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    December 2019

    Permies at the Market

    December 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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    Repair Cafe Ballarat Christmas Event

    December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Free

    If an item is broken, why not fix it? Don't throw it away! This is the concept behind Repair Cafe Ballarat, a free event where community members meet to share skills and fix items that would otherwise go to landfill. If you have a broken item, come in to Repair Cafe Ballarat for this special Christmas event with what you think you will need to fix it. You will be paired with a volunteer fixer to work on the repair…

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    Permaculture, wetland, straw building

    December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ORTO, 100 Allisons Rd
    Blampied, Victoria 3364 Australia
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    $55

    We are offering a tour of our burgeoning permaculture farm followed by afternoon herbal teas and homemade treats. We are on 15 acres in Blampied between Daylesford and Ballarat. We began establishing our property on permaculture principles four years ago. We are halfway along our permaculture journey. Some things we are doing very well, while other areas can be improved and are only inhibited by a lack of consensus. As an individual and as a family the opportunities for creating…

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    Creswick Farmers Market

    December 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
    + 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…

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    December 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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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    December 28 @ 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
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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 2020

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    Ballarat Green Drinks

    2 January 2020 @ 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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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    4 January 2020 @ 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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    Creswick Farmers Market

    18 January 2020 @ 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…

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    2020 PDC Wkend 1

    18 January 2020 @ 9:00 am - 19 January 2020 @ 7:00 am
    Ballarat Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia

    Weekend One of the PDC

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    18 January 2020 @ 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
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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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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    25 January 2020 @ 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
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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 2020

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    1 February 2020 @ 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 Green Drinks

    6 February 2020 @ 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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    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    Creswick Farmers Market

    15 February 2020 @ 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

    15 February 2020 @ 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 »

    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    22 February 2020 @ 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 »

    March 2020

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    Ballarat Green Drinks

    5 March 2020 @ 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.

    Find out more »

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    7 March 2020 @ 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 »

    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    21 March 2020 @ 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 »
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