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.
Join in this fun and innovative storytelling event and hear from local legends making change in the community.
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.
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.
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+.
Bookings recommended and can be made here.
Farmer Incubator presents their annual GARLIC FIESTA! held this year at Seeds Communal Garden in Brunswick
This event will be led by Adrian Price, who for seven years was ‘Tidy Towns’ judge for the state of Queensland.
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!
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!
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.
Join Permaculture Victoria for a day of grafting, fruit tree design, edible weed walks and much more..
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.
Can't make it on the 18th? Not to worry, Ben and the Social Food project team will be back at the same venue on Friday the 24th of February from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
Demonstrations to help you love your leftovers
Do you want to meet singles who share a passion for farming/ gardening?? You might meet the lover or the friend of your dreams!!!
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.
Join Nick Ritar and Milkwood Permaculture for 2 days of permaculture design theory and action. You will leave this course with a solid grounding of how you can apply permaculture principles in your home, garden, apartment or farm
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.
STARWARD Whisky’s Russell Stubbs returns to the Sustainable Living Festival in 2017 to explore how craft industries are heading toward sustainable futures.
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.
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.
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
Can a mass mobilisation of suburban gardening bring on resilient and sustainable food systems?
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.
Learn simple ways to reduce food waste and save you time and money with this presentation by Food Know How.
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.
Visit us at Pocket City Farms at Camperdown Commons for our monthly swap.
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.
Learn about life in the Backyard Honey bee-hive with this informative and detailed demonstration held by the expert urban apiarists, Backyard Honey.
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.
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.
Join Richard Thomas, Director of Wormlovers, for a talk on worm types, anatomy and behaviour, worms as a waste management process, worm farming as a critical sustainability action, the nutrient cycle and soil, plant and animal health.
Come and see the Town Hall Veggie Patch – a vibrant display of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Enjoy the Grow Show daily talks on the 7th, 8th & 9th of February, running from 1 to 2pm..