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RTBG Thursday 5th March 2021

In the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), the Giant Atlantic pumpkin story is reducing.  Now only one large and growing ‘beast’ remains – not affected by rot on its base or having been moved accidentally by … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 28 January 2021

It is a testament to how well our team of Food Garden volunteers work in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). On  Thursday when our Co-ordinator was away we simply got to work and achieved a great deal – with … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 21 January 2021

Pam picked me up and while travelling to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) we discussed how we wanted to continue to learn and that this fact was a significant driver in taking us to the Food Garden of the … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursday 4th December 2020

Despite what I thought was my early arrival in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden (RTBG), it was obvious three others had been hard at work methodically clearing weeds from a large garden patch (the one with … Continue reading

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Thursday at the RTBG

Yesterday was Thursday. Long term blog followers will know the day is always glorious if I am (we the Food Garden volunteers are) going to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  And we did. And it was. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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RTBG Food Garden continues

A month ago my world compressed. Notice was given that, due to the COVID virus, volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) could not continue for its duration.  A fortnight ago the RTBG was closed to visitors. All very … Continue reading

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Dinner ingredients

A couple of friends let me know they were excited; “Dinner ingredients – all grown by us. We are SO fortunate.”  I could foresee the wonders of health in a pot and health on a plate. A wedge was cut … Continue reading

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Not the RTBG but another garden

One of my fellow volunteers at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) sent me an email yesterday (Thursday) and remarked “ I know I’m not the only one missing our day at The Patch today, so very much.”  R continued “I … Continue reading

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RTBG The world is now a different place

Unless you were having a long sleep under a log deep in an impenetrable forest, you would be experiencing massive changes to the way you think and what you do each day as a result of the COVID virus impacting … Continue reading

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Savoury pumpkin with peas

I boiled brown rice, steamed butternut pumpkin precut into small chunks, steamed some frozen green peas, and reheated green-tomato sauce. The result is the following dish: As with the Patatas Bravas shown in the last blog post, the look is … Continue reading

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