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May 2015

Old Times Cook-off

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Free

Within a project on historical Slovene IMP the Jožef Stefan Institute has developed a digital library of old Slovene books that is full of secrets which shouldn’t be forgotten, including gastronomic ones that were published in the first Slovene Cookbook written by Valentin Vodnik in 1799: - What does”yellow soup" taste like? - Would you dare to taste “Fasting soup of fish intestines”? - Could following Vodnik's then recipes get you arrested today? How to take part Browse through 300…

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Plant Fair

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Botanični vrt, Ižanska cesta 15
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The traditional horticultural flea market has been designed for horticultural enthusiasts and plant growers. At the flea market plants will be sold and also exchanged. Event will be accompanied by several lectures in horticulture and the rest of the plant world.

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Fairtrade picnic

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Špica, Špica, Gruberjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The all-day picnic celebrates the 10th anniversary of fair trade in Slovenia. On this occasion we will bring together all partner organizations and individuals who will prepare a wide range of activities, from workshops to concerts. We will hold a speakers’ corner where everyone will have a say, a second-hand fashion show, fair-trade cake tasting. Join us with a picnic blanket and bring along your friends, children and pets. Desserts from locally produced or fair trade ingredients are welcome too.

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Vermicomposting on the balcony

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am BST
Špica, Špica, Gruberjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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A follow-up from our last year's popular workshop on urban vermicomposting, this workshop will show you how anyone can make a vermicomposter that fits in their tiny balcony or kitchen on a wallet-friendly budget.

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3rd National crops2swap Day

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Špica, Špica, Gruberjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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crops2swap (or Zelemenjava in Slovene) is a civil initiative for exchanging surplus seeds, seedlings and crops from home gardens, which enables all the participants to eat better, save money, reduce food waste and meet the neighbours. We organize crop swaps in many towns all over Slovenia. All our events are organized on a volunteer basis and many participants help out with the equipment, skills and ideas. The atmosphere at our gatherings is informal and relaxed, and people of all generations,…

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Student community garden grand opening

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Student community garden, Rožna dolina, Cesta 27. aprila 31
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The first student community garden in Ljubljana has just been created. At the grand opening we will offer a guided tour of the community garden and its concept, together with Live-brary. 12:00 – 18:00 Live-brary 17:00 – 17:30 Grand opening ceremony 17:30 – 18:30 Guided tour of the garaden 18:30 – Gardener's dinner 19.00 – Garden party (DJ Blažen med ženami)

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Rooftop garden classroom

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Gimnazija Jožeta Plečnika Ljubljana, Šubičeva ulica 1
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The community rooftop garden at the Jože Plečnik Ljubljana High School is the perfect laboratory to observe the laws of nature through socializing and co-working. At the Open Day on the edible terrace in the centre of Ljubljana we will be making home-made chamomile skin soothers, herbal teas for studying and healthy outdoor lunch packs. Due to the rooftop's limited space visitor registration is mandatory. Contact us at pazipark@gmail.com.

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Urban gardening in the European Green Capital

Wed 20 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Botanični vrt, Ižanska cesta 15
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Welcome to a round table discussion about what urban gardeners want, what urban gardens need and how to best propagate urban gardening practices in different communities, generations and lifestyles. May Ljubljana evolve from a European Green Capital to European Edible Capital!

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Bees visit the museum too

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri 5 June, 2015

Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova (+MSUM), Maistrova 3
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Did you know that the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+ MSUM) also maintains a museum garden? We use it to grow buckwheat to attract the bees. Just like our artists use their art to raise awareness about environmental, biological and social issues, we use our museum garden to call for a more harmonic coexistence of man and nature. On this visit, we will read some stories about bees in our environment, and then create some special works of art…

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Sow, slackline, smile

Fri 22 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Plezalni center Ljubljana, Pesarska cesta 10
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The Climbing Centre Ljubljana invites free spirits of all generations to join us in rejuvenating our lawn, after which we will take a break on the slackline, climb a route or two and relax over home-made raspberry syrup. To make the grass grow better, all our good thoughts, mantras, wishes and ideas will be drawn on postcards that will be put on a permanent display for passers-by to enjoy.

