A Food Metamorphosis is taking place on Australia's Gold Coast better known for its glittering beaches and high life.
With two established community gardens at Varsity Lakes and Southport and exciting land restoration at Lodder Creek a plethora of new community groups are now about to begin new gardening sites around the city.
Scott Godfredson B.Design Landscape Arch (Hon) is currently assisting the development of these projects in conjunction with The Gold Coast Council.
Last Saturday Scott organized all the different gardening groups to come together and share their progress, ideas and of course plants.
Comfrey, Strawberries and Scented geraniums were available to share at this garden's table.
Was informed that burning raw scented geraniums leaves will get rid of pests and a leaf in warm water makes a rose flavored tea.
Plans and photos were shared as well as food plants and a representative of each garden spoke on their group's current progress.
Both May and Monica have the wonderful gift of showing other gardeners food sources from their traditions that are great adaptations to the Gold Coast's subtropical climate.
Thanks to Justin from the new Ashmore Community Garden for giving Monica some water tolerant Taro that Varsity Lakes can now plant on their flood prone lower ground.
There is so much to share and learn about food.
Together we are learning to break away from old traditions and patterns and access quality, organic food.
With the approach of peak oil there is a growing urgency to establishing new ways to provide quality sustainable food in city environments.