Dinosaur Juice

This is an entirely fictional short story exploring food sustainability in Australia.  I’m not a market gardener in Moruya but I’ve used it as the setting for this story because it’s an incredible example of how a sustainable, local food economy could function. Also, the Agrarian ‘Deep Winter’ unconference takes place in – yes, you…

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Season wrap up from Milton Mushrooms

It’s been an exciting first year of growing mushrooms for market; a steep learning curve that’s seen me make plenty of new farmer mentors and friends. I’m indebted to the support of both the burgeoning Gaia Farmers Market in Ulladulla and the well-established SAGE Farmers Market in Moruya. Rad people abound at both markets (too…

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Gaia beckons on July 9th

Oh boy. The Gaia Farmers Markets start this Thursday, 9th July. Be there at 2pm to hit the stalls when they’re bursting with fresh local vegetables, fruit, honey, dairy, eggs, meat and fish. And mushrooms. Don’t forget the mushrooms. We’ll be there with freshly harvested phoenix and white oyster mushrooms and grow kits. It’s going…

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Fungi life. An update.

I’m not a fan of all fungi. Botrytis, for instance, is determined to ruin every last peach in the fruit bowl. I like a certain degree of fuzz, but seriously, COME ON NOW. It’s called sharing. Luckily, I’m also purposely growing some delicious fungi and slowly turning into an eccentric mushroom grower. The good kind…

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Cosy spaces.

Having a cosy space is exhilarating. It’s the fulfilment of every childhood cubby house dream, a daily adventure worthy of the Swiss Family Robinson. Having somewhere that is all yours? A secret hidey hole to run to across the frosty grass while the ocean roars up the valley? It’s a dollop of self-sufficiency that not much…

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