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Walk Amongst the Weeds ...

... is a celebration of all that Gippsland and my kitchen garden has to offer.

Every day, I pick the produce I need from the kitchen garden, watching the garden's life cycle.

All my produce is grown using organic principles without herbicides and pesticides, meaning my produce is flavourful and just how nature intended it to be.

It does, however, leave me open to the elements, meaning uniform shapes and sizes cannot always be achieved, an aspect of my garden story that I am proud of.

There is always an assortment of greens growing wild in my kitchen garden; kale, nasturtiums, rocket and this year, self-seeded red leaf lettuce has lined the patch around the citrus tree all by itself.

I am always cooking blanched and braised green, and I love mine braised with white wine, seasoned with a little salt and pepper and finished with some cream.  

At the end of the garden, I have built a native herb garden as a windbreak and a place for the birds to live.

There, you will find native herbs for your lunch, and if you are lucky, you will spot a koala in the trees.

Gippsland farmers supply beef, lamb, pork and poultry directly to my kitchen with produce; bread, fruits, wine, beer and spirits are sourced directly from the people who make it to my kitchen door.

I even forage in secret Gippsland locations as well!

I'll see you in the garden soon, and we can see what weediness we can find together.

Jaci

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Vegan and Gluten-free Walk Amongst the Weeds are offered throughout the year, or you can request a private lunch.

Harvest lunches can be offered as a private lunch or dinner for groups of up to 12 guests. For more information on arranging a private Walk amongst the Weeds, please contact Jacican.

17 Mar
h. 11:00

Walking amongst the weeds 17/03/2024

Jacican
Explore the Jacican kitchen garden and share a 5-course meal. Highlighting everything Gippsland has to offer in this garden-to-plate foodies experience!
13 Apr
h. 11:00

Walking amongst the weeds 13/04/2024

Jacican
Explore the Jacican kitchen garden and share a 5-course meal. Highlighting everything Gippsland has to offer in this garden-to-plate foodies experience!
12 May
h. 11:00

Walking amongst the weeds 12/05/2024

Jacican
Explore the Jacican kitchen garden and share a 5-course meal. Highlighting everything Gippsland has to offer in this garden-to-plate foodies experience!
20 Jul
h. 11:00

Walking amongst the weeds 20/07/2024

Jacican
Explore the Jacican kitchen garden and share a 5-course meal. Highlighting everything Gippsland has to offer in this garden-to-plate foodies experience!
27 Oct
h. 11:00

Walking amongst the weeds 20/10/2024

Jacican
Explore the Jacican kitchen garden and share a 5-course meal. Highlighting everything Gippsland has to offer in this garden-to-plate foodies experience!
7 Dec
h. 11:00

Walking amongst the weeds 7/12/2024

Jacican
Explore the Jacican kitchen garden and share a 5-course meal. Highlighting everything Gippsland has to offer in this garden-to-plate foodies experience!

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Acknowledgment of country

Hello, I’m Jaci Hicken, from the lands of the Brataualung clan, which is where I’ve spent most of my life.

I would like to acknowledge all of us here today to cook together and share a meal.

I love sharing my dream of growing the food this country has to offer and share it with you.

The traditional place that we come together today is on the lands Gunaikurnai people

And I’d like to pay my respects to our elders past, present, emerging leaders, along with all the young people in our community.

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