Calendar of local events

 

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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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Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson 19:00
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
May 1 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn: How to make a love heart cookie cake. How to make the perfect sugar cookie that won’t shrink. About fondant: how to colour it, roll and cut it out to perfectly fit [...]
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Warrandyte Riverside Market 08:00
Warrandyte Riverside Market @ Stiggants Reserve
May 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January with an additional market on the 3rd Saturday in December.
Warrandyte Food Swap 09:00
Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
May 4 @ 09:00 – 10:00
On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.
Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 4 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy [...]
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Kellybrook Cider Festival 11:00
Kellybrook Cider Festival @ Kellybrook Winery
May 5 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scrumpy cider, live bands and lots of food is what the Kellybrook Cider Festival is all about. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, the weekend will feature Kellybrook’s scrumpy [...]
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Doncaster Garden Club 19:30
Doncaster Garden Club @ Doncaster Senior Citizen Centre
May 8 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Second Wednesday of every month except for January, The meetings start at 8pm, with a food swap 7.30-7.55pm. Everyone welcome. 2019 speakers and topics 13 Feb: Dwight King on dahlias. 13 Mar: Mike Dodson from [...]
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Native edibles for companion planting 18:30
Native edibles for companion planting @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30
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 [...]
Cooking master class – ‘taste of Tuscany’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘taste of Tuscany’ @ Gourmet Living
May 9 @ 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: Tuscan minestrone; pork fennel sausage rigatoni; and espresso pannacotta.
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Healthy productive compost and worms 18:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 16 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: The importance of compost for soil health. How to fix common composting problems. Setting up and looking after a worm farm. Presented by Diana Cotter. Learn how to make great compost, [...]
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Park Orchards Market 09:00
Park Orchards Market @ Park Orchards Primary School
May 18 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Olive magic 09:30
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 18 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Improve your culinary knowledge. Learn how to preserve olives. Understand and experience different techniques for preserving olives. Presented by Lucy Marasco. Transform bitter unpalatable olives into gourmet delights! This hands-on workshop [...]
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen 10:00
Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Come along to share your produce & compare notes with other food gardeners. Bring along any veggies, fruit or herbs you have harvested, also eggs, preserves, recipes are welcome. Be inventive! You can also bring [...]
Sticky date with the Backyard Honey beekeeper 11:00
Sticky date with the Backyard Honey beekeeper @ Bunnings
May 18 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Facilitated by Peter Dyer, from Backyard Honey. Watch a live honeybee colony at work. Taste raw cold-pressed Victorian honeys and discover what you can do to sustain healthy bees and pollinators in our community.
World Bee Day events 13:00
World Bee Day events @ Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
May 18 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Celebrate World Bee Day with them. The event will include: a beekeeping workshop presented by an experienced apiarist; a demonstration of making bees wax wraps; making your own hand-rolled bees wax candles (fun for kids); [...]
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Warranwood Food Swap 10:00
Warranwood Food Swap @ Warranwood Primary School
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.
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Native herbs for the kitchen and garden 18:30
Native herbs for the kitchen and garden @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 23 @ 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. Presented by Karen [...]
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Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers 19:00
Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers @ Gourmet Living
May 24 @ 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: Winter minestrone; spiced chicken medallions; and spiced fruit compote.
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Wonga Park Farmers’ Market 09:00
Wonga Park Farmers’ Market @ Wonga Park Primary School
May 25 @ 09:00 – 14:00
If you go to the market, you can also visit the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.
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Heidi garden club 10:00
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
May 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A monthly (last Wednesday of the month) gathering of like-minded people who enjoy chatting about all things garden, in particular productive gardening. Set in the Heide I kitchen garden, join them for a chat and [...]
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Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ @ Gourmet Living
May 31 @ 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: healthy Winter root veg soup; beef & red wine stew; and [...]