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Michelle Wade
Learner gardener

I'm a resident of Brisbane, Australia with a busy day job and a vegetable garden for sanity.  I returned to subtropical Brisbane in 2013 after almost 20 years in Spain, Malaysia, Italy and the big smoke (Sydney) - having studied here in the early 1990s.


I'm a country girl at heart, descended from the dairy farmers of Northern NSW.  I'm incredibly proud of my coastal hometown, beautiful Woolgoolga, NSW.  When I returned to life with a yard, I was determined to establish a vegetable garden.  It's been three years and counting and I am learning every day.  My 96 year old grandma who still lives in Woolgoolga and tends her vege patch daily is a source of inspiration and advice.

Along the way, I got a little distracted.  With a yearning for four seasons, we stumbled across a town called Uralla, in NSW in the New England.  A fit of madness saw us buying the town landmark - the historic bank building.  Of course it was the garden that made us do it - it's on half an acre of well planned garden, with a Monetesque pond, the original stable (waiting renovation) and an American red cedar you can't get your arms around.  We spent two years renovating and getting to know the town.  Now tenanted with a home, two offices and a cafe, this is an anchor for our future.  


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