Nov 072013

Local food-related events

Community gardening

One of our community garden fairy godmothers was seen today handing out a lettuce to a local pensioner who was just leaving Nillumbik Health Eltham after having some dental work done there. Woo hoo! The NH planter box has some lettuce, silverbeet and rocket ready for picking. If you are going Eltham way and have spare lettuce, parsley or strawberry seedlings, there is space for them!

Soil improvement workshop

Saturday November 9, 2 -4pm, Edendale, 30 Gastons Road, Eltham. Free. Bookings: 9433 3711.

Banyule Edible Garden tours

Tour #2 Yallambie/Macleod Sat 9 Nov 10am – 12noon; Tour #3 Heidelberg Sat 9 Nov 2pm – 4pm; Tour #4 Eaglemont Sun 10 Nov 2pm – 4pm;  Bookings are essential. Groups will be limited to ten people per tour, so don’t delay in booking your place. Cost per tour $5/$2, children free. Phone Mary on 9455 2581.

Home Harvest Feast 2014

Become a Grower for the Home Harvest Feast. No matter your level of experience or how green your fingers are, everyone is invited to take part and get growing. All types of produce are welcome. If you are growing something different or exotic please let us know when registering. If you’re a little stuck, here are some suggestions of what you could grow – zucchini, eggplant, tomato, capsicum, silverbeet, carrot, pumpkin, cucumber, beets, lettuce greens and herbs.

Harvest Month March 2014

We are looking for people to manage small events during March next year. Readers, would any of you like to volunteer? The event could be a local food tasting on a Saturday morning, an edible gardens tour in your village, a special food event with your local traders, a food film night in your local hall, a cooking demonstration, a farm visit, the setting up a community planter box. Whatever you choose, we can give you a hand if you want it.

Other food activities/information


3000acres aims to unlock underutilised land across the city to grow food and build strong communities. The link for more information is here.

Harvest and Graze

This festival is on at Rippon Lea on Nov 10. James Reyne is singing. Booking here.

Glyphosate in our food chain and links to diseases

This is a fascinating film, lots of biology, but worth listening to if you have an hour.

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