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Anne Gibson (The Micro Gardener)
Works at Green Journey Pty Ltd
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Learn easy ways to recycle household food 'waste' to grow a healthy garden in this article. Click for tips on making your own free fertiliser.
DIY Fertilisers - Feed your garden & grow healthy plants. Recycle the nutrients in banana peels with these easy tips. | The Micro Gardener
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If you're interested in making healthy food choices, check out this article. To start growing your own food, learn more at http://themicrogardener.com
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Love Geraniums? Here are some great tips for long lasting colour, especially in wet climates as they hate wet feet. 
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Tomatoes are in season and I thought I'd share my simple recipe for making a delicious sauce. You can substitute with your favourite herbs of choice (I vary this with parsley, thyme and oregano but ALWAYS use my fav herb Basil). This really is super easy to make. I have frozen 9 tubs from 5kg of tomatoes. A great way to preserve your harvest + packed with nutrients & flavour. No need to add liquid as the tomatoes cook in their own juices. I use this sauce with eggs at brekkie time, with meats, pasta, over vegetables, spread on home made pizza or bread, and to simmer chicken in. Lots more ways to eat it too! If you don't eat sugar, add a couple of stevia leaves (or powder) - a natural sweetener. You can also blend this sauce for a smoother consistency but I love the chunky texture and colours. Feel free to share!
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Looking forward to speaking at the next Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network - QECSN meeting on 'How to Engage Young Children Creatively with Sustainable Edible Gardens'. Venue: Kawana Kindergarden, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Please share with all Early Years Educators, directors, assistants, home educators, managers of Early Learning Centres and Kindergartens, Kindergarten Committee Members and others associated with the Early Years. Check out the event for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/770706469639544/?context=create&source=49
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An inspiring health + organic food journey. Glad to have helped play a role to help Monika face-to-face and via The Micro Gardener blog.  http://themicrogardener.com
 
The Buddina Community Gardens and one of it's stars!
We're lucky here on the Sunshine Coast to have a heap of community gardens dotten across the region. So if you live locally, want to have a garden but aren't able to grow one at home, or you simply want to learn from and interact with other local gardeners....
We're lucky here on the Sunshine Coast to have a heap of community gardens dotten across the region. So if you live locally, want to have a garden but aren't able to grow one at home, or you simply want to learn from and inte...
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Do your seedlings look weak & sickly? Or die quickly? Learn 3 common causes + how to prevent and fix this problem: http://themicrogardener.com/how-to-prevent-fix-leggy-seedlings/ #gardening   #organicgardening   #leggyseedlings   #raisingseedlings   #seeds   #sowingseeds   #themicrogardener  
What causes weak leggy seedlings? Are there solutions? Discover easy ways how to avoid and rescue leggy seedlings. Learn how to raise healthy plants instead!
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10 STEPS TO AN EDIBLE GARDEN: Thrilled to be featured in the cover story of My Weekly Preview Magazine on p13-14 (9 Oct 15 issue). You can enjoy the digital article @ http://issuu.com/myweeklypreview/docs/mwp367/c/sc2hvzp or pick up a copy if you're local on the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the tips!
My Weekly Preview is a high-quality magazine delivering more of what matters to the Sunshine Coast. It features news, business, regular columnists, interesting facts and figures for that hot topic at the dinner table, motoring, socials, travel, health, lifestyles and more, as well as the most up-to-date information on local real estate. The magazine is 100% locally owned, which means we don’t just talk about being local, we are local, we live it ...
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Need some inspiration? Take a 2 minute 'walk' around my Kitchen Garden in this video: https://animoto.com/play/2ZWiS69kNMlMqIYOTbIYLA #gardening   #gardendesign   #kitchengarden  
I invite you to take a walk around my garden. If you want to improve your health & wellbeing, a small multi-functional garden can help. Nutrient-dense home grown organic food IS within reach, even if you only have limited space or time to grow. Using smart design principles, sustainable gardening practices & NO chemicals, you CAN enjoy an abundance of food year round. Visit my website NOW to learn more @ themicrogardener.com
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Love tomatoes? DID YOU KNOW: Tomatoes are a great source of phytonutrients, Vit C & E, betocarotene & antioxidants (particularly from lycopene) which is essential for bone health. Research studies show tomatoes also provide essential nutrients for heart health, prevention of osteoporosis and anti-cancer benefits. Remember to store them at room temperature NOT in the fridge as they are sensitive to cold and this slows ripening. If your tomatoes are ripe and you're not ready to eat them, take them out of the fridge 1/2 hr before so their flavour and juiciness returns. Enjoy! 
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Want to become more self reliant? I'm looking forward to sharing skills on raising & saving seeds; propagating & growing food from leftovers at this great value weekend Self-Sufficiency Workshop on the Sunshine Coast. PLEASE SHARE if you know someone who'd like to learn these skills. Limited places remaining. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313531138814600/ and http://creativecollectives.org/augustworkshop/
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With a little creative imagination, you can turn an old drawer into a feature planter shelf. No wasted space - screw to an external wall & remember to add pot saucers to catch drips!
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Work
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Author | Speaker | Organic Gardener | Blogger | Editor/Publisher | Home Garden Coach
Skills
Growing bucket loads of awesome tasting food in tiny spaces; teaching other people to do the same without getting dirty & sweaty; writing; editing and cooking
Employment
  • Green Journey Pty Ltd
    The Micro Gardener, 2010 - present
    I teach people online and face-to-face at consultations, workshops, talks and events how to grow productive food gardens. Currently writing a series of eBooks and developing online education.
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Speaker, educator & author. My passion is teaching people to grow good health with nutrient-dense food gardens & specialise in small spaces.
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Editor/Publisher: Green Journey - 2011 Winner Sunshine Coast Environment Council 'Froggies' Award for 'Not-for-Profit/Community'
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Female
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