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Location:
Ultimo Community Garden
(Jordan Muhumad, Thievery)
Date: Sat 21, Nov
Time: 4.30pm
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Event Details
Location:
Ultimo Community Garden
(Jordan Muhumad, Thievery)
Date: Sat 21, Nov
Time: 4.30pm
View on map

Produce from the garden:

Italian parsley, mixed lettuce, rosemary, sage, lemon verbena, basil, chinese greens - mostly baby bok choy.

Babagoush, pine nuts, sheep milk yoghurt, micro herbs from the garden.
Hummus, burnt butter, sweet paprika (both with flatbread).



Fried chicken, squid ink toum, sumac, pickles and lemon.
Fried cauliflower fattoush, radish, crisp bread, parsley, spinach, mint and lemon myrtle from the garden.



Smoked quail, Ras el hanout, coriander and garden herbs.
Wagyu beef shawarma / harissa, smoked garlic, peppers.
Felafel kebab, pickles, tahini yoghurt.



Choclava - Nutella baklava, strawberries



2014 Cake Wines Shiraz (McLaren Vale)
James Squire - 150 Lashes


Pauline Van Winsen
(Ultimo Community Garden, gardener)

Produce from the garden:

Italian & curly, rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, marjoram, curry herb, olive herb, lavender, lemon verbena, borage, lemongrass, lemon balm, tarragon, basil, coriander, chilli, chinese greens, eggplant, sorrel, kale, broccoli, lettuce, sweet potato, potato, spinach/chard, rhubarb, chinese chrysanthemum, bok choy, choy sum, okinawa spinach, asparagus, horseradish, marigold

How did Ultimo community garden begin?

Ultimo Community Garden started when a group of like-minded souls met in 2009. Weather willing, we built a bed every 2 weeks. Every garden member is key, people contribute when & how they can.

Specialty produce?

Our specialty is leafy greens & herbs, with some flowers to keep the bees happy.

Biggest challenges in the garden?

Our very shady location makes it super easy to grow leafy greens & herbs. It's not that great for anything, which needs full sun to fruit. The lack of sun is our biggest challenge and we're managing that by avoiding the plants, which just don't do well. We're sticking to what is easy to grow.

Why are community gardens important?

The garden provides an opportunity to get to know neighbours who wouldn't ordinarily meet. We have a variety of cultural backgrounds among the gardeners & knowledge of ingredients/recipe swapping happens as a result. We have some gardeners who don't speak English, but we manage with hand signals and some translation help. To me it means being more connected with my local "village". When I'm out & about I often bump into people I know from the garden.

What are your 3 best tips to starting your own garden?

a) Start with good soil. Growing food plants takes a lot of out of the soil so you need to replenish with organic matter from compost.

b) Let things go a little wild, if you scatter plants throughout the garden you make them less susceptible to pests & diseases.

c) Treat any garden like an experiment. If things don't work out the first time, try something else.

d) Talk to other gardeners in your local area about what works best

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