May 2015 Swap

Our first food swap at Glen Park Oaks Community Garden!  Look at all the wonderful goodies!

2 things to note. I’ve found out that the persimmons on offer are the astringent type which means that it needs to ripen till very soft before you can scoop out to eat, as opposed to eating like an apple for the non-astringent type.  I’ve been fortunate not to have eaten an astringent persimmon till now…it makes your whole mouth (and throat) pucker up and the description of having a mouthful of cotton wool is quite close!  Not recommended, unless you would like to understand what an astringent persimmon is!  2nd thing is that I described the mangosteen as having seeds in each segment.  Surprisingly, the one we got was entirely seedless!  Again something new to us but this is good news 🙂

A few admin news now.  We have changed our name to Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap.  So please note new name and venue.  I will be migrating this website to permacultureswap.wordpress.com so this will probably be the last post here.  And I may be quiet for sometime while working on setting up the new website and updating everything else to reflect the new name.

As always, thanks for all your support and happy gardening!

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4 thoughts on “May 2015 Swap

  1. Hi Karen,

    Before this website goes off air, may I make a suggestion – up to you what you decide. With having a new name and a new venue, I’m wondering if it’s an idea to approach “The Leader” newspaper for a brief write-up on the “What’s On” page? There may be Bayswater locals who would be keen if they knew about it and I found out about it through the local rag. Just a thought. Joan Snowball.

    1. Hi Joan, thanks for your thoughts. This website will still remain for a long while so not to worry! Yes, I do have an account with the Leader’s what’s on events. Will update that.

  2. Hi Karen.mi enjoy reading your updates but as yet we haven’t ventured to one of the food swaps. But hopefully next month. It’s on the first Saturday of the month I think. Is this right? Best wishes for the new website etc.
    Marjie

    1. Hi Marjie, thanks for stopping by! Yes, it is on the 1st Saturday of the month, unless there are special events like the Earth Hour, when we moved the 1st Saturday of April to the Earth Hour event in late March. The calendar is always up-to-date so that a good reference. Also, I have a reminder list which receives a reminder email and/or text message, a day or two before the swap. Please let me know if you would like to be included in that list. Thank you so much for your encouragement and hope to meet you soon!

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