Big Shift For Small Farms

Big Shift For Small Farms

By Local Land Services
A podcast helping to share and grow the knowledge amongst small scale farmers.
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Holistic Thinking
Why do you farm the way you do? In this episode we’ll hear from farmers who, through personal illness and tragedy have been forced to reimagine their farming values and practices. And we’ll hear who’s leading the way in holistic land management all to help you make the big shift. In this episode we hear from Brian Wehlburg, farmer/educator - https://www.insideoutsidemgt.com.au/ Virginia Mall, farmer - https://www.gracespringsfarm.net/ Martin Royds - https://www.jillamatong.com.au/martin-royds.html Colin Seis, farmer - https://www.facebook.com/ColinSeis/ Murray Prior, farmer - https://www.nguurruu.com/ Other links to things covered in this episode Local Land Services field day events - https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/events Field of Farmers by Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm - http://www.polyfacefarms.com/product/fields-of-farmers/ Alan Savory Ted Talk - http://tiny.cc/savorytedtalk Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
35:36
April 28, 2020
Certification
There’s a growing trend amongst consumers to know how their food is produced. Certification offers some assurity to customers and a point of difference for producers. But is it certification effective? We’ll chat with farmers who are certified and let you in on a secret that can be even more powerful than a certified label. In this episode we hear from Christina Kelman, farmer - https://ritas-farm-produce.myshopify.com/ Tobias Bland, farmer - https://www.instagram.com/kurrawongorganics Professor Rachel Ankeny - https://twitter.com/ankeny_rachel Brian Wehlburg, farmer - https://landtomarket.com.au/ Phil Taylor, manager - https://thebeachesmarket.com/ Greg newell, farmer - https://www.buymeat.com.au/ Shannon Kelly, Full Circle Farm - https://fullcirclefarm.com.au/ Other links to things covered in this episode https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Economics/Food_Cert_Schemes/~/media/Committees/economics_ctte/Food_Cert_Schemes/c02.pdf Food Values Group - https://arts.adelaide.edu.au/humanities/food-values/ Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
30:03
April 28, 2020
Farm Resilience In A Changing Climate
Farm resilience in a changing climate is all about understanding the function of our natural landscapes. With longer and hotter droughts and more intensified rain events we need to rethink our current farming practices. So today, we’re going on a journey from the classroom to the paddock to help make your farm a resilient one. In this episode we hear from David Marsh, farmer - http://www.arlash.com/tag/david-marsh/ Walter Jehne, soil microbiologist - https://www.healthysoils.com.au/ Christina Kelman, farmer - https://ritas-farm-produce.myshopify.com/ Peter Hazell - The Mulloon Institute - https://themullooninstitute.org/our-team Martin Royds - https://www.jillamatong.com.au/martin-royds.html Matthew - Jillamatong farm manager Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
30:24
April 28, 2020
Compost
For farmers, compost is like black gold because its really valuable for efficient high quality food production, but just like gold it can be pretty expensive and hard to source. In this episode, we’ll talk to those who produce it, those who study it and those who use it to help you get the best out of your compost. In this episode we hear from Lizzie Buscaino - https://www.piccolofarm.com.au/ Eric Love, Centre For Organic Research and Education - https://core.asn.au/ Simone Dilkara - www.landtasiacompost.com Olivier Sofo - https://livingearthfarm.com.au/ Manu Prigioni, Farm It Forward - https://www.farmitforward.com.au/ Martin Royds - https://www.jillamatong.com.au/martin-royds.html Other links to things covered in this episode https://www.aora.org.au/sites/default/files/uploaded-content/website-content/aora_capability_statement_web.pdf https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/epa/corporate-site/resources/warrlocal/150211-garbage-bag-audit.pdf Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
36:08
April 28, 2020
Community Supported Farming
Community supported agriculture originates back to the 1960s and is a relatively new concept in Australia. At a time when more and more consumers are looking to connect to the source of their food, the CSA model could just be the best way for small scale farmers to grow their businesses. In this episode we hear from Alice Warner - https://fiveservesproduce.com.au/ Shannon Kelly - https://fullcirclefarm.com.au/ Lizzie Buscaino - https://www.piccolofarm.com.au/ Joel Orchard, CSA Network Australia and New Zealand - http://www.csanetworkausnz.org/ Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
32:51
April 28, 2020
Supply Chain Innovations mobile abattoirs
