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Time: January 24, 2015 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: Lissa's garden
Street: ADDRESS SENT TO GUESTS 19.01.15 msg Lissa if have not received
City/Town: Strathpine
Phone: 0414 445 581
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2015

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Event Description



Beginning of a new year and you're all welcome to visit at Strathpine.

My philosophy is KISS. I follow natural gardening methods as far as possible, partly out of lack of time and being a lazy gardener, partly because I believe it's a good way to garden.

I have many different fruit trees and raised beds for veg. I'm gradually transforming my entire yard, back and front, into edibles or plants that support bees and other beneficial insects.

I keep honey bees (be aware if you have allergies to bee sting) and native stingless bees.

We may have a few members of another online gardening group, OMG (Oh My Goodness Organic Gardening), join us.

Easy street parking. Level block.




Jan Holley will "bring and demonstrate the NON-electric "Sauce Maker" that I use for processing tomatoes if people would like to see it in action. (I will probably NEVER buy bottled again)".

Jan would appreciate any donations of tomatoes on the day for her demo.

If you would like to take home some of the passata produced please bring a suitable container / zip lock bag etc.



I will have a 3kg jar of my honey for raffle. In aid of Cup From Above at Aspley - a cafe run by social worker Adam which provides support for local people down on their luck. Tickets $1 each and your support appreciated. Proceeds go towards costs of setting up a community garden at the back of the cafe for the education and use of the folk using the cafe.

Children welcome but must be supervised by their parents.

Please bring a small plate of food or drink to share and any produce, seed, plants that you want to giveaway, swap or sell.

RSVP required for the address to be sent closer to the date to the email address you nominated when you joined.

Late attendees welcome. Message Lissa or phone on the day for the address.


10am arrival and morning tea catch up, swap table

10.30 guest speaker demonstration

10.45 tour of the garden

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Comment by Lissa on January 25, 2015 at 5:03

Muriel - was there anything you wanted cuttings from?

Comment by Muriel on January 24, 2015 at 19:58

Enjoyed looking around your garden Lissa, thanks, such an inspiration!

Pity I had to dash off but glad I came.


Comment by Lissa on January 24, 2015 at 18:31

Good that you made it along Sue. Hope to see you at future GV's Sue :)

Comment by Sue Brown on January 24, 2015 at 15:34

I'm feeling very pleased that I finally made a BLF event  - really enjoyed you and your garden Lissa, plus meeting a great group of people, trying some yummy food (what WAS in that pesto??!) and being inspired by your garden and everyone I spoke to. I'm hopeful that my cuttings will thrive, and that I will make it to lots more events.

Comment by Lissa on January 24, 2015 at 15:33

See the start of the report HERE folks :) If anyone took any photos or have anything to add feel free.

Thank you all for coming - it was a wonderful GV full of friendly faces and exciting stuff to share.

Some items were left behind - a gorgeous brollie, a red glass plate with asian characters and a clear storage container. Let me know who owns them so we can get them back to you.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on January 24, 2015 at 15:26

I had a mental block when asked what a plant was today. It was the one that smelled like lemon. I said it was a perhaps a Lemon Myrtle but of course it was Lemon Verbena Aloysia citrodora.  

Comment by Dianne Caswell on January 24, 2015 at 14:56

Thank You Lissa for such a wonderful morning. It was lovely to meet some of the members of BLF who share our love of food growing.

Your garden is Blooming Great, you should be proud, I know you are just the way you are so sharing. I will treasure my cuttings and look after them well. Hopefully they will be on their way by my GV in March.

Thank You all for making Graham and Myself feel so welcome.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 19, 2015 at 21:45

Wow - a visit chock full of excitement Lissa.  Love to try a Bunya. 

Comment by Susan on January 19, 2015 at 21:41

Hi Lissa, we will be in brisbane that weekend so I would love to attend

Comment by Lissa on January 19, 2015 at 18:08

I cooked some by boiling and then went online to read the instructions after lol. None of them exploded while cooking although that was warned in the instructions. In fact, most of them split nicely on the join.

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