Edible Brisbane ~ Food Plants in Public Spaces

On my birthday last month my partner and I spent the day in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. It was past lunch time and our stomachs were starting to get that empty feeling but we were far from any good nutritious food. Walking down the main path back to the entrance we came across a tree we had never seen before with spikes between the leaves and small yellow fruit about the size of a plum. The tree was loaded with fruit and the ground below covered in fallen fruit. “What is this tree?” we asked each other, “is it edible?” at this stage we were very hungry. A covered rat trap had been laid under the tree and the fact that the name plaque had the word ‘apple’ in it was enough for us to decide that it COULD be edible and that it must be safe if the rats were eating it!

Is it edible? taste it and see...

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The Micro Enterprise Village- Putting ‘Community’ Back Into The Community

Why MEVs? (Micro Enterprise Village)

Over the last century the Australian dream home gave way from tightly terraced streets of Sydney and Melbourne to the grand brick and quarter acre. Now, as blocks of land accessible to employment have become more sort after, larger more lightly constructed dwellings dominate ever-smaller blocks.

Image by David Shankbone

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