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Squash Neighbourhood

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Knjižnica reči, Belokranjska ulica 6
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Join the neighbours in the Savsko Naselje district to plant squash on the lawn in front of their Library of Things. We will start with a communal breakfast and end with a tea party. All gardening enthusiasts are welcome, no experience required. The coordinator of the near-by community garden will join us to share her experience and answer any gardening questions.

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Japanese knotweed – foe to friend

Sat 23 May, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 6 June, 2015

Fužinski grad, Pot na Fužine 2
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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A team of sustainable designers, architects and permaculture practitioners invites to a series of community work campaigns. We will accrue Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant that is uncontrollably spreading to our doorstep. How can we prevent its growth and how can we put it to good use? We can make knotweed paper, knotweed dye and knotweed dishes. Bring along some tools, gloves and protective clothes. Registration is required – contact info@re-generacija.si

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Forest pathway picnic

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Playground pathway near Vodnikova cesta, Vodnikova cesta
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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We welcome everyone who has a desire to play forest games and to help in the playground equipment restoration. In the meantime we'll chat about alternative ways of urban gardening and green roofs as sustainable design possibilities.

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Knit a community

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Druga violina, Stari Trg 21
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Instead of donating money, we will get together and donate our time during which we will knit and crochet various items that will then be donated to the Ljubljana Safe House. We will also crochet a Granny blanket which we will sell at a public auction and use the proceeds to organize a summer festival for children. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed, we will teach and learn from each other. Equipment and yarn will be provided.

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Polyculture Meets Multiculture

Tue 26 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Ferantov vrt, Gregorčičeva ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Students of Translation will organize games in the park behind the faculty building that will test your knowledge of gardening terminology, vegetable, flowers and birds in English, German, French and Italian. There will be prizes for best players. Apart from a rich vocabulary, bring along a home-made dessert if you can.

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Student community garden “Mestni log” grand opening

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Študentski skupnostni vrt Mestni log, Cesta v Mestni log 70
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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This garden is a result of student initiative, who felt the need to build a community and create a green environment. The opening will be followed up by a student picnic and pallet furniture & hammock creative workshops.

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Draught: soil, water, garden, freedom

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST
+MSUM, Maistrova 3
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Meet the artist and join a guided tour of her exhibit which belongs to a series of exhibits by young artists and fresh ideas. Polonca Lovšin has created a series of collages that depict the life of the nearby community garden Beyond Construction Site in contrast with the rich history of urban gardening in Ljubljana. Allotments have always been a more individual than communal affair and notoriously scarce. A collection of gardening items that evoke the connection between the gardener,…

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Power (tools) to women

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Onkraj gradbišča, Resljeva cesta
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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More and more women use power tools and take on home repairs by themselves. At this workshop we will learn how to safely use stereotypically masculinepower tools (drill, saw, axe) to create with some garden furniture (stool, bench, chair). The workshop is designed for women. The number of participants is limited, registration is required - contact prostoroz@gmail.com.

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Landscaping exhibition: Sports in Ljubljana urban region

Fri 29 May, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Kavarna Sem, Metelkova ulica 2
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The exhibition will be featuring a selection of landscape architecture student projects. The theme is sports in Ljubljana urban region. The exhibition provides additional exposure for students to briefly present their projects, to relax under a sycamore tree and to communicate their ideas on the creation of urban green areas to the local community.

