if you are a resident of City of Yarra, Darebin, Moreland or Whittlesea.

How to compost food and garden waste @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
May 29 @ 13:00 – 14:30

Ella Boyen, from Compost Community, will show you how to manage garden, organic and food waste effectively. She will cover tumbler systems, worm farms and Bokashi bins. She will also trouble-shoot your ongoing issues and provide some useful tips. This workshop is suitable for both those new to composting and those who have just started.

Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 29 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the elements of single malt whisky production. The tour will conclude with a tasting of the core range and the opportunity to purchase products at discount prices.

May
30
Mon
Volunteer thankyou BBQ + gall wasp workshop @ Oakhill Farm
May 30 @ 16:00 – 18:00

Presenter: Angelo Eliades.

After the workshop, you will share a meal using Oakhill-grown veggies. You will also meet other volunteers, celebrate all that has been achieved at Oakhill, and chat about future plans.

Jun
1
Wed
Home composting and worm farming @ Whittlesea Library
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Avoid sending food and garden waste to landfill by learning how to make home compost.

Jun
2
Thu
Looking after our bees with Melbourne City Rooftop Honey @ Watsonia Library
Jun 2 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Rooftop Honey founders Vanessa and Mat will talk about bees and the important role they play in pollinating our cities, including the plight of the bees, their importance, community local awareness, and planting for bees. Find out what you can do to help them, which in turn helps us all. You will also get the opportunity to taste honey from a couple of different locations.

Jun
3
Fri
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jun 3 @ 11:00 – 12:30

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Step to employment in hospitality (7 sessions) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Jun 3 @ 11:30 – 17:00

7 sessions on consecutive Fridays starting 3rd June, each 11.30am-5pm.

Learn the skills essential for working in the hospitality industry. Includes Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Safe Food Handling certificates, coffee making, and more.

Enrol by either phone (9386 9418) or email (info@bnhc.vic.edu.au).

Jun
4
Sat
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00

You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone who’s tired of the ‘standard’ menu items you find in most modern cafes. Each foodie stop brings its own ‘personal touch’ with business owners proud of their cultural heritage, reflected in the food they prepare, the way they serve it and the way they interact with their customers. You will also pop into a Middle-Eastern gold jewellery shop to learn the cultural significance of various pieces, learn some local history and the best local foodie tips.

8 food stops and 13 tastings.

Grazing board making workshop for women @ Warrandyte Theatre Company
Jun 4 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Hayley Nicole will take you through the process of choosing from pre-prepared timber blanks, shaping and sanding then finishing and nourishing your unique board. You will also share a grazing board and optional beverage through the afternoon. All materials will be provided.

Home composting for beginners @ Edendale
Jun 4 @ 14:00 – 16:00

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

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jun 4 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Jun
5
Sun
Beeswax wraps @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will show you how easy beeswax wraps are to make for yourself or as gifts.

You will need to bring along with you a piece of material 28cm by 28cm. It must be 100% cotton, non-stretch, pre-washed and free from embellishments. All other materials supplied.

Herb planting workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 11:30

The workshop will start by potting up herbs into terracotta pots and labelling them to create your own potted herb garden. Then there will be a walk through the community house garden and an opportunity to choose suitable herbs to make a tisane hot herbal drink.

The fungus amongst us @ Sporadical City Mushrooms
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Explore the Darebin park lands through a fungal lens. Participants will be guided to see and get close to the local world of fungi. The park adventure will be led by local ecologist Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher.

Founder of Sporadical City Mushrooms, Julia Laidlaw, will then share the world of zero waste mushroom farming at her farm on the edge of the park land.

Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Jun 5 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the elements of single malt whisky production. The tour will conclude with a tasting of the core range and the opportunity to purchase products at discount prices.

Jun
11
Sat
Wicking bed workshop @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jun 11 @ 11:30 – 13:00

Learn: how to decide if wicking beds are right for you; what materials are required; how to assemble wicking beds; how to care for your wicking beds once constructed; and what to grow in a wicking bed. Presenter: Paul Gale-Baker.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jun 11 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Jun
16
Thu
Beginners guide to backyard chickens @ Mill Park Library
Jun 16 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Find out about housing options, feeding and choosing the right hens for the suburbs.

Jun
17
Fri
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Jun 17 @ 17:00 – 19:00

You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn all this and more while sipping on Italian cocktails, prosecco and wines and tasting arancini, cicchetti, pizza, pasta, gelato, salumi and cheese. Walking along Lygon Street, you will visit some foodie venues, meeting the people behind the food.

5 food & drink stops, 11 food tastings and 2.5 standard drinks.

Jun
18
Sat
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Jun 18 @ 10:00 – 13:00

You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for anyone who’s tired of the ‘standard’ menu items you find in most modern cafes. Each foodie stop brings its own ‘personal touch’ with business owners proud of their cultural heritage, reflected in the food they prepare, the way they serve it and the way they interact with their customers. You will also pop into a Middle-Eastern gold jewellery shop to learn the cultural significance of various pieces, learn some local history and the best local foodie tips.

8 food stops and 13 tastings.

