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    August 2019

    Australian Native Plants that will Grow Well in Your Garden

    August 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Eureka Hall, Cnr Stawell & Eureka Sts
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Australian Natives

    Interested in growing native Australian plants in your garden? Not sure where to start? Come along to this informative presentation by John and Gladys from the Australian Plant Society. Everyone is welcome to attend and also share ideas for the new Ballarat East Neighbourhood House. Afternoon tea is provided. 1:30pm - 3pm at the Eureka Hall, corner of Stawell & Eureka Streets (next to the Eureka swimming pool). Please register by emailing reception@ballarateastnh.org.au or phone 5329 3273.

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    September 2019

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    Ballarat Green Drinks

    September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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 Produce Swap

    September 7 @ 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 Permaculture Guild Committee Meeting

    September 11 @ 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

    September 14 @ 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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    Creswick Farmers Market

    September 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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

    September 21 @ 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
    + Google Map
    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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    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
    + 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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    October 2019

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    Ballarat Green Drinks

    October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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.

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    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
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
    + 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 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

    Find out more »

    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.

    Find out more »
    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    Creswick Farmers Market

    October 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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

    October 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
    + 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 »

    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…

    Find out more »

    November 2019

    Ballarat Produce Swap

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

    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
    + 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

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

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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.

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