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Aspire to inspire: local food growers

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
Dijaški dom Tabor, Vidovdanska 7
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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This event celebrates local food and sheds light on why it is important for our health and the environment, the possibilities for food production at home, and ways to connect local food producers and consumers as a business model as well as a philosophy. Programme: 10 inspirational speakers 6 good practices A premiere of a documentary on local food Local food exhibition Entry for all visitors is free, but due to limited space we would like you to  book in…

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June 2015

Back to the Stone Age | #kamenspoetike

Mon 1 June, 2015
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Free

Books are always excellent companions, we say at Metina lista. Backpacking through the world with a book always firmly in our hands, we sift through verses, thoughts, essences of life in our loyal “bookpanions”. But every now and then we come across something that is so intensely and universally true that we feel the urge to write it down. To burn the text into our foreheads, to stop the world for a minute and declare silence until this ultimate truth…

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Herb Garden under the Treetops

Mon 1 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BST
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Vodnikova domačija, Vodnikova cesta 65
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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During the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Library under the Treetops will be planting its very own herb garden in front of our new home, the Vodnik Manor House. We will use the herbs for teas to complement our reading sessions. Join us to enjoy the smell of mint and sage, leaf through a gardening manual, or just to enjoy the green oasis in the middle of the city.

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Ljubljana Foodbank Garden

Wed 3 June, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Ljudska kuhinja, Zaloška cesta 42
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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To have a regular supply of fresh herbs and to teach urban dwellers how to grow their own food and increase their self-reliance, the Ljubljana Foodbank, a charity that provides daily warm meals and food supplies from date-expired food and leftovers donated by supermarkets, has decided to build a pallet raised-bed garden. Join us to help us achieve this noble goal as well as to get some useful handicraft skills and learn how to up-cycle. After the workshop, we will…

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What the frack?!

Thu 4 June, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Pritličje, Mestni trg 2
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Journalists, government and civil initiative on fracking possibilities in Slovenia. Participate in this round table talk and learn about the alternatives.

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The Night Shift

Thu 4 June, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
Igriška ulica, Igriška ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Regular people by day, guerilla gardeners by night will pay an emergency visit to sad, neglected corners of our beautiful city in order to rescue their green potential. Join us and become a plant superhero! Home-distilled encouragement will be provided. The locations and planting instructions are top secret and will only be conveyed to people who register: zalavelkavrh@gmail.com.

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Soil biodiversity research

Fri 5 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Dijaški dom Tabor, Vidovdanska 7
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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The World Environment Day and the International Year of Soils 2015 will be marked by awareness raising event for school children and young population from the Ljubljana area. Research workshop will be dedicated to soil biodiversity. Healthy soils - healthy environment - healthy crops! Participation is limited to schools from the City Municipality of Ljubljana, registration is required – please contact solski.ekovrt@itr.si.

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Terrace – courtyard, playground, meeting point 2015

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
Ruski car, Glinškova ploščad
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Welcome to our third annual neighborhood day where we will show you the basics of urban beekeeping and demonstrate how to take care of the bees and extract the honey. We will also construct a community beehive. At the fair you will be able to buy local products from the nearby urban farmers. Local farmers will donate seeds and seedlings of bee-friendly plants, and invite you to plant them on your urban lawns, gardens and balconies.

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Urban beekeeping open day

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am BST
Onkraj gradbišča, Resljeva cesta
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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At a demonstration of urban beekeeping you can learn all about urban beekeeping and honey pouring. You will also be able to taste the honey produced on the community garden "Onkraj gradbišča" (Beyond the construction site).

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Squat and Swap Challenge

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Telovadni klub Plamen, Vojkova 58
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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One of the most healthy and natural positions for the human body - but unfortunately also the most neglected - squat! As a part of the challenge will be the following: a crop / seeds / seedlings / useful tips swap, a Berliner Hocker construction workshop for beginners (a very handy DIY piece of furniture) and several open workout classes for all levels of fitness, which will include the basics of proper squatting. Having difficulty squatting? Let's work on it,…

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Community brunch

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Savsko naselje – igrišče na Šerkovi, Šerkova ulica
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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We'll start with community garden goodies brunch, build a herb spiral and take some care to the garden beds. BOB GETO ft. Tobalko Vila girls will join us to share some herbal medicine knowledge.

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Park ’n’ Play

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Ruski car, Glinškova ploščad
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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In the local community park we will bake and eat and swing and play. Garage sell-off, slacklining, bubble blowing, live music, seedling swapping and so much more. Oh, and home-made lemonade, of course! (In case of bad weather the event will take place on 06/20/2015).

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