Marvellous mulch – dive into the magic @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Jun 18 @ 13:00 – 14:30

Learn about the magic of mulch, take away the mystery of what types of mulch to use and find out why you need to care about mulch.

Growing veggies in a wildlife garden @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Jun 18 @ 13:30 – 15:30

The topics to be covered will include: the garden as an ecosystem for both wildlife and food growing; integrated weed management; integrated pest management; inviting beneficial wildlife into your veggie garden; and common garden pests and management strategies. Presenter: Richard Rowe.

Following the workshop, there will be a guided walk and talk of Strathdon House’s garden compound.

Setting up a worm farm @ Edendale
Jun 18 @ 14:00 – 15:30

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 to set up a worm farm and the easiest methods to manage and care for these most hard-working of creatures.

This workshop will cover both the theory and practice of worm farming in a household setting. It will be useful for those wishing to recycle household food waste in order to produce worm products for use in the improvement of soil in gardens and pot plants.

Discounted worm farms will be available for sale on the day.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jun 18 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Jun
19
Sun
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Jun 19 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will be conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the elements of single malt whisky production. The tour will conclude with a tasting of the core range and the opportunity to purchase products at discount prices.

Jun
23
Thu
How to control the Queensland Fruit Fly, with Angelo Eliades @ Watsonia Library
Jun 23 @ 19:00 – 20:00

In this workshop, you will learn about the best ways to manage them, how to achieve the best control outcomes using a strategic pest management approach (IPM), what products to use, as well as how and when to use them. Angelo will also demonstrate how to make your own fruit fly trap.

Registration essential.

Jun
24
Fri
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Jun 24 @ 17:00 – 19:00

You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn all this and more while sipping on Italian cocktails, prosecco and wines and tasting arancini, cicchetti, pizza, pasta, gelato, salumi and cheese. Walking along Lygon Street, you will visit some foodie venues, meeting the people behind the food.

5 food & drink stops, 11 food tastings and 2.5 standard drinks.

Jun
25
Sat
Growing berries @ CERES
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn: the wide range of berry fruits that can be grown in Victorian gardens; how to cultivate the plants for great yields and great flavour; and berry selection, planting and fertilising, and how to prune and trellis a range of different berry fruits. Presenter: Poppy Turbiak.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jun 25 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Jul
1
Fri
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Jul 1 @ 17:00 – 19:00

You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn all this and more while sipping on Italian cocktails, prosecco and wines and tasting arancini, cicchetti, pizza, pasta, gelato, salumi and cheese. Walking along Lygon Street, you will visit some foodie venues, meeting the people behind the food.

5 food & drink stops, 11 food tastings and 2.5 standard drinks.

Jul
2
Sat
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 2 @ 09:30 – 12:00

What you will learn: pruning of both new and established fruit trees; selection and planting of new fruit trees; Winter fruit tree maintenance practices for pest and disease prevention, control and treatment; and pruning tool maintenance.

Presented by Tess Gorgonzola. The aim of this demonstration class is that you will leave it feeling confident to maintain your fruit trees. The preparation that is done in the colder months pays dividends in the growing and harvesting seasons to come.

Learn all of the pruning techniques and needs of individual fruit trees from apples and plums to persimmons and pomegranates. And hear about what not to do. Discover how to reduce and prevent pest and diseases that compromise your fruit production. Learn how to treat problems with different methods – organic/permaculture and conventional.

They will also cover buying new fruit trees and will demonstrate how to clean and sharpen your pruning tools and other edged garden tools (spades etc). You have the option to bring one of your own pruning tools along and learn how to sharpen it.

Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Jul 2 @ 14:00 – 17:00

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.

Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 2 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Jul
8
Fri
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 12:30

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting.

Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.

Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Jul 8 @ 17:00 – 19:00

You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn all this and more while sipping on Italian cocktails, prosecco and wines and tasting arancini, cicchetti, pizza, pasta, gelato, salumi and cheese. Walking along Lygon Street, you will visit some foodie venues, meeting the people behind the food.

5 food & drink stops, 11 food tastings and 2.5 standard drinks.

Jul
9
Sat
Pruning and care of fruit trees @ CERES
Jul 9 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn: how to grow a variety of fruit and nut trees in your backyard; pruning techniques; and pest and disease management. Presenter: Justin Calverley.

Jul
13
Wed
Urban food gardening (8 sessions) @ Eltham Neighbourhood House
Jul 13 @ 10:00 – 14:30

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks. The last 4 weeks will be at Edendale Farm.

This course is for people who love gardening and the outdoors, are considering a career in horticulture, would like to learn more about growing their own food successfully or who would like an introduction to aspects of working in the industry before choosing a specific course/study pathway.

The course will be run by Justin Calverley.

Jul
15
Fri
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Jul 15 @ 17:00 – 19:00

You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn all this and more while sipping on Italian cocktails, prosecco and wines and tasting arancini, cicchetti, pizza, pasta, gelato, salumi and cheese. Walking along Lygon Street, you will visit some foodie venues, meeting the people behind the food.

5 food & drink stops, 11 food tastings and 2.5 standard drinks.

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