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Growing an incredible edible garden - Morag Gamble from Our Permaculture Life

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Growing an incredible edible garden - Morag Gamble from Our Permaculture Life

Time: July 22, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Zillmere Library
Street: Corner Jennings Street and Zillmere Road
City/Town: Zillmere
Website or Map:…
Phone: 07 3403 1455
Event Type: free, green, workshop
Organized By: BCC
Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2017

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WHEN Sat, 22nd July
10:00am - 12:00pm
EVENT TYPE Free, Green


Zillmere Library 


Zillmere Library, Corner Jennings Street and Zillmere Road, Zillmere


Bookings required. Phone Zillmere Library on 07 3403 1455 to reserve your place


Subtropical Brisbane is a great place to grow food all year round and cultivate an abundance of culinary delights. Explore subtropical vegetables, edible perennials and flowers, culinary herbs and much more. Morag Gamble from Our Permaculture Life will share with you some ideas for how to produce more food than you ever thought possible from your backyard.

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Comment by Dave Riley on July 24, 2017 at 22:05

Recipe here Cathie: LINK.

Pumpkin jam!?

Comment by Christa on July 24, 2017 at 21:14

Cathie - correction it is Childs Road instead of street.

Comment by Christa on July 24, 2017 at 21:02

Cathie and Andrew, I too would love to walk with the indigenous ladies, but my legs are not capable.  In my library of books, I have many on indigenous foods, and read them regularly.  

The best I can give you is from my quick notes - meet 10.00am on Tues or Thurs or both, at Childs St, they mentioned Nudgee Cemetery, but after looking at this street, it is not near cemetery.  

The Zillmere Library may have some more info. Muriel, another BLF member may have more info, a phone number or something.   maybe this is the area they will walk?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 24, 2017 at 20:34

Can you let me know Cathie?  I'd be keen as well. 

Christa, black pepper helps enormously with the absorption of the curcumin in turmeric, maximising its health benefits.  (I have no idea how I know that.)

Comment by Cathie MacLean on July 24, 2017 at 18:59
Christa, I totally want to walk around Nudgee with Aboriginal elders! Where and when??? I guess I can google it. We are looking to add a bush tucker component to the community garden at work so that would be pretty interesting.
Comment by Cathie MacLean on July 24, 2017 at 18:55
We enjoyed broccoli leaves tossed in with other things in a stirfry the other night. At least as good as kale. Dave, I always enjoy the links you put up. In the comments one of the people referred to cucchiteddi which seems to be a cookie or confection which calls for tenerumi in its ingredient list. Looks amazing. Now, if I could just read Italian!
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on July 24, 2017 at 16:31

It's good with those vines which produce prolifically - eg Cucuzza, Choko - to eat the leaves. That reduces the area for photosynthesis so reducing the crop of fruit. So you can get the best of both worlds without being overwhelmed with fruit.

Comment by Dave Riley on July 24, 2017 at 11:35

Tenerumi -- New Gunea Bean/Cucuzza -- leaves are eaten keenly in Italy.

Sample recipe: LINK.

They are soft and pliable.

You could do the same with young choko leaves.

Comment by Christa on July 24, 2017 at 10:57

Elaine, she did say the new young leaves are less hairy and are nice steamed along with the end. I had forgotten a lot of the leaves that we can eat as vegetables. There were many new gardeners there so it would have intrigued them.  There were heaps of questions.  

There were ladies there who were asking if anyone was interested in a walk with indigenous elders through the nudgee waterholes to show the edibles around that area. I believe they will only be doing a couple more sessions.  They were to meet near the Nudgee cemetery in Child Street, if interested. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on July 24, 2017 at 10:41

Pumpkin leaves are a bit hairy ... the tips are really good eating. Taste like ... Pumpkin! They can be a bit hairy too and sometimes need peeling before steaming.

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