Gardening Australia – South Gippsland Street Eats
Millie visits a regional Victorian town where the street plantings are anything but ordinary, bursting with flowers and free food.
Millie and Squid visit the small regional South Gippsland town of Foster, which has taken its street food to a whole new level, by planting out the verges and roundabouts with plants that are edible as well as beautiful.
The guiding hand behind this productive program is council horticulturist Paul Robinson. “People just love it,” he says. “Not one bad comment in the 10 years I’ve been here.”
People are welcome to help themselves, but at their own risk: Paul says there are three types of chillies planted around the town, from mild to very hot, and people have to taste them to find out which is which.