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”

A 2021 New Year’s Message

Episode Summary A quick little message from Allie for the New Year.  Some reflections on the year that has been and some thoughts and ideas for Saltgrass in 2021. We’ve been going since this time last year and look forward to another year of sharing our community’s climate journey with you. Stay tuned….  Links: NASA’sContinue reading “A 2021 New Year’s Message”

S3E13 Ecology and the Economy with Warwick Smith

Episode Summary In this episode we hear from Warwick Smith, a Castlemaine Local, about his dual careers as an ecologist and an economist. (You might remember him from the Student Strike Episode earlier this season) He is fascinating to talk to, I think, because so often we are presented with the idea that these twoContinue reading “S3E13 Ecology and the Economy with Warwick Smith”

S3E12 Talking About Climate Change with Rebecca Huntley

Episode Summary If you find talking about climate change difficult, you are not alone! A complex and contentious topic that often makes people anxious and overwhelmed… of course it is hard to talk about. Yet that is exactly what we must do if we are going to make sure everyone is paying attention to thisContinue reading “S3E12 Talking About Climate Change with Rebecca Huntley”

S3E11 Djab Wurrung Allies and Supporters

Episode Summary In this episode I have two interviews for you.  One with Gabe Lillington, the young man who was up the tree when the last show was recorded.  He spent two nights and three days up in what is called the grandfather tree to successfully halt works until legal processes mandated a stop workContinue reading “S3E11 Djab Wurrung Allies and Supporters”