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    December 2018

    Sustainable Giving: What Does It Mean To Live & Give Smarter

    December 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    This free workshop is a convergence of local & regional sustainability groups, presenters and community members to celebrate a year of sustainable smart living in Ballarat. As it is the season for giving, each group will be given an opportunity to present a short 5 minute alternative view to more traditional consumer notions of giving as a way of introducing their own values and practices. It is also a chance for our audience and presenters to network, give feedback, chat…

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    Brown Hill Market

    December 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 7 July 2019

    Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North
    Brown Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
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    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, ugg boots, new clothing, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends,…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    December 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30am 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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    January 2019

    Forest Garden weekend course

    4 January 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6 January 2019 @ 5:00 pm
    Chestnut Farm, 295 White Swan Rd
    Invermay, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    $465

    This course is for people who want a forest garden. There will still be plenty to read and research about after the course, but this weekend will give you the confidence, framework and direction to make it happen. It is about answering the practical questions and facing the real challenges of forest gardening, as well as being inspired and fired up to make it a reality! After training with the best – Dave Jacke (USA), Martin Crawford (UK) and Chris…

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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    5 January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30am 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 Farmers Market

    12 January 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until 31 May 2019

    Free
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    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, eco-homewares, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends, second-hand books… and…

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    Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

    19 January 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Chestnut Farm, 295 White Swan Rd
    Invermay, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    $1195

    Would you like to do a Permaculture Design Course in 2019 and learn to live sustainably? Enrollments are now open for Ballarat Permaculture Guild's 2019 PDC. This PDC will run using the weekend format of 8 weekends from Jan to June, with one weekend every 3rd week (note some months have 2 weekends). This course is especially relevant for those who want a higher quality educational experience than a two week intensive allows. The extended format allows you to integrate…

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    Creswick Farmers Market

    19 January 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    Located in the picturesque and historic township of Creswick, just 20 minutes to either Ballarat or Daylesford. The Creswick Market is open 9am till 1pm, on the third Saturday of every month. The market is a great day out for the whole family – Bring the kids and your four-footed friends – you’re all welcome. Free live music and over 90 specialist boutique sites, offering a variety of unique locally made goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made…

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    19 January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30am 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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    Brown Hill Market

    26 January 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 7 July 2019

    Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North
    Brown Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat Events - Brown Hill Market

    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, ugg boots, new clothing, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends,…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    26 January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
    + Google Map
    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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    February 2019

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    2 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    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 Green Drinks

    7 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Main Bar, 28 Main Road
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Green drinks is a non political "get together" of like minded people from a variety of backgrounds.    Typically we have a short presentation and then get together for a chat.   It is a way for people interested in sustainability and the environment to meet socially. Ballarat Green Drinks is a subsidiary of the world wide “Green Drinks” movement www.greendrinks.org Check Facebook for this month's topic/speakers.

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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    9 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until 31 May 2019

    Free
    allarat Events - Ballarat Farmers Market

    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, eco-homewares, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends, second-hand books… and…

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    Creswick Farmers Market

    16 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
    + Google Map

    Located in the picturesque and historic township of Creswick, just 20 minutes to either Ballarat or Daylesford. The Creswick Market is open 9am till 1pm, on the third Saturday of every month. The market is a great day out for the whole family – Bring the kids and your four-footed friends – you’re all welcome. Free live music and over 90 specialist boutique sites, offering a variety of unique locally made goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made…

    Find out more »

    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    16 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    ballarat events - ballarat community garden working bee

    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.

    Find out more »

    Brown Hill Market

    23 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 7 July 2019

    Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North
    Brown Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat Events - Brown Hill Market

    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, ugg boots, new clothing, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends,…

    Find out more »

    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    23 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:30am 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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    March 2019

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    2 March 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    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…

    Find out more »
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    Ballarat Green Drinks

    7 March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Main Bar, 28 Main Road
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map

    Green drinks is a non political "get together" of like minded people from a variety of backgrounds.    Typically we have a short presentation and then get together for a chat.   It is a way for people interested in sustainability and the environment to meet socially. Ballarat Green Drinks is a subsidiary of the world wide “Green Drinks” movement www.greendrinks.org Check Facebook for this month's topic/speakers.

    Find out more »
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