Nourishing Matters to Chew On is a podcast that takes its cue from big picture, healthy and sustainable food system agendas and digs in to explore what these change agendas mean for us here, in Australia. It looks at how we produce and enjoy food in a Climate Change future, as well as how we value the people, places and animals that nourish us.
Join host Anthea Fawcett - sustainability advocate, founder of Foodswell and farmer’s daughter - as she journeys across our food and agricultural landscape to speak with inspiring people in the field who are enabling change toward more sustainable and resilient food system.
Nourishing Books & Bites - Mark Spencer on Podcasters Declare and Climactic
Anthea speaks to Mark Spencer, Founder of Climactic a network of Climate Change focussed podcasts and podcasters - including Nourishing. He is also one of the key people behind Podcaster's Declare, an initiative calling for Apple Podcasts to add a climate category to their Platform.
Nourishing Books & Bites - Nicole Abadee on "Books, Books, Books" & more
A complete treat and fun, to speak with Nicole Abadee this week about her wonderful podcast Books, Books, Books and how books nourish and share joy and hope at times like these. Two talkative women, Nicole and I, went on a roadtrip to Scone last March to what was to then be the last ‘live’ Writers Festival for more than a year as COVID restrictions kicked in.
Within a month or so, Nicole’s new podcast Books, Books, Books was up and underway featuring interviews with the best Australian and international writers about their new books that they could no longer promote or share live at book launches, writers festivals and other events.
One of Nicole’s first interviews was with Julia Baird about her inspiring book Phosphorescence. Julia’s very personal and uplifting book about healing, hope and the solace of nature - and immersion in it – is absolutely one that’s pitch perfect for the times, and has rapidly become a popular bestseller.
Listen in and enjoy hearing from Nic as we chat about and chew on podcasting, why writers write and about some special authors and recent books that speak to and about the precariousness of things and the vulnerabilities of living with climate change, bushfires and COVID, loss and hope.
Join us to hear about Claire Thomas’s new novel The Performance and James Bradley’s Ghost Species, hear practical tips about how to manage eco-anxiety and positively engage with friends and colleagues about climate action from Rebecca Huntley, author or the non-fiction book, How to Talk About Climate Change.
And enjoy a bite from the gorgeous book Animals Make Us Human, a compilation of wonderful short pieces about ‘animals’ by 40 well loved Australians. Instigated and edited by Leah Kaminsky and Meg Kenneally, this book shares reflections and stories from a myriad of voices who each respond to the grief and loss of so many animals and biodiversity from the 2019/2020 black summer.
Animals Make Us Human is an absolute jewel of a book and a call to action. You can look out for and listen in to Nicole’s interview with Meg and Leah, out soon, on Books, Books, Books.
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Erica Hughes, Farmer Meets Foodie – Innovative virtual farmers market & connections, far North QLD
Imagine if great food from your region had to travel over 3500 kilometres from where it’s picked to land back in your local grocery store, 10 kilometres from where it was grown and picked?! That’s a reality for a lot of top end producers and communities. Listen in and be inspired by Erica Hughes to hear about the wonderful Farmer Meets Foodie virtual farmers marketplace and food connections that she and her family are growing at Mt Molloy on the Atherton Tableland, North Queensland, to change that story for the better.
More fresh food! Food Ladder’s ‘protected agriculture’ – Practical technology fit for purpose, people & place
In this episode hear from Scott McDonald, Horticulture and Training Manager, Food Ladder, about the inspiring, practical work they do with schools and communities across Australia to produce more fresh food to increase the availability and affordability of fresh food, and to support communities to learn new skills and build community based solutions to food insecurity.
Australian Farmer-Led, Science-Based Pathways to Net Zero Emissions by 2050
Farmers and researchers across the country have high ambitions and believe it’s possible for agriculture to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with the will and way.
Care Farming & Gardening in the Climate Emergency - Urban Agriculture Month & Forum
Listen in to my conversation with this weeks change making guests Councillor Jess Miller, Councillor with the City of Sydney, Naomi Lacey, President, Community Gardens Australia, and Dr Nick Rose, Executive Director, SUSTAIN The Australian Food Network and Lecturer, Food Studies and Food Systems, William Angliss Institute, to hear about ‘what’ it’s all about.