Dinosaur Juice

This is an entirely fictional short story exploring food sustainability in Australia.  I’m not a market gardener in Moruya but I’ve used it as the setting for this story because it’s an incredible example of how a sustainable, local food economy could function. Also, the Agrarian ‘Deep Winter’ unconference takes place in – yes, 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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Eat your weeds

Stop everything. Run out into your garden. Survey that overgrown, weedy patch, and see it in a new light. It’s now a wild greens garden. ALL FOR YOU. That’s right, there’s a salad bar on your doorstep. Free, fresh salad greens. For successful Australian foraging, I heartily recommend The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible […]

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Why I love birthdays.

You get that feeling of anticipation. You’re well into double digits but the few days surrounding your birthday are exciting, tremulous and full of unexplored possibilities. Whether it’s a homebody’s delight of a day with family, a dinner with friends, or some frolicking in the garden, it’s a moment where we stop. We clasp the […]

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