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Linda Brennan
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Linda Brennan's Discussions

Davidsons plum or rosella fruit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Brennan Jan 24, 2013. 2 Replies

I am hoping to buy 1 kg of fresh or frozen Davidsons plums. Do you have any?I am also after rosellas. I know it's pretty early in the season. Mine haven't flowered yet, but i'd also like a kilo or…Continue

Tags: plums, davidsons, rosellas

Organic control of fruit fly video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Brennan Mar 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Interested in how to control fruit fly organically in your garden? Check out my little you tube video.…Continue

Tags: control, fly, fruit, organic

Do you have a magic carpet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Brennan Sep 9, 2011. 2 Replies

I am runnign a workshop at the Ipswich Art Gallery in the holidays and have the need for a rug fro the floor for kids to sit on.Not just any rug, but a magic carpet style rug that's not too new, but…Continue

Tags: borrow, magic, rugs, carpet

Pit Pit plants for sale or swap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Brennan Jul 5, 2011. 9 Replies

Does anyone wish for some edible  Pit Pit in their garden?Its an edible dwarf palm like plant which you eat the cooked stalks of. A popular food in Indonesia and PNG I believe.Any way, they are also…Continue

Tags: tropical, edibles, sale, for, edible


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About me:
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Rochedale Community Garden
Beelarong Community Farm
HOrticultural Media association
OPen Gardens Australia selector
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Food Futures
I am interested in:
Teaching Permaculture in suburban gardens
Helping people to Grow organically
Raw vegetarian and vegan food
Special crops and fruits for the subtropics
Community gardens
Growing and preparing fresh organic food. I LOVE food!
Seed saving and sharing
Schools education in primary and secondary as well as VET curriculum areas
Sharing good fresh food ideas
Swapping produce from my organic garden
Finding other permaculture gardens around Brisbane to share information.
My website is:

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New organic certified garden in the suburbs

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 17:23 1 Comment

Loving our new acreage in Capalaba. Converting it to certified organic and digging up loads of grass for vegie gardens & orchard. I'll be running all sorts of workshops from there starting August. See the events coming up on

A beautiful organic house and garden for sale

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:22 6 Comments

Well, after all this time we have found a lovely acreage propoerty. That means that our home and garden in Wishart is on the market. Lots of people from the workshops and garden visits asked to be told if i ever sold the house, cos they'd love a ready made organic garden. Well, this is your chance.

Here is the link. The price is somewhat negotiable. You'll love 168 + different edible and useful plants in the garden with a whole vegie patch ready to harvest in the coming months. We…


Sun power more than just hot water...

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 14:16 2 Comments

I heard on the ABC radio today that solar power has now fallen below the price of coal fired power generation to produce. Hooray, at last! In a country with bounteous sun, so it should be that way.  

It got me to thinking about ways people have been capitalizing on the sun’s energy for millennia. One is  for drying food to preserve abundance.

While in Bhutan a few years back, I marveled at the mountains of drying chilli peppers lining the rooftops. They also dried their yak…


What to do with your tumeric?

Posted on August 7, 2011 at 14:53 2 Comments


TUmeric naturally dies down in winter. It's deciduous perennial like ginger.

 I have been bandicooting my tumeric since the leaves started to yellow, but it's after all the nutrition has been trasnferred fromthe leaves into the rhizomes that the flavour really intensifies  and the rhizomes fatten up. They are the storage vessels for the next seasons growth, so the plant concentrates carbs in these storage vessels.

It's August now and the leaves have been completely…


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At 16:40 on May 29, 2013, Joseph said…

Hi Linda, thanks for the presentation today. It was very good and most enjoyable. It was great to see everybody have a chance to get some dirt (or in this case, coir) on their hands!

At 12:28 on May 7, 2012, Scarlett said…
Thanks linda!
Yes they do I'm afraid :|
At 6:24 on February 10, 2011, Lissa said…

Hi Linda. For some reason I can't send or respond to personal messages at the moment. Have spent a lot of time trying to work out the problem without success.

Thanks for the gluten free into, very inviting. I will try my darndest to attend one of your events this year.



At 12:13 on October 20, 2010, Lyn Buffett said…
Hi Linda
Love you to come to our next meeting. We are in the very early stages of workign out who we are and what we are going to do, but we welcome anyone who wants to come for the ride.
The group has attracted some amazing people and I think we are going to do amazing things. I am planning on chairing the next meeting, as the previous meetings have involved a lot of storytelling and not a lot of clear action. I have got some really great ideas on how we can move forward, so it will be great if you can come to the next meeting. It will be on 4 November 1pm St Paul’s School [Community Partnerships] 3 St Paul’s Drive, Woodridge, QLD 4114
At 19:27 on October 15, 2010, Scarlett said…
yes ok - hopefully tomorrow! :)
At 12:59 on October 14, 2010, Scarlett said…
Linda mock up of space you could have for an ad on the front page.
At 13:19 on August 13, 2010, mary mannion said…
Best email
At 9:45 on July 28, 2010, Florence said…
HI Linda, I don't seem to be able to comment on the photos.. I think edible chrysanthemum taste weird too, but my mum likes them so I grow them too, but I think mine looks different.. will take some pics when mine flowers.. people who likes them thinks they are aromatic...
At 18:16 on July 12, 2010, Daniel said…
Thanks, Linda! Can't wait for the mushroom post. Mmmm... mushrooms!
At 15:19 on June 27, 2010, Jane said…
thanks Linda, look forward to your post, we can never learn too much.

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