written by Anne Wharton
Our Grow Grow Grow Your Own Group recently put a new raised bed on the verge on the corner of Dover St and Cambridge Tce, Malvern. Nolda who is maintaining the verge garden is particularly interested in bush foods. All the plants in the bed are native bush foods and have either edible leaves or fruits. Hopefully this will give neighbours some new ideas of what plants to try and grow in their own gardens and how to incorporate them into some tasty meals. More and more of our native foods are already appearing in some of the best restaurants.
The bed is a wicking bed and should not need too much attention. All the plants are labelled and there is also braille signage around the edges.
The Grow Grow Group are hoping to establish more verge gardens in the Unley Council area later in the year.
For more information and some wild food recipes, have a look at Neville Bonney’s book “Knowing, Growing, Eating: Edible Wild Native Plants for South Australia”.