Calendar of local events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is unlikely that many, if any, of these events will actually be happening.

View calendars for specific Council areas:
All areas    Banyule    Boroondara    City of Yarra    Darebin    Manningham    Maroondah    Moreland    Nillumbik    Whitehorse    Whittlesea    Yarra Ranges

View calendars for specific types of event (and the key to the colour coding):
All events    All once-off events (Cooking, Everything else, Free)      Community gardens      Food swaps      Free meals      Markets      Farmers’ markets      Garden clubs

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Really Really Free Market Preston 10:00
Really Really Free Market Preston @ Hp Zwar Reserve
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 14:00
It’s a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. The market is a 100% free and non-commercial event [...]
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Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 4 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
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Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Mar 6 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 7 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 11 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
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Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Mar 13 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Bee a pollinator! Native bee hotel workshop for families. 10:00
Bee a pollinator! Native bee hotel workshop for families. @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
This session will aim to bring joy and wonder to children in as they discover insect biodiversity and urban sustainability on a micro level in the garden. Families will be introduced to native bees, pollination [...]
Sourdough for beginners 10:00
Sourdough for beginners @ Kitchen Warehouse
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn the in’s and out’s of using a starter through to artisan shaping methods, and leave understanding the skills and techniques needed to replicate the baking process at home.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 14 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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Open Garden at Reservoir Views Primary School 10:00
Open Garden at Reservoir Views Primary School @ Reservoir Views Primary School
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Join local gardener Chard to explore the food garden at Reservoir Views Primary School. Go along and see what the kids have been growing. This event is part of the Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival.
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Preserve my harvest 18:00
Preserve my harvest @ Darebin Arts Centre
Mar 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Qualified chefs will teach you how to preserve, pickle and or ferment your fresh produce. You will learn how to create a range of pickles, jams, sauces, relishes or ferments. They will provide the jars, [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
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Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Mar 20 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Open Garden at Sylvester Hive Community Garden 12:30
Open Garden at Sylvester Hive Community Garden @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 21 @ 12:30 – 14:00
This garden has 14 wicking beds and surrounding fruit trees that members of the local community manage and share produce at regular communal meals and events. The garden welcomes new members and is an inclusive [...]
Guided tour of Maya’s fruitful garden 13:30
Guided tour of Maya’s fruitful garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Maya has created an edible garden that is as beautiful as it is fruitful. Decorative, productive hedges are formed from an extensive range of pruned and grafted fruit trees using a combination of espalier, cordon, [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 21 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Maya’s pruning workshop 14:45
Maya’s pruning workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 14:45 – 15:45
Maya’s garden includes 32 apples, persimmons, cherry guavas, feijoas and citrus. Using grafting and pruning techniques, she has created an edible hedge of her fruit trees with a combination of espalier, cordon and other interesting [...]
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Citrus care workshop 10:00
Citrus care workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Presented by Kaye Roberts-Palmer. The workshop will cover citrus botany (i.e. different types of citrus, organic pest control strategies and nutrient deficiencies. It will also include a shape pruning demonstration. Click here to read about [...]
DIY composting and worm farms 14:00
DIY composting and worm farms @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
Mar 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This session will aim to bring joy and wonder to children in as they discover insect biodiversity and urban sustainability on a micro level in the garden. Families will be introduced to native bees, pollination [...]
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Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 18:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 25 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Take something to share at their communal meal. Click here to read about the garden.
Preston Garden Club 20:00
Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Mar 25 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Fourth Wednesday of every month except for December. 2019 speakers and topics 23 Jan: Plant/flower ID quiz. 27 Feb: Maria from Ivanhoe Garden Club on flower arranging. 27 Mar: Janine Kay on geraniums and pelargoniums. [...]
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Zero waste cooking demonstration with the Social Food Project 18:30
Zero waste cooking demonstration with the Social Food Project @ Melbourne Polytechnic show kitchen
Mar 26 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This demonstration will give you all the tools and tips for zero-waste cooking at home. You’ll learn how to plan, buy and cook to get the most out of your food, saving you both time [...]
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Community lunch (Preston) 12:00
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Mar 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Compost for beginners 10:00
Compost for beginners @ The Compost Depot
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Want to compost but not sure how? Confused about what can and can’t be composted? Put off by concerns about the smell of food waste? Not sure there is a solution for you because you [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Mar 28 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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