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Something Special - Garden Visit

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Something Special - Garden Visit

Time: November 23, 2013 from 8:30am to 12pm
Location: John's home
Street: TBA
City/Town: Chermside West
Phone: 0414445581
Event Type: $5 workshop
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2013

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Event Description

LIMITED SPACES - Please note, this is NOT a workshop on edible weeds.

Saturday 23rd November 8.30am to 12.00noon

A morning with John Wrench, Botanist, Environmental Protection educator and poet.

John has offered to spend time with a small group of six people: 

  • preparing and cooking bread and scone loaf using native food ingredients
  • a walk to local Downfall Creek to harvest some native Guinea Grass to create compost
  • a tour of his garden.

$5 for the mornings activities (payable on the day).

Hats and sensible walking shoes recommended. Adults only (no kids this time) and those who can stay for the entire session due to the small amount of attendees.

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Comment by Lissa on November 23, 2013 at 15:19

For the report see HERE.

Comment by Lissa on November 22, 2013 at 18:37

Sorry Rosie :(

Come and join us in the regular Garden Visits where there are no limitations in numbers. Links are in the messages above.

11jhb27q26cek Comment by 11jhb27q26cek on November 22, 2013 at 10:58

Oops it is full. 

11jhb27q26cek Comment by 11jhb27q26cek on November 22, 2013 at 10:56

I'm in also

Comment by Lissa on November 22, 2013 at 4:52

Hi Melina. I've sent you a Personal Message (PM).

You are on the wait list if anyone can't come, but unfortunately we have reached the limit of numbers specified by John himself.

Regular GV's have no restrictions on numbers so I hope to see you at one of those soon. The Christmas GV is coming up HERE  if you would like to come.

Comment by Lissa on November 22, 2013 at 4:43

Muriel is only staying for a short time so you can come Pete. I doubt if John will be bothered by just one more anyway. I'll send you the address via Personal Message (check your Inbox - top right).

2dc33dub4nzo5 Comment by 2dc33dub4nzo5 on November 21, 2013 at 20:32

Hello - can I come to this? My wife and I are starting a permaculture back yard in Eatons Hill and we are welcoming all input to how to do this. Looks like this event is oversubscribed? In the week, I am very busy helping save the planet (checkout and I would like to see what everyone else is doing..... (

Comment by Lissa on November 21, 2013 at 17:46

Don't forget to bring your $5 for John :)

Comment by Lissa on November 21, 2013 at 17:44

I've messaged everyone with the address, let me know if you have any problems. See you Saturday 9am :) 

Comment by Marilena Stanton on November 21, 2013 at 15:22
I am in as well. How will I get the address to attend please?

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