What’s On in Late August

15 August, 2018 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Food Swaps


The next food swap will be on Saturday August 18, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.


The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday August 18, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.Convivial

Convivial Kitchen and Garden – Grafting and Pruning Workshops with Heritage Fruits Society

John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree grafting. This will be hands-on. It involves learning the reasons for, and the science of grafting, and then plenty of time to practice. Budding will also be discussed, but winter is not the best time to do it. Your questions answered. Bring a sharp knife if you have one.

You may not ever graft another tree, but we will discuss the reasons for grafting, when to graft and what to graft, so you understand why and when, and see examples of grafts. We will concentrate on apples, but discuss a wide range of plants.

There is no cost, but the third hour of the three-hour session will be assistance with the grafting of Heritage Fruits Society’s trees, including potting, labelling, etc. (part learning, part application)

Sessions are planned for

Wed 22 Aug 9.30AM – Fairfield

Wed 22 Aug 1.00 PM – Fairfield

Sun 26 Aug 9.30 AM – Fairfield

Sun 9 Sept 10 AM – Reservoir

There will also be a bonus pruning workshop in Thornbury, on Sat 1 Sept at 2 PM. The basics of pruning explained and a number of trees will be pruned. Very limited participants. Total time approx. 2 hours.

Please reply directly to


with preferred date/time. Maximum 6 per session – more sessions if there is enough interest. Locations accessible by public transport – address sent with acceptance.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 25, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.


The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday September 8, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday September 9, 10 am onwards.

Annual General Meeting – Date-Claimer

Just a heads-up that our AGM is coming.  It’ll be the evening of Wednesday September 19.
More details to come.

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