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Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community is an accredited social enterprise. We offer a variety of fee for service and free activities that are related to cooking, baking, gardening, waste management, ESG and greener economies.

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Tool Maintenance at Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm

Thursday 20 June 2024
Join us at Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm for a Tool Maintenance Workshop. Learn how to care for your garden tools to keep them in top condition. You will leave with your own tool maintenance kit. This practical session will cover cleaning, sharpening, and storing your tools, ensuring they last longer and work more effectively. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your gardening skills and tool longevity. See you at the rooftop!
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm
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Farming with the Farmer @ Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm

Wednesday 3 July 2024
Explore the world of urban farming with a special 2-day learning program designed for teenagers (ages 14 to 18) at Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm! Join us for two days of hands-on practical horticultural experience where you'll work alongside Gabi, our expert in sustainability and farming. You'll dive into the essentials of plant health, sustainable farming practices, and the dynamics of urban agriculture. This hands-on program is a fantastic opportunity to gain practical skills and insights into the future of farming in urban spaces. Don’t miss out on this unique educational adventure! Duration of event: 10am to 1pm on both Wednesday and Thursday. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre Please wear sturdy boots suitable for farming. Please wear clothing to suit the weather, this program will run no matter what the weather. Looking forward to seeing you up at the farm!
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm
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Make your own Kokedama Ball @ Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Far (CANCELLED)

Thursday 13 June 2024
Learn this creative way of cultivating plants in a ball, not only can this be aesthetically pleasing and a creative DIY activity. In this workshop, you will learn how to bring the kokedama trend into your home. Each participant will learn how to make their own Kokedama ball.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm
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Cultivating Heritage; Cultural Gardening for CALD women

Between Tuesday 23 April 2024 and Tuesday 11 June 2024
These workshops aim to support CALD women in Whitehorse City Council with culturally appropriate gardening knowledge and input for growing food at the Rooftop Farm. The series includes: 1) Rooftop farm tour and fresh food box access, 2) Making transportable wicking bed gardens, 3) Culturally appropriate food growing techniques, 4) Farm planting and harvesting, 5) Harvesting and cooking cultural food at the farm, and 6) Community garden utilization. CALD women's input on cultural food choices is sought. Workshop content; 16th May - how compost 23rd May - harvesting and cooking related 28th May - harvesting and cooking related 11th June - gardening related Workshops are free, providing resources for home gardening and fostering community connections.
Rooftop Farm, Burwood Brickworks
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Cooking on a Budget (CANCELLED)

Between Monday 6 May 2024 and Monday 27 May 2024
Cooking class to educate participants on different ways to reduce their grocery bills. 4 sessions over 4 weeks for participants aged 18 and over
North Richmond Community Kitchen
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Inglewood Community Garden - have your say

Friday 3 May 2024
A chance to gather and have an input on how you would like to use the community garden.
Inglewood Community Garden at front of Inglewood District Health
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Boort Community Garden - have your say

Wednesday 1 May 2024
Come and have your say and input to help shape the Boort Community Garden
Boort Community Garden past the car park at Boort District Health
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High Rise Baking - Richmond

Between Friday 12 January 2024 and Friday 29 March 2024
Come and join our Friday baking sessions in the Community Garden on Belgium Avenue / Highett Street. Join us to make social connections, learn new skills and create baked items for the Caravan Cafe -a thriving social enterprise pop up cafe each Friday run by BANH
Highett Street Community Garden
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Food Cube Wicking Garden Beds information Workshop

Thursday 1 February 2024
This free workshop will introduce you to the perfect planter for your home urban farm, school or community garden. The Foodcube is an advanced wicking bed designed to suit the harsh Australian climate and keep your plants alive for long periods with its huge water-holding capacity and wicking cones. Wicking beds are ideal as they are a closed-loop gardening system where water is held in the water reservoir below the garden bed, ideal for food crops such as vegetables and herbs. Darren Varney from Food Cube will be presenting and will be able to answer all your Foodcube questions.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm
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Scarecrow Making Workshop

