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VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON

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VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON

Time: June 25, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Jeffrey Hodges garden
Street: 77 Flaxton Mill Rd
City/Town: Flaxton
Phone: 0414445581 Lissa
Event Type: garden visit
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2017

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SUNDAY 25TH JUNE AT 10AM – 77 FLAXTON MILL RD, FLAXTON

Local organic gardening expert and author Jeffrey Hodges has kindly invited us to visit his garden at Flaxton.

Jeffrey has more than 40yrs practical gardening experience. He studied agricultural science, has degrees in Environmental Studies and Social Ecology but most importantly has a great deal of experience in gardening in SEQ.  Jeffrey worked and studied at the Findhorn community in Scotland and refined and adapted their methods to suit Australian conditions.

Jeffrey has been a guest speaker on commercial radio and written numerous articles and books on organic gardening including THE ORGANIC GARDENNATURAL GARDENING IN AUSTRALIATHE WATER WISE GARDEN.

Preface to The Organic Garden: This is a book for gardeners of the heart. In you're only interested in results - in growing huge tomatoes or giant cabbages - then perhaps it won't impress you. If, however, you've ever gazed in awe at the beauty of the early morning dew glistening on your first poppy in spring; if you've watched with humility and wonder as the tiny seeds you planted last week burst through the surface of the soil to lift their first little leaves to the sun; if you truly love plants......then this book is for you.

From Jeffrey: 

Re "terrain" my place is flat around to the vege garden with concrete paths so should not be a problem.  Re car parking, there is a space for maybe three cars on my property but ample space on footpaths on both sides of the road.

Yes I can have some books for sale if people are interested.

PLEASE NOTE RE TOILET AMENITIES:

Jeffrey’s home doesn't have amenities for a large group (one small ensuite only) - please visit the public amenities in Montville at 159 Main Street (5mins before you get to Jeffrey's place).

 

MORNING TEA 10am:  

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MUG AND FOOD TO SHARE.

I will bring tea, coffee, sugar and milk.

LUNCH 12.30pm: 

WE WILL HAVE LUNCH OUT FOR THOSE WHO WANT IT - PLEASE PROVIDE NUMBERS SO I CAN MAKE A BOOKING. 

Mapleton Tavern - Cnr Obi Obi & Montville/Mapleton Rd, Mapleton.

Please be aware that it is school holiday time and it will be busy. Orders can be placed and paid for individually.

CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED. If you have room for others, or need a lift, please specify your location and numbers.

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Comment by Lissa on April 10, 2017 at 5:24

We should be able to car pool to this one.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 9, 2017 at 8:10

Sounds fascinating. Lack of on-site 'facilities' the deciding factor for me.

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