Sat 4th Feb (10am-1.15pm)
Preserving the Summer Bounty: Bottled Fruit, Jams, Pickles & Relishes Workshop at My Green Garden
Fri 10th Feb (9.30am-10.30am)
Doncaster Hill Community Garden Working Bee
Sat 11th Feb OR Weds 15th Feb (10am-1pm)
Preserving Know-How: Ways with Tomatoes Workshop at My Green Garden
Sun 12th Feb (9.30am and 10.30am)
Italian Pickles sott'olio - Preserving demonstrations Eltham Farmers Market
Sun 12th Feb
Clayton Festival 1-1.45pm Italian Pickles Sott'Olio
3-3.45pm Making Fruit Preserves
Fri 17th Feb (10am-1.15pm)
Preserving Know-How: Italian Savoury Preserves Workshop at My Green Garden
Thurs 23rd Feb (6.30pm-9pm)
Preparing for the Winter Harvest Class at Bulleen Art & Garden
Fri 24th Feb (9.30am-10.30am)
Doncaster Hill Community Garden Working Bee No booking needed.
Sat 25th Feb (10am-1pm) and (2pm-5pm)
Summer Fruit Preserving Workshop for My Smart Garden/City of Moonee Valley.
Sun 26th Feb (1pm-3.30pm)
Preserve your Summer Harvest Workshop for City of Stonnington. Free.
Tues 28th Feb (2pm-4.30pm)
Beginners Guide to Backyard Chooks Kew Library, Phyllis Hore Room.
Thurs 2nd March (6.30pm-9pm)
Sowing and Saving Seeds Workshop at Bulleen Art & Garden
Sat 4th March (11am-1.30pm)
Successful Seed Growing and Saving City of Brimbank.
Sun 5th March (10am-1pm)
Preserving the Harvest City of Monash.
Sun 5th March (2pm-4.30pm)
Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own - for Beginners City of Monash.
Tues 7th March (6.30pm-7.30pm)
Doncaster Hill Community Garden Working Bee TOPIC: The Great Tomato Taste Off.
Sat 11th March (booked out) OR Sun 12th March (9.30am-3pm)
Tomato Passata - the Traditional Way Workshop at My Green Garden. Includes lunch and refreshments.
Tues 14th March (6.30pm-7.30pm)
Doncaster Hill Community Garden Working Bee TOPIC: Seed Sowing for the Winter Productive Patch. No booking needed.
Thurs 16th March (6.30pm-9pm)
Growing Vegies is easier than you think Bulleen Art & Garden
Sat 18th March (1pm-4pm)
Kickstart your Winter Vegie Patch Workshop at My Green Garden
Tues 28th March (6.30pm-7.30pm)
Doncaster Hill Community Garden Working Bee TOPIC: Garlic and tips on growing nice big bulbs .
Thurs 23rd March (6.30pm-9pm)Healthy Productive Compost and Worms Bulleen Art & Garden
Sun 26th March (9.45am and repeated 11am)
Easy Zucchini Pickles Demonstrations at Eltham Farmers Market
Weds 29th March (7pm-9pm)
Preserving the Harvest Smarter Living Session for Whitehorse/Manningham Councils.
Sat 8th April (2pm-5pm)
Beginners Guide to Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegies Hobsons Bay-My Smart Garden.
Thurs 20th April (6.30pm-9pm)
The Joy of Backyard Chooks, Bulleen Art and Garden.
Friday 21st April (10am-12.15pm)
Artisan Pasta: Fettuccini, My Green Garden $50.
Sat 22nd April (9.30am-12noon) OR Fri 28th April
Olive Magic: Curing and Preserving Olives, My Green Garden at Massaros Winery, Kangaroo Ground
Sun 23rd April (10am-12.30pm)
Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables, Benevolence Society Australia (private event)
Sat 29th April
DIY Worm Farms, Whittlesea Community Gardens
Fri 5th May (10.30am-12noon)
Composting and Worm Farming, Lalor Library (May Rd Lalor)
Sat 6th May (10am-1pm)
Produce to Plate City of Brimbank, St Albans Community Centre includes lunch prepared together.
