S3 E20 GrAiNZ

This episode is about the GrAiNZ movement, a loose collective of growers, millers and bakers who want to turn the industrial farming and bread making industry up side down. This group of people are self professed nerds, and their topic of interest is grains, specifically how they are grown, milled and turned into bread, thatContinue reading “S3 E20 GrAiNZ”

S3 E19 Redbeard Bakery with John Reid

John Reid has been a sourdough baker for 30 years and in that time his passion for the craft has not diminished, but rather has only increased. A leader in the industry, strong advocate for local food systems and supporting local farmers, he is an example of true sustainable business practice at his bakery, Redbeard.Continue reading “S3 E19 Redbeard Bakery with John Reid”

S3 E18 Cape Grim with Jessie Boylan

Jessie Boylan is a PhD candidate at RMIT’s School of Art.  She has work in the upcoming Castlemaine State Festival called The Smallest Measure. Her thesis and upcoming art instillation has taken her out to the wilds of a remote outpost at the edge of Tasmania… to a place called Cape Grim where there isContinue reading “S3 E18 Cape Grim with Jessie Boylan”

S3 E17 Repair with Chris Hooper and Lucy Armstrong

This episode is all about repair. We talk about the value of it both financially and in terms of joy and satisfaction. The Castlemaine Repair Cafe has been running for about four years under the leadership of local woman Chris Hooper. We did an episode on the cafe in 2018 where we interviewed Chris, someContinue reading “S3 E17 Repair with Chris Hooper and Lucy Armstrong”

S3 E16 Degrowth with Anitra Nelson and Terry Leahy

In this episode we explore the alternative economy and way of living that is Degrowth. Anitra Nelson and Terry Leahy join us in a discussion of this movement which is gaining traction around the world. We all know that our global habits of consumerism are destroying the planet… but what is the alternative?  Never buyingContinue reading “S3 E16 Degrowth with Anitra Nelson and Terry Leahy”

S3 E15 Second Hand Electric Vehicles

Episode Summary In today’s episode we are talking with Anton Vikstrom co-founder of the Good Car Company.  These guys are helping the electric car (or EV) transition happen in Australia by facilitating bulk buy purchases of second hand vehicles from Japan and the UK. They recently organised a bulk buy here in Central Victoria throughContinue reading “S3 E15 Second Hand Electric Vehicles”

S3 E14 Endgame

Episode Summary In today’s episode we hear from a couple of fellow sound producers who are making a podcast called Endgame. They too are exploring the journey this local community is undertaking towards a more sustainable future – with a focus on the less obvious impacts of climate change. It is wonderful to hear anotherContinue reading “S3 E14 Endgame”

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”