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The Hungry Season

Towards the end of winter we all long for the warmth and sunshine of Spring.  But early Spring can be a lean time in the kitchen garden. That is why this period was traditionally referred to as ‘the hungry season’. Green vegetables are bolting … Continue reading

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Climate action at home

This week’s ‘Climate action at home’ workshop in Holdfast Bay attracted about twenty local residents. I was one of three speakers who presented information on the nature of climate change, how it is affecting us and what we can do … 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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Preserving food at home

Preserving food at home used to be common place. It was not unusual for our parents and grandparents to have a few fruit trees and a vegetable patch in their backyard. The surplus would be ‘put up’ to avoid waste … Continue reading

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