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Australia’s food supply chains are increasingly vulnerable to shocks and trends related to the impacts of a changing climate. With Sydney’s population of 4.2 million expected to grow by 1.6 million people in the next 20 years, local food production is further threatened by the need to house–and provide infrastructure for–a growing population.
A delicious tree change Growing up in coastal New South Wales, Fiona May craved life in the country, so when it was time to leave the family home, she moved to Scone. This is where she met Stuart, her husband. They relocated north to Toowoomba and stayed on a dairy farm, owned by her sister-in-law […]
During the summer of 2009, Penelope Dodd grew a bumper crop of tomatoes. And so it seems did many in her corner of the world. She tried to give some tomatoes away but her friends couldn’t take any more. “What happens to all the excess backyard produce?” she wondered. She began gathering excess fruit and […]
As a child I’d put out the glass empties at night for the milkman. The next morning, full bottles would miraculously appear. We scratched the foil tops open for the cream. Such a treat! I hadn’t given much thought to milk since then; it was always just there. Until Coles reduced the price of home […]
Chicken, once a rare treat, is now our most popular meat. We’re the fourth largest consumers in the world, eating 600 million chickens a year or 45 kilograms each. Supermarkets own the largest slice of the chicken pie, selling over 50 per cent produced. It’s convenient and cheap, deemed the ‘healthier’ meat, mildly flavoured so […]
Oh dear neglected blog. I’ve been busy! I’ve developed a new initiative Eat Happily, to inspire creative connections with food: grow, source, cook, eat, save and recycle.
Whilst peeling apples to bake a pie, Bec Pollock recalled a tip about turning apple scraps into vinegar. She bottled the apple, took a photo, and submitted it to the My Food Story competition. And won. More recently she shared photographs of her Painted Mountain Corn. Who was this painted-mountain-corn-growing-apple-scrap-vinegar-making-photo-competition-winning person?
“We think what we do is home economics. Radical home economics. Meaning back to the roots home economics, which makes the house an engine of production as opposed to being an engine of consumption.”
A spectacular garden has taken over a suburb in Adelaide. It knocks down boundaries, creating community and rewarding work with truly ripe fruit and fresh vegetables. Amazingly, the protagonists, Joe Kielnerowski and next door neighbour Rosanne Parker, were not keen gardeners. Stress management brought Joe outside, and the love of fruit won Rosie over. Today […]