S1E8 Chewton Primary School

In this episode we spoke to Julie Holden, principal of the Chewton Primary School.  Under her leadership the school has achieved a five star sustainability rating, the highest rating there is. Find out what she and her team and the students at Chewton Primary School have done to achieve this. This episode was created inContinue reading “S1E8 Chewton Primary School”

S1E7 Repair Cafe

At the time of this interview Chris Hooper had been running a monthly Repair Cafe in Castlemaine for over a year. In that time they saved over 600kg of waste from being thrown out; objects, clothing and mechanical items that can now live to see another day.  In this episode I speak to Chris aboutContinue reading “S1E7 Repair Cafe”

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)”

S1E3 Boomerang Bags

In this episode I speak with Ginny, the force behind Boomerang Bags Castlemaine.  She and a group of dedicated volunteers have been following the Boomerang Bags model; sewing and offering upcycled cloth bags to the public of Castlemaine in the hopes of helping us all transition away from plastic bags and towards more sustainable options. Continue reading “S1E3 Boomerang Bags”

S1E2 Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine

In this episode I speak to Lucy Young about her role at the HUB Foundation and their ongoing campaign to make Castlemaine a plastic bag free town. We talk about the ins and outs of running a campaign, the personal reasons behind working so hard for sustainability and what we can do to replace plasticContinue reading “S1E2 Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine”

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)”