In her last role establishing edible gardens and promoting healthy eating among Pilbara Indigenous communities, Susie Scott’s main challenges were relentless heat and foraging cows.
As FareShare’s inaugural kitchen garden manager, her challenge will be to plug unpredictable gaps in our vegetable supplies within the limits of Melbourne’s growing season.
“I will have to balance what chefs need with what can be grown consistently,” said Susie who is assessing vegetables which offer flexibility in planting and harvest times, such as carrots and parsnips.
FareShare’s kitchen gardens at Moorabbin Airport and Abbotsford (in partnership with RACV) are currently under development with plans to commence planting at both sites by the end of February.
Susie is not worried about cows – but she will have her eye on possums, aphids and ants!