Podcast 11: Tom’s Paddock – Synergistic Increases To Productivity On Small Farms’, Tom Abbottsmith Youl

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Over three generations, the Abbott Smith family on Graceburn Farm has aimed to create a balance between conservation, primary production and life-style on their 130 hectare property situated in the Yea Valley. Our ecologically sustainable farming practices produce food products, which are appropriately integrated with the maintenance, improvement and conservation of our environment and biodiversity. This balance between agricultural land …

Podcast 10: Creating a food story through partnership and pilots, Rachel Brown, Surf Coast Shire

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We would like to demonstrate how relationships and trust helped us deliver three exciting pilots in the Surf Coast Shire in 2015 and helped us to create a local food movement. The Good Fish Project, Local Food Loop (a local food app the connect farmers, chefs and consumers to local food and Eat Local Month – a month long celebration …

Podcast 9: The Importance Of Growing Our Own – Tino Carnevale, Gardening Australia

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Born and bred in Tasmania, Tino’s lifelong interest in plants and gardening stems from growing up on his family’s small vineyard and olive grove. He studied landscape design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has an Associate Diploma in Horticulture. He is involved in the Feeding the Future Coalition, conducting accredited training at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden, …

Podcast 8: Home Harvest Feast – Fleur Anderson And Kirsty Merritt

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Currently Nillumbik Shire Council and Banyule City Council partner to deliver the Home Harvest Feast. The Feast aims to celebrate local food, the home grower and create better connectivity through the conversation of food. Growers donate home grown produce, we collect it and with the help of community cooks and recently VCE Hospitality students create a two course local seasonal …

Podcast 7: Veronica Graham – Creating A Vibrant Healthy Eating Culture Using A Systems Approach To Prevention Across Victoria

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Obesity is a complex issue caused by multiple factors, many of which are beyond an individual’s control. To meet this challenge, Healthy Together Victoria (HTV) is taking a complex systems approach to prevention, delivering multiple policies and strategies at both state and local government level where all Victorians live, learn, work and play. There is a key focus on healthy …

Podcast 6: Kat Lavers – The ‘My Smart Garden’ Project

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My Smart Garden is a collaboration between Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley City Councils, and aims to mitigate climate change impacts and increase the health, wellbeing and resilience of our residents by helping them to produce fruit and veg, shade their houses with deciduous trees, recycle wastes and provide habitat. There are some great lessons to be shared about …

Podcast 5: Tammi Jonas – Whole-carcass Butchering and Community Supported Agriculture

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Tammi is the President of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance. As well as answering questions about Fair Food – The Documentary, Tammi will also discuss her recent 3 week fair food tour of the United States. A former vegetarian academic, Tammi now does whole-carcass butchering on the farm, sells pork and beef at the farm gate and online through a …

Podcast 4: Bec Murphy – The Lower Hume Street Harvest Project

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Poor access to affordable nutritious food often leads to an increased consumption of cheaper energy dense nutrient poor alternatives. The aim of the Street Harvest project in Murrindindi shire was to increase access to nutritious foods for those who could not afford it as well as developing gardening and food preparation skills. Taking a social determinants perspective to nutrition provides …

Podcast 2: Adam Grubb – The Permaculture Design Process

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Adam shares some fundamentals of design thinking that are useful in any situation, and the experience of tuning into people and landscape to create permaculture inspired urban designs. This will include designing to microclimates, designing to flows of people and materials, and designing to make functional connections. Listen Now Subscribe Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Join the …