Sunday, August 28, 2011

Interfaith Celebration and Coburg Home-Grown Edibles Swap - Sept 3rd - at PepperTree Place

Join us this month for a Muslim Eid Celebration created in partnership with the Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group.

Celebrate the diversity within our local community by sharing good food, fun activities and stories of how different people live life and practice their faith.

Learn how to make spinach pies with fresh greens from the garden and watch them being cooked in the woodfired oven. Enjoy healthy, vegetarian creations hot from the community kitchen while kids and adults alike try their hand at a fabric-fun craft led by local volunteers.

When: 10am and 2pm (Food Swap 10am - 12ish)

Where: PepperTree Place, 512 Sydney Road, Coburg
(corner of Sydney Road and Bell Street

Cost: FREE!

Contact: Michaela on 0423 226 303 if you want to help with this or future interfaith events or email info@kildonan.org.au

This is the 1st of 6 interfaith celebrations made possible by the generous support of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Join your local Seed Savers Network at CERES (Brunswick) on 3rd September

Need a reason for saving seeds? Here are 5 to get you started:
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  • Share varieties of open pollinated plants that are well suited to your conditions, 
  • Save money by saving your own seeds and/or trading with other seed-savers, 
  • Preserve genetic diversity, 
  • Feel satisfied, empowered and connected,
  • Experience a range of tasty fruits and vegetables you won't find in the supermarket.
Come along to the CERES market place at midday on Saturday 3rd September and join your local Seed Savers Network.

Bring along seed to swap (although this isn't necessary) and $5.00 to join.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Garden Party in Northcote? 3rd Sept @ 11am - launching Backyard Harvest Festival, Northcote Library Food Garden & more....

A little something from our very active neighbours in Darebin...

Dear Gardeners and Friends,

You are warmly invited to celebrate the official launch of the Northcote Library Food Garden on Saturday September 3rd from 11am.

Location: Northcote Library Food Garden
Mel Ref 30 F8

Please find your official invitation here with heaps more about what's going on. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sprout Community Market (Thornbury) starts up again on September 1st


Sprout Community Gardening in Thornbury is a program of Mind that promotes mental and physical wellbeing through a range of horticulture and enterprise activities that are developed with a sustainable and creative focus.

As part of this approach, Sprout holds a diverse and vibrant local Community Market on the first Thursday of each month (except winter & Jan) between 3-7pm here.

Remaining market dates for 2011 are: Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, and Dec 1 with a bonus market day on the 15 Dec.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Community Fruit Tree Workshops (Banyule) Saturdays 20 & 27 August

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Pear Tree House by geishaboy500
After a successful pilot last year, the people at Transition Banyule have been very busy over the last few weeks running a series of 7 fruit tree planting & pruning and composting demonstrations.

The kicker is that participants take home a high quality fruit tree for their garden at the end of the session. What a great way to get productive trees out into the community along with the knowledge to plant and maintain them.

There is a limit of 20 participants per workshop but there may be a few places left in the last two sessions for the year. See below for details (here's their flyer).
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