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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 Christa on July 24, 2017 at 9:39

Just made an error, the cabbage leaf should be a pumpkin leaf. 

Comment by Christa on July 24, 2017 at 9:37

Christa and Muriel attended the talk by Morag Gamble (co-founder of Northey Street Edible Gardens).  It was an interesting talk on the things we can eat in our garden.   She went on to describe the different leaves that we can eat and at what stage they are tasty.  Some of the things I learnt were - if you grow broad bean plants in our area, to eat the top leaves of the plants as a good vegetable.  Other things were to steam the young leaves of the cabbage plant, these are nearly always available.

If you don't have chooks then comfrey leaves have similar benefits in compost and no dig gardens. 

Even the best premium soil bags can be improved by adding peat coir for potting up plants. 

Morag eats the little turmeric root pieces raw, she said to always add a sprinkle of black pepper as it boosts the goodness of turmeric. 

The talk went for 2 hours and it was free and very informative, she displayed 2 tables full of cuttings and seeds that can be eaten and are nearly always forgotten as a food item in hard times. 

Comment by Christa on June 10, 2017 at 13:50

Sounds interesting, just down the road, I might go to this one.

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