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    September 2019

    School Holiday Animal Farm at The Mill

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
    Creswick Woollen Mill, Railway Pde
    Creswick, Victoria 3363 Australia
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    $5
    Creswick Animal Farm

    From September 21 – October 6, the Animal Farm will be back! Visit any time between 10am and 4pm, see and pat baby lambs and goats, meet the cute new baby alpaca, Olaf, and enjoy cafe specials. $5 entry provides kids with feed for the animals, stickers, vouchers and access to the hay bale maze.

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The Guiding Friends  are interested in learning and sharing their knowledge of these heritage gardens.  The guides pride themselves on their friendly and informative tours. Informal meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the George Longley Building. The meetings are more like workshops and a range of activities takes place – guest speakers, garden tours, excursions, preparing brochures and AV presentations to enhance visitors' experience of the gardens and opportunities to research topics…

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    Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)

    September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $90.00

    As seen on Gardening Australia! During this 3 hour workshop you shall make your own Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately 3-4 litres of water, and we will also make a lid. Your garden creation will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired. Once you learn the making method you can make as many as you need at home for your garden and bring them into the studio for…

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    Permies at the Pub

    September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Irish Murphys, 36 Sturt Street
    Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia

    Join us for drinks, dinner and a chat. Purely a social evening and a great chance for new people to meet current BPG members or old friends to catch up.

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    September 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    Free
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    Homemade &​ Homegrown Food, Produce, Seeds & Skills to Swap & Share. No money changes hands. Bring your figs and take home some jam, swap your worm juice for a pumpkin, an hour of mowing for some sewing…. Norm's world famous wood fired pizza will be on offer & tea/ coffee by donation. A great social morning. All welcome at rear Creswick Neighbourhood Centre – co-hosted with Creswick Community Garden. If you don't have something to swap, just bring an…

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    October 2019

    Introduction to Permaculture (2)

    October 4 @ 6:00 pm - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
    Chestnut Farm, Glen Park, Vic., 295 White Swan Rd
    Glen Park (Invermay), Vic 3350 Australia

    Introduction to Permaculture   This is a weekend course which gives participants an introductory experience of permaculture.  It's a great way to decide whether you want to do a full Permaculture Design Course - which we certainly recommend! Participants get the most out of the course by coming to the full weekend. Friday night is a potluck dinner (which means we all bring along some food to share). The weekend days run from 9 - 5.  Please bring your own…

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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    October 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Regular monthly communal produce swap, where goods can be placed on the swap table, and whatever is needed is taken. Nothing is sold, although a donation to the host - the Ballarat Community Garden is always appreciated. Anything left at the end of the swap is taken to # Food is Free Laneway. While the focus of the swap is on produce, many other things are swapped - seeds, plants, baked goods, recycled items, books, knowledge and experience. The kettle…

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    Ballarat Women Against Waste Event

    October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $20
    Women against waste

    Want to join us to swap, donate, recycle, mend and learn with us and other women in your community? Only 100 tickets BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, NO WALK-INS ON THE DAY We are so thrilled to partner with Natasha Driscoll to bring you a Women Against Waste event. The Ballarat event features: ✅ Short talk series with 3 speakers ✅ Women's clothes swap ✅ Personal Stylist ✅ Simple Swaps table ✅ Afternoon Tea by the CWA Click the link to read all…

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    Ballarat Permaculture Guild Committee Meeting

    October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia

    Ballarat Permaculture Guild committee meets at the Ballarat Library meeting room each month to discuss the business of the Guild. Meetings are generally committee only but non-committee members may attend by arrangement or invitiation. Please contact info@ballaratpermacultureguild.org

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    Permies at the Market

    October 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Ballarat Farmers Market, 315 Wendouree Parade
    Lake Wendouree, VIC 3350 Australia

    Catch up with permies old and new in the rotunda at the market, for a coffee and a chat. A social gathering of Permies in conjuction with the Ballarat Farmers Market. We usually meet in the McDonalds Bandstand but if the weather is good move out into the sun. After doing our shopping at the market we sit, chat have a cuppa and partake of some of the fine food on offer. Come and say hello.

