Calendar of local events

 

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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Vegan vegout 17:00
Vegan vegout @ Welcome To Thornbury
May 1 @ 17:00 – 22:00
The food trucks offering vegan food who sometimes attend include: Bomba Wood Fired Pizza; Curry Up Now; Lady Rawsome; Paper Plains Food Truck; Pierogi Pierogi; Super Taco;Taitas Falafels; The Real Jerk Food Truck; Vegilicious; Von’s [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 17:30
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 2 @ 17:30 – 19:30
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
May 3 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
May 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Intro to gardening workshops with DIVRS 13:30
Intro to gardening workshops with DIVRS @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 4 @ 13:30 – 15:00
The DIVRS garden is a vegetable and fruit garden that specialises in growing fresh food for DIVRS’ emergency food relief efforts. Their volunteers will guide you through a hands on workshop on composting and worm [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 4 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 5 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Organic backyard chook keeping with Jessamy Miller 10:00
Organic backyard chook keeping with Jessamy Miller @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 10:00 – 11:30
In this workshop, ABC Organic Gardener writer Jessamy Miller will focus on keeping chooks in a suburban environment as well as introduce you to her own flock. You will learn how to build an ideal [...]
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). You will make your own high protein and enzyme rich miso paste following traditional Japanese methods. Book [...]
Backyard bees 101 workshop 13:00
Backyard bees 101 workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Backyard beekeeper Morgan Koegel will introduce you to her hive and teach you what you need to know to get started on a beekeeping journey. Morgan will talk about the time and cost commitment, the [...]
Monique’s rental abundance garden (garden tour) 15:00
Monique’s rental abundance garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Monique’s rental garden features fruit trees, veggie growing and chickens, all with a permaculture focus. The household puts an emphasis on eating and trading what they grow, as well as saving seeds for use the [...]
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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Thornbury) 12:30
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 8 @ 12:30 – 14:30
A two course home-cooked meal is shared in their dining room with other friendly community members. Go along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in the neighbourhood. RSVP [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 17:30
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 9 @ 17:30 – 19:30
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
May 10 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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Damian’s biodiverse permaculture garden (garden tour) 10:00
Damian’s biodiverse permaculture garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Damian has been practicing permaculture since he attended a talk by permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison in 1977. He is also involved in replanting native vegetation on Herring Island in inner suburban Melbourne. What permaculture and [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
May 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Chalice Garden
May 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling 11:00
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Nuka zuke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling technique using rice bran. In this workshop, you will make your own Nuka medium/bedding so that you can keep pickling at home for years and years! Book [...]
Lee’s generous sharing garden (garden tour) 11:30
Lee’s generous sharing garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Lee has created a bountiful garden in her social housing estate using mainly recycled materials, and generously shares her surplus harvest, saved seeds and garden knowledge with her neighbours, friends, and local community. She demonstrates [...]
Sharing homegrown food with Luigi and Emanuela (garden tour) 13:00
Sharing homegrown food with Luigi and Emanuela (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 13:00 – 14:00
From the moment you arrive, your gregarious and hospitable hosts Luigi and Emanuela will entertain you with gardening and food preserving knowledge and stories as they showcase their abundant Mediterranean inspired garden. Features include intensively [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 11 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch 14:30
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 14:30 – 16:00
Poppy’s Patch started as a father/daughter project when Poppy was aged three and the family decided to use the space on the front lawn to start an edible garden – to not only grow food [...]
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 12 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Backyard quails workshop 10:00
Backyard quails workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
You will meet Kat Lavers’ covey of quails. You will learn all about quail care including housing, feeding and how they can work to support a garden system. Kat Lavers is a garden farmer, permaculture [...]
Natural pest management workshop 11:30
Natural pest management workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Kat Lavers will explain natural pest management techniques relying on permaculture principles. You will have the opportunity to explore these techniques in practice in Kat’s permaculture garden which features fruit trees, intensive vegetable growing and [...]
Guided tour of the Plummery (garden tour) 12:45
Guided tour of the Plummery (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 12:45 – 13:45
Kat Lavers’ urban permaculture system, The Plummery, is a 280 square metre block which produces almost all the household’s herbs, veggies, fruit and eggs (428kg in 2018) while using only 46 litres of mains water [...]
Robbie’s aquaponics garden (garden tour) 15:00
Robbie’s aquaponics garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 12 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Robbie’s front and back yards are both devoted to food production, and feature two aquaponics systems in which trout and vegetables are grown in a mutually dependent relationship, enabling both to thrive. One system is [...]
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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook. Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).
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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 17:30
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 16 @ 17:30 – 19:30
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
May 17 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
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East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
May 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Native bee workshop for kids and families 10:00
Native bee workshop for kids and families @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Katrina Forstner, founder of Buzz and Dig, will introduce your family to native bees, pollination and increasing urban biodiversity. This session aims to bring joy and wonder to children in as they discover insect biodiversity [...]
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap
May 18 @ 10:00 – 11:00
 
