Sound advice @the_velvet_banquet! As a @slowfoodhobart member, I also appreciate their focus on the relationship between farming, food & climate change; producing foods using clean, environmentally friendly methods; paying farmers a fair price ; & respecting, promoting & enjoying indigenous, traditional foods. I'm excited too! #foodforchange#Repost @the_velvet_banquet
Slow Food is an international organisation with many branches into local convivia that will invite you to become actively involved in your local community via events, information & initiatives. I finally joined the slow food movement via membership & am excited to be a participant. I attended an event early this year as a non-member that I enjoyed immensely, thanks @soyoyoy_foods for reminding me to pay my membership. Find out about @slowfood_international and your local convivium. In Hobart it is @slowfoodhobart for those who may be interested.
Those who know Gaby @gaby.jung.58 ( & see her at our stall every week on her early morning visits) would be familiar with her generosity of spirit, character & humour. She's also fuelled by an enormous drive to help humanity & protect the planet. We're honoured to be supporting her epic cycle around Tassie to raise funds to help protect precious takayna/Tarkine wilderness.
Her trip will finish on Friday 23rd November at the @bobbrownfoundation annual BioBlitz citizen science weekend (which we're also sponsoring). If you're interested in assisting, details of how to donate can be found at the web addy below.
This is a beaut pic of her send off last Saturday, @overland.handmade. Go Gaby! #Ride4takayna#Repost @overland.handmade
At 72 years, the inimitable Gaby is cycling 540km across Tasmania in a Giant Freshwater Crayfish costume (and Overland leggings!) to raise awareness about our amazing Tarkine and why we should protect it.
You can support Gaby‘s mission by donating via www.bobbrown.org.au/ride4tarkine
Keep your eyes out for Gaby as she cycles across our state and make sure you say hi and find out more! .
With enormous regret indeed. Celia, over many years we've very much enjoyed your visits, company, & of course, the girls' pastured Happy Hen eggs. We understand the reasons behind your decision, with mainland drought affecting availability & cost of supplementary feed. If only the market (especially the main duopolist "pricesetters", with so much power to change, better educate & inform) would appreciate & remunerate producers for the true price of growing good food. All the best & we hope to see you back in better seasons. #WhistlersRidgePermaculture#familyfarm#familyfarming#farmingfamilies
Crikey, how could I have missed this one earlier? We've a small forest of volunteer avos, mature trees now, around 15 years old. They've survived frosts, some snow, raging winds (we're on a south facing ridge in southern Tassie), possum feasting & total neglect. This will be our first season of picking the few which came through the winds. I didn't care if they fruited or not, their beautiful shade, shelter & canopy is enough to enjoy. What a beauty - avos a gogo - bonus. 🥑🥑🥑