Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Part 1, Lissa's report is here.

The weather gods were smiling and the members rolled up in good numbers to see Susan's latest garden update.

And what an update! A smallish suburban block brimming with food plants, native plants and flowers. Added to the plants are chooks, bees, and a new dog.

The back yard - Lissa has photos of the front - is set off by a fence-defining row of fruit trees down the length. Then across the lower part of the yard is a chook and dog-proof fence enclosing a half-circle of flowers: marigolds, cosmos, sweet peas. I couldn't find a spot from where to include the whole section and the separate photos do not do it justice.

The the final section of the garden has the top-bar hive and several wicking beds.

Along one side fence are some Mulberries coming along:

And some Strawberries:

And yes, we will have Avocados ...

In an enclosed garden below the verandah are Blueberries, Mango and the fattest shallots:

Then there is a sample of top-bar honey in comb - we each had a taste of sensational honey ...

And that wicked kettle popcorn:

And some of our group concluding with Andy and Max.

Thank you Susan - your hard work really is paying off! Altogether a lovely morning in the fresh air and sunshine with our gardening friends old and new.

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Nice work Elaine. 


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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