Pair present from garden to kitchen

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ABC garden guru Phil Dudman and fab foodie Julie Ray are Garden2Kitchen and together they have been spreading a simple message - “Grow your food, know your food, love your food”.

Phil and Julie will attend the Griffith Spring Fest launch party on Friday night, the long Italian Table on Saturday evening and Spring Market on Sunday for talks and demonstrations.

As well as attending the Spring Fest launch party, Phil and Julie will combine for a Garden2Kitchen talk at Greengecko Garden Centre on Saturday 3pm.

Phil will talk about growing herbs and succulents for small spaces in quirky pots and jars, while Julie will show how to make a quick pesto with home-grown herbs

“Phil and Julie will be delivering workshops in the gardens throughout the weekend,” chairman of the Festival of Gardens working group, councillor Rina Mercuri said.

“Over the weekend you’ll find Julie at De Bortoli Family Wines, near the cellar door, creating easy delights such as Moroccan chicken with pilaf.”

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Friday, October 13

Phil Dudman

1pm – All about gardening with citrus, Farm 1301 Bradley Road, Tharbogang

2.30pm – Growing organic tomatoes, 114 Mallinson Road, Lake Wyangan

4pm – Design your own vegie patch, 5 Maegraith Place, Somerton Park


6pm – Citrus talk and cooking demonstration, launch party, Griffith Visitor Information Centre car park

Saturday, October 14


3pm – Phil: growing herbs and succulents for small spaces in quirky pots and jars; Julie: how to make a quick pesto with home-grown herbs. Greengecko Garden Centre, 638 McKay Avenue, Griffith

6.30pm – Meet and greet, Long Italian Table dinner

Julie Ray

10.30am – Apple slaw with preserved lemon dressing and crispy skin Murray cod fillets, De Bortoli Wines

Noon – Lamb, feta and spring vegetable salad, De Bortoli Wines

1.30pm - Quick Moroccan chicken with rice pilaf, De Bortoli Wines

Phil Dudman

10.30am – Shortcuts to better soil/compost, Clare and Gavin Dal Broi, Bringagee Road, Warrawidgee

12.30pm – Prepare for summer organic veggie gardening, Loretta Salvestro and Peter Booth, Bringagee Road, Warrawidgee

Sunday, October 15


8.30am – Phil and Julie Q&A, Spring Market

Phil Dudman

10am – Children’s workshop - Fun gardening ideas for kids using recycled coffee cups, 2355A Stokes Road, Hanwood

Noon – How to propagate and grow your cuttings, De Bortoli Road, Bilbul

2pm – Grow organic herbs, Cashmere Road, Widgelli

Julie Ray

11am – Whole barbecue Murray cod with citrus rice stuffing, De Bortoli Wines

12.30pm – Barbecued rosemary lamb kebabs with radish tzatziki, and beetroot, feta and rocket salad, De Bortoli Wines