Saturday, May 28, 2011

Logan Community Garden `a little piece of Africa in suburban Australia'.

The Logan Community Garden was the venue for the Gold Coast Organic Growers first Club outing of the year.

This community garden established by Griffith University in early 2006 is gardened by African refugee families and has become one of the most productive community gardens in the country”.

I found the visit an exciting opportunity to met some wonderful people and discover many new foods.

This special mother and son from Zimbabwe introduced us to the  nutritional and healing qualities of a member of the okra family.

This Egyptian spinach is tough enough to provide ongoing greens during the tough Australian Summer.

Pigeon peas are a versatile food that can be eaten fresh or used in dahl,
and the red sugar cane is stronger than the sugar cane used in commercial cropping.

 Cassava growing along the path and another green staple I had not seen before.

So many great ideas, nothing wasted and nutritious food everywhere you looked.

A special day with so much discovered.


Erin said...

What a neat post. I like the idea of growing and learning about a regional garden. Very educational! :)

CyberCelt said...

I would love to be able to walk and pick food from the trees. The only place that has ever been possible was Kauai.

I hope this finds you well and contented, Winsome.

AllieMakes! said...

I just love to see all of your pictures! Australia is a place a long to visit -and stay for a long time! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie. I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Great post! And blog!