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Organic Stockfeeds for Chooks

Started Oct 12, 2012 0 Replies

For those of you looking for organic chicken feed (and soon to be certified organic pet foods), you might be interested in checking out the…Continue

Serendipity Farm Produce for Sale

Started Aug 9, 2012 0 Replies

Came across Serendipity Farm (a NFP animal rescue farm 35kms south of Gatton at Junction View) and noticed they have the…Continue

Tags: bush, rocks, eggs, freerange, manure

What's On Event Calendar for SEQ

Started Feb 2, 2012 0 Replies

Just letting everyone know Green Journey now has a daily updated …Continue

Tags: workshops, courses, plant, sales, events

Bulk Organic Chook Food at reduced price

Started Feb 2, 2012 0 Replies

Just thought I'd share this information for anyone interested in saving money on organic chook food.  This comes via Green Dean & Ben from…Continue

Tags: bulk, chickens, chook


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Anne Gibson favorited Elaine coolowl's discussion Extra Pix from Lissa's on 15th May 2015
May 18
Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's photo

Mother of Herbs

"Apparently good on a roast I'm told."
Nov 20, 2014
Andrew Cumberland commented on Anne Gibson's photo

Mother of Herbs

"I dunno who left it at my place in the garden visit, but I have started to grow it.  I'll be interested to give it a go in cooking when it gets a bit of size on. "
Nov 20, 2014
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Nov 9, 2014
Anne Gibson and Elise Parups are now friends
Nov 19, 2013
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How to Engage Young Children Creatively with Sustainable Edible Gardens Workshop at Kawana Community Kindergarten

November 2, 2013 from 8:45am to 11:45am
Are you an educator, assistant teacher or involved in a school garden program? Are you interested in sustainable gardening and inspiring children to learn more about growing food? I invite you to join myself and Robin Grasso as guest speakers and members of the Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network for a fun, educational and hands-on morning of learning and networking on 2nd November. Robin Grasso, Director of Kawana Community Kindergarten will discuss their journey in…See More
Oct 28, 2013
Anne Gibson posted an event

Seedy Sunday & Spring Planting at Sweethearts Cafe

September 1, 2013 from 8:30am to 10:30am
Join us for a free social morning to discuss spring crop planting in the sub-tropics. Come along and share any surplus produce, seeds or cuttings that are growing well in your garden at this time of year or just soak up local knowledge to learn what to grow and how to seed save. Beginners, people new to the area and long distance visitors all welcome (consider carpooling!)It’s a great way for everyone to grow their garden for free. If the weather is kind and not wet or humid, we’ll process more…See More
Aug 19, 2013
A photo by Anne Gibson was featured

Mother of Herbs

This is a useful medicinal and culinary herb to grow in your garden or a pot. It has large and small hairy leaves on thick stems and are SO hardy they rarely need attention so are a perfect plant for gardeners who rarely, er well ... garden! A…
Jul 10, 2013
Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's photo

Mother of Herbs

"I'll have to try a little harder to get this growing again Anne, you've made it sound very appealing. One of my dogs (hard to tell who owns which poop) is having some tum trouble and I'd like to try it out on them. "
Jun 29, 2013
Andrew Cumberland commented on Anne Gibson's photo

Mother of Herbs

"It sounds like a ripper Anne. "
Jun 24, 2013
Anne Gibson posted a photo

Mother of Herbs

This is a useful medicinal and culinary herb to grow in your garden or a pot. It has large and small hairy leaves on thick stems and are SO hardy they rarely need attention so are a perfect plant for gardeners who rarely, er well ... garden! A…
Jun 24, 2013
Anne Gibson commented on Anne Gibson's event 'Your Living Backyard Day Forum'
"Thanks Lissa. Looking forward to it. Weather is going to be perfect. Hope to catch up again soon. Have a great weekend."
Jun 13, 2013
Lissa commented on Anne Gibson's event 'Your Living Backyard Day Forum'
"Blast, I would have liked to go to this. Hope it's a wonderful day Anne."
Jun 13, 2013
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Jun 11, 2013
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Jun 11, 2013
Anne Gibson commented on Anne Gibson's event 'Seedy Sunday Root Crops Workshop'
"Yes I love that term 'cross pollinating' but it's so appropriate isn't it? I just love the energy and connections we make at the different groups and feel there is a surge of interest happening. I loved meeting Glyneth - wish she…"
Mar 9, 2013

Profile Information

About me:
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Brisbane Transition Hub
Yandina Community Gardens
Eudlo Permaculture
Noosa Permaculture
Eudlo Seed Savers - Co-ordinator
Eudlo Transition Town
Slow Food Sunshine Coast
I am interested in:
Presenting workshops, sharing information and experiences, helping connect others with resources and local organisations/groups, seed saving and growing heirloom and open-pollinated plant varieties, micro gardening as I specialise in how to grow productive edible gardens in small spaces, permaculture and supporting local growers and events.
About what I can offer:
I provide interactive fun workshops on gardening in small spaces, container gardens, frugal gardening and other topics and have a blog called The Micro Gardener where I share inspiring ways to do more for less in your garden, grow incredible edibles, get creative with your garden design and much more.

I also publish a comprehensive e-newsletter of 'What's On' in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast each month called Green Journey Community News (available free by subscribing at and promote a wide range of events, workshops, news and resources on local food, community/school gardens, permaculture and much more.

I'm currently looking for people who'd like to share their stories on what they are growing/doing in their own backyard to inspire others and will be promoting these via Green Journey, linking back to each person's blog or website. If anyone is interested in being involved in this project, please send me a message.
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Easy DIY Potting Mix Recipe

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 22:28 0 Comments

I regularly make my own potting mix at home to save money and control what my plants are growing in. I had a lot of trouble with bagged mixes (although I now use Searles when I need a commercial mix).  I used to waste a lot of time adding nutrients every time I potted up a plant so do this now when I make the mix. I get good results so thought I'd share what I do, but I'd love to know what recipes others use too.…


Spring Garden update - hot & dry!

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 15:51 31 Comments

It's nearing the end of spring but with temperatures rising and no rain, I'm organising the shade structures for the garden to give my plants some relief in the hot dry weeks and months ahead.  The investment in time and mulch for the gardens is paying off with the soil retaining moisture and plants still pretty happy.

My nasturtiums are doing well all over the garden and…


Joel Salatin Workshop highlights

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 12:41 6 Comments

Along with 170 others, I had the privilege of attending a great workshop with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms at Beerwah on the Sunny Coast recently. It was hosted by RegenAG and MC'd by the one and only Costa Georgiadis, of Costa's Odyssey on SBS.


Joel focuses on chemical free natural farming…


Nasturtiums - More than just a pretty face!

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 7:15 7 Comments

There are two types of nasturtium but the one I can never get enough of in our garden is Tropaeolum majus (also known as Indian Cress) not the Officinal that grows in water!

They're tasty additions to salads, great space fillers, pest controllers, attract beneficial pollinators, make cheerful cut flowers and are also a great medicinal plant.  But there are many more uses ...



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At 7:28 on March 9, 2013, Sean Butler said…

Thanks for the friend request Anna. Just realized you also are the "owner" of the microgarderner website. May i say it a great site and i really enjoy it.


At 18:30 on August 18, 2011, Michelle said…
You're space is such a good read :o)
At 7:55 on July 9, 2011, Donna said…
Welcome to Brisbane Local Food, happy gardening!

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