May 9, 2013
This episode is a great interview with Kate Flint, recently starred on Gardening Australia. We talk about seed saving, and food security.
Also, here is the information about the rally that Kate mentioned and asked me to share.
Please read and spread this through your network of friends about Monsanto's mandatory Seed Registration and the criminalization of Heirloom seeds which the EU is trying to get passed into law ..... a horrifying thought! Once this law gets past in the European Union it will only be a matter of time until it will be enforced in Australia as well. That this is happening makes me want to urge you to join the March Against Monsanto happening May 25th, everywhere around the world. 284 cities are participating so far, and more are being added each day. There will be protests in most Australian cities including Hobart (if you are not in Hobart please click the list below of participating cities) and I thought you might be interested in participating yourself.
Please click here for info on the Hobart Rally on the 25th of May:
Click here to see the complete list of cities:
The official website for the event is: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/
You can also find more about sustainable living on my blog, www.greeningofgavin.com
April 10, 2013
This week I talk about saving water around your home. We are using the 5R's method of saving this precious liquid, and many free or cheap methods to considers.
With a growing population and climactic changes already impacting many parts of the world, it is just plain common sense to conserve as much fresh water as we can.
Don't forget that you can leave a listener comment on my main blog, www.greeningofgavin.com. If you leave a voicemail question, then I will answer it via this podcast.
April 3, 2013
This episode is about the essential skills and useful items that may be required during an energy descent. Based on maslow's hierarchy of needs, I describe important considerations that you should act upon.
For more information visit greeningofgavin.com
March 11, 2013
During the Sustainable Living Festival, I had the pleasure to attend a talk given by members of the Victorian Wind Alliance.
They talked about the benefits of Wind Power and the real facts behind this type of renewable energy. I really enjoyed the details within the talks especially the information regarding community ownership, and community support.
I recorded two of the presenters which I have included in this episode with their permission.
You will hear from Dan Cass from Hepburn Wind, and Peter Reefman from Portland Sustainability Group.
The Vic Wind Alliance website can be found at http://www.vicwind.org.au/
Great work by some great people.
February 24, 2013
This week you will learn about all the things you can do around your own home to make it more energy efficient.
Even if you do a few of these simple actions you will save yourself money and lower your personal carbon footprint.
Recorded in front of a live audience at Ivanhoe Library, 19th February 2013.
February 17, 2013
This episode celebrates the 5th Blogaversary of The Greening of Gavin. I talk about why, how, and what I blog about, and the various media types that I use to keep it interesting.
January 9, 2013
In this episode, I launch my newly published eBook titled "Build Your Own Backyard Clay Oven". I read two chapters for your enjoyment.
For further details about how and where to purchase this eBook, visit greeningofgavin.com.
December 2, 2012
Back after a long, long break, I start off the podcast again with a bang! This episode is a special eBook reading from my book titled "The Greening of Gavin - My First Year of Living Sustainably"
Enjoy my dulcet tones
May 2, 2012
Resilience. How do we build it into our communities? Can you build resilience from the ground up? Well Craig Ambrose from Motueka, NZ thinks so, as do many like minded people throught the world.
A short distance from the small town of Motueka, in the northern part of New Zealand’s South Island, Atamai Village is well underway in its goal to provide homes, food and economic security for 50 families in a well-planned, permaculture-inspired development.
Please join me as we listen to Craig talk about his family's efforts to help establish this resilient community.
April 25, 2012
This podcast was recorded at a live presentation about Sustainable Living that I gave to the Melton Gardening Club on 25th April 2012 before an audience of about 35 members.