Kitchen Garden: Susan Parsons meets Les Cook who is still growing strong

By Susan Parsons
Updated March 8 2022 - 11:33pm, first published March 7 2022 - 1:00pm
Les Cook with tomatoes and silverbeet among his tomato plantings. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Les Cook, aged 99, is remarkable - I called him a marvel. He still mows his lawns, front and back, spends one and a half hours a day picking raspberries in January, he marches on April 25 and makes Anzac biscuits annually and, one year, he added cheese and red pepper to the recipe and no sugar and says they were not popular.



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