Thursday 1 February 2024
Come and learn how to make a scarecrow in our 3rd and final workshop in the series and consider entering the Burwood Brickworks Summer Scarecrow Competition for the Rooftop Farm
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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HOBSONS BAY CITY COUNCIL Grow your own vegetable patch (CANCELLED)

Saturday 20 January 2024
Do you want to grow your own portable vegetable garden at home but have limited knowledge and outdoor space? Are you a Health Care Card holder? Join us for a series of free workshops delivered by Cultivating Community. Seedlings and materials will be provided to get you started on your gardening journey.
Brooklyn Community Hall
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Kitchen Library Workshop

Friday 22 December 2023
Come visit the Kitchen Library - a space where you can borrow kitchen equipment like a book library providing you access to equipment you don't usually have at home to cook things you would love to make. There will be a demonstration this Friday and local entertainment..
Carlton Kitchen Library
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Summer Vegetable Gardening and Troubleshooting

Thursday 14 December 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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Summer Berries - Cooking Demonstration (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 13 December 2023
Come and join us at the rooftop farm at Burwood Brickworks in the community hub food garden for a summer cooking demonstration by our CEO and former leading Chef Rob Rees MBE DL - Rob will cook a sample of different summer Berry dishes. This demonstration will also include some light refreshments to enjoy whilst you watch and relax at this rustic demonstration in one of the most gorgeous urban rooftop farms locations Melbourne has to offer.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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Cooking for Beginners

Between Wednesday 1 November 2023 and Wednesday 13 December 2023
This is a two-hour session to learn basic cooking skills each week Wednesday until December 13th. Delivered by our North Richmond Cooking Coordinator Eloise. If you are stuggling with basic cooking skills and looking to learn how to budget, manage waste better and come up with some tasty wholesome food - then join these FREE sessions
Community Kitchen 106
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The Joy of Herbal Teas

Thursday 7 December 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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Organic Pest Management

Thursday 16 November 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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All about WORM FARMS

Thursday 9 November 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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Cooking for Beginners

Between Wednesday 4 October 2023 and Wednesday 25 October 2023
These FREE sessions are designed to help you to be able to cook, shop and budget better as well as minimize your food waste. Led by Cultivating Community these free sessions will help progress your skills in a fun, relaxed and understanding environment. Its never easy to step into a course for beginners but our facilitators and team will put you at ease and take you on a simple culinary skills journey.
Community Kitchen
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Creative Plant Label Making

Thursday 19 October 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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October Seasonal Cooking Demonstration (CANCELLED)

Thursday 12 October 2023
This is the first of our Spring into Summer Cooking demonstrations based at the Rooftop Farm at Burwood Brickworks. A rustic, relaxed, and outdoor event (weather permitting) will informally showcase some of our seasonal produce combined with great suppliers within our collaborations and networks. Our CEO Rob Rees MBE DL will lead the cooking demonstration having had many years' experiences of cooking around the globe. The series of cooking demonstrations during the Spring and Summer will cover many topical areas such as reducing food waste, the circular economy, getting best of summer berries, inspiring fish, great value meat cuts, tasty vegetarian and more.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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Native Bush Foods

Thursday 5 October 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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Growing from Seeds

Thursday 14 September 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)
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North Richmond Kitchen Gardens Club

Friday 8 September 2023
Meeting at the 106 Tower Kitchen Garden these sessions are available for anyone who lives, works or visits the North Richmond area - a chance to come together over the shared value of gardening. Each session will provide gardening topes and techniques for the season and need of the kitchen garden at the time. A chance to get hands on looking after plants, soils and flowers and vegetables. Pop along and join a like- minded community - do register in advance though!
The Kitchen Garden
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Edible Flowers Workshop

Thursday 7 September 2023
Come join the local community at the Community Hub Food Garden on the rooftop in the stunning farm area. These workshops supported by Open Gardens Victoria will help enhance knowledge and skills and allow you to be both passive and active in this location.
Burwood Brickworks Rooftop Farm (Cultivating Community)