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”

S2E13 Food Security and Farmers’ Markets

In this episode we talk to Chris Hain and Mel Willard about Food Security.  Chris is the President of the Victorian Farmers Market Association and market manager at both Bendigo and Castlemaine markets. Mel is one half of Gung Hoe Growers, with her partner in crime Sas Allardice.  Gung Hoe Growers is the vegetable growingContinue reading “S2E13 Food Security and Farmers’ Markets”

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”