21 episodes

A podcast about the future of Gippsland and the people who are creating it, featuring conversations with the region's crepuscular creatures.

The Gloaming Angelo & James

    • Society & Culture

A podcast about the future of Gippsland and the people who are creating it, featuring conversations with the region's crepuscular creatures.

    TG20: Village-life, localism & the pandemic: a model for resilience (with Morag Gamble)

    TG20: Village-life, localism & the pandemic: a model for resilience (with Morag Gamble)

    In this episode, we spoke to Morag Gamble, a global permaculture and ecovillage ambassador, speaker and educator. Morag spoke to James and Angelo about her family’s journey into eco-village life and how the new patterns of life she wove in that place over the course of two decades have provided abundant nourishment and resilience for her family and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    About our guest
    Morag Gamble is a global permaculture and ecovillage ambassador, speaker and educator. For over 25 years she has been working with community gardens, school gardens, permaculture projects and ecovillages, and teaching in universities around the globe including Schumacher College in England, and leading a Food Politics course at Griffith University.
    Morag lives amidst an award-winning permaculture education garden in a UN recognised permaculture village and mentors hundreds of new permaculture teachers on 6 continents through the online Permaculture Educators Program of the Permaculture Education Institute. With a group of young people from around the world, she has created the global Permayouth that meets weekly, and engages directly with refugee youth in East Africa. She also leads the Ethos Foundation, a registered permaculture charity supporting permaculture education in the global south particularly for youth and women.
    Morag is an avid permaculture YouTuber, podcaster and blogger. Her free permaculture materials have been accessed millions of times. Thousands tune in every month for her free Monday Masterclass, and she’s a regular on ABC radio, sharing ideas for a regenerative way of being and a one-planet life.
    Find out more about Morag’s work:
    Morag’s website
    Permaculture Educators Program & Permaculture Education Institute
    Permayouth
    Ethos Foundation
    Our Permaculture Life Youtube
    Our Permaculture Life Blog
    Facebook: @ourpermaculturelife
    Instagram: moraggamble

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    TG19: Community & simplicity: the special sauce of resilience (with Rhiannon Nix)

    TG19: Community & simplicity: the special sauce of resilience (with Rhiannon Nix)

    In this episode, we spoke to Rhia Nix about the challenges created by COVID-19 for small business and the call to simplicity that some are responding to aid the crisis. Rhia and her husband, Francesco Laera are the owners of Trulli Woodfire Pizzeria, Gusto Gelateria and the Meeniyan Pantry and Cellar. in Meeniyan in South Gippsland.
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    Rhiannon Nix, along with her husband Francesco Laera, is the owner of Trulli Woodfire Pizzeria, Gusto Gelateria and the Meeniyan Pantry and Cellar. in Meeniyan in South Gippsland. She’s also involved in the the Meeniyan Traders Association and local community.
    Stuff we talked about in this episode:
    We talked about their involvement in the Meeniyan Traders Association and the amazing work that they've been doing putting Meeniyan on the Map.
    Learn more about everything going on in Meeniyan.
    We covered some of the popular local events that bring many tourists to Meeniyan including the Garlic Festival.
    We discussed how they were adapting to the changing environment and the kinds of things they are doing in their businesses to continue to trade.
    Trulli will be taking their mobile oven to locations throughout South Gippsland and selling take away meals as well as offering delivery. Order online here.
    Support your local businesses and be a hero....stay at home!
    Stay up to date with what they are doing on social media via their facebook pages.
    https://www.facebook.com/TrulliPizzaMeeniyan
    https://www.facebook.com/gustogelateriawonthaggi/
    https://www.facebook.com/meeniyanpantryandcellar/
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    TG18: Resilience in the time of COVID-19 (with Professor Daniel Aldrich)

    TG18: Resilience in the time of COVID-19 (with Professor Daniel Aldrich)

    In this episode, we were joined again by Professor Daniel Aldrich of Northeastern University in Boston to discuss how communities might get through the tough times ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Aldrich reminded us again of the unparalleled importance of caring for the ties that bind us together during times of uncertainty.
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    Stuff we talked about in this episode:

