Over the back fence

 

Our choko vines have slowly begun creeping over the corrugated iron back fences.

Love them or hate them, chokos were once a common sight growing over back fences, outdoor dunnies and chook houses.

Easy to grow, just one vine produces a bumper crop of (some would say tasteless) vegies.

About the Author

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Anna Cossu
Curator
Susannah Place Museum, Museum of Sydney, Justice and Police Museum
Inspired by wonderful and slightly eccentric history teachers and after her own foray as a teacher, Anna found herself drawn to the world of museums.
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