Grow Grow Grow Your Own Urban Foraging workshop on 8 April 2018 with Kate Grigg attracted 60 participants. The workshop had a particular focus on fungi and sharing of seeds – we are trying to grow seedlings for a refugee garden in Kilburn.
The Seacliff Community Produce Swap, supported by Sustainable Communities SA, is a monthly event to bring local community together, to share excess homegrown produce, to take home some goodies, to have a chat with neighbours and new friends over a cuppa, to share gardening knowledge, seeds and seedlings, and to connect with others over super local produce.
Starting Sunday 25 February 2018
9.30am-10.30am (swap at 10am)
at Kauri Reserve, 40a Kauri Parade, Seacliff
Then continuing on the last Sunday of every month
Everyone is welcome!
During the warmer months (February-April) the swap will take place in Kauri Reserve, corner of Wheatland Street and Kauri Parade, Seacliff.
Bring along any excess home grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, nuts, seeds and seedlings or homemade jams, preserves and baked goods. All goods are placed on the share table as people arrive, then at 10am sharp everyone is welcome to take whatever they would like. It is not a direct swap as such (ie you don’t swap your ‘something’ for ‘something’ else) but an informal swap and share.
Please come along even if you don’t have much or anything to contribute. Maybe you will the following month. Instead you could bake a cake for all to enjoy over their cuppa, or just provide us with a smile and your presence. The produce swap is about connecting with your local community. Everyone is welcome.
Produce swaps are a beautiful way to share and connect and we promise you will go home with a big smile. Newcomers are always welcomed.
Please get in touch if you would like to be on our mailing list to receive a monthly reminder.
by Peter Croft and Dinali Devasagaym
The Grow Grow Grow Your Own group ran a Foraging workshop on 20 August 2017 with guest presenter Kate Grigg. It was a terrific event with 60 people turning out on a cold, overcast afternoon to find out more about out edible weeds, including several who came all the way from Ballywire, a farm near Edithburgh on Yorke Peninsula.
Anne Wilson led a lively Q&A session about problems faced by gardeners, then Kate took us for a tour of the grounds of Fullarton Park. Within 15 metres we found our first edible weed, chickweed, followed within metres by dandelions, milk thistle, shepherds purse (a brassica), prickly lettuce, mallow, flick weed, nasturtiums, peppercorns from the pepper tree and smooth mustard. All edible and highly nutritious. I was most surprised to know that mallow makes a good spinach alternative!
While Kate does not suggest we actively grow these plants, as many of them are serious problems in native bushland and on farm properties, it makes a lot of sense to harvest and eat the ones that pop up on their own in our gardens.
The group will present a follow up session with Kate in May 2018. Stay tuned for a date.
Free Grow Grow Grow Your Own Workshop
Sunday 20 August 2017
3pm-5pm at Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton 5063
Please register to attend by email to email@example.com or phone 0407 608 345
Presenter: Kate Grigg – qualified horticulturalist and conservationist
Kate has a large following across Australia through her Facebook groups, Foraging Australia and Mushroom Foragers of South Australia. Kate is consulted by many Australian chefs, professional and amateur foragers and people who want accurate identification of plants and fungi they have found. Kate regularly hosts events for councils, wineries and the food industry.
Meet in the park just outside the Rear Foyer entrance at 3pm. Please note that the workshop will involve walking around the grounds of Fullarton Park Community Centre.
Thanks to a generous Unley Council grant: FREE! If you have any excess produce to share, bring that too!