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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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Mar 1 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
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 [...]
Advanced composting 13:00
Advanced composting @ Alphington Food Hub
Mar 1 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Have you got a compost system that is established at home? Is it working as efficiently as possible? This workshop is for people who have tried and failed, or are having problems with, an existing [...]
Northcote Community Gardens working bee 13:00
Northcote Community Gardens working bee @ Northcote Community Gardens
Mar 1 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Next to the Northcote train station. Please bring a plate of food to share for afternoon tea if you are able to. Click here to read about the garden.
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Compost for beginners 18:30
Compost for beginners @ The Compost Depot
Mar 2 @ 18:30 – 19:30
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 [...]
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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 4 @ 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 [...]
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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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 5 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. 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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East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
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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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Wild food and medicine walk 10:00
Wild food and medicine walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Mar 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Join The Perma Pixie on an outdoor adventure that will focus on identifying edible and medicinal weeds and wild food. Discover the properties and actions these plants have to nourish and heal, and discuss recipes [...]
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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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 [...]
Span Community House – Autumn harvest feast 12:30
Span Community House – Autumn harvest feast @ Span Community House
Mar 11 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Join them for a meal with produce picked fresh from their community garden. Enjoy a tour of the garden and a food swap table where growers can swap produce. All funds raised will go towards [...]
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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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 12 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. 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 [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
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.
Northcote Food Swap 11:00
Northcote Food Swap @ Northcote Library
Mar 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Grafting and grafting aerial layering propagation 11:15
Grafting and grafting aerial layering propagation @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 14 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Clever grafting methods yield citruses, apples, pomegranates and stone fruits. Harry will show you the tools, equipment and seasonal timing requirements for each grafting/propagation technique as well as how to take care of grafts and [...]
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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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Mar 15 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
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.
Guided tour of Robbie’s aquaponics garden 12:45
Guided tour of Robbie’s aquaponics garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 15 @ 12:45 – 13:45
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 [...]
Guided tour of Lena’s courtyard garden 14:00
Guided tour of Lena’s courtyard garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00
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
Mar 18 @ 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 [...]
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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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 19 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. 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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East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Guided tour of Damian’s permaculture garden 10:00
Guided tour of Damian’s permaculture garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 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 [...]
Reservoir Food Swap 10:00
Reservoir Food Swap @ In front of Reservoir Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00
In front of Reservoir Library.
Fairfield Food Swap 11:00
Fairfield Food Swap @ St. Andrews Church, side garden
Mar 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
Guided tour of Monique’s rental abundance garden 11:15
Guided tour of Monique’s rental abundance garden @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 21 @ 11:15 – 12:15
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 [...]
Garlic Bread Festival 12:00
Garlic Bread Festival @ Welcome To Thornbury
Mar 21 @ 12:00 – 22:00
A whole day dedicated to eating and celebrating garlic bread. Expect garlic bread burgers, garlic bread gozleme, fancy garlic bread and good ol’ classic garlic bread.
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 [...]
Taco & beer masterclass 12:30
Taco & beer masterclass @ 3 Ravens Brewery
Mar 21 @ 12:30 – 14:30
What you will learn: Taste your way through spring beers from The 3 Ravens under the expert guidance of one of their brewery team. See behind the scenes of a fully functioning craft brewery. Learn [...]
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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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
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 [...]
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch 11:15
Productive gardening with kids workshop at Poppy’s Patch @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 22 @ 11:15 – 12:15
Poppy’s Patch started as a father/daughter project when Poppy was aged three. The family decided to use the space on the front lawn to start an edible garden – to not only grow food but [...]
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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The Hellenic food odyssey 19:00
The Hellenic food odyssey @ Northcote Library
Mar 24 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey for stories about Greek food and culture. Be inspired by Greek flavours and cuisine and learn about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. You will finish off with [...]
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Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) 10:00
Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 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.
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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Newton Street Community Garden 09:00
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Mar 26 @ 09:00 – 12:00
A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to read about the garden.
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 [...]
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Mar 26 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
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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 [...]
East Reservoir Community Garden 10:00
East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00
 
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap 11:00
Preston/Thornbury Food Swap
Mar 28 @ 11:00 – 12:00
 
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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Alphington Farmers’ Market 09:00
Alphington Farmers’ Market @ Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mar 29 @ 09:00 – 13:00
 
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee 09:00
Northcote Library Food Garden working bee @ Northcote Library
Mar 29 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Click here to read about the garden.
Small space composting 09:30
Small space composting @ Alphington Food Hub
Mar 29 @ 09:30 – 11:00
They will show you some ideas for managing your food scraps when space is a premium. They even have some low budget options that you can make yourself if cash supply is restricted. Donations welcome.
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