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Identifying & Using Tropical Vegetables

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Identifying & Using Tropical Vegetables

Time: January 21, 2012 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Gardens
Street: Cnr North and Farrell Streets,
City/Town: Yandina,
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: free, workshop
Organized By: Yandina Community Gardens
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2012

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Robyn Ford and Linda Mahony

If you have ever wondered just what to do with all the unusual ‘permie’ plants that you now seem to be growing in your vegie gardens – apart from using them as mulch that is – then come along to this workshop where Robyn will take you through a variety of these plants from identification to growing requirements.

Linda will have samples of some yummy food made with these plants available for you to taste.

There is a full program of FREE workshops happening at the Gardens every second Saturday, as part of our Community Partnership under the ‘Living Smart’ Programme with Sunshine Coast Council.  

All workshops commence at 9.30 am (unless otherwise indicated) and go for approx 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  

These FREE workshops are open to everyone in the community, not just members and volunteers at the Gardens and there is no need to book a place  - unless otherwise indicated for that particular workshop. 

It is advisable to bring along a notepad and pen for taking notes, as well as a hat, sunscreen and your water bottle.

For more information or to be included on our mail-out list for workshop reminders, please contact us at -

Email: or

Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message – someone will get back to you during the Gardens’  normal opening times.

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Comment by Lissa on January 23, 2012 at 18:29

Wonderful Lyn, very glad you enjoyed it. They're a great bunch at Yandina Community Gardens - don't forget to check out their website for other workshops.

3lat192exrnb0 Comment by 3lat192exrnb0 on January 23, 2012 at 14:54

This was a great workshop. Very practical gardening advice, cheap sensible plants and and yummy taste testing. My enthusiasm for summer gardening has returned

Many thanks


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