Opinion

The land of cheap tucker: Why the $10 lettuce could spark a food revolution

Jackie French
By Jackie French
Updated June 26 2022 - 9:57pm, first published June 25 2022 - 7:30pm
Growing food is fashionable again. Picture: Shutterstock

Veg was mostly free when I was a kid. Mr Doo passed cabbages over the back fence, or a neighbour brought a bucket of back yard peas for us pod with them at our kitchen table with a slice of Napoleon cake, excellent gossip and a cuppa. In return we'd get half the peas, to be served with charred chops and very boiled veg.

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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