Episode 2 Season 2 — The Square Metre Garden

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Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 2 on whole foods in the home. This week The Real Food Chain’s co-hosts Rich Bowden and Jon Moore take the show on the road to a favourite coffee shop — The Mad Season Cafe in Bathurst, in the Central West of NSW. There we chat about Jon’s own concept of the no-dig-inspired Square Metre