Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Event Details


Time: October 24, 2015 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: McDowall
Phone: +0422022961
Event Type: garden, visit, free
Organized By: Andrew Cumberland
Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2015

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Agenda for
Andy and His Rozie’s Garden Visit:  24 October 2015

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.  Andy will yell out about his homemade wines, liquors, preserves and cheeses and might even hand out the odd sample.   (Well, he needs something to make up for the fact that his yard fits on a postage stamp!)

11.45 – 12.15:  FREE LESSON:  how to make a really easy summer wine/cider/beer with your excess fruit.  It’s seriously easy, takes very little equipment and tastes pretty darn good.   (No expertise or brains required – just ask Andy!)


Andy and Rozie's yard is small and flat, although the front driveway has a slight incline (which should be easily managed).  

There is ample seating and the yard is fully fenced.


Guard dog Bobbie Cumberland will bid you with a very loud welcome.  Please try not to frighten the little fellow too much.  He isn't 2 years old yet. 

Take care around the attack chooks.  They like a cuddle but aren't quite shoulder trained! 

Try not to put your fingers in the aquaponics tank. The lads tend to be somewhat fiesty in summer. 

Do not attempt to round up or saddle the compost worms.  A stampede could ensue.  

Please bring a small plate of food or drink to share and any plants or produce that you would like to give away, swap or sell.

RSVP required for the address to be sent closer to the date to the email address you nominated when you joined. THE ADDRESS HAS BEEN SENT.  LET ME KNOW IF YOU DIDN'T GET IT!

Late attendees are welcome, although somewhat annoying due to their lack of planning skills. Message or phone Andy for the address. <insert lots of irony here: Andy is not known for his ability to turn up on time.>


It's easy. Check HERE at the Garden Visit Group (see menu top of the page), read the blurb and contact Lissa.

Comment Wall

Add a Comment

RSVP for GARDEN VISIT FREE to add comments!

Join Brisbane Local Food

Comment by Roger Clark on October 24, 2015 at 14:36

Yes thanks Andy and Rozie, for a very enjoyable visit today. I will be keen to try making fruit wine. It seems to me to be a good way of dealing with fruit surpluses which happen from time to time. E.g. Japoticabas, which give a large amount of fruit, all at once. I simply cannot make anymore Japoticaba jam as the fridge is getting very full. There is only so much jam that I can handle. Now I could handle a lot  more of the wine.

Oh by the way I left my directors chair at your place. There is no urgency about getting it back. Perhaps at the next garden visit in November?

Comment by Phil on October 24, 2015 at 14:03

Thanks Andy and Rozie for a great Garden Visit. As generous in person as online. Lots going on in your garden and I think a lot of people are interested in seeing some info posted about your fruit cider lesson 101. You may have started something!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 24, 2015 at 13:50

We did indeed miss you Elaines.  

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 24, 2015 at 9:47

Thanks! :-) Let's hope we get to the next one: the mints sound lovely Phil, thank you!

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on October 24, 2015 at 8:40

Hope you feel better soon, have sent you a message

Comment by Phil on October 24, 2015 at 7:33

Elaine I just potted some peppermint and spearmint for you. I'll have to give it to you some other time.

Comment by Lissa on October 24, 2015 at 7:29

Very sorry to hear you're both not feeling great this morning Elaine. You'll be missed.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 24, 2015 at 7:00

We're neither of us able to come this morning :-(

I have seeds of Huauzontle and Bolivian Cucumber. Enough of both for 3 people. Would whoever wants either or both, message me here on this forum with your name and address and I will post them out to you.

Catch up with the mint some other time, Lissa.

Comment by Lissa on October 24, 2015 at 5:36

I finally have a few mints growing well though not large yet. The basic mint given by Susan at her GV is going great guns and I can take a bit of that for you.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 24, 2015 at 3:19

I'd love some cuttings of Garden Mint if anyone has any to spare.

Attending (14)

Might attend (2)

Not Attending (2)

Important note about adding photos:

Always add photos using the "From my computer" option, even if you are on a mobile phone or other device.


  • Add Photos
  • View All


  • Add Videos
  • View All


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.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

© 2021   Created by Andrew Cumberland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service