Who’s in your ‘Famous Five’?

I think all of us are part of our very own ‘Famous Five’ (not to be confused with a Kill Bill-esque ‘Death list five’). We all have our close circle of friends we’d call on for an adventure. It’s probably a diverse group, each member with their own unique skills and wit. They’re the people you […]

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This one time, in Bega…

Ice-cold ginger lemon kefir in hand, there was plenty to see and do at the South Coast Field Days. Resurrected after a ten-year hiatus in 2013, the Field Days event is all about bringing the growers and makers of the south coast together. A smorgasbord of demonstrations, workshops and panel discussions were crammed into a […]

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Deep Winter Agrarian Gathering 2015

Last weekend, as the blue moon rose, 150 small farmers gathered in the Victorian central highlands to discuss small-scale food production and sustainability. Costa Georgiadis called it the “Woodstock of Australian agriculture” and he wasn’t wrong. The air of revolution was palpable. In the picturesque Dean town hall, rugged up passionate men and women took advantage […]

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Gaia Farmers Markets, Week One Recap

The first ever Gaia Farmers Markets went off with a bang last Thursday at the Civic Centre. The lawn opposite the harbour was thrumming with patrons and most vendors sold out within the first half hour. Bridging the geographical gap between the Kiama Farmers Market and the SAGE Farmers Markets in Moruya, Gaia promises to become […]

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Gaia beckons on July 9th

Oh boy. The Gaia Farmers Markets start this Thursday, 9th July. Be there at 2pm to hit the stalls when they’re bursting with fresh local vegetables, fruit, honey, dairy, eggs, meat and fish. And mushrooms. Don’t forget the mushrooms. We’ll be there with freshly harvested phoenix and white oyster mushrooms and grow kits. It’s going […]

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The women of the sustainable south coast

You make friends with mushrooms. A few weeks ago I met three very inspiring ladies on the forefront of Australian permaculture: Kirsten of Milkwood Permaculture, Fiona of Buena Vista Farm and Annie of Autumn Farm Bega. These women are the movers and shakers of the sustainable south coast. They’re passionate about home-grown, home-reared and home-sheared produce […]

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Milton Mushrooms at TEDX Sydney 2015

This year, TEDX Sydney was all about unusual food that pushes our dinner plate boundaries. The Rebel Food event curated by Jess Miller definitely delivered. You’ve probably seen the BuzzFeed article documenting what was on offer to attendees (if not, check it out here). There were bugs (cricket muesli, ant butter, mealworm sprinkles) unusual meats (crocodile and boar […]

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