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A Delicious Bunch


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A Delicious Bunch History, harvest, storage, use, preserving Maximising your garden space Edible flower gardens and designs Growing Organically Pots, soils, pH testing, seedlings, seeds, healthy plants, fertilising Organic pest Control Insects and animals Allergies and poisonous flowers 30 flowers to grow and cook Growing notes, recipes Lovely little extras Sow and harvest table

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Linda Brennan is horticulturist, environmental educator and passionate greenthumb goddess. She's a prominent horticultural figure, devoted to health and vitality through nurturing life, people and the environment. She is an inspiration for adults and children who want to grow bountiful gardens, edible flowers and organic food in abundance. Her childhood was spent wandering the bush with her parents, picking wild foods, harvesting honey and growing a huge variety of vegies and fruit in the family garden in Gippsland, Victoria. Her first garden by the age of 5 was full of her favourite foods, broad beans, peas, radish, asparagus, sweet corn and dianthus flowers. Her outdoor childhood helped to sow the seeds of a love of nature and the potential for productive gardens.As an adult, she naturally progressed from a career in midwifery into the equally nurturing field of horticulture, especially organic food, permaculture and education. In between times she also ran her own catering business, making gourmet meals for health-seeking executives and staff. She went on to teach at TAFE in Horticulture, and at several Queensland Universities in both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees around environment and sustainability.Linda has facilitated workshops for adults and children for over 2 decades. You'll find her giving demonstrations, talks and workshops at her own garden at Ecobotanica, at libraries, eco festivals and food events such as Regional Flavours. She enthusiastically promotes the enjoyment of home-grown organic food and inspires families to grow their next meal. In her spare time, Linda sinks her hands into the soil in her own beautiful organic acreage garden where hundreds of edible, medicinal and useful plants thrive. Edible flowers feature under the orchard trees, through the vegetable patch and are dotted through the beautiful herb and cottage gardens and surround the labyrinth. Her many hives of stingless native bees and European honey bees, pollinate fruit trees and vegies, giving abundant crops.Most of the family meals originate in the garden, and are picked fresh from just metres away. Friends, family and neighbours benefit from the greenthumb in their midst.

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