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Seed saving workshop with Linda Brennan

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B4C Sustainability Centre

Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St

Carindale

Brisbane, Queensland 4152

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You could feed 2,000 people with salad with the seed from just one lettuce. It’s amazing really isn’t it? But there are so many more meals you can harvest from your garden, just by saving the seed and growing your own.

At this workshop, Linda Brennan our local Green thumb Goddess, will introduce you to heirloom varieties and why you’ll love them more than commercial hybridised vegies. You’ll learn the techniques of seed saving that allow you to grow for free and eat each meal with food you’ve grown.

By saving a range of seeds and you’ll grow tomatoes and vegies that really taste spectacularly wonderful and vegies and fruit that are resistant to disease, that grow better in our climate and that give better yields.

You’ll learn how to set up your own seed bank so you too can hand the legacy of your best vegies to future generations of people in the same family or locality. And, you’ll begin your own little patch of vegies with seed Linda shares with you from her own garden of heirlooms, sowing them into recycled paper pots.

Morning tea included. Enjoy the surrounds of our Sustainability Centre in Carindale.

This workshop is supported by the Brisbane City Council Cultivating Community Gardens Grant.

ABOUT LINDA BRENNAN

Linda enthuses audiences with hands-on, fun and exciting learning. She inspires adults and children to create greener lifestyles and a healthier environment. Linda's passion is for food at its very best-straight from an organic garden. She lives this passion through her own garden too, where its abundance contributes to meals for friends, neighbours and the wider community.

As a eco educator, landscape designer and organic specialist, Linda works with schools through her Science in the Garden Program. She also works with chefs and caterers to help them grow fabulous productive gardens. She runs immensely popular gardening and cooking workshops at a range of venues including at Ecobotanica, botanic gardens, restaurants, community gardens and nurseries.

Her book ‘A Delicious Bunch - growing and cooking with edible flowers’ was published in 2017. It’s a unique and gorgeous book packed with the how-to of growing edible flowers and full of enticing floral recipes. She also writes and publishes photos in Good Organic Gardener and Sprout magazines.

You may have seen Linda at Regional Flavours, Parks Alive, The Ginger Festival and many library talks and events all over south east Queensland. She’s featured on the 7 Morning Show, The Great Southeast, ABC radio and other radio around Australia, has run children’s cooking and bush tukker gardening workshops at the Gallery of Modern Art and much more. Linda created a wonderful Spice Trail for the Ipswich Art Gallery, and has hosted orchard and garden trails at annual Noosa Food and Wine Festivals.

Linda’s experience and qualifications include Masters Environmental Education; A. D Horticulture, Uni and TAFE teaching quals; working at the Environmental Protection Agency QLD; Brisbane City Council as the Community Gardens project manager; Uni lecturer in undergrad and post grad education, Eco education and landscape architecture; teaching in horticulture at TAFE and senior researcher at Griffith Uni.

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Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St

Carindale

Brisbane, Queensland 4152

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