Grow your own snack bar

Grow your own snack bar

EDIBLE-GARDEN pioneer Leonie Shanahan, of Castaways Beach, will swap her work boots and wide-brimmed hat for work something smarter for the launch of her first book, Eat Your Garden, on September 16.

Leonie has introduced her edible school garden program into 16 schools on the Sunshine Coast, helping children to understand the importance of eating real, nutritional food straight from the home garden.

"I realised early on what if children grow it, they will eat it," She said.

There is an urgent need to spread gardening knowledge to improve children's health, Leonie said.

Eat Your Garden answers the types of questions that Leonie is often asked by children, parents, teachers and even gardening professionals.

She said the book would suit beginner gardeners or parents whose children wanted to learn about gardening and growing organic food at home.

The launch, at Blue Angel Restaurant on Gympie Tce, Noosaville, from noon, will include a two-course meal showcasing ways to use fresh produce from the garden, and a glass of sparkling wine.

Tickets cost $50 and bookings essential - phone the restaurant on 5473 0800.

The book is available through Edible School Gardens. For more information, see www.Edible SchoolGardens.com.au.

Grow your own snack bar
The Noosa Journal | 27 August 2010