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About me:
avid gardener/journalist/author just getting into home grown food & herbal plant medicines always loved decorative gardening. wrote my first book about Aust botanical artist who inspired me.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Sandgate/Deagon comm gardens since start at Brighton Tce & Rainbow St - regular customer at Sandbag Seed.
I am interested in:
herbs & all edibles, asian fruits & veg (done lot of research in China on Luei Gong Gen/aka Pennywort).
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Community Involvement, Gardening Help, Other
What I am looking for:
Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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At 11:21 on October 12, 2017, Elaine de Saxe said…

Oh boy that sounds like the struggles May Gibbs had in being paid and paid properly despite her work was superior to the males of the day. Let me know if a copy becomes available. Been to the ANBG but back in mid-90s perhaps so likely missed any reference to her. Btw their Botanical Bookshop is a botany-enthusiasts dream. 

At 22:16 on October 11, 2017, Elaine de Saxe said…

Thanks for the info Kate. Not in my Library but there is at least 1 other book on Ellis Rowan and I'll get to read it next week when it rocks up to my local library. I know there have been some miraculous Australian women botanical illustrators so keen to read about this atm unknown woman.

At 7:05 on October 11, 2017, Mary-Ann Baker said…

hi Kate - look forward to meeting you at one of our garden Visits - what a busy life you live - just got sidetracked by your mention of Sandbag seed - looks a great initiative ! 

At 19:10 on October 10, 2017, Elaine de Saxe said…

Hi Kate, welcome to BLF! What is the title of your book about the Botanical artist? All I can find at the Library are the American flower shop mysteries.

At 18:18 on October 10, 2017, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Evening Kate, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). What a wonderful life you lead, you are so talented and knowledgeable I am sure you will be a lovely asset to our group. 

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas. 

We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question.

You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF…..


At 17:58 on October 10, 2017, Lissa said…

Are you the author of the Flower Shop mysteries Kate?

At 16:30 on October 10, 2017, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Kate.  


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