Millen Farm Workshop Series 2019: Incorporating bushfoods into your veggie patch or orchard

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Millen Farm Workshop Series 2019: Incorporating bushfoods into your veggie patch or orchard

Time: June 2, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Millen Farm @ Samford Commons
Street: 2204 Mount Samson Road
City/Town: Samford
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Phone: 0411818845
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Genevieve Graves
Latest Activity: Feb 25

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Event Description

Overview
Peter Storer is President of the Samford Branch of Native Plants Queensland and a member of the Queensland Bushfood Association. Over the past 13 years, he has revegetated his 1.5 hectare property at Wights Mountain with a huge range of native plants, including a large number of bushfood species, most of which he propagated himself. The fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers, leaves or rhizomes of these plants can used in a wide variety of cooking, including beverages, soups, sauces, salads, savoury dishes, jams, cakes, biscuits and desserts.

Workshop fee
This workshop is $40 person and tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

In this workshop, Peter will draw on his extensive knowledge and experience with native plants to show how to incorporate bushfood species along with the growing of traditional veggies and fruit trees to add extra interest and increase biodiversity in your garden. An added bonus in this workshop will be a facilitated walk through Samford Eco-corridor with guided commentary on the bushfoods growing there. So come and celebrate Reconciliation Week and expand your knowledge of native foods with this informative workshop!

Is this workshop for you?
Would you like to grow you own bushfoods?
Are you keen to have easy access to authentic Australian ingredients to enhance your cooking?
Would you like to increase the biodiversity of your garden?
This workshop is for gardeners, farmers, landscapers and anyone interested in incorporating bushfoods on their property.

You will learn about:
The characteristics of a wide range of bushfood plants (form, habit, nutrient requirements), from small groundcovers such as the native mints, to large trees such as the iconic Bunya Pine.
How best to incorporate bushfood plants in and around your food gardens.

The morning will include:
An information session, featuring a wide range bushfood plants (specimens and photographs)
Samples of bushfoods to try (depending on seasonal availability) plus delicious morning tea with a bushfood theme
Short walk around Samford Eco-corridor to see examples of local bushfoods (2 min drive to and from Millen Farm, car-pooling proposed)
Plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the presentation

The knowledge you will take away:
Following this workshop, you will have the ability to choose native bushfoods suitable for your garden and local conditions and know where to find great bushfood recipes.
In addition, you will meet a lot of other people who share the same passion for growing native plants in a productive food garden.

Presenter
Peter Storer

Venue
Millen Farm @ Samford Commons, 2204 Mount Samson Rd, Samford Valley

Inclusions
A free tube of an easy-to-grow bushfood species for all participants.
Native bushfood plants will also be available for sale.
Additional notes listing all species covered will be made available electronically, exclusive to participants.
Delicious morning tea with a bushfood theme.
What you need to bring
Hat, sunscreen and water bottle
Suitable footwear for walking around Samford Eco-corridor
Paper/pen if you are an avid note taker
Umbrella or raincoat if rain appears likely
Hard copies of tickets not required

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