Susan Parsons

Susan Parsons


Susan Parsons is a Canberra-based writer. She writes the weekly Kitchen Garden column for Canberra's Food and Wine magazine.

How Verity Alexandra blends biodiversity with balance at her Canberra garden

Verity Alexandra at work in her wicking bed.

Verity Alexandra has a young garden but a well-established ethos.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Thu Nov 19 11:38:27 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Secrets of pot marigold or calendula grown in Canberra

Susan Parsons reveals the natural wonders of pot marigold, Calendula officinalis.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Nov 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra professional gardener Vicki Still reveals what she is growing at home

Susan Parsons visits Vicki Still's garden to see what the professionals are growing this spring.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Nov 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Growing watercress in Canberra: Anna Roberts shares her experiments

It's not an easy task but Anna Roberts, of Curtin, is trying to grow watercress from seed.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Nov 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

How Sharon and Edwin Ride took the kitchen garden path in Kambah

Canberra couple reveal what they are growing for this summer to Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra musicians have the X factor when it comes to garden biodiversity

Megan Taylor and Richard McIntyre of Narrabundah have embraced the kitchen garden lifestyle so much that they are experimenting with indigenous produce.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 20 23:45:00 EST 2015

How the Gardiners live up to their name with a great garden in Canberra

Bob Gardiner loves to experiment a wonderful range of plants in his kitchen garden at Isabella Plains, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Why the Kidston family set down roots in the heritage area of Ainslie

Susan Parsons reveals why Dimity and Jamie Kidston are loving their kitchen garden in Canberra.

Eat Out | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: How to grow a one kilogram tomato in Canberra

Can Mario Serenellini of Canberra grow giant tomatoes again this season? Susan Parsons reveals his variety and she starts her annual spring giveaway.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 29 23:45:00 EST 2015

Dynamic bee-keeper Sam Malfroy is making a buzz in Canberra

Sam Malfroy with his nectar of the gods.

Susan Parsons reveals why the Canberra Organic Growers Society's plot at O'Connor has become a hive of biodynamic activity.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 22 23:45:00 EST 2015

Down the Garden Path: Discover the Ainslie Food Cookbook, and steam-punk garden

PJ's muffins by Nova Inkpen.

You can't afford to miss David and Yvette Salt's amazing garden and taste delights from an Ainslie cookbook at a fundraising event planned for Corroboree Park.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Do you fear pollution in your Canberra garden? VegeSafe's soil test might help

Soil contamination is a kitchen gardener's worst nightmare, but a university testing program may offer a solution.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Meet Barbara Wheeler: Canberra's ultimate kitchen gardener

Barbara Wheeler's kitchen garden produce.

Barbara Wheeler is a true champion of Canberra's kitchen garden movement, and she even lets people tour her Watson garden to glean ideas.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pod Food chef Matt Breis serves home-grown produce for patrons in Pialligo

Roast portobello mushroom, kale goat's cheese mousse and mushroom cream.

Susan Parsons meets Matt Breis, head chef at Pod Food, who embraces the kitchen garden ethos for patrons.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 11 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra kitchen gardener Rosie Stevens shares her panforte recipe

Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts.

Susan Parsons meets Rosie Stevens, who says she was fortunate to be born into a family with great passion for gardening.

Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Tracey Ryan of Ainslie wins eco-warrior title

Susan Parsons meets Tracey Ryan of Ainslie who won the Food & Wine eco-tips competition for her recycling innovation.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Why Wendy McMurdo seeks the 'Contented life' from her Mawson garden in Canberra

Chris Milner holds 14-week-old Chook while Wendy McMurdo prepares  soil for planting.

Why Wendy McMurdo of Mawson seeks to share her ethos of sustainable edible gardens, foraging and resourceful living through her blog, Contented life.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

It's a matter of survival: ACT group fights to save the honey bee

Save the bees campaigner Julie Armstrong of Duffy displays a basket of bee-friendly winter-flowering plants.

There's more to bees than just honey. Susan Parsons explains why Julie Armstrong has started the ACT for Bees group.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 14 23:45:00 EST 2015

Have bike, will eat: Meet Canberra's forager who peddles a nutritious food cycle

Susan Hutchinson of Lyneham is a Canberra forager of a very different kind.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 07 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Meet Canberra's biodynamic kitchen gardeners

Canberra Biodynamic Gardeners are spreading the word about sustainable edible gardens.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jun 30 23:45:00 EST 2015