20 August 2010

What's in Season for August

Eating food that's in season means that its much more likely to be fresher cheaper & locally grown.
So here's a list of whats in season now.
Fruit in Season
apples - fuji - lady williams - sundowner, cumquat, custard apple, grapefruit - yellow - pink, lemons, limes, mandarins - ellendale - imperial - murcot, nashi, oranges - blood - navel, pawpaw, pineapple - smooth leaf, pomelo, rhubarb, tangelo.
Vegetables In Season
asian greens - bok choy - choy sum - gai laan - wonga bok, avocados  - hass - sharwill, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, fennel, garlic, ginger, horseradish, jerusalem artichoke, kohlrabi, leeks, okra, olives, onions, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, shallot, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potato, Truffles – black, turnip, witlof.

17 August 2010

Pete Nolan's Final Snake Workshop

Our September working bee is host to the exciting Lake Illawarra raptor specialist and friend to our native fauna. Pete Nolan of Habitat Ponds fame, is bursting into the Garden with a dynamic, "not to be missed", workshop dispelling the many suburban myths around snakes.
His performance at Greenhouse Park for a Sustainable Illawarra Snake Workshop, earlier in the year, brought the house down and jettisoned him into comic legend status.
Pete is relocating to Colorado at the end of September, so come on down to the Garden on Sunday September 5th at 12.00 for his final Illawarra workshop for many years.
We will be 'cranking the goodness' from 10am to 3pm and will share a wholesome lunch after Pete's Snake Workshop. All welcome.

13 August 2010

Flametree presents Soup & Film Night - FOOD INC.

FOOD Inc. the movie
Time: Soup & music from 6pm, Film 7-9pm incl.interval
Where: Thirroul Community Centre, Excelsior Hall
COST: $15 soup & film/ $20 soup, film & dessert
Organic handmade soups, chai, cakes, muffins & popcorn

Film Reviews:
    "Don't take another bite till you see Food, Inc., an essential, indelible documentary."
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    "Essential Viewing"
    - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
    "3 1/2 Stars"
    - Roger Ebert, Sun Times
    "Required Viewing. One of the year's most important films."
    - Rossiter Drake, 7x7
    "You Have To See Food, Inc."
    - Corby Kummer, The Atlantic
    "See it. Bring your kids if you have them. Bring someone else's kids if you don't."
    - David Edelstein, New York Magazine
    "A cleverly written and well produced documentary. Kenner crafts an intelligent, visually compelling argument grounded in old-fashioned investigative research and journalism."
    - Maria Garcia, Film Journal International

12 August 2010

Permaculture Books


This is a great, easy to read book, with lots of good illustrations. Can you recommend any good books on permaculture or gardening ?