Edible and Useful Plants for the Swan Coastal Plain outlines plants that are edible or otherwise useful and will grow in the Mediterranean climate of Perth, Western Australia. Poor sands need special... More > attention to grow food plants but the effort is worth it, as home grown food is a joy to spend time growing and eating.
Some of the plants are not very common but will grow here and produce a yield of some kind. There are even what some call weeds, as they are important plants, too. Many weeds are edible and they protect or reenergise damaged soils by growing where nothing else would.
Plants can fix the problems of the world - they provide us with most of what we use. We must all learn to grow some food, plant trees and regreen the urban landscape to produce food for people and provide shade in the concrete jungle.< Less