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June’s guest speaker will be Dick Copeman, one of the founders of Northey Street City Farm and active Member of BOGI. Dick will talk to us about “Bush Foods” which are suitable to grow in our suburban gardens and maybe even on footpaths, why we should grow them and which ones will do best in our areas.
Many of us know about growing tomatoes, cabbages and beans but not so much about edible indigenous plants. This will be your opportunity to get answers for all your questions.
Our May guest speaker will be Greg from Farmers Choice Organics who will share his knowledge of growing the best plants in our gardens with quality seedlings and soil amendments. Greg often sells certified organic seedlings at our monthly meetings. Greg and Ness started their enterprise from day one with the intention of hand growing high quality seedlings Organically, Locally and Sustainably.
Dr Ralph Cobcroft will speak on the use of human excreta as fertiliser, exploring its value, safety and ecological benefits. His main career was as Director of Haematology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital for 25 years. Following retirement, he was actively involved with the conservation movement having been a council member of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Our March guest speaker will be Professor Michael D’Occhio. He has a keen interest in food security and the global challenge of ensuring more equitable access to food. Professor D’Occhio was recently appointed Professor of Food Security at The University of Queensland and with colleagues seeks to articulate the dimensions of food security and find solutions that bridge food, human health, and natural resources and environment.