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In this episode of The Hungry Gardener we speak to Morgan Koegel from 3000 acres. 3000 acres is an organisation that has been set up to help empower communities with the skills and knowledge to grow fresh healthy food. Essentially 3000 acre
On this episode of The Hungry Gardener we spoke to Julie Bennett, a favourite gardener of mine, with my dream job. Julie is the kitchen gardener for Montalto Estate on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. The estate is over 50 acres, with 30 a
In this episode we interview Matt Donovan co-founder and director of Food for Change, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to alleviate food insecurity in Australia. According to stats on the website, 1 in 10 Australians seek food rel
EP 22 THE HUNGRY GARDENER This is the second podcast we recorded on our road trip to Ballarat in Central Victoria. We met and spoke with Lou Ridsdale the founder of the FOOD IS FREE not fo profit initiative in Ballarat. We spoke to her in the
On this episode, we speak to Bec Djordjevic of Munash Organics. We visited the family business based in Pootilla, about 10 minutes outside of Ballarat. The company is on 150 acres of certified organic farmland, and specialise in rock mineral
On this episode, I share with you a talk that I recorded that I was going to present at a local library. Hopefully, this will give you an insight into me and my background. This is my story thus far... Stay Hungry.
Today we talk to Morgan Ranieri of yourgrocer.com.au about the business of home food delivery, and some of the advantages and challenges the company faces competing with the big supermarkets. It’s a fantastic idea that supports a wide range of
In the latest Episode of The Hungry Gardener Podcast I met with Head Chef, Blayne Bertoncello of OMY Restaurant in Beaconsfield, Victoria. Together with his brother Chase, they have built an incredible reputation for creative, inspired and tru
On this episode we speak to Andrew Monk, Chairman of Australian Organic Limited, a not for profit industry services group in Australia. It has members from the organic farming and food sectors and helps to evolve and improve organic standards.
On this episode of the Hungry Gardener Podcast, we speak to Robyn Rosenfeldt, founding publisher and editor of PIP Permaculture Magazine. Its an incredible publication, with beautiful design and photography. The website is a treasure trove of a
On this episode of The Hungry Gardener, we speak with Tyrone Brown from Little Yarra Dairy. A 20 acre, family operated, micro-dairy in Launching Place Victoria. The farm produces milk, yoghurt, cream and cheese from 12 Jersey cattle, and I got
On this episode, we speak to Melanie Scott, founder, creator, and director of Agreena. Agreena produces a reusable silicon wrap product that is an alternative to clingwrap, foils and baking paper. Mel hosted us at her beautiful home in The Yarr
Nick Russo From Summer Snow Juice shares stories about his family business, Bellevue Orchard, growing apples for three generations and now making juice. We went to visit him on the Farm in Officer, where he showed us the production line, an
We hear from Matt and Lentil, a married couple who have recently released a book called Grown and Gathered. It’s tagline is ‘Traditional Living made Modern’. As they explain, the book is a culmination of what they have learnt over the years gr
On this episode of the Hungry Gardener Podcast I chat with Alexandra Olsson from ‘Olssens’, the oldest family-owned and operated salt company in Australia. The business produces high-end salt flakes and animal salt supplements. Alex provides a
In the tenth episode of The Hungry Gardener, and our first for 2017, I chat to Miranda Sharp of Melbourne Farmer’s Markets. Miranda is an important figure in the local food arena and has been instrumental in championing Farmers Markets here in
In this episode, I speak to Nikki Valentini of The Growing Abundance Project. Nikki is a passionate and hard working innovator and supporter of community focused projects. Our shared Italian background led us to discuss food and its importance
In episode 8, I interview Julie Armstrong from the organisation ‘ACT FOR BEES’. Julie’s passion is raising awareness about bees through education. She examines the threats bees currently face, and the critical importance of healthy bee populati
In episode 7, I chat to Darren Aitken, a biodynamic farmer and owner of Vortex Veggies. Darren was a pleasure to chat with and has some insightful and progressive thinking about current farming practices. He explains to me what fuels his belie
This episode we speak to Kaye Roberts-Palmer who is a passionate advocate for ‘Save our Citrus'. We learn about the danger posed by the invasive 'gall wasp' and its devastating effect on citrus trees all across Melbourne. She explains what to l
This episode we speak to John Challis who runs a business producing Virgin Worm Poo. John farms millions of worms on his property and has developed his own techniques for producing maximum quality poo and for maintaining the health and longevit
On this Hungry Gardener episode, I speak with David Reid from the Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria. We discuss the Victorian School Garden Awards, kitchen gardens, urban forest strategy, eating as a vegan, nutritional yeast and the Metro
This episode I speak with Matt Wilkinson, chef and owner of Pope Joan and Jack Horner. He talks openly about his journey into hospitality, farmers apprenticeships and how he looks for the joy in food.
This is the first episode of The Hungry Gardener Podcast and we kick it off with Ben Hodson, the producer of the podcast, questioning me about the motivation behind putting this project together.
I interview Mike Hoyle, my good friend, chef and owner of Limoncello café in Sandringham. We touch on the seasonality of food, gardens in Oakleigh, The Yarra Valley Food Group, challenges for small business, Stephanie Alexander and rabbit and f
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