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Elaine de Saxe left a comment for kate collins
"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…"
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Elaine de Saxe left a comment for kate collins
"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…"
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Mary-Ann Baker left a comment for kate collins
"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 ! "
Oct 11
kate collins might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration at TBA Closer the date of Event

October 22, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY 22 October 10.00AM - 12.00PMAgenda forAndy and His Rozie’s Garden Visit:  22 October 2017 10.00 – 10.30:  Arrive, meet and introduce yourselves. Someone remind Andy to make sure there is tea, coffee and cold water!  (He’ll be all nervous and silly on the day.) 10.30 – 11.00/15-ish:  Garden tour.  Somebody take photos to share on the web site! 11.15-ish - 11.45:  Eat, drink, chat and be merry.   11.45 – 12.15:  FREE LESSON:  how to make home made booze.  This will include a really easy…See More
Oct 11
kate collins might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREE at Mary-Ann's Garden

December 10, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY December 10th 10.00am TO 12.00pmMary-Ann's - GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREEMary-Ann has written a little about her garden: some of our members have been to Mary-Ann's garden and all came away in awe of just what Mary-Ann and Colin have been able to achieve in the short time they have lived on their property;There…See More
Oct 11
Elaine de Saxe left a comment for kate collins
"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."
Oct 10
Dianne Caswell left a comment for kate collins
"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…"
Oct 10
Lissa left a comment for kate collins
"Are you the author of the Flower Shop mysteries Kate?"
Oct 10
Andrew Cumberland left a comment for kate collins
"Welcome to the site Kate.  "
Oct 10
kate collins is now a member of Brisbane Local Food
Oct 10

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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
Location
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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