Upcoming Events

July

welcome

Thursday, 1 July, 9.30-10.30am

Kids in the garden – nature treasure hunt

Macleod Organic Community Garden
FREE school holiday event

Bring along the kids for a Nature Treasure Hunt in the community garden with Rodolfo Maia who is a Sustainable Macleod member and also a Ranger from Parks Victoria.

welcome

Saturday, 3 July, 12-1pm

New members session

Macleod Organic Community Garden
Come along and learn all about Sustainable Macleod, the Macleod Vegie Swap, the community garden and upcoming workshops and social events, and meet other new members.

Free.

dinner laid out on table

Monday, 5 July, 6.30pm dinner, 7.30pm meeting

Potluck dinner and monthly meeting

5 Fairlie Avenue, Macleod

6.30pm dinner. At 7.30pm we will watch a film on prevention of Queensland Fruit Fly with expert Andrew Jessup.

Please bring a plate of food to share.

welcome

Wednesday, 7 July, 1-3pm

Kids in the garden – composting and seeds

Macleod Organic Community Garden
FREE school holiday event

Bring your kids to the community garden to learn about compost, worms and seed planting.

Example of pruning - heading cuts on loquat tree

Saturday, 10 July, 1-3pm

Tree Pruning Workshop

Macleod Organic Community Garden

Join us at the garden for a demonstration of fruit tree pruning including plums and apples. Learn which fruit trees to prune when, and the difference between heading cuts and the 2 types of thinning cuts and their purposes. Learn how to keep your trees low for safety, fruit accessibility and netting and when and what to spray them for. Led by Robin Gale-Baker.

Free to members; $15 non-members.

vegie-swap-home

Saturday, 17 July, 11am-12pm

Vegie Swap

Macleod Rotunda, opposite the Macleod shops

People bring fruit, vegies, herbs, seeds, plants or preserves. These are weighed, recorded and placed on tables in the first half hour while we chat, get to know each other and ask questions of more experienced gardeners. At 11.30am events for the next month are announced, after which people are free to take what they can use, being mindful that everyone should get a fair share.

Queensland Fruit Fly

Saturday, 17 July, 2-3.30pm

Queensland Fruit Fly workshop

Macleod Organic Community Garden

Join us for a free workshop with Angelo Eliades from Bulleen Art & Garden.

Queensland fruit fly is one of the most damaging pests of fruit, vegetables and berries in Melbourne gardens. In this workshop you will learn about the best ways to manage them, how to achieve the best control outcomes using a strategic pest management approach (IPM), what products to use, as well as how and when to use them.

This is a free event funded by a grant from Banyule City Council.

Preparing seeds in punnets for planting

Saturday, 24 July, 1-2.30pm

Seed Planting for Spring workshop

Macleod Organic Community Garden

Seed planting is an art. Learn how to sow various vegetable seed for the best results, when to transplant seedlings and how to protect them once planted out. Learn which seed should be planted now and which later, and some tricks to get early germination.

Free to members; $15 non-members.

August

Preparing seeds in punnets for planting

Wednesday, 4 August, 7-8pm

Dirt and climate change workshop

Macleod Organic Community Garden

 

welcome

Saturday, 8 August, 11am-12pm

New members session

Macleod Organic Community Garden
Come along and learn all about Sustainable Macleod, the Macleod Vegie Swap, the community garden and upcoming workshops and social events, and meet other new members.

Free.

vegie-swap-home

Saturday, 21 August, 11am-12pm

Vegie Swap

Macleod Rotunda, opposite the Macleod shops

People bring fruit, vegies, herbs, seeds, plants or preserves. These are weighed, recorded and placed on tables in the first half hour while we chat, get to know each other and ask questions of more experienced gardeners. At 11.30am events for the next month are announced, after which people are free to take what they can use, being mindful that everyone should get a fair share.

September

welcome

Saturday, 4 September, 11am-12pm

New members session

Macleod Organic Community Garden
Come along and learn all about Sustainable Macleod, the Macleod Vegie Swap, the community garden and upcoming workshops and social events, and meet other new members.

Free.

vegie-swap-home

Saturday, 18 September, 11am-12pm

Vegie Swap

Macleod Rotunda, opposite the Macleod shops

People bring fruit, vegies, herbs, seeds, plants or preserves. These are weighed, recorded and placed on tables in the first half hour while we chat, get to know each other and ask questions of more experienced gardeners. At 11.30am events for the next month are announced, after which people are free to take what they can use, being mindful that everyone should get a fair share.

bunting flying with trees behind

Saturday, 18 September, 11am-3pm

Macleod Fete

Macleod Rotunda, opposite the Macleod shops

Come and enjoy a day exploring Macleod Village and the local community groups, see all that they have to offer. We will be selling tomato plants and spring vegetables and herbs at the Macleod Fete.

This free event is child and pet friendly and is proudly sponsored by the Macleod Traders Association.

October

welcome

Saturday, 3 October, 11am-12pm

New members session

Macleod Organic Community Garden
Come along and learn all about Sustainable Macleod, the Macleod Vegie Swap, the community garden and upcoming workshops and social events, and meet other new members.

Free.

vegie-swap-home

Saturday, 16 October, 11am-12pm

Vegie Swap

Macleod Rotunda, opposite the Macleod shops

People bring fruit, vegies, herbs, seeds, plants or preserves. These are weighed, recorded and placed on tables in the first half hour while we chat, get to know each other and ask questions of more experienced gardeners. At 11.30am events for the next month are announced, after which people are free to take what they can use, being mindful that everyone should get a fair share.

November

welcome

Saturday, 6 November, 11am-12pm

New members session

Macleod Organic Community Garden
Come along and learn all about Sustainable Macleod, the Macleod Vegie Swap, the community garden and upcoming workshops and social events, and meet other new members.

Free.

welcome

Saturday, 6 November, 1-3pm

Composting workshop

Macleod Organic Community Garden

Terry will demonstrate how to build and maintain a hot compost heap in the open bays of the Macleod Organic Community Garden.

Members free, Non-members $15.

December

welcome

Sunday, 5 December, 11am-12pm

New members session

Macleod Organic Community Garden
Come along and learn all about Sustainable Macleod, the Macleod Vegie Swap, the community garden and upcoming workshops and social events, and meet other new members.

Free.

vegie-swap-home

Saturday, 18 December, 11am-12pm

Vegie Swap

Macleod Rotunda, opposite the Macleod shops

People bring fruit, vegies, herbs, seeds, plants or preserves. These are weighed, recorded and placed on tables in the first half hour while we chat, get to know each other and ask questions of more experienced gardeners. At 11.30am events for the next month are announced, after which people are free to take what they can use, being mindful that everyone should get a fair share.

Workshops are free to members (unless we have a paid presenter). Just one of the many benefits of joining Sustainable Macleod.

Join Sustainable Macleod

Become a member and get access to the community garden, the tool library and our seed library. We welcome all members of the community and have regular events and workshops to enjoy.

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