S4 E17 Djakitj Larr

In 2019 Bendigo was designated a UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy. In this episode we discuss what that means and also deep dive into an event called Djakitj Larr which explores all the reasons why our region was chosen for this. In early 2021 about 100 people gathered at a winery just outsideContinue reading “S4 E17 Djakitj Larr”

S4 E16 The Youth Are Rising

Today I’ll be taking you along for the ride as my 14 year old nephew Oliver and I head into Melbourne and take part in the student strike for climate that happened on the 25th of March. It was a global day of action so there were similar events not just around Australia, but around theContinue reading “S4 E16 The Youth Are Rising”

S4 E15 Democracy for Dinner

Democracy time again. Elections, sausages, candidates and decisions to be made. In this episode I speak with Bryn Davies from Democracy for Dinner about some key dynamics of our Australian political system and why it’s important to care. If you are from Central Victoria check out this Meet the Candidates event before the election onContinue reading “S4 E15 Democracy for Dinner”

S4 E14 A Library of Seeds

The Castlemaine Seed Library has been running for over five years with people ‘borrowing’ seeds to plant and grow food, and then ‘returning’ seeds once the plants have run their course. In this episode Seed Library founder Grace McCaughy and coordinator Eliza-Jane Gilchrist talk about the value of seeds and all that we can learn from them. WeContinue reading “S4 E14 A Library of Seeds”

S4 E13 Futures with Alex Kelly and John Wiseman

I was lucky enough to have a wonderful conversation about possible climate futures, not through a lens of disaster and doom but gritty possibility, radical hope and extraordinary courage. Castlemaine local Alex Kelly and Melbourne academic John Wiseman joined me recently to talk about their futuring practices. John has just published a book called HopeContinue reading “S4 E13 Futures with Alex Kelly and John Wiseman”

S4 E12 Water with Steven Healy

Steve Healy is Executive General Manager of Climate and Population Adaptation at Coliban Water.  Climate change predictions for our region point to hotter and drier weather patterns and when it rains it is going to be more extreme, big dump kind of events. So water is on a lot of people’s minds when they thinkContinue reading “S4 E12 Water with Steven Healy”

The Wycheproof Method

About half way to Mildura from here (Castlemaine) there is a town called Wycheproof. It has a significant, if confusing, claim to fame. Here is where you can scale the mighty heights of the worlds smallest (registered) mountain. “The name is from the Wergaia1 language word witchi-poorp meaning rushes or grass on a hilltop.”2 On one of myContinue reading “The Wycheproof Method”

S4 E11 Getting to Know You with Kathryn Coff

Kathryn Coff is a committed community leader and she joins us to discuss race, privilege and power, which are themes that she lives with and grapples with every day of her life. She shares a beautiful way of getting to know people that opens us up to each other so much more than ‘and whatContinue reading “S4 E11 Getting to Know You with Kathryn Coff”

S4 E10 Mildura Part 2: The Eco Village

As mentioned in the recent episode The Mallee, the Murray and the Mayor, Mildura interests me on a several levels and the interview with the city officials you heard in that episode was a great overview of the region, the particular issues they face and what is being attempted from a policy and government perspective.Continue reading “S4 E10 Mildura Part 2: The Eco Village”