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    Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting

    October 12 @ 1:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    Acrylic Pour Painting – create your own If you’d like a one off experience creating an acrylic pouring painting then this is workshop is for you. If you want check if you like the technique before enrolling in the BEGINNERS course, then this is also the course for you. You will create your own unique 20x25cm acrylic pour painting canvas. All paints will be pre-mixed and you will be shown how to layer your paints to create beautiful abstract patterns…

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    Mosaic Workshop – Make your own House Number

    October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6 November 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $160.00

    Term Four Mosaic Workshop - Make your own House Number Wednesday Evening 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 16th October till 7th November This term's workshop is to create a mosaic house number, which will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel free to bring along anything special you want to incorporate. The course will run over four weeks from the 16th October till…

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    Mosaic Workshop – Make your own House Number

    October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 7 November 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $160.00

    This terms workshop is to create a mosaic house number, which will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel free to bring along anything special you want to incorporate. The course will run over four weeks from the 16th October till 7th November on the following schedule: Week One: Develop design, transfer design to mounting board and begin arranging tesserae. Week Two: Begin…

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    Ballarat Orchid Show 2019

    October 18 @ 12:00 am - October 20 @ 3:00 pm
    Federation University Gillies Street Campus, Corner Gillies and Gregory Street
    Wendouree, 3350
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    $5

    The Ballarat Orchid Club will be holding its Annual Orchid Show. The show will feature a wonderful display of flowers of all shapes, sizes and colours from the amazing orchid world put on by the members of the club. There will also be an orchid sales area full of orchids from a variety of professional growers available for purchase. Potting and orchids care demonstrations will be run regularly during the event and expert orchid growers will be on hand at…

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    October 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
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    Members and friends of the garden we need you! Come and help keep the garden in shape at our friendly bee and share a cuppa and some morning tea! Look forward to seeing you there.

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    Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

    October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    The Plant Hanger Macrame Workshop is presented by Benita from local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving. Places are limited, so enrol sooner rather than later!!! The workshop fee includes all you need to create a fantastic plant hanger - cotton rope, hanging ring and a pot to display your favourite plant! And since making things is hungry work, there will be yummy treats to eat too! A small group size ensure plenty of personal attention to master some simple macrame…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The Guiding Friends  are interested in learning and sharing their knowledge of these heritage gardens.  The guides pride themselves on their friendly and informative tours. Informal meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the George Longley Building. The meetings are more like workshops and a range of activities takes place – guest speakers, garden tours, excursions, preparing brochures and AV presentations to enhance visitors' experience of the gardens and opportunities to research topics…

    Find out more »

    Permies at the Pub

    October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Irish Murphys, 36 Sturt Street
    Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia

    Join us for drinks, dinner and a chat. Purely a social evening and a great chance for new people to meet current BPG members or old friends to catch up.

    Find out more »

    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    October 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    creswick events - produce swap - ballarat produce swap

    Homemade &​ Homegrown Food, Produce, Seeds & Skills to Swap & Share. No money changes hands. Bring your figs and take home some jam, swap your worm juice for a pumpkin, an hour of mowing for some sewing…. Norm's world famous wood fired pizza will be on offer & tea/ coffee by donation. A great social morning. All welcome at rear Creswick Neighbourhood Centre – co-hosted with Creswick Community Garden. If you don't have something to swap, just bring an…

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    Macrame and Plant Hanger Workshop – make your own macrame hanger and plant pot!

    October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $120.00

    Macrame and Plant Hanger Workshop - make your own macrame hanger and plant pot! Saturday 26th October 1-3pm - make your pot Saturday 9th November 10-1pm - make your macrame hanger Make your own plant pot and then make your own macrame hanger to display your pot and plant! Using the coiling method of construction Dawn will guide you through the technique of making a plant pot from clay and glaze it using coloured slips. Your pot will remain at…

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