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Interview: Food is Free Ballarat

July

The Slowpoke: FOOD IS FREE BALLARAT // Photo: Emma Bowen In the backstreets of suburbian Ballarat runs many a laneway connecting the cute country houses. While most are sparse spaces to meander, one in particular has recently become lined with benches and baskets of free food.
Interview: Food is Free Ballarat
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NATURAL WINE BY GROWN + GATHERED

April

The Slowpoke: NATURAL WINE BY GROWN & GATHERED Somewhere in between growing chemical-free vegetables, fresh local flowers for trade, cheese making, running workshops and hosting dinners, Matt and Lentil Purbrick of Grown & Gathered (find our interview with the young farmers here) have managed to squeeze in a little bit of natural wine making. 
NATURAL WINE BY GROWN + GATHERED
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HOW TO: GROW GARLIC

April

The Slowpoke: PLANTING GARLIC Not one for the impatient among us, garlic is however a relatively easy crop to grow. Left in the ground (or pot) for around eight months, with a little water and good soil you’ll have your own supply of chemical-free homegrown garlic by the time late spring rolls around. And now’s the time to plant.
HOW TO: GROW GARLIC
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INTERVIEW: NEWCASTLE GREENS

December

The Slowpoke: NEWCASTLE GREENS They’re the perfect way to grow greens for the gardener hard up on space – microgreens are mini as their name suggests. And this is just what has enabled Elle Brown, owner of Newcastle Greens, to become a grower on her small suburban block in Newcastle, NSW. In a hot house that her husband built, Elle grows a huge range of organic and chemical-free microgreens, baby salad greens and edible flowers, and sells her produce to local Newcastle
INTERVIEW: NEWCASTLE GREENS
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HOW-TO: HERB WREATH

July

theslowpoke_herbwreath1 Today we’re having our cake and eating it too. Or more specifically, making a decorative herb wreath and eating it too. While there are things in life that can present a battle between the beautiful and the practical, the herb wreath marries the two darn perfectly. Having a garden that is abundant in homegrown herbs to use in the kitchen is pretty terrific. And when it comes to drying out a plentiful supply to preserve for later use,
HOW-TO: HERB WREATH
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