    Daniel P. Aldrich is professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University in Boston (USA). He is a political scientist who earned his PhD from Harvard University. He has published four books (including Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery), with another forthcoming, more than forty peer reviewed articles, and written op-eds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets such as CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and HuffPost. His research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, and he has carried out more than five years of fieldwork in Japan, India, Africa, and the Gulf Coast.
    You can learn more about Daniel’s work on his website or follow him on Twitter.
    We spoke to Daniel about social capital and its role in helping communities recover from shocks, be it earthquakes, economic crises or floods.
    Special thanks...
    ... to Professor Daniel Aldrich for joining us in this episode!
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    • 54 min
    TG17: Toward an adaptive regional strategy (with Jason Alexandra - Part 2)

    TG17: Toward an adaptive regional strategy (with Jason Alexandra - Part 2)

    In the second part to their conversation, James and Angelo spoke to regenerative farmer and sustainability consultant, Jason Alexandra about some of the big issues affecting the future of Gippsland. Jason drew on his deep knowledge of the region, the economy and governance in a chat that ranged from a more adaptive approach to strategy, the food and fibre prospects for Gippsland, the circular economy, and the nature of cooperation. If you love digging into the big issues, this episode is for you.
    About our guest in this episode…
    Jason is the owner and creator of Hazeldean Forest Farm, which was designed as a demonstration regenerative permaculture farm over three decades ago. Located in Ellinbank at the foot of Mt. Worth, the farm has been Certified Organic for over thirty years and uses permaculture, agro-ecology systems & regenerative farming techniques. The property boasts thirty apple varieties, plums, peaches, persimmons & nut orchards and also produces apple cider vingegar and apple cider.
    Jason is also the Managing Director of Alexandra and Associates, a small sustainability focused consulting company and an independent researcher. His work and interests are wide ranging spanning natural resources management, public policy and governance. Read some of Jason’s work on these topics.
    Also check out articles Jason has published on The Conversation.
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    • 31 min
    TG16: Get messy: regenerative farming (with Jason Alexandra - Part 1)

    TG16: Get messy: regenerative farming (with Jason Alexandra - Part 1)

    In this episode, James and Angelo spoke to regenerative farmer, Jason Alexandra. As the creator and owner of Hazeldean Forest Farm in West Gippsland, Jason and his partner, Marg, were one of the pioneers of the regenerative approach in Gippsland. We spoke with Jason as he gave us a tour of the farm about how they regenerated the landscape and created a sustainable business at the same time. Just listen to those sounds in the background - the place is teeming with life!
    About our guest in this episode…
    Jason is the owner and creator of Hazeldean Forest Farm, which was designed as a demonstration regenerative permaculture farm over three decades ago. Located in Ellinbank at the foot of Mt. Worth, the farm has been Certified Organic for over thirty years and uses permaculture, agro-ecology systems & regenerative farming techniques. The property boasts thirty apple varieties, plums, peaches, persimmons & nut orchards and also produces apple cider vingegar and apple cider.
    Jason is also the Managing Director of Alexandra and Associates, a small sustainability focused consulting company and an independent researcher. His work and interests are wide ranging spanning natural resources management, public policy and governance. Read some of Jason’s work on these topics.
    Also check out articles Jason has published on The Conversation.
    We'd love to hear what you thought of this episode. Get in touch with us on social media or via email.

    • 48 min
    TG15: Community, complexity and Warm Data (with Nora Bateson)

    TG15: Community, complexity and Warm Data (with Nora Bateson)

    In this episode, James spoke with Nora Bateson, an award-winning filmmaker, writer, systems thinker and driving force behind Warm Data. Nora discusses her work in experimenting with new ways of perceiving the world so that we might find other species of information and new patterns of connection not visible though current methodologies. She calls this information ‘Warm Data’, and explains how ordinary citizens are using Warm Data to build stronger communities.
    Nora is visiting Melbourne and Perth in November 2019 to train some of Australia’s first Warm Data Lab hosts. Check out www.warmdatalab.net for more information on the course.
    About our guest in this episode…
    Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work seeks to answer the question: “How can we improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.
    If you want to learn more about Nora and her work on Warm Data, check out www.warmdatalab.net.
    Nora also keeps a blog where she shares essays and explorations on complexity and Warm Data.
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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