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Fruitful Suburbs Produce Swap

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Fruitful Suburbs Produce Swap

Time: June 3, 2012 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Apex Park Brighton , 4017
Street: Corner of Queens Parade and Gladstone Street
Event Type: produce, swap, get, together
Organized By: Susanne
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2018

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Event Description

Get together at Apex Park Brighton, first Sunday of the month.

Our fruitful suburbs group is a loose knit community group.

We meet monthly with whoever comes bringing any excess produce from their garden to swap with others.

For example we've had fruit, veg, herbs, spices, seeds, seedlings, plants, eggs, or product made from the produce such as marmalade, jam, pickle, infused oil, cordial etc.

If you don't have anything to swap still come and get to know us. The swap of local gardening knowledge is invaluable.

There is usually some water boiling and a dash of milk if you want a cuppa, good idea to BYO mug and herbal infusion, teabag or coffee.

Getting together can extend the harvest period for all of us when, for instance at this time of year, someone brings an early season harvest of citrus while others are still waiting as theirs are harvested later in the season.

Everyone is welcome, we've had people come from as far away as the Sunshine Coast.

When you come, if you want, we can set you up on the very low volume email list and you'll get a reminder the week before we meet.

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Comment by Lissa on June 3, 2012 at 5:22

Thanks Sue.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 2, 2012 at 22:06

Steady rain so far (10pm Sat) Hays Inlet Festival cancelled. If this keeps up, we'd defer until next time, it's a bit hairy on the roads in heavy rain.

00beobm8dhb0o Comment by 00beobm8dhb0o on June 2, 2012 at 19:18
Will try to come and share my recent modest harvest of sweet potatoes. However Miss 15 may need a trip to have her wrist x-rayed instead...if so, see you next time
Comment by Susanne on June 2, 2012 at 18:29
Lovely to have you interested in coming,
The park is close to the corner where Queens Parade meets Gladstone St.
There is no cover in the park just a lone picnic table and small children's play area. The wet weather contingency is to adjourn across the street under the butchers awning. We've never had to do that so it will be a first :) bringing a chair would be handy.
Comment by Scarlett on June 2, 2012 at 14:16

true, you would have to check it before you decided to leave, and work out from the big picture radar (512km composite) whether there was a large rain front heading over the area in question.
garden things generally go ahead despite brief showers, but rain that has set in can be another matter

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 2, 2012 at 12:30

Yes, thank you Scarlett. However it is Sunday and they don't have advance radar (no crystal balls at BOM) and although I use the site quite often, no one can tell whether its raining or threatening in a given small geographical area. Local knowledge over science every time.

Comment by Scarlett on June 2, 2012 at 12:24

Elaine - maybe use this (I find it indispensable!):  
(note you can zoom out and in using different radar radii)

Comment by christopher zane hart on June 2, 2012 at 9:05

great to hear you guys are still going i have attended in the past as it is just down the road { literally} so i will be there .

Comment by Lissa on June 2, 2012 at 6:05

Have something else on this weekend but would be interested in coming to future events.
A street address would be helpful please. Google maps don't bring up "Apex Park, Brighton Qld".

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 1, 2012 at 23:17

We'd love to come, weather permitting. Is there shelter at the park? Do we need to bring chairs? Can you PM me with a phone number to check on the weather - we're a 60km round trip from Brighton.

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