Another Climate Catastrophe - NSW FLOODS
It never rains, but it pours! Sophie relays her experience of the NSW Floods of March 2021 and shares an interview with BBC 5 Live with Glen Schaefer who lost his home and all his possessions in the Macksville flood in the same week. It's a quicky, but a goody!
25 Mar 2021
ALL ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH - An in depth discovery with Psychotherapist & Counsellor Guy Vicars
What is good Mental Health? How do we achieve it? And what should we do if we are struggling? This is a deep dive into the basic tenets of good Mental Health, when and why to seek help, how to help others who might be spiralling down. There's a problem with suicide in rural Australia, and we are losing too many good men in particular. It's a conversation we have to have and keep having as services can be hard to access in the bush. But wherever we live there is always more we can learn about looking after our own, and others, hearts and psyches. Trigger Warning: We talk about Suicide and Sexual Assault, about trauma and its impact on the psyche. So if these are triggering for you, please walk on by. Or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT.
8 Mar 2021
DROUGHT & FIRE, one woman's heartrending story of 2019
Host Sophie Love opens a vein and shares, in heartbreaking detail, her family's losses in the Drought of 2019. Then, when they were well and truly broken people, came the bushfires. It's an emotional testimony to the brutality of drought, and the reality for farmers. It's raw . . . bring tissues!
27 Jan 2021
JON ELDER - Cotton Farming & Australia's first & largest solar hybrid irrigation pump
What happens when a globe trotting ex Rio Tinto mining executive brings his new bride back to the family farm? We learn all about cotton farming, chat through the devastation of Juukan Gorge, marvel at Jon & Karin's huge investment in Australia's biggest solar diesel hybrid irrigation pump and bag out rural internet. It's a rollicking ride . . . hop on!
4 Dec 2020
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ANGUS WHYTE - Getting the balance right.
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JAMES STACEY - 2018 Nuffield Scholar - Deep thinking on food & water security in Oz
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John Lakey is a winemaker and viticulturist who is an early adopter of the CSA model, which involves eaters in the life and harvest from the farm. He explains how CSA works, where it originates from and we dive into why Covid19 is forcing a shift in consumers attitudes to food, farmers and the supply chain. Oh, and we learn how to start a vineyard and make wine!
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CAM PARKER - an unconventional Ag journey!
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SOPHIE'S STORY - or how an ex vegan bought a farm!
Before we talk to other Aussie farmers, we need to know who our host is and how a 40 year old ex vegan came to buy 400 acres on a river and become a small scale farmer
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