Weds 10th May (11am-1pm)
Compost and Worms Whittlesea SOW at the Thomastown Community Gardens
Weds 10th May (8pm)
Growing and Using Italian Greens Doncaster Garden Club
Thurs 11th May (10am-1.15pm)
Safe Preserving: Jams, Pickles, Chutneys and Bottled Fruits My Green Garden
May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 16, 23 (2-3pm) (pending weather)
Doncaster Hill Community Gardens working bees
Sat 20th May (11.30am & 12.15pm)
Pickling Workshop and Preserving Demos Docklands Harvest Festival
Weds 24th May (8pm)
Thrifty Gardening Preston Garden Club
Sun 4th June (10am-1.30pm)
Making Sausages and Salami - the Traditional Way with Chef Chappy. Workshop at My Green Garden $165 Bookings essential
Mon 5th June (10.30-11.30am)
Worm farming at home Thomastown Library
Thurs 8th June (10am-1.15pm)
Safe Preserving: Jams, Pickles, Chutneys and Bottled Fruits My Green Garden $70 Bookings essential
Tues 27th June
Pines Learning Cooking with the Senior VCAL students: home made pasta and sauces Private event
Sun 2nd July (10am-2pm)
Artisan Pasta: Ravioli and Cannelloni Workshop at My Green Garden $90 Booked out
Fri 7th July
Composting and Worm Farms with pre-schoolers Inservice for staff at the Camberwell Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Private event
Thurs 13th July 6.30-8.30pm
Beginners Composting City of Monash. Bookings essential. Free event
Fri 21st July 10am-1.15pm
The Age Old Art of Preserving: Bottled Fruits, Jams, Pickles and Chutneys My Green Garden $70 Bookings essential
Sun 23rd July 10am and 11am
Preserving Black Olives demonstrations and tastings Eltham Farmers' Market
Weds 26th July 10am-1.15pm
The Age Old Art of Preserving: Citrus Preserves - Marmalades, Curds, Preserved Lemons My Green Garden $75 Bookings essential
Fri 28th July 2-3pm
Building a Potato Tower Doncaster Hill Community Garden working bee
Sat 29th July 9.30am-12.30pm
Winter Fruit Tree Maintenance My Green Garden $60 Bookings essential
Sat 5th August 9.30-12.30pm
Mouth watering Sweet & Savoury Preserves Bulleen Art & Garden Bookings essential
Tuesdays 8,15,22,29th August
Cooking with VCAL Students Pines Learning Centre
Thurs 10th August 6.15-8.45pm
Beginners Vegies City of Monash Bookings essential
Fri 11th August 2-3pm
Doncaster Hill Community Garden working bee 'Rhubarb division and planting'
Sun 20th August
Artisan Pasta - Fettuccini Private group booking
Weds 23rd (repeated Thurs 24th) August
Sensational Sourdough at Home My Green Garden $98 Bookings essential
Fri 25th August 2-3pm
Doncaster Hill Community Garden working bee 'Starting Tomatoes from Seed'
Sat 26th August 10am-12.30pm
Absolute Beginners to Vegetable Growing: Your Patch from Scratch My Green Garden $50 Bookings essential
Weds 30th August 10am-1.15pm
The Age Old Art of Preserving: Bottled Fruits, Jams, Pickles and Chutneys My Green Garden $75 Bookings essential
Thurs 31st August
Cook and Grow less common Vegetables Whittlesea Community Garden
Sat 2nd Sept
12-1.30pm Backyard Chooks 1.45-3.15pm Compost Wyndham Learning Festival: Julia Gillard Library, Tarneit
Sun 3rd Sept 12pm-3pm
Vegie Patch from Scratch Alphington Community House
Tues 5th Sept 7pm
Thrifty Gardening Hurstbridge Garden Club
Thurs 7th Sept 6.30-9pm
How to Grow the Perfect Tomato Bulleen Art & Garden. Bookings essential $45
Fridays 8th, 15th, 22nd September 2-3pm
Doncaster Hill Community Garden working bees
Sat 9th September 10am-12.30pm
Masterclass: Seasonal Vegies from Seed My Green Garden Bookings essential $50
Thurs 14th Sept 6.30-9pm
Vegies - Beyond the Basics Bulleen Art & Garden. Bookings essential $45
Weds 20th Sept 7-8.30pm
Compost and worm farming Mill Park Library Bookings preferred. Free event.
Thurs 21st Sept 6.30-9pm
Growing Vegies is Easier than You Think Bulleen Art & Garden. Bookings essential $45
Sat 23rd Sept 10am-12.30pm
Masterclass: Soil Health and Safer Pest Control My Green Garden Bookings essential $50
Weds 27th Sept 7-9pm
Tomato Growing Masterclass Manningham Home Harvest, Manningham Civic Centre Free
Thurs 28th Sept 6.30-9pm
Healthy Productive Compost and Worms Bulleen Art & Garden. Bookings essential $45
Sat 7th Oct 11am-1pm
Welcome to Spring BBQ Doncaster Hill Community Gardens RSVP required
Sun 8th Oct 11am-3pm
Spring into Gardening Festival Victoria Gardens Prahran
Weds 11th and Thurs 12th Oct 11am-3pm
Sensational Sourdough at Home My Green Garden Bookings essential $98
Sat 14th Oct 2pm
Kitchen Revolution Stringybark Festival, Rowville $5 entry to festival
Weds 18th Oct
Scarecrow building workshops Whittlesea Community Gardens Private event
Sat 21st Oct 10am-1.15pm
The Age Old Art of Preserving My Green Garden Bookings essential $75
Sun 22nd Oct 10.15am
Cooking demonstration Eltham Farmers Market
Sun 22nd Oct 12.30pm
Preserving demonstration Jolimont Garden Club Festival
Tues 24th Oct 10am-12pm
Kids’ potting up activities My Smart Garden Kids Festa Coronet Park, Flemington
Weds 25th Oct 10am-1pm
Hobsons Bay Childrens’ Picnic Logan Reserve Altona
Thurs 26th Oct 10am-lunch
Making Filled Pasta Whittlesea Community Garden Free workshop, bookings essential
Fri 27th Oct 2pm
Doncaster Hill Community Garden 'Safer Snail and Slug control'
Thurs 2nd Nov 10.30am-12noon
Getting Ready for Summer Vegies Thomastown Regional Library. Free event.
Sat 4th Nov 1pm
Cooking demo at the Oakleigh Glendi
Thurs 9th Nov 8pm
Safer Pest Control Vermont Garden Club
Fri 10th Nov & 24th Nov 2pm
Doncaster Hill Community Gardens
Sun 12th Nov
Maroondah Festival 2017
10-10.45am Become a Worm Farmer #waronwaste
11-11.45am Growing Summer Vegies from Seed
12-12.45pm Safer Pest Control in the Garden
Sat 18th Nov 10am-1.15pm
The Age Old Art of Preserving workshop at the home of My Green Garden. Bookings essential $75
Fri 1st Dec 10am-1.30pm OR Sat 2nd Dec
Preserving Basics: Making Preserves for Xmas workshop at the home of My Green Garden. Bookings essential $85
...more updates to follow...
Classes and workshops require booking and although many are free, some may entail a charge. Please contact me with any enquiries or to make a booking for the workshops at the home of My Green Garden in Donvale, Vic.