Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival

 

The festival is being held from 1st June to 8th June. View/download the full program.

Click on any event title for a description of that event, on the ‘expand all’ button top right to show all the event descriptions, or on any ‘ticket’ button to purchase tickets.

Jun
1
Mon
World Milk Day
Jun 1 all-day
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Jun 1 @ 19:00 – 22:00

First Monday of every month except for January and December. At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. There will be plants for sale, raffles, door prizes and supper.

2018 topics
1 Oct: olives and olive trees by David Strutt.
3 Sep: caring for daffodils by Joy Quinn.
5 Feb: summer vegetables by Alan Richmond.

2017 topics
6 Feb: succulent swap.

2016 topics
7 Nov: the local food community, with Guy Palmer.
3 Oct: how to weather proof your garden.
5 Sep: irises, with a speaker from The Iris Society.
1 Aug: sustainable gardening.
4 Jul: community gardens.
6 Jun: liliums.
7 Mar: geraniums and pelargoniums.

Jun
2
Tue
The Community Grocer, Fitzroy
Jun 2 @ 09:00 – 13:00

The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.

Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Jun 2 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Meet with like-minded gardeners in their sustainable garden to swap ideas, plants, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations on all things gardening.

Click here to read about the garden.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jun 2 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 2 @ 19:15 – 21:15

First Tuesday of every month except for January.

2020 Speakers and topics
4 Feb: Fiona Williams on irises and scented pelagonia.
3 Mar: Robert Boyle on landscape design.
7 Apr: Al & Hazelk Veevers on patterns in nature.
5 May: Travel gardens.
2 Jun: Angelo Eliades on pruning fruit trees – espalier.
7 Jul: Sandi Kogtevs on making scarecrows.
4 Aug: Chris Scrase on fuchsias; AGM.
1 Sep: Penny Woodward on tomatoes.
6 Oct: Sarah Watson on clematis and flowering climbers.
3 Nov: Hands on – sowing, maintenance, potting on.
1 Dec: Helen Lovel on neutrog and biological fertilisers.

2019 Speakers and topics
5 Feb: John Ferris on edible landscapes.
5 Mar: Kathleen Tants on wees and weed control.
2 Apr: Brendan Curtis on zoo horticulture.
7 May: Paul Gale-Baker on wicking beds.
4 Jun: Caleb Armstrong on pharmaceutical herbs.
2 Jul: Lyndall Shaw on proteas and flower arranging.
6 Aug: Barbara Marshal on colour theory and colour combinations in planting; AGM.
3 Sep: Kevin Ritchie on unusual hanging baskets.
1 Oct: Norm Gerraty on growing begonias.
5 Nov: Sandra Verdam on bee-related hands-on activity.
3 Dec: Garden Club on a succulent Christmas.

2018 Speakers and topics
6 Feb: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies.
6 Mar: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration.
3 Apr: Paul Kirkpatrick on potagers – plus specialised tools.
1 May: Robyn Harris on African violets – care and propagation.
5 Jun: John and Joy Quinn on bulbs.
3 Jul: Titch – Flemings on bare-rooted trees.
7 Aug: Steven Wells on therapeutic gardens; AGM.
4 Sep: Hazel and Al Veevers on birds in the native garden.
2 Oct: Cade on beer – from hop seeds to drink.
6 Nov: Pat Anderson facilitating a tomato veggie herb swap.
4 Dec: Mitre 10 Diamond Creek on new garden products.

2017 Speakers and topics
7 Feb: Rachel Bishop on worm farming; Chloe Thomson on the organic products that OCP have on the market.
7 Mar: Bob Yeoman on growing dahlias from seed.
4 Apr: Ryan Young on habitat gardening.
2 May: Attila Kapitany on succulents.
6 Jun: Vaughn Greenhill on landscape design – working with nature.
4 Jul: Pete the Permie on berry fruits.
1 Aug: Jan Morris on protective garden accessories.
5 Sep: Maria Ciavarella on thrifty gardening.
3 Oct: David Redfern on natives grown at Cranbourne – suited to our local area.
7 Nov: Arja Toivanen on taking cuttings (hands-on propagation workshop).
5 Dec: Mark Ludlow on bonsai; Christmas party.

2016 Speakers and topics
2 Feb: Lydia Heap on frolicking frogs.
1 Mar: Ryan Young on healthy soils.
5 Apr: Sue Evans on healing herbs of the 1st Fleet.
3 May: Ian Culbard on permaculture design and practice.
7 Jun: Cheryl on miniature landscaping with succulents.
5 Jul: speaker from the Clivea Society on clivea clues.
2 Aug: short talks from local speakers; AGM and 11th anniversary.
6 Sep: Bill Aitchison on acacias for the home garden.
4 Oct: Maria Ciavarella on gardening on a shoestring.
1 Nov: pelargonium and geranium show’n’share.
6 Dec: Melissa Thomas on garden art; Christmas party.

