2017 Supporting Events

FREE
Melbourne VIC

Town Hall Veggie Patch

Come and see the Town Hall Veggie Patch – a vibrant display of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Learn how edible plants can be grown in small spaces simply and easily to provide a variety of produce for your own kitchen. Talk to the experts on how to successfully grow food in your own backyard!

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FREE
Carlton North VIC

Introduction to Worm Farming

Worm farming is a great way to reduce your household food waste. It is easy to do and creates nutritious plant food for your garden. Join Richard Thomas, Director of Wormlovers, for a talk on the different types of worm farms, practical worm farm management, and vermiculture outputs including 'worm juice' and how to use it.

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$95
Box Hill VIC

Introduction to Beekeeping At Home

Learn about keeping bees in your own backyard. Join Peter Dyer from ‘Backyard Honey’ as he shares his many years of experience as a bee keeper in Melbourne. Peter will walk you through the essential information you should know before considering keeping bees at home. You will also have a chance to watch live bees in action in Peter’s demonstration hive.

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FREE
Southbank VIC

Boyd Nature Play Day with the Park Rangers

Bring the children down for a fun morning of stories, craft, planting and play. Join a sustainability-related story time, craft activity, nature play, park rangers visit, pop up library and a nature treasure hunt.

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$75
Collingwood VIC

Why Bees Matter!

Learn about life in the Backyard Honey bee-hive with this informative and detailed demonstration held by the expert urban apiarists, Backyard Honey.

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FREE
Keilor VIC

Harvest Day at Day's Walk Farm

The Melbourne Youth Food Movement crew are heading out to visit Day's Walk Farm to get some valuable hands-on farming experience with Paul and his team.

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FREE
Camperdown NSW

Crop Swap at Pocket City Farms

Visit us at Pocket City Farms at Camperdown Commons for our monthly swap.

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FREE
Abbotsford VIC

Keeping Quail with Kat Lavers

In this workshop Kat will introduce you to her covey of quails and discuss their food and housing needs, including tips and tricks to reduce maintenance.

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FREE
Abbotsford VIC

Plan, Buy, Cook with Food Know How

Learn simple ways to reduce food waste and save you time and money with this presentation by Food Know How.

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FREE
Melbourne VIC

Bruce Pascoe - Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Accomplished author, Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from early explorer diaries that suggest that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history.

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FREE
Melbourne VIC

Andrea Gaynor - The Wartime Victory Garden

Can a mass mobilisation of suburban gardening bring on resilient and sustainable food systems?

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FREE
Melbourne VIC

Food History & Future Forum: Presented by Sustain

A feature event of the Sustainable Living Festival Big Weekend, Sustain presents the: Food History & Future Forum with Andrea Gaynor Associate Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, Bruce Pascoe Author Dark Emu & MC Nick Rose, Sustain: The Australian Food Network.

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$105
Brunswick East VIC

Backyard Beekeeping with Benedict Hughes from The Practical Beekeeper

In this workshop you can expect to learn everything from the inner workings of a bee hive to the healing properties of raw honey; how to maintain a healthy hive; to the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check.

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FREE
Melbourne VIC

The Great Local Lunch

On banks of the Yarra River, in the heart of Melbourne, over 200 farmers, backyard growers and Melbourne foodies will share the fruits of their labour in one massive locally grown and foraged feast. Fresh seasonal delights will tantalise taste buds in support of local food security.

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$15
Port Melbourne VIC

Whisky Business: Making a Sustainable Single Malt

STARWARD Whisky’s Russell Stubbs returns to the Sustainable Living Festival in 2017 to explore how craft industries are heading toward sustainable futures.

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FREE
Carlton VIC

Just Eat It (Film Screening)

From the creators of The Clean Bin Project, Just Eat It looks at the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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$416.50
Wetherill Park NSW

Intro to Permaculture

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$20 - $30
Coburg VIC

Weed Dating (At Your Local Urban Farm)

Do you want to meet singles who share a passion for farming/ gardening?? You might meet the lover or the friend of your dreams!!!

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$75
Camperdown NSW

The Bush Tucker Garden at Pocket City Farms

This workshop will teach you the background of our Australian native bush tucker, how to identify species, as well as how to grow, care for, propagate and harvest bush foods. You'll also have the chance to taste test some of our local species and learn how to use them in your cooking or for medicinal use at home.

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FREE
Melbourne VIC

Cooking Without Waste

Part of the City of Melbourne's Love Food Hate Waste program and Sustainable Living Festival, you'll get great recipes using fresh, seasonal produce from Queen Victoria Market, handy food-saving tips and lots of delicious taste testing.

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FREE
Werribee VIC

Grafting Day

Join Permaculture Victoria for a day of grafting, fruit tree design, edible weed walks and much more.

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FREE
Melbourne VIC

Park Rangers: Bee Hotels at Queen Vic Market

Park Rangers will be setting up their trailers to show you how to construct various types of bee hotels for Melbourne's native bee populations. Come along and learn about the world of bees.

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FREE
Docklands VIC

EcoCity Storytelling Night

Join in this fun and innovative storytelling event and hear from local legends making change in the community. Bookings essential.

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$10 - $20
Abbotsford VIC

Fair Food (Film Screening & Panel Discussion)

Fair Food is Australia’s first feature-length documentary that tells the story of our farmers, social entrepreneurs and communities pioneering new approaches to food production, marketing and distribution.

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FREE
Melbourne VIC

Green With Envy? Learn How To Grow Your Own Green Roof

Part of the Sustainable Living Festival, this event is a special edition of 'Canopy', a quarterly discussion forum that brings people together to share information and ideas for greening our cities. Bookings essential.

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FREE
Richmond VIC

Summer Planting Workshop for Children

Come along to our Summer Planting Workshop in partnership with Richmond Community Learning Centre and Lynette from The Cubby House. Kids will get to pot up their own plant to take home. All materials provided. Age 3+.

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FREE
Abbotsford VIC

FareShare Kitchen Garden Open Day

FareShare Kitchen Garden will be opening its gates to the public as part of the Urban Agriculture Series for the 2017 Sustainable Living Festival.

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$25
Brunswick VIC

Garlic Fiesta!

Farmer Incubator presents their annual GARLIC FIESTA! held this year at Seeds Communal Garden in Brunswick

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FREE
Bridgetown WA

Workshop & Presentation: Beautiful One Day - Perfect The Next

This event will be led by Adrian Price, who for seven years was ‘Tidy Towns’ judge for the state of Queensland.

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FREE
Carlton North VIC

Urban Food Growing and Garden Summer Lunch

Come and meet our dedicated and diverse group of volunteers for the first working bee of 2017 at the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre garden and learn some skills while giving us a hand in the garden!

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FREE
Northcote VIC

Tour of The Plummery

Join Kat Lavers as she takes you through her award winning small-scale urban permaculture site in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote. Registration's capped at 25 so get in quick to avoid missing out!

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$70
Brunswick East VIC

Passata Making with Monique Miller

Join Monique in this hands-on group passata making experience in the lead up to CERES Fair Food’s Crowdsaucing Day. Monique will show you how to make your very own sauce just how Italians do it at home every summer, creating a production line of tasks for everyone to join in on.

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