When it comes to getting your livestock processed. getting to an abattoir can be time-consuming for you and stressful for the animals. in light of this, some innovative farmers are disrupting the conventional supply chain and building their own solutions. From cardboard prototypes to shipping containers we’ll hear their stories and how they got the cash to get started to work out if a mobile abattoir is the right solution for you. In this episode we hear from Anita Taylor & Sarah Burrows - www.red8produce.com.au Michael Hicks - www.extraordinarypork.com.au Chris Celovic, Manager International Engagement, DPI - https://au.linkedin.com/in/chris-celovic-3b2b4953 Other links to things covered in this episode https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Minimum-Viable-Product-NSW https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-03-06/livestock-prices-result-in-tough-times-for-meat-processors/12021146 Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
32:18
April 28, 2020
Cultivating Wellness
According to Mental Health Australia, 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma. And that’s what this episode is all about. We’ll hear from a farmer who’s grappled with the dark side of mental health and we’ll talk to experts and professionals about how to keep it in check. Because mental health and well-being is not just a state of mind it’s a skill. Something we can all practice. In this episode we hear from Dr. Rachel Clements, Centre for Corporate Health - https://cfch.com.au/ Michael Gooden, farmer - https://www.oldmancreek.com.au/ Katherine Newton, CEO RUOK - https://www.ruok.org.au/ Pip Job, DPI Business and Social Resilience Program coordinator - http://tiny.cc/PipJob Other links to things covered in this episode Rural resilience program - https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rural-support/rural-resilience-program Michael Gooden’s story online - https://mphn.org.au/story/michael Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
31:38
April 28, 2020
Healthy Soils
When it comes to agricultural productivity it all begins with the soil. In this episode we’ll hear from experts in the field and scientists in the lab about the power of health soils. And we’ll get our hands dirty with veggie growers and cattle farmers about how to achieve it. In this episode we hear from Manu Prigioni, Farm It Forward - https://www.farmitforward.com.au/ David Hardwick, agroecologist - https://www.soillandfood.com.au/ Olivier Sofo, Living Earth Farm - https://livingearthfarm.com.au/ Lizzie Buscaino, Piccollo Farm - https://www.piccolofarm.com.au/ Brian Wehlburg, farmer/educator - https://www.insideoutsidemgt.com.au/ Shannon Kelly, Full Circle Farm - https://fullcirclefarm.com.au/ Justine Cox, soil scientist - https://au.linkedin.com/in/justine-cox-a262453a Other links to things covered in this episode Northern Rivers Soil Health Card - http://tiny.cc/soilhealthcard Local Land Services field day events - https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/events Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
31:31
April 28, 2020
Startup farming
We often hear in the media that young people are leaving the farm in favour of other career paths. But what we don’t hear about are those in the city who feel the need to get their hands dirty and create a business growing food. In this episode we’ll hear about the challenges they’ve faced and the rewards they’ve gained. In this episode we hear from Lizzie Buscaino, Piccollo Farm - https://www.piccolofarm.com.au/ Shannon Kelly, Full Circle Farm - https://fullcirclefarm.com.au/ Joel Orchard, Young farmers Connect - https://www.youngfarmersconnect.com/ Olivier Sofo, Living Earth Farm - https://livingearthfarm.com.au/ Sam Marwood, Cultivate Farms - hhttps://www.cultivatefarms.com/ Manu Prigioni, Farm It Forward - https://www.farmitforward.com.au/ Other links to things covered in this episode Australian Market Gardening Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMGSG/ Field of Farmers by Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm - http://www.polyfacefarms.com/product/fields-of-farmers/ Farmer Incubator - https://farmerincubator.org/ ABS statistics - Farmer average age https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/7121.0Main+Features12017-18?OpenDocument Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
30:54
April 27, 2020
Urban Farming
Farming in urban areas and on the outskirts of our major towns and cities, holds much promise for delivering healthy and safe food to our cities. Urban farms not only provide local employment, but serve as educational hubs for those wanting to learn about food production and become more self-sufficient. In this episode we hear from Julian Cribb, journalist and science communicator - https://juliancribb.blog/ Belinda Thackeray, Sydney Urban Farm - https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/participation/sydney-city-farm Cal Champagne, Green Connect - https://green-connect.com.au/ Meng Sun, Sun’s Fresh Farm - https://www.facebook.com/SunsFreshFarm/ Manu Prigioni, Farm It Forward - https://www.farmitforward.com.au/ Lizzie Buscaino, Piccollo Farm - https://www.piccolofarm.com.au/ Eric Love, Centre For Organic Research and Education - https://core.asn.au/ Clarence Slockee, Other links to things covered in this episode https://www.westernsydneyparklands.com.au/places-to-go/urban-farms-2/ Credits This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
31:13
April 27, 2020
Preview trailer
We're very excited to bring you a podcast series dedicated to helping small scale farmers. We'll cover topics ranging from soil health to mental health and everything in between. Tune in each fortnight as we bring you conversations with farmers and industry experts to help you make the big shift. This podcast has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
01:29
December 9, 2019