Good Food - Susan Parsons

Susan Parsons

Writer

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

Oaks Estate family flourish as kitchen gardeners

Pondering: Several varieties of frogs live in Fiona MacGregor's pond  in Oaks Estate.

Building a new garden in an old district has been rewarding for Peter O'Dea and Fiona MacGregor, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News,Canberra Life | Susan Parsons | Tue Nov 25 23:45:00 EST 2014

Asparagus lettuce: Ling Chen's seven Chinese dishes

Sharing: Ling Chen harvesting asparagus lettuce in her kitchen garden.

Ling Chen shares seven Chinese dishes using asparagus lettuce grown from her delightful kitchen garden in O'Connor.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Nov 18 23:45:00 EST 2014

Fetherston Gardens Friends digs deep to restore Weston site

Cutbacks:  Old pome fruit espaliers at Fetherston Gardens in Weston get some TLC.

Fetherston Gardens Friends is a band of devoted volunteers restoring a unique garden in Weston that features pome fruit espaliers. Susan Parson meets them.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Nov 11 23:45:00 EST 2014

Rob Blowes and Tina van Raay's grand design in Campbell

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Tina van Raay and Rob Blowes' remarkable vegie plot is a magnetic attraction for any kitchen gardener.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

Kentgrove opens to display innovative gardens and historic orchard

Doug Rawlinson, owner of Kentgrove in Goulburn and a devotee of "climate change gardening", is opening his property to the public, on November 1 and 2.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 28 23:45:00 EST 2014

Chris Gregg's edible gardens inspire Queanbeyan

Chris Gregg in his vegie patch with a crop of Monaro garlic that is being grown in space in an industrial area of Queanbeyan.

Christopher Gregg's dynamic experimental approach in Queanbeyan is an inspiration, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 21 23:45:00 EST 2014

Sweet peas key to Canberra's kitchen gardens

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Growing a scent station to charm bees that will pollinate your edibles.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 14 23:45:00 EST 2014

Floriade modular pots inspire kitchen gardeners

Design feature: Rust-effect panels complete an outdoor living room.

An innovative garden planter system called Mod-Pots has captured the imagination of Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 07 23:45:00 EST 2014

Rick and Jane Smyth's communal gardens

Rick Smyth in his vegetable patch in Narrabundah.

Rick and Jane Smyth love sharing, so they helped create a wonderful communal garden in Narrabundah, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 30 23:45:00 EST 2014

Beans: A bed full of sex without strings

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A bed full of sex without strings beans and a Nimmitabel garden book caught the attention of Susan Parsons this week.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 23 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra's king of compost reveals his secrets

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Rodger Gorey, of Torrens, has created a worm-wriggling mixture that is perfect for our plants in the capital.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 16 23:45:00 EST 2014

Prince Charles' Highgrove gardens inspire Canberra couple

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Prince Charles' Highgrove gardens inspires John and Danielle Hyndes of Gundaroo.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 09 23:45:00 EST 2014

Aquaponics: Edwina Robinson shares her secrets

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Edwina Robinson, a landscape architect who resides in O'Connor, has dipped her toes into something very different.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Small Space Organics: Josh Byrne is a tasteful read

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A book on creating edible home gardens is ideal for like-minded Canberrans, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 26 23:45:00 EST 2014

City of food: How Canberra can feed itself

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A couple in Watson are championing the cause of urban agriculture, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 19 23:45:00 EST 2014

Harvest exhibition in Brisbane whets appetite

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To escape winter's chill, readers should visit Brisbane to feast on the celebration of food in art, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 12 23:45:00 EST 2014

Chinese gardens a fertile ground for Canberra region

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Chinese market gardens in the Canberra region have a telling history of community spirit.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 05 23:45:00 EST 2014

Greg Johnson's science behind Canberra gardens

Greg Johnson with his early editions of  <i>Canberra Gardener</i> and home-made pumpkin scones.

Greg Johnson, of Aranda, has had a deep connection with all things plants since the age of nine, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jul 28 00:15:00 EST 2014

Seaweed and algae are to dive for

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Catching on to the benefits of seaweed or algae is a welcome sea change, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jul 14 17:55:03 EST 2014

Chinese gardens boost Celestial City exhibition

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The establishment of market gardens for the Celestial City exhibition reveal the historic importance of Chinese produce for more than 100 years.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jul 07 08:55:44 EST 2014