Category Archives: children

Composting tips – and workshop on Wed March 18

  “Old gardeners never die; they just very slowly turn into the most magnificent compost. But what a marvellous, active brew it is!” – Peter Cundall Different composting methods break down the material in different ways, using different helpers – so … Continue reading

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The Value of Edible Gardening with Children

Tonight I’m off to talk to families at my local childcare centre about what we do in the garden there – and why. When I started helping families to plan and create their food gardens a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

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Open Day – this Sunday

It’s that time of year again… just when the sun disappears, the rain hits, the weeds pop up and the fruit trees start dropping their tired old leaves everywhere, we fling the gate open and welcome you into our little warts-and-all … Continue reading

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Spring Open Day – Monday October 7th

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Curried butternut and lentil soup

Sorry, I’m still banging on about pumpkin. This time it’s butternuts. They’re not my favourite pumpkins but I believe in having a couple of varieties going in case either of them succumbs to bugs or diseases. The butternut vines made … Continue reading

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Supporting our local community

  If you live in the Glenelg/Brighton/Marion area and haven’t checked out the Organic Corner Store market yet, it is well worth a look. It incorporates a fresh organic fruit and veg co-op where you can order a whole box … Continue reading

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Adelaide is hungry for home-grown food!

WOW! What a day. About 60 people through our little suburban home garden in three hours this afternoon for International Permaculture Day (and that’s on top of lots of folks stopping to chat at the Marion Market stall this morning)… … Continue reading

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