Category Archives: Food

Home-made glace fruit

Reducing food miles and supporting local producers are both important aspects of a sustainable way of life but some food products are becoming increasingly hard to source locally and glace or candied fruit appears to be one of those. In South Australia, several … Continue reading

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Preserving stone fruit

In South Australia  stone fruits are now in season and this morning one of my neighbours offered me a bucketful of surplus apricots. I sorted the fruit as soon as it reached my kitchen. Fresh stone fruit does not have a long … Continue reading

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December Share & Swap

We gathered in Heather’s garden on a warm and sunny Sunday morning for our last swap & share of the year. Neighbours brought onion and tomato seedlings, potatoes, cucumbers, garlic, zucchinis, walnuts and brazil nuts, gardening books, home-made Christmas cards, … Continue reading

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World’s smallest tomato

Solanum pimpinellifolium, commonly known as the Currant Tomato, is a wild species of tomato native to Ecuador and Peru. It is an original wild tomato type, hardier and more disease resistant than any other varieties, and a common choice for … Continue reading

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Native plant foods

Yesterday, I attended a workshop on growing native plant foods in the home garden. These foods are high in essential nutrients, well suited to growing in our climate, part of our biodiversity and a food source for native animals. They … Continue reading

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Community Garden Open Day

Holdfast Bay’s Glenelg North Community Garden held its first open day today, celebrating two years of gardening, community building, education in organic food growing and promoting environmental sustainability. Garden members and visitors mingled amongst the raised beds, discussing organic pest control, herbal remedies and … Continue reading

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November Share & Swap

This month we shared and swapped vegetable seedlings, lemons, lettuces, seeds harvested from back yard vegetables, potted herbs, dried rose petals, home-made jam, broad beans, ornamental plants, recipes and gardening magazines. In our region this is the perfect time to … Continue reading

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