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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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.
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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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