2015 Speakers and topics
3 Feb: Peter Miller on mounting plants on boards.
3 Mar: Ken Walker on native & exotic bees.
7 Apr: Sue Aldred on native plants: why & how.
5 May: Maurice Kellet on bromeliads.
2 Jun: Loretta Childs on an iconic local garden.
7 Jul: Local speakers on learning From gardening mistakes.
4 Aug: Greg Bolderson on underground treasures / rare bulbs.
1 Sep: Geoff Crowhurst on a search for old roses around Victoria’s cemeteries.
6 Oct: Doris Pozzi on Nature’s supermarket.
3 Nov: Richard Lee on growing & using Asian greens.
1 Dec: Fun night with trivia games, DVDs & Christmas party.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Jun 2 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Jun
3
Wed
The Community Grocer, Fawkner
Jun 3 @ 08:00 – 12:00

The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.

The Community Grocer Fawkner is run by staff at Merri Health, supported by a big team of volunteers, in partnership with The Community Grocer.

Span Community House Community Garden group (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Jun 3 @ 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 develop skills.

Click here to read about the garden.

Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Jun 3 @ 12:00 – 13:00

They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.

Macleod Community Garden working bee @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jun 3 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jun 3 @ 17:30 – 19:00

The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually a selection of cakes). Tea and coffee is available through the night.

Cook up a storm with Bec Cassar @ Whittlesea Community House
Jun 3 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Bec will teach you how to make interesting dinners. Each session includes dinner on the night.

Menu:Thai (on 27th May), soup (on 3rd June) and mid-week menus (on 10th June).

Book by phone (9716 3361) or email.

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jun 3 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jun 3 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Jun
4
Thu
Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Jun 4 @ 09:00 – 12:00

A drop-in gardening session which everyone is welcome to attend.

Click here to read about the garden.

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jun 4 @ 09:30 – 11:00

Feel free to drop by to have a look at the garden, to find out more and to meet the garden coordinator, Trevor.

Click here to read about the garden.

Garden of Plenty Community Garden (Greensborough) working bee @ Diamond Valley Library
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Are you a keen gardener but don’t have the space you need? Meet other volunteer gardeners to share tips and ideas, contributing to the maintenance of the community garden. Plant, harvest and dig to your heart’s content.

Click here to read about the garden.

SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Everyone welcome. Help them continue to transform their garden into an edible, beautiful and educational sanctuary for all who pass through their gates.

Click here to read about the garden.

Your Community Health Garden (Reservoir) working bee @ Your Community Health
Jun 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00

There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.

Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jun 4 @ 12:45 – 13:45

Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.

Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Jun 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Jun
5
Fri
The Community Grocer, Carlton
Jun 5 @ 08:00 – 12:00

The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.

Reynard Street Community Garden working bee and lunch @ Reynard Street Community Garden, Robinson Reserve
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 12:30

A small group of gardening volunteers meets every Friday at 10 am and works until 12:30 pm when they break for a free community lunch! They incorporate produce from the garden into these weekly community lunches. New visitors and volunteers would be more than welcome.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jun 5 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Jun 5 @ 18:00 – 20:30

This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is usually served at 6.30pm, with coffee and nibbles starting 5.30pm or 6pm.

Jun
6
Sat
Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Primary School
Jun 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00
The Community Grocer, Heidelberg West @ Bell Street Mall
Jun 6 @ 09:00 – 13:00

The Community Grocer aims to improve access for people living on a low-income to fresh, affordable food. They do this by running weekly fruit and vegetable markets across Melbourne. Everyone is welcome.

The Fitzroy Mills Market
Jun 6 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Warrandyte Food Swap @ Warrandyte Community Garden
Jun 6 @ 09:00 – 10:00

On the 1st Saturday of every month except January.

Bayswater North Food Swap @ Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap. For the latest updates, see their Facebook page.

East Reservoir Community Garden @ East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Anyone is welcome to attend and no ongoing commitment to the garden is required.

Click here to read about the garden.

Heidelberg West Food Swap @ Olympic Village
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Transition 3081 hold an Olympic Village food swap in Heidelberg West rain, hail or shine every 1st Saturday of the month 10-11am. Come along to this very popular community event. Also, if you are interested in helping with the day, they would love to hear from you.

Links Community Garden Lalor meetup @ Links Community Garden Lalor
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

All people of all ages are welcome, whether you’re a gardening wizard or don’t know a root from a branch.

Click here to read about the garden.

No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Urban Orchard Food Swap @ CERES
Jun 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Carome Homestead Produce Swap @ Community Garden at Carome Homestead
Jun 6 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Bring your excess garden produce along and swap for other wonderful produce. A great way to meet others with similar garden interests. Great meals, coffee and cakes next door at Two Beans and a Farm.

Also, contact them to register your interest in leasing a plot at the community garden.

Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee @ Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden
Jun 6 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Across the road from Fitzroy Town Hall.

Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Jun 6 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jun 6 @ 10:30 – 12:00

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.

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