News and events around the country and beyond:
Farmers and Organic Food Markets
The White Stuff - article on raw milk in the Australian Magazine
Kitchen Gardening Classes with Mickey Robertson at her stunning garden -at Glenmore House near Camden.
Next one is Friday 28th October and they are not to be missed if you can get there!
Mickey says: "There is plenty of information to share and its not too late to plant for summer.....even here,
I still have a LOT of planting to do for the season ahead. You will glean enough information
to plan a new garden, as much as learn how to care for the new season's crop. We plan a
day full of inspiration...." Email Mickey at
or phone 4654 5484 www.glenmorehouse.com.au
Milkwood Permaculture courses
- Intro to Permaculture: Milkwood: Dec 2011
Cheese - making classes -Coffs harbour, sydney and more...learn more about one of our valued sponsors
"In our Soft Cheese Workshop, you can learn to make: Camembert, Greek Fetta, Quark, Ricotta, Mascarpone and a Greek Style Yoghurt.
In our Advanced Cheese Workshop, you can learn to make: Cheddar, Romano, Havarti, Blue Vein, Halloumi and more...
Enjoy cheese tastings, morning tea & lunch with local wines while you learn to make cheeses with experienced Cheesemakers.
A & K Hill Green Agriculture Innovation Awards
President of Healthy Soils Australia, Tom Nicholas has received one of this years awards along with Col Seis of Pasture Cropping, Darryl Cluff, Colin Seis, Barry Hardwick and Charlie Sexton. Well done all and to Christine Jones for initiating the awards.
Holistic Management Grazing solution wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge
JUNE 2, 2010, WASHINGTON, DC — Operation Hope, a solution combating one of the major causes of climate change has been named the winner of the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. At its core the winning strategy transforms parched and degraded Zimbabwe grasslands and savannahs into lush pastures with ponds and flowing streams, even during periods of drought. Operation Hope was awarded $100,000 to further develop its work at a ceremony today at the National Press Club in Washington DC.
See the movie "Food Inc"
The movie Film Inc about modern agriculture is on limited release in Australia. Featuring Eric Schlosser, who wrote the bestselling book Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan, author of "The omnivores Dilemma", and farmer icon Joel Salatin, it's a film that could change the way you look at food - or an excellent film to show to people who are unaware of how "industrial agriculture" actually works.
See the movie website to find out more
Real Milk direct from the farm Find out about the Herdshare movement in Australia
Real Milk in Qld
Herdshare arrangement for people who live on the gold coast and Brisbane area.
If you are interested in obtaining Certified Organic Real Milk direct from the farm
contact Food Connect at
- call 07 3216 7777
Cooking classes and seasonal dinners by Holly Davis
Sydney Slow Food dinners at MuMu Grill steak house, Crows Nest
Phone 02 9460 6877
Here is a great steakhouse restaurant worth supporting and gourmet events if you are serious about delicious food which is sustainably produced by someone you know. Craig is a top chef who became passionate about grass fed meats when he became a father and started to seriously consider the quality of food on offer - particularly in a lot of so called good restaurants.
The MINDD Foundation
The Mindd foundation runs workshops, lectures and seminars on paediatric disorders such as ADHD, asthma, allergies, chronic illness, learning and language delay and digestive and behavioural disorders. Contact them to find out what is on where. Find out about upcoming events on their website.
Origin of Energy Workshops Lifestyle, movement, fitness and nutrition for healthier people and a healthy planet
Biodynamic composting workshops run regularly in and around Sydney. Gather 6 people and you can have Chris run one in your garden or contact him to find out when and where the next one is. Learn how to use Biodynamic soil Activator and make "the best compost in the world".
Contact Dr Chris Miliotis
LIVING PROOF? An appalling story of 'conventional medicine'
When New Zealand dairy farmer Alan Smith contracted ‘swine flu’ and was admitted into intensive care, his condition deteriorated rapidly, he contracted leukaemia and was placed on life-support. With his lungs unable to operate, and with no hope of their patient making a recovery, it was determined by his doctors that the equipment artificially sustaining Mr Smith’s life should be switched off.
Faced with the appalling prospect of losing a loving father and husband, the Smith family met with the doctors and requested that they give Alan high-dose intravenous vitamin C. The doctors refused, stating that there was no proof vitamin C did anything. The incredible story of what happened next should be broadcast far and wide across the planet to the execrable shame of the medical personnel concerned. Google this story which was on NZ 60 Minutes
Dr Ron Ehrlich from the Sydney Dental Centre has a new website - www.drronehrlich.com.au.
Ron is on a mission to raise awareness about true health and how to achieve it. He will also raise awareness about who benefits from the current dietary guidelines which have led us to record levels of obesity, diabetes and other chronic health problems. The answer is it is not the consumers who benefit!