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
May 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Native bee workshop for adults 11:30
Native bee workshop for adults @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 18 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Katrina Forstner, founder of Buzz and Dig, will introduce you to the amazing world of native bees and how to attract them into your garden as pollinators for flowers and edibles. This workshop will demonstrate [...]
Fruit tree maintenance and pruning workshop 14:00
Fruit tree maintenance and pruning workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
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 [...]
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 18 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
Maya’s fruitful garden (garden tour) 15:30
Maya’s fruitful garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 18 @ 15:30 – 16:30
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, [...]
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 19 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
World Bee Day celebration 09:30
World Bee Day celebration @ Alphington Farmers' Market
May 19 @ 09:30 – 10:30
Learn how to build a native bee hotel with Buzz & Dig. Afterwards, there will be free face painting.
Harry’s micro orchard garden (garden tour) 10:00
Harry’s micro orchard garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Harry is passionate about gardening in small spaces and has been lovingly tending his fully organic micro orchard garden for 14 years. At 72 square metres, this garden demonstrates that you don’t need a large [...]
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 10:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
May 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Olive curing 101 11:00
Olive curing 101 @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn how to cure olives from scratch. Gain the know-how of matching different olive varieties with the right curing method and brine.
Citrus and apple tree propagating workshop with Harry Kalathas 11:30
Citrus and apple tree propagating workshop with Harry Kalathas @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 11:30 – 12:30
There is nothing more satisfying than propagating your own plants. In this workshop, Harry will demonstrate two propagating techniques for citrus and apple trees: basic aerial layering and grafting. You will gain an understanding of [...]
Lena’s courtyard and garden (garden tour) 13:30
Lena’s courtyard and garden (garden tour) @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 19 @ 13:30 – 14:30
Lena has a permaculture-inspired garden in her 40 square metre courtyard, the aim being fill this space with as many productive plants as possible whilst attracting bees and other beneficial insects. A fascination for making [...]
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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
Community lunch (Reservoir) 12:00
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 22 @ 12:00 – 13:00
‘Jen the chef’ makes meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something, and have a chat with some new friends.
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Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 17:30
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 23 @ 17:30 – 19:30
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
May 24 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.
Community lunch (Alphington) 12:30
Community lunch (Alphington) @ Alphington Community Centre
May 24 @ 12:30 – 14:00
A great place to meet old and new friends and enjoy delicious food. Everyone welcome, including children and babies!
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Basic bakes 10:00
Basic bakes @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to get the consistent results you’ve always dreamed of! They will share with you the tips and tricks behind a successful bake, from monitoring oven temperatures to choosing the ideal equipment. They will [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap 11:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
May 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Petit gateaux 12:15
Petit gateaux @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 12:15 – 13:45
Level up your pastry skills and learn how to assemble little French cakes using mousses and cremeux. Learn show to put a brownie base, raspberry gel insert, chocolate mousse, and glaze together.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 14:00
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 25 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Members meet at the garden every Saturday. Click here to read about the garden.
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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
May 26 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook. Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).
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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
May 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Go along and join Span’s gardening team. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to [...]
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Newton Street Community Garden 10:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
May 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) 17:30
Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
May 30 @ 17:30 – 19:30
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
May 31 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.