Down, down, prices are down!

Down, down, prices are down!

There’s been a lot of hubbub about how farmers markets have become too expensivelately. This is not a new concept but it seems to have flared up recently. Kate Archdeacon from the Victorian Farmers Market Association (VFMA) composed this rebuttalto the above opinion...

Action on Climate Change A Food Sovereign Future Summary Food sovereignty is a kind of holistic thinking that must be applied to all aspects of life in the Mount Alexander Shire. I implore the council to implement a Food Sovereignty Officer, whose role it would be to...
Queer Farmers

Queer Farmers

Yesterday I arrived home from Food Sovereignty Convergence 2019. With our highest proportion of farmer attendees yet, I feel excited and invigorated that we will continue to create a food system. One that relies on agroecology, direct relationships, radical...
The Soil Microbiome

The Soil Microbiome

I recently took the opportunity to go on a short co-op road trip to attend a soil microbiome presentation by Dr Christine Jones. Dr Jones is a soil scientist and microbiologist, which is relevant to us as farmers with an ‘agroecological’, or ‘regenerative’, mindset....
Castlemaine Farmers Market Collaboration

Castlemaine Farmers Market Collaboration

About a year ago Tess (of Sellar’s Farmhouse Creamery) ‘roped me in’ to the Castlemaine Farmers Market committee (I secretly loved the idea). In spite of knowing my participation beyond offering my two cents at bimonthly meetings would be seriously limited, I...
Food Sovereignty. What and why?

Food Sovereignty. What and why?

Prior to my arrival at the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op, I spent some time working at Jonai Farms and Meatsmiths. Not only did I make some excellent new friends in Tammi, Stuart and their community, but I also became involved with the Australian Food Sovereignty...