EPISODE SEVEN of inTHE KITCHEN GARDEN WITH MICKEY,
is now LIVE!
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This time, while we enjoy the bounty of an autumn harvest, I'm still nurturing last season's hangers-on; although the focus is on seasonal crop rotation; pulling out, preparing beds, planting seedlings, building those important new-season structures and, of course...sowing seed!
While I'm here, I'd like to invite you to join me for AUTUMN inTHE KITCHEN GARDEN on SATURDAY 11 MAY. By that time, most of the hard work will have been achieved (oh yes it will....I have Easter to help me see to that!), so there will be much to see and talk about. Those Kitchen Gardening Days are as relevant to a newcomer as they are to those who have been under their own steam for awhile; and whether you attend on your own or with a friend; you will find yourself amongst friends on the day. It's never too late to begin your own kitchen gardening journey and this is a lovely way to bring the podcasts to life. We'll eat well too....gosh by then the focus will have shifted quite a lot - what a tantalising thought!
All details and the booking form are here and of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Since I was last in touch, rather a lot seems to have happened! I've had lovely Emiko Davies here for her Big Italian Cooking Workshop and Lunch (which was a feast of beauty); Trisha Dixon with her Mediterranean Dreamers and Drifters (didn't I say somewhere in the book that I'd call in the caterers beyond 16....how did this creep up to 34 at a long table lunch? Hmm????); Hamish Mackay and Charlie Arnott with their Biodynamic Workshop which brought attendees from far and wide - farmers, gardeners and those just plain interested, which was fabulous to see...and I got to prepare Charlie's beaut BD lamb legs and racks at the back of the morning class, filling the Dairy with the aroma of rosemary and garlic, just to tease the tastebuds! There are lots of pics on instagram if you missed them. I had a lovely time at Michael Reid's at Murrurundi where hopefully, as guest speaker at the dinner, I didn't completely put my foot in my mouth....interview style, it was an unusual one for me; but oh it was so lovely to see those Hunter belles and gents, young and old, and many who had travelled from afar for the occasion, as well as at the market the next day (thank you Michael for inviting me).
This weekend is the Collectors' Plant Fair, where yes, I have a stall; so if you missed out today, it's on again tomorrow, and I hope you'll make a spontaneous decision to visit! I'll be speaking at 11am tomorrow about Autumn Kitchen Gardening.
AND....last but by no means least, if you're in South Australia (or even if you're not, what a good excuse to get yourself there!)....Roz Seppelt at Grand Cru Estate in the Barossa has invited me to give a Kitchen Gardening Talk on both days of her Open Garden, (these will be proper - with a slideshow presentation) morning and afternoon, next weekend, 13 & 14 April. I'm so looking forward to seeing her garden and bee man Doug Purdie is going to be there too. What fun! I'm leaving Larry in charge of the kitchen garden here...well, all the garden, but it's in the kitchen garden that he could cause the most havoc...hmm!!!!
I know the calendar on the web page is looking a bit sparse....as events occur they disappear from the page and I literally haven't had a moment to focus on what happens next but....don't worry....I've had some lovely conversations and things are in the wings! Watch this space....
In the meantime, I do hope you enjoy episode seven of the podcast!
Very best wishes,
ps Don't forget to mark our Open Garden in your diary! Celebrating 30 years, 23 & 24 November....there are more details on the web page now....