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.

Jul
22
Mon
SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00

SEEDs is a communal garden, that grows natural networks, skills, mutual opportunities, friendships, organic food and community for all who are involved in it. Join them to give a hand and help their garden grow – weeding, planting, mulching, harvesting, turning compost, etc. Or just hang out with their beautiful community for a cup of tea.

Click here to read about the garden.

Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Jul 22 @ 12:00 – 14:00

A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ corner of Brunswick and King William streets
Jul 22 @ 12:30 – 14:30

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, Coburg and Footscray. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking takes place at 5 Pitt Street, Brunswick, starting 2 hours before the serving times.

Jul
23
Tue
Camembert and mozzarella cheesemaking @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Jul 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Tutor: Narelle Lucas. Expand your cheese making skills by learning how to make camembert and mozzarella, both of which are easy to make in your own home. You will take two cheeses home as well as recipes and your own cheese mould so that you can make many more in the future. A light lunch of pizzas and baked camembert will be provided.

Bring two containers to take your cheeses home in and an apron to wear during class.

On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘C’.

Farm play @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00

For families with children aged 2-4.

Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating sensory play with seeds, leaves, crafts and music, as well as the micro world of mini beasts and soil. Led by Sofia Sabbagh.

Pay at the event.

Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jul 23 @ 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).

Watsonia Community Garden @ Watsonia Library
Jul 23 @ 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.

Herbs ancient and modern @ Mooroolbark Library
Jul 23 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Presenter: Jill Bryant. Jill will talk about herbs that have been in use from medieval times to the present day. Samples and cuttings of her many herbs will be on display, along with historical illustrations from the past.

The Community Grocer Fitzroy @ Atherton Gardens public housing estate
Jul 23 @ 14:00 – 18:00

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.

Bush skills and kids farming @ Joe’s Market Garden
Jul 23 @ 16:00 – 17:30

For children aged 5-13.

Learn about the life of plants, animals, and their interactions with the environment, cultivating wonder and wisdom from nature play. The activities will vary with the seasons, incorporating seed saving, planting, weeding, transplanting, herbal remedies, paint making, puppet making, finding grubs, climbing trees, making shelters, tying knots, spotlighting, bird watching, sensory play, singing and fire-side story telling. Led by Sofia Sabbagh.

Pay at the event.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jul 23 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Diabetes and diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Jul 23 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Join their resident dietitian in this talk about diabetes. Participants will benefit by increased knowledge, awareness and understanding about diabetes. An understanding about resources and tools to help prevent type 2 diabetes or manage diabetes well, leaving you feeling confident and empowered to lead a healthy life.

Leftover Lovers – preserving and fermentation workshop @ Ivanhoe Library
Jul 23 @ 19:00 – 20:15

Join Jessie Alice from Leftover Lovers for a preserving and fermentation workshop.

5 steps to amazing gut health (4 sessions) @ Wonga Park Community Cottage
Jul 23 @ 19:30 – 21:00

4 sessions on Tuesdays, starting 23rd July, 7.30-9pm.

Tutor: Amanda Wright. Week 1: how to stop acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion in 3 simple steps. Week 2: 5 best ways to prevent depression, anxiety, brain fog, parkinson’s, dementia, fibromyalgia, crohn’s disease and diabetes. Week 3: the hidden link between prescription medications and the impact on gut health. Week 4: how to get better quality sleep, have more energy & vitality and promote healthy ageing.

Book by phone (9722 1944) or email (wpcc@bigpond.com.au).

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy @ Corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets
Jul 23 @ 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, Coburg and Footscray. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking takes place at 5 Pitt Street, Brunswick, starting 2 hours before the serving times.

Ivanhoe Garden Club @ Bellfield Community Garden
Jul 23 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Fourth Tuesday of every month except for January and December. Corner of Banksia Street and Oriel Road.

2019 topics
26 Feb: eucalypts.
26 Mar: from a nurseryman.
23 Apr: all about tomatoes.
28 May: National Trust gardens.
25 Jun: vegetable gardening.
23 Jul: clematis.
27 Aug: bulbs.
24 Sep: wildflowers and gardens in Iran.
22 Oct: our National Parks.
26 Nov: end-of-year dinner.

Jul
24
Wed
The Community Grocer Fawkner @ Community Hub
Jul 24 @ 09:00 – 12:30

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
Jul 24 @ 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 (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jul 24 @ 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.

Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Jul 24 @ 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
Jul 24 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jul 24 @ 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.

Preston Garden Club @ Preston Shire Hall
Jul 24 @ 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.
24 Apr: Ian Banks-Smith on roses.
22 May: Rebecca from Holman Industries Irrigation Systems.
26 Jun: Vince from Bunnings.
24 Jul: AGM.
28 Aug: Andrew from Richgro Garden Products.
25 Sep: Kirsten Macleod from Compost Depot on compost.
23 Oct: Angelo from BAAG on permaculture.
27 Nov: Christmas Breakup.

Jul
25
Thu
Permaculture Design Course with Pete the Permie (12 sessions) @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Jul 25 @ 09:00 – 16:30

On 9 Thursdays and 3 Saturdays, all 9.30am-4.30pm, starting Thursday, 25th July. Book by phone (9870 2602).

Permaculture elder Pete the Permie and his team of tutors will conduct this 80 hour course covering the full PDC. The class will cover such subjects as the principles of permaculture, water, trees, soils, zones, sectors, site design, animals and the many social structures that apply. Students will be able to design a project of their choice to present to the class on the final day.

There are no prerequisites for this class. Once you have completed this course successfully, you will be entitled to use ‘permaculture’ in your business name.

Edible Hub meetup (Hurstbridge) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jul 25 @ 09:30 – 11:00

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

Living & Learning Nillumbik Community Veggie Garden @ Nillumbik Living & Learning Centre
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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.

Newton Street Community Garden @ Newton Street Community Garden
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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

Click here to read about the garden.

SEEDs Garden Club (Brunswick) working bee @ SEEDs Communal Garden
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00

There is someone in the garden every Thursday morning.

Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jul 25 @ 12:45 – 13:45

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

Sylvester Hive Community Garden (Preston) @ Pavilion School grounds
Jul 25 @ 17:30 – 19:30

Take something to share at their communal meal.

Click here to read about the garden.

Beeswax wraps @ Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
Jul 25 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Tutor: Emma Grace. You will learn how to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh and hygienic without the use of single-use plastics such as cling-wrap. You will make your own ready-to-use beeswax wraps.

Pay at the event.

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).
Jul 25 @ 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.

Cooking master class – ‘chicken, prawns & more…’ @ Gourmet Living
Jul 25 @ 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: chicken satay; coconut prawn curry; and vanilla pannacotta.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jul 25 @ 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, Coburg and Footscray. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking takes place at 5 Pitt Street, Brunswick, starting 2 hours before the serving times.

Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Jul
26
Fri
The Community Grocer Carlton @ public housing estate
Jul 26 @ 09:00 – 12:30

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.

West Brunswick Community Garden weekly meetup
Jul 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Click here to read about the garden.

Winter vegetable planting in Reynard St Community Garden @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Jul 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Go along to the Reynard Street Community Garden and get involved in some winter planting. Learn new tips and tricks on how to keep your garden happy and healthy this winter.

Book by phone (9386 7128) or email (admin@rsnh.org.au).

Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jul 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Open Table, Coburg @ Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
Jul 26 @ 12:30 – 13:30

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

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