Category Archives: Local food

Spring 2019 News – and a recipe :)

In this issue: Seasons that defy the calendar Voila! Delicious dinner from whatever is growing right now Community gardens, workshops and events Trees x 10 pilot activities are underway Spring planting suggestions

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Not the July Garden Guide (or ‘The Ugly Fruit’)

We made it! We’re past the winter solstice and the days are getting longer again. But the good news pretty much ends there, because now the proper cold sets in and only the diehard gardeners are still at it. I’ll … Continue reading

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December Garden Guide

    What a different spring this has been from last year, when summer’s scorching heat arrived so early. This time spring has lurched along indecisively, giving us sudden huge downpours and even peppering one of the few really hot … Continue reading

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Great big garden tour – and November guide

I promised a virtual tour of our garden in lieu of the open day which was cancelled recently, and here it is. It seems the weather agreed with the decision to call off the event, as it ended up raining … Continue reading

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Productive gardens: a permaculture approach

This Wednesday evening at Marion Cultural Centre I’ll be presenting “Productive Gardens: a permaculture approach”. What’s T-Rex got to do with it? Come along and find out. It’s a free event, with presentation followed by an interactive segment. Arrive 6.45 … Continue reading

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April Gardening Guide – Mediterranean climate

I find April the mellowest month of the year. The days are short enough now and the sun mild enough to really enjoy soaking up some rays, while there‚Äôs still a great range of garden snacks to graze on. While … Continue reading

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Summer Fruit Pancakes

Brekky is a bit local, organic and yum this morning! FRUITY PANCAKES RECIPE – serves 4 2 handfuls frozen blueberries (picked at The Blueberry Patch, Mt Compass, while on holidays) 2 nectarines, chopped (front garden) 1 cup wholewheat biodynamic flour … Continue reading

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