Edible gardening and sustainable living is easy when you know how! Our Green Thumb events are the perfect way to learn skills and discover something new.
Book in early to get your tickets and look out for our special Pop-up programs across the year.
Check out our events below!
Easy Cooking for Healthy Eating presented by HEAL Foods
Online Event, Friday 11 June at 7pm
Join us for a fun and informative online cooking presentation with health and wellness coach Jo O’Reilly from Jo’s Kitchen Capers.
Saturday 19 June at 2:30pm, Pakenham Library
Come and help us plant out our discovery garden for our first ever crop. This is a great opportunity to learn firsthand how easy it is to start your own edible garden.
Medicinal Plants To Support Health and Wellbeing Through The Winter Months
Saturday 10 July at 1:30pm, Pakenham Library
Join Melbourne based herbalist Brodie Botanical as she takes you on a hands-on sensory journey into Medicinal Plants. Throughout this workshop you will meet and explore medicinal plants that will support your overall health and wellbeing throughout the Winter Season.
Saturday 24 July at 1:30pm, Pakenham Library
Have you ever thought about getting backyard chooks? Keeping chickens is easy and fun! Join the Warragul Poultry Club to learn all the basics of getting started in creating a happy and healthy environment for your chooks. Q&A to follow.
Food Waste Workshop with Alanna From Open Table
Friday 6th August at 7pm, Pakenham Library
Participants will learn about the impacts of food waste on the environment, and learn valuable tips and tricks for effective meal planning and proper food storage, to help you save money on grocery bills and waste less food.
Keeping Your Garden Healthy
Saturday 21 August 1.30pm, Pakenham Library
With a helping hand from the wonderful supporters of the Cardinia Food movement and the Pakenham Community Garden, learn all about choosing healthy plants, using the right fertilizers, companion planting and more.
The Thrifty Household
Friday 17 September at 5pm, Pakenham Library
Come along and meet Member of Honour and Life Member Noela Macleod AO from the Country Women’s Association of Victoria where she will be discussing their new book ‘Thrifty Household’, which shares more than 1000 budget-friendly hints and tips for a clean, waste-free, eco-friendly home.
It’s All About The Bees
Saturday 25 September at 1:30pm, Pakenham Library
Ever wonder what all the buzz is about when it comes to bees? Join us for an exciting and eye-opening event that explores the lives of honeybees!
Propagating Cuttings From Plants
Saturday 2 October at 1:30pm, Pakenham Library
Max our gardening guru is back with cuttings expert Flora from the Pakenham Community Garden to show us how we can get full sized plants in half the time it takes to grow one from seed.
Gardening For Spaces Big And Small
Saturday 9 October at 11am, Pakenham Library
Join us for a fun and informative session where we explore a broad range of different options for growing and gardening.
Pete The Permie
Saturday 16 October at 1:30pm, Pakenham Library
Join Pete the Permie from Telopea Mountain Permaculture & Nursery to learn about how to design and create a permaculture garden.
Saturday 13 November at 1:30pm, Pakenham Library
Discover the history and magic of heirloom plants grown from seeds handed down from one generation to the next. Learn how to grow the best tasting veggies and fruit full of colour and flavour from times past and the wonders of traditional gardening methods.