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Monday, August 23, 2010

World Kitchen Garden Day in Cygnet

Well if that did not inspire the walkers to go home and start growing food, nothing will..... it was wonderful to see 4 such different gardens, all providing winter greens, herbs, leeks, broccoli and other foods to the garden owners. The only thing missing in these Tasmanian winter gardens to me, from South Australia, is citrus.

image More and more people gathered in the Burton's Reserve Carpark and I was worried too many might turn up, after my chat on the radio with Peter Cundall on Saturday. The weather was fine and fresh as the group of..... gosh I forgot to count..... maybe 30 or more headed off across the estuary to the first garden.

While I was at home getting ready, I thought to take the old bell we had at our beach shack when I was a kid.... I think that is where it came from anyway.... and it proved very useful for keeping us on time!

Here is Tara....

and here we are at Tara's....image
Here is Jo....
and this is Jo's ...
This is Vojta...

everyone wanted to hear what Vojta had to say....
Here is Jilli...
imageand here is Jilli's recreation of a Roman milestone from Caesar's era, telling us that Lancashire (where Jilli comes from) is 12,820 miles in this direction!
image Here is Liz with her gorgeous old BBQ from the tip shop.... frying Bob's mushrooms and serving elderflower champagne. ...and the picnic lunch in the Cygnet Community Garden, with the flags of some of the countries participating in World Kitchen Garden Day 2010.

It was a fabulous day and I so look forward to maybe organising more walks like this is the future and to the Cygnet community gathering in its garden often, making it a real community garden.

Thank you everyone for making this such a happy and exciting day.

There are lots more photos here.


Maggie said...

That all looks great Kate.
I love the last photo showing the countries us Aussie's originally came from, wish I had done that.
Our gathering had folks from Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and Canada.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate, Have just had a lovely read of your blog, finally met Pickle (hope he enjoyed the moooovies!) and thoroughly enjoyed all your posts - all most beautifully presented, informative thought provoking, interesting and funny. Also loved the poem about simple things. Thanks Kate, you're a real green mover and shaker! I'll look forwaard to catching up with you in Adelaide Towne next week!!! Sally

chaiselongue said...

It sounds as though it was a great day! Well done for organising it all.

AlexF said...

What great work mum, you did a fantastic job!!

Roger Doiron said...

Thanks so much, Kate, for organizing what looks to have been a sunny and inspiring Kitchen Garden Day gathering. The kitchen garden cause is lucky to have you!