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Wednesdays in February
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
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Migration Museum

Enjoy interactive public talks about the history of Food Gardening in South Australia at the Migration Museum. 

Wednesday 3 February BOOKED OUT

Madeleine Regan, From the Veneto to Frogmore and Findon Roads: Stories of Italian market gardeners, 1920s – 1970s

The oral history project features interviews with sons and daughters of market gardeners who arrived in 1927 and farmed in the Kidman Park and Flinders Park area. Madeleine will explore the stories of direct descendants of the ‘pioneer’ Italian men and women who worked successful commercial market gardens in the western suburbs of Adelaide.

Arrive from 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, approximately 1 hour.


Wednesday 10 February BOOKED OUT

Karen MontgomeryNatures Fertilisers and other free garden gifts

Have you ever wondered ‘how to’ use the plants in your backyard to make fertilisers? Or composting? Making teas? Or even worm farms? Karen will present a ‘how to’ for plant use at home.

Arrive from 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, approximately 1 hour.

Wednesday 17 February BOOKED OUT

Sophie Thomson, Old Fashioned Gardening Wisdom – Just as relevant today 

In our high tech society where modern minimalistic landscapes are becoming more hardscaping than plantscaping and where many of us have far more screen time than green time have, Sophie will look at how old fashioned garden practices can hold the key to beautiful productive gardens with less pest and diseases problems.

Arrive from 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, approximately 1 hour.


Wednesday 24 February BOOKED OUT

Neville Bonney, Kaurna Plants and Use

The Kaurna peoples of the Adelaide region have utilised native plants for centuries. What are these plants? And how were they used before European settlement and after? Neville will present samples of Kaurna plants and describe their uses for craft, ceremony, medical, hunting and food. Also, learn how you can grow native Kaurna plants in home gardens today.

Arrive from 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start, approximately 1 hour.

Special event
Migration Museum
82 Kintore Avenue
Adelaide, SA 5000
Bookings required? 
Bookings essential


I am always bemused when I see promotions of Italians who arrived in South Australia in 1925, what about all the Italians who arrived prior to that, and, my father in law Dominic Rinaldi arrived in 1925 had a huge successful market garden in Press Rd, Brooklyn Park but never gets a mention even though he was working his garden prior to those in the talks.

Hi Nicletta,

Thanks for your comment. At the museum we host talks that represent the current research that is being undertaken by historians in South Australia. This does not mean we discount any particular histories or time periods. Maybe the history you speak of might be a good research project for yourself or another historian. We would love to hear it!

Best, Craig

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