Time for the December update around the Suburban Food Farm. Lots going on, and so much food growing so quickly at this time of year in southern Australia.
December 3rd, 2013
November 25th, 2013
October 14th, 2013
As I am writing a new eBook titled Suburban Food Farm, I thought it would be good to talk each month about what food is growing in my garden to help me stay motivated and focused.
This month, I talk about what is growing in my part of the world in October. I give tips about what to grow when, and a little about companion planting. I also talk about how my fruit trees are progressing at this time of year.
I hope you enjoy the first in this series titled "Suburban Food Farm - October". What are you waiting for? Get out there and go get your hands dirty and grow some food today! You will not regret it.
September 21st, 2013
September 10th, 2013
I have two very special guests on the show today, Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky, who rode their bicycles from Melbourne to Hobart, then up the east coast of Australia to Cairns; that's over 5000 km (3107 miles) and eight months of peddling.
August 23rd, 2013
This weeks episode is the start of a mini-series that I have titled The Failing Suburban Experiment. This particular episode is all about car dependency and what may happen to suburbs without them. I give you the good, bad and the not so ugly view of energy descent.
August 9th, 2013
I had the pleasure of being invited onto a panel at the Dancehouse in Carlton North. It was more of an open discussion than a panel, but a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Routines, habits, indulgent pleasures...in a word, reassuring comfort zones. But to what extent are they liberating or imprisoning? And how keen are we to needle our habits and challenge ourselves?
This month, Simone's Boudoir delves deep into the world of comfort and its effect on our daily lives and how it shapes them, for better or worse. Housemate Performance Resident The Greening of Gavin, to discuss the pros and cons of a comfortable existence, our frustrations with our habits and our dependence on comfort.is joined by journalist and sustainable living activist
June 13th, 2013
This episode is all about stockpiling essentials. Things like food, water, cooking methods and the like that are good things to have on hand during an emergency.
A while ago, I wrote a post titled Nine Meals from Anarchy, which talks about what might happen in an emergency. This podcast episode takes it one step further where I talk about essential things that you may need in the event of an emergency if the supermarket shelves become bare.
I also touch on a series of posts that I wrote a couple of years ago called the Be Prepared Challenge, collaborating with Bec from Eat At Dixiebelle's.
Anyway, I hope that you gain an insight into why it is a great idea to have a small stockpile of sorts, in your own home.
May 9th, 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 10th, 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.