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.

Patricia Georgee, Richard Horobin reap rewards from Cotter plots in Canberra

Richard Horobin checks out the edible weeds growing in the Cotter garden compost heap.

Susan Parsons meets Patricia Georgee and her husband, Richard Horobin, who are reaping wonderful harvests from long-established Cotter plots, and their own Curtin garden.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead: Jenny Horsfield nurtures Canberra heritage

Jenny and Rob Horsfield have spent 30 years nurturing their kitchen garden in Kambah and Jenny is also an avid supporter of the Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead group.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue May 12 23:45:00 EST 2015

Judy and Bill Chaffey preserve the good life at Evatt


This Evatt kitchen garden is full of red, white and green garlic.

Good Food,Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: McMillans of WindView Farm in Bungendore are mad about saffron

Saffron growers Christine and Ian McMillan of WindView Farm are visited by Slow Food Canberra.

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

Sarah Hinde's smashing pumpkins in Kambah taste great in homemade lasagne

Sarah Hinde's home-grown collection for vegetable lasagne.

The success of Sarah Hinde's butternut pumpkins from her Kambah home proves you do not need green fingers to be a kitchen gardener.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Apr 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

The Canberra gardeners growing gourds as musical instruments

Gourds can be made into a variety of musical instruments.

A Belconnen couple is making music from gourds.

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

Organic advocates plant roots in Canberra

Sue Pavasaris with her French maran chicken in her garden in Griffith.

Sue Pavasaris of Griffith has added kitchen-garden flair to the Canberra Organic Growers Society.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Apr 01 13:55:34 EST 2015

Ainslie Organic Kids nurtures sustainable gardening spirit


This schools program which links gardening with the curriculum is planting positive seeds of hope for young students.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Mar 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

Ainslie Primary School organic garden celebrates five years

A band of volunteers have nurtured a kitchen garden ethos at Ainslie Primary School, which will celebrate five years of growth with an open day.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Mar 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Mulye family's Opa's Brandywine tomatoes a source of inspiration

Seema Mulye's comments that the Brandywine is generous and forgiving of mistakes have motivated a number of people to seek out the variety next summer.

Seema Mulye's photos of her Opa's Brandywine variety harvest have gone viral on social media.

Cook | Susan Parsons | Thu Mar 05 09:43:29 EST 2015

Kitchen Garden - Susan Parson's tips for autumn

A family business is making magic with its mulch.

Drink | Susan Parsons | Tue Mar 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

Kitchen garden: Susan Parsons finds chokos can be grown in Canberra


With a little care, chokos can thrive in Canberra. And cooked with a little chilli, they taste great.

Cook | Susan Parsons | Wed Feb 25 15:44:09 EST 2015

Meet the Steensbys: Canberra's extreme organic pedallers


Cindy and Walter Steensby, of Scullin, have taken kitchen gardening and organic pursuits to new levels.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Feb 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Christine Fernon's decade of care bears fruit in Ainslie garden

Christine Fernon with a watermelon from her garden in Ainslie.

Christine Fernon has spent a decade establishing her cottage garden in Ainslie and the results are magnificent, writes Susan Parsons.

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

Flower sprouts' blooming popularity might leave kale in the shade

There's a new vegie on the patch that is creating a storm in the UK and it's destined for Canberra.

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

International Year of Soils 2015: Michele Barson leads Canberra's charge

The efforts of Michele Barson and a devoted team who help run a community organic garden in Cook show they are soil care champions.

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

Susan Parsons: Greg Blood shares kitchen garden secrets

Avid Florey kitchen gardener Greg Blood shares his home-grown secrets and offers a wonderful fig preserve recipe.

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

The good life at Yarralumla community garden yields high spirits


Brett Yeats and Allan O'Neil keep the community spirit alive and well within a Yarralumla townhouse by sharing wonderful produce.

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

The great Sex without Strings beans experiment


A band of maverick kitchen gardeners reveal the bare facts of growing Sex without Strings in Canberra this summer.

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

Canberra artist Julie Ryder's productive kitchen garden


Susan Parsons reveals Canberra artist Julie Ryder's raspberries, new year spuds and giant Gallipoli tomatoes.

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