My interview on Radio 4BC – podcast

If you would like to check out my interview with Kim and Mary on Radio 4BC Breakfast Show on 2nd July here is the link. It’s  at the top under “Community Gardening”.

Happy listening.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MrsYub
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 20:06:38

    That’s awesome! You sound so happy, lol! Loved it 🙂 I think if someone asked me to talk on the radio my voice would be shaking too much to be understood!

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  2. narf77
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 04:47:46

    Talking about veggies is what you were born to do Jean :). We all have a purpose and you are certainly spreading the word. Maybe you were born to be the choko queen? I think I might have been born to clean up Earls shed hair…I think you win in the heirachy of life 😉

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 05, 2013 @ 05:45:13

      I love talking about my veggies and would be proud to wear a Choko Queen sash Fran. The wonderful thing about nudging 70 is that you can be as eccentric as you like, and it helps if you have an English background where we perfected the art.
      I think cleaning up Earls hair could be appreciated as living a sustainable life – you could stuff a cushion.

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      • narf77
        Jul 05, 2013 @ 06:02:35

        The cushion would be like those old horsehair sofa’s Jean…stiff, bristly and itchy as heck! I am rapidly approaching 50 and feel like I am 90 some days ;). I have been eccentric all my life but figure I have 2 English grandmothers (both from the north) and my grandad had 2 Scottish parents so I am allowed 🙂

  3. Not far from the Archers of Ambridge
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 06:21:24

    I was interested and inspired by your radio broadcast.
    I have now taken on four allotment blocks. I did wonder if that would be too much work but having now measured them (each are 30cm. square) I think I will be able to cope with the work involved.
    The four blocks are planted with edible Nasturtium. I fear that we will need to buy other veg to provide a varied diet.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 05, 2013 @ 06:43:25

      Dear NFFTAOA (Not far from the Archers of Ambridge). Size isn’t everything and I’m sure your four 30cm allotments – small but beautifully marked – bring great joy to your life. The one fear I have is that by filling each allotment/plant pot with the same food (i.e. nasturtium) you are not allowing for crop rotation. Perhaps you could keep one for nasturtium, one for carrots to cover the root vegetables, and perhaps three lettuces in the other allotment. The fourth should always be kept fallow. And you rotate through the seasons. That way, with this variety, you can keep the scurvy at bay. Have you thought of expanding? Do you think She Who Must Be Obeyed could be persuaded to have a plant pot on the kitchen window sill and then you could have a herb bed. It’s a thought.

      Dear readers – I love to hear from my brother.

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  4. cathyandchucky
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 08:46:16

    Wonderful interview Jean. We have a community garden here in Albany as well. I’ve only been once but nobody was there. I do believe it has now become a very busy place. The local town councils should be inviting everyone who wants to grow their own food organically and chemically free to do this. Well done Jean 😀

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 05, 2013 @ 10:46:48

      Thank you for your kind words about the interview Cathy. I do believe that community gardens are becoming more and more popular as folk want to grow their own food, without chemicals. The land we lease at the farm is owned by Brisbane City Council. It has been worked as a community garden for about 14 years.

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  5. ryllpaul
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 19:06:32

    Congratulations Jean – a great interview, I felt like popping on over to your plot straight away 🙂

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