Episodes

June 16, 2021

Nourishing - Season 1 Wrap

Well that's a wrap for Season 1 of the Nourishing Matters to Chew On podcast, it's time for the Nourishing team to take a well earned break and nourish themselves for a little while. But first Anthea journey's us back through a wrap up of the first 20 incredible episodes released in season 1 of Nourishing Matters and the mini-series, Nourishing Books & Bites. A season that has spoken with inspiring experts to deep dive their important and complex research around sustainable food systems, farmin…

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May 27, 2021

Phil Pettit and Community Greening - "People, Plants, Places" Growing Community, Connections & Food

Cosy up, listen in and be inspired by Phil Pettit and the warm, high impact stories he shares in this episode about Community Greening, The Master Gardener Program, Youth Community Greening and the wonderful people and communities he and his colleagues work with in Sydney and across rural and remote New South Wales. Investing in people, growing community connections, food and opportunities for less advantaged people is the core, joyful business of Phil Pettit and the Community Greening and Yout…

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May 20, 2021

On Offal (Part 2) - The joys and Benefits of Eating Nose to Tail – A Sliver of Liver!

Welcome to Part 2 of our great conversation about “offal” and the joys and benefits of Eating nose to tail. Joining Anthea for this conversation are Kate Wingett and Grant Hilliard, who are both wonderfully knowledgeable people with deep knowledge and understanding of the animal ‘value-chain’ and how it currently does – and perhaps does not – work for human health, animal wellbeing and the environment. Grant is the co-owner of the butchery Feather and Bone in Sydney, and co-author of 'The Ethic…

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May 13, 2021

On Offal (Part 1) - The Joys and Benefits of Eating Nose to Tail

This "On Offal" episode is the first of a special two parter that features fascinating insights, nutrition facts and inspiration from Kate Wingett and Grant Hilliard. Join us as we talk about ‘offal, supply chains and making more of these delicious and nutritious foods - to minimise waste, better value animals and all in all get back to our Grandmother’s Wisdom by enjoying eating more of the whole animal, ‘nose to tail’. The Italians and French call it the Fifth Quarter, Americans talk about ‘o…

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May 6, 2021

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. CLIMACTIC: We live in Climactic times. Times that led Podcast Producer, Mark Spencer, to pose a simple question... What if there was a podcast network dedicated to all the ways that our lives are defined by the cli…

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April 29, 2021

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 inte…

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April 22, 2021

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 …

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April 7, 2021

More fresh food! Food Ladder’s ‘protected agriculture’ – Practical technology fit for purpose, people & place

Imagine a ‘lettuce’ took six weeks to reach your store and had to travel up to 4000km to get there? What would it look and taste like? That’s something people in remote areas often face. But new generation “protected agriculture” hydroponic growing systems offer powerful options to schools and communities who want to grow and enjoy more fresh food where they live. Food Ladder are helping grow practical change on the ground to help make more fresh food possible in extreme growing conditions and…

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April 1, 2021

Australian Farmer-Led, Science-Based Pathways to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

In this episode I speak with Dr Colin Chartres, CEO of The Crawford Fund, and Dr Daniel Walker, Chief Scientist of ACIAR, about an inspiring workshop that was held in March to bring leading Australian farmers and researchers together to present and discuss success stories, research challenges and paths forward. 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. Imagine…

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March 25, 2021

Care Farming & Gardening in the Climate Emergency -  Urban Agriculture Month & Forum

Australia’s first national Urban Food Month (UAM) kicks off in April with a host of opportunities to learn, share and get involved! 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. The …

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March 17, 2021

Nourishing Books & Bites –  Gemma Meier on ‘Catchment Keepers’,  Murrumbidgee Landcare & More

‘Catchment Keepers’, is a great new program for women farmers in the Murrumbidgee catchment that kicks off this winter that we’re keen for you to know about! In this episode I chat with Gemma Meier about Catchment Keepers and how it aims to support women – who juggle many roles - to connect, learn and share knowledge, information and social support to help plan and grow on farm natural resource management on their farms in the Murrumbidgee catchment that spans from the ACT to Hay in western NSW…

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March 10, 2021

NOURISHING BOOKS & BITES - “Futuresteading – living like tomorrow matters”

INTRODUCING NOURISHING BOOKS & BITES a series of fun mini-episodes that explores the inspiring projects, events, books and media that other people are involved with, to help shape a better tomorrow, today. People who are having conversations and taking action within their communities to create change and share hope and joy along the way. In this first episode of Nourishing Books & Bites, part of Foodswell’s Nourishing Matters series, I speak with Jade about Futuresteading – the ideas, the podca…

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March 4, 2021

After the drought? Farming in western NSW

So what does the future for broadacre farming look and feel like out west after the drought and its cocktail of extreme dust storms, water shortages and the daily stress of feeding stock and planning for the future in an increasingly uncertain climate? Listen in to this episode to hear from farmer Richard Bootle (who wears a few lively hats) about how the drought impacted his family and farm and how Bogan Farms are transitioning their broadacre cropping and grazing for greater economic and envi…

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Feb. 24, 2021

Dr John McPhee and OA Karalyn Hingston "Food Plant Solutions"

In this episode, eminent Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French, OA, Karalyn Hingston and Dr John McPhee speak with Anthea about Bruce’s voluntary mission and pioneering work to create a free database of over 30 000 edible plants to help tackle malnutrition and hunger. Listen in to hear how this amazing resource has fed the creation of Food Plant Solutions (FPS) and fuels their work around the world and here at home to help address hunger. In collaboration with Bruce and his wonderful da…

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Feb. 18, 2021

On Eating Meat Part II "Ethical Eating, Nose to Tail and More"

In conversation with Professor Robyn Alders and Matthew Evans In two special episodes Professor Robyn Alders, Matthew Evans and Anthea enjoy a wideranging conversation about ‘eating meat’ and what’s done in our name so we can eat meat and the decisions we can each make to help promote more sustainable, humane and ethical care for animals and of the environments that make our food and biodiversity possible. Both episodes take their cue from Matthew’s brilliant book On Eating Meat – The truth abo…

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Feb. 10, 2021

On Eating Meat Part 1 "It's Not the Cow, It's the How"

In conversation with Professor Robyn Alders and Matthew Evans In two special episodes Professor Robyn Alders, Matthew Evans and Anthea enjoy a wideranging conversation about ‘eating meat’ and what’s done in our name so we can eat meat and the decisions we can each make to help promote more sustainable, humane and ethical care for animals and of the environments that make our food and biodiversity possible. Both episodes take their cue from Matthew’s brilliant book On Eating Meat – The truth abo…

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Feb. 3, 2021

Dr Angela Pattison "Native Grains from Paddock to Plate"

In this Episode, Dr Angela Pattison joins me in conversation to talk about the groundbreaking Native Grains From Paddock to Plate research project that she and her team from the University of Sydney have pioneered. Their research digs in to explore how Aboriginal people sustainably produced food from native ecosystems for thousands of years, and how, with Aboriginal oversight, to bring this knowledge to modern agrosystems and foods. Industrial food systems rely on too few crops. The quest for g…

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Dec. 9, 2020

Dr Jessica Bogard and Dr Mario Herrero "The Great Food Transformation"

The Global Syndemic, Food in the Anthropocene and calls for the great food transformation are just some of the not so little big things we're going to talk about in this episode with Dr. Jessica Bogard and Dr. Mario Herrero. Mario is a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture and Food and an honorary professor of agriculture and food systems at the University of Queensland. Jessica is an accredited dietitian and public health nutritionist at CSIRO and a member of Mario's team. They are bot…

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