botanicgardensGCP

Active and Healthy workshops are back!

We are pleased to be running a number of workshops over the next few months. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS. These will all be held on a Saturday at the wonderful Botanic gardens site in Benowa. We will be covering all manner of subjects around gardening and related topics. Our wonderful presenters Daniel Smith(Nurseryman) Dan will entertain and delight you with his passion and enthusiasm for all things to do with growing plants. For the past three years Dan has run […]

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Garden Goodness - Your Goal in Gardening

Growing tropical veg and sub tropical gardens.

  We are big fans of tropical vegetables,not just because they are versatile,fast growing  and super nutritious but because growing climate appropriate plants is great for the earth . Justin will be giving a 2 hour workshop this Saturday and will be demonstrating a number of great plants and sharing strategies for propagation,growing and planning a sub tropical vegetable and food gardens. We will touch on the concepts of forest gardens,plant guilds and improving your gardens soil and ecology.This will […]

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vanvan

Working bee 14 June

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers that turned up for the last working bee,we had a great day and achieved a lot. We are really swinging along at Cararra so if you have the time pop down from 9 till 12 we will be having another working bee.We will be carting more materials and preparing some garden beds.This is a great chance to get some hands on experience with gardening and bio intensive gardening.We will have a cup of […]

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    botanicgardensGCP

    We are pleased to be running a number of workshops over the next few months. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS. These will all be held on a Saturday at the wonderful Botanic gardens site in Benowa. We will be covering all manner of subjects around gardening and related topics. Our wonderful presenters Daniel Smith(Nurseryman) Dan will entertain and delight you with his passion and enthusiasm for all things to do with growing plants. For the past three years Dan has run […]

    Read More
    Garden Goodness - Your Goal in Gardening

      We are big fans of tropical vegetables,not just because they are versatile,fast growing  and super nutritious but because growing climate appropriate plants is great for the earth . Justin will be giving a 2 hour workshop this Saturday and will be demonstrating a number of great plants and sharing strategies for propagation,growing and planning a sub tropical vegetable and food gardens. We will touch on the concepts of forest gardens,plant guilds and improving your gardens soil and ecology.This will […]

    Read More
    vanvan

    Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers that turned up for the last working bee,we had a great day and achieved a lot. We are really swinging along at Cararra so if you have the time pop down from 9 till 12 we will be having another working bee.We will be carting more materials and preparing some garden beds.This is a great chance to get some hands on experience with gardening and bio intensive gardening.We will have a cup of […]

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    Herb King Dan Watering the New Compost Windrow

    Our nursery man Dan is moving slowly over to our new site at Cararra. How ever in order to do this he needs to get his new nursery area in shape. We have a great team of  our own volunteers and Jen’s boys,who will be helping him as well. We are having a working bee on 24th May, 2014 between 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Carrara site. We are preparing the new site for Dan’s herb nursery. Our […]

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    basella alba

    Here is another great tropical perennial widely loved in Asia and super hardy and versatile. It is such a beautiful plant it’s almost a shame to eat her.The kids will love the beautiful purple dye that comes from the seeds which are prolific. It’s the leaves you eat on this beauty and they are super good for you,I am hoping that a few of you are making the transition to these great foods and are feeling the benefits of nutrient […]

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    para2

    Broad leaf ginseng. “Amazon waterleaf”, Philippine spinach.( Talinum triangulare) Here is another great tropical plant folks. Why would we keep flogging  all these strange plants you ask? Reason 1, these strange perennial plants have been grown by traditional cultures for 10000 years are super hardy and super nutrient dense, quite simply they are foods perfectly adapted to human needs,most of them have medicinal and mineral benefits not found in some of our modern annuals which have been bred for taste ,colour,or size. Reason […]

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