Ernie grows them big in the Burdekin

Ernie and Beverley Woods are happy to share tips and seeds with budding pumpkin growers.

87-year-old Ernie Woods has always been a keen gardener, creating fresh produce from his backyard in Home Hill for his wife, Beverley. He began growing vegetables when the pair first married to provide fresh ingredients for home-cooked meals. “I used to enjoy it because we have six kids, and I would grow everything from scratch and…

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Marina is an experienced journalist who has reported from different countries around the world, with a particular interest in local features that impact a community. Making the move last year from Sydney, she has been with Burdekin Local News since its beginnings and enjoys covering health stories, ... more