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  • Check out our calendar of Ballarat sustainability and environmental events, including workshops and speakers, farmers markets, sustainable living events, hands-on activities, festivals and more. Get on down to some of these events to protect our planet and support these local sustainability groups.

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    October 2019

    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    Creswick Farmers Market

    October 19 @ 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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    Holistic Decision Making

    October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Eastwood Leisure Centre, Eastwood St
    Ballarat, Vic 3350 Australia

    What is this  workshop about, exactly? Holistic Decision Making (HDM) is a whole-oriented approach to clarifying and then reliably actualising what is supremely important to you, especially when life gets complex and difficult. The main phases of its practice are: articulating clear intent tuning in to what is going on and where things are really at deciding and acting accordingly seeking and using feedback to stay on the path forward In doing so, life and life projects start feel less like…

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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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    Soapmaking workshop

    October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Jude’s place, 105 Thomas Road
    Haddon, VIC 3351 Australia

    Soapmaking Basics Learn how to safely formulate and make your own soap recipes with Jodie Finnigan from Elcarim Farm Botanicals. Discover what soap is and how it works, what ingredients are available, how to use an online soap calculator, and see the soapmaking process in action. You will take home two varieties of hand-made soap and access to online soapmaking resources. Please bring a notebook and pen, and something suitable to use as a soap mould. A silicon muffin tray,…

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    Cabana and Jerky and Other Curing

    October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Ballarat Brew Shop, 314, Ripon Street South
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia

    Have you ever cured meat??? Join us to find out how. Ballarat Permaculture Guild is excited to have another great workshop and demonstration at the Ballarat Brew shop, this time to learn the basic principles and processes of curing meat. Why don't you join us?The workshop will discuss your choice of meat and cure, and demonstrate meat preparation, filling the casings, and smoking a cabana. Supper is included and there will be a range of beverages available for sampling.

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    PDC Information night

    October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Chestnut Farm, 295 White Swan Rd, Invermay VIC 3352
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia

    A free information night about our 2020 Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Want to do a PDC but have lots of questions before you commit? Join us for an outline of what we cover in the PDC, talk to graduates of our PDC and get all your questions answered

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    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.

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    October 26 @ 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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    Permablitz: Ross Creek

    October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    243 Brays Rd, 243 Brays Road
    Ross Creek, VIC 3351 Australia

    Come along and join in the fun of another blitz, and help progress another permie's sustainability goals.

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    November 2019

    Potluck Dinner

    November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    4 The Boulevarde, 4 The Boulevarde
    Lake Wendouree, VIC 3350 Australia

    Let's get together to share a delicious meal, check out progress since the Permablitz in the garden and watch a Permie-themed video. You're welcome to join us in a wonderful meal and have a fun time- bring something to contribute, either savoury or sweet, and share the delicious food that turns up at our Potluck dinners. There's always plenty of conversation about Permie topics (and anything else!) and we especially welcome people who are new to Ballarat and district or…

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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    November 2 @ 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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    Free Wicking Bed Workshop

    November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Jude’s place, 105 Thomas Road
    Haddon, VIC 3351 Australia

    Get stuck into building better beds! Come along to this free hands-on workshop constructing wicking beds using various materials. Learn how to make a great self-watering garden from the ground up and discuss the pros and cons of different approaches and materials, then help put it all together. Learn why wicking beds are the best option for our hot summers and busy people.Leading the workshop are Althea and Robert who have decades of experience and knowledge to shareTea, coffee and…

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    Ballarat Green Drinks

    November 7 @ 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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    Permies at the Market

    November 9 @ 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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    FOOD GARDEN DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

    November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    104 Crompton St, 104 Crompton Street
    Soldiers Hill, VIC 3350 Australia

    Tour the Urban Food Garden and learn from John Ditchburn This is a practical walk around John Ditchburn’s established food garden discussing a range of good gardening topics. Subjects covered include:-  Garden & water zoning.  Pros and cons of various fruit and nut trees.  Micro climate control.  Managing fruit & nut trees to maximise food production.  Greenhouses and cloche design and management  Berry production  Siting a vegetable patch.  Raised bed design and…

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    Ballarat Permaculture Guild Committee Meeting

    November 13 @ 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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    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    Creswick Farmers Market

    November 16 @ 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

    November 16 @ 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)

    November 23 @ 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 »

    Permies at the Pub

    November 28 @ 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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