S2E8 Coping with Climate Change

Dr Susie Burke (psychologist) and Kerrily Jennings (Community House) join us to discuss the controversy surrounding the council funded workshops at Castlemaine Community House.  It surround a series of three workshops run by Susie which are all looking at how we humans are responding to climate change… see links below.  The conversation ranges far andContinue reading “S2E8 Coping with Climate Change”

S2E7 When the River Runs Dry

In this episode, we discuss the documentary film ‘When the River Runs Dry‘ made by a father son team from Maldon. Only just released and already honoured with multiple awards, this film explores the 2019 mass fish kill event in the Darling River.  In the first half of the episode we get a review ofContinue reading “S2E7 When the River Runs Dry”

S2E6 Protest (part 2)

In this episode we catch up with Eliza Tree who spoke to us in episode 4 about the protests up in Canberra.  In this episode we hear about what happened up there and how it all went.  She also gives us an insight into the Climate Emergency Summit she attended last weekend in Melbourne.  InContinue reading “S2E6 Protest (part 2)”

S2E5 Terry White

This is a get to know you episode with local climate activist and community change agent Terry White.  Hear about his story from being a kid wandering the wilds and developing a love of nature to what he is doing now to help push us and our local council towards change. This episode was createdContinue reading “S2E5 Terry White”

S2E4 Protest (part 1)

This week a contingent of locals took a road trip to Canberra to rally outside of parliament and a Castlemaine rally took place in support of the Canberra crew.  I wanted to know what they were protesting about and whether they really thought it would change anyone’s mind. Featured song: Totnes Extinction Rebellion Song ThisContinue reading “S2E4 Protest (part 1)”

S1E6 Gung Hoe Growers

A laughter filled chat about very serious issues; the importance of small scale diverse farming providing for local markets.  Sas and Mel have been farming veggies on their patch of land in Harcourt, subletting from the Mount Alexander Fruit Gardens, for several years.  In that time they have doubled their size and then doubled again, all theContinue reading “S1E6 Gung Hoe Growers”

S1E5 Mount Alexander Fruit Garden

In this episode I speak to Katie Finlay, who has been running the organic orchard Mount Alexander Fruit Garden for over 20 years with her partner Hugh, and Ant Wilson, who is set to start running the orchard as Katie and Hue retire.  The conversation ranges over topics from the hidden benefits of organic farmingContinue reading “S1E5 Mount Alexander Fruit Garden”

S1E4 Plastic Free July (part 2)

One month after recording episode one Allie, Mel and Rachel get together again and discuss how their Plastic Free July challenge went. Each of them found things that were easier then they thought and others that were harder… including, be warned, a discussion about plastic free periods. This episode was created in 2018 as partContinue reading “S1E4 Plastic Free July (part 2)”

S1E1 Plastic Free July (part 1)

Allie, Mel and Rachel get together and set themselves the Plastic Free July challenge. They discuss what they think it will be like and what may be their biggest blocks in achieving this goal. See how the month went for them in episode 4. This episode was created in 2018 as part of an eightContinue reading “S1E1 Plastic Free July (part 1)”