Pigeon pea in your letter box

IF you haven’t already received a little surprise in your letter box, don’t worry, you will not miss out.

Transition Town Hervey Bay and Hervey Bay Seedsavers Network are giving away free pigeon pea seeds to residents.

Seedsavers member Jennifer Ridge-Cook says it is the perfect time of the year to plant pigeon peas, also known as yellow dhal.

She says the pigeon pea tolerates various soil conditions, is drought resistant and fixes nitrogen in the soil.

Residents will be able to whip up a treat with the green seed pods and dried seeds thanks to a recipe they will receive with their starter seed kit.

Transition Town co-ordinator Maggie John says the group aims to lower Hervey Bay’s carbon footprint, which it says can be achieved if locals grow their own food.

Ms John also says the seeds are just one way of addressing serious climate change issues at a local level.

If you have not received your pigeon peas you can call into the Hervey Bay Library to pick up a pack or call Ms John on 0434 144 394.

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