S4 E06 Healthy Soil

‘Don’t treat your soil like dirt’ is a motto today’s guest Dr Jess Drake lives by. Jess is a soil scientist with Murrang Earth Sciences and science educator through her blog. In this episode Jess tells us how soil plays a vital part in healthy ecosystems, carbon sequestration and life itself. We discuss the peculiaritiesContinue reading “S4 E06 Healthy Soil”

S4 E05 Cycling Together

Recorded at a live, online book launch of Trace Balla’s latest creation Cycling Together. Trace is a multi award winning author, illustrator and creates the most beautiful graphic novellas, including Rivertime, Rockhopping and the Thank you Dish. This is a beautiful book with a very important message. Trace has created this book to support theContinue reading “S4 E05 Cycling Together”

S4 E04 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 2 – Questions and Answers

Recorded at a recent town meeting this episode shares the Q&A session that followed the presentation by Deane Belfield of MASG   This is our second episode looking at the contentious bioenergy plant proposed for Castlemaine. (hear the presentation in our last episode) For many who are worried about climate change this kind of renewableContinue reading “S4 E04 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 2 – Questions and Answers”

S4 E03 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 1 – The Presentation

This episode is the first of two that looks at a contentious issue in Castlemaine at the moment, the proposed bioenergy plant. For many who are worried about climate change this kind of renewable energy project seems like a great idea, but those living at its doorstep have some serious reservations.  Allie starts the episodeContinue reading “S4 E03 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 1 – The Presentation”

S4 E02 Human Health and Climate

This episode looks at the implications for human health as the climate changes. Vanora Mulvenna joins us from the DHHS (the Victorian State government’s Department of Health and Human Services) to discuss how our state government is already planning for the health impacts of climate change. From bushfires to mosquito borne pathogens to future proofingContinue reading “S4 E02 Human Health and Climate”

S4 E01 What is Saltgrass – with Karl Just

What is saltgrass?  This show was named after a real plant and we wanted to know more about it… but it actually isn’t very well known.  In this episode we chat with Karl Just, local ecologist, who is one of the few people we were able to find who knows about the plant.  We discussContinue reading “S4 E01 What is Saltgrass – with Karl Just”

S3 E23 School Strike: Fund our Future

This final episode for Season 3 contains a plethora of voices all asking for the same thing: fund our future, not gas. The Australian School Strike for Climate crew have struck again.  Just before our state was locked down due to another covid outbreak thousands of students walked out of school and gathered in majorContinue reading “S3 E23 School Strike: Fund our Future”

S3 E22 Full Circle

Alex Kelly interviews Scott Ludlam about his newly released book ‘Full Circle’ at an event at Castlemaine brewery and pub The Taproom Discussion is as varied and complex as the topics in the book – from their shared formative experiences at Jabiluka and then many years later working in Canberra for The Greens, to peaceContinue reading “S3 E22 Full Circle”

S3 E21 Hear Here

Hear, Here is a sound art project that featured in the recent Castlemaine State Festival. In this episode we speak with the two artists who created Hear Here – Dan Koop and Daniele Constance. We conducted this interview on a boat in the local swimming hole ‘The Res’ (Expedition Pass Reservoir). As we paddled, driftedContinue reading “S3 E21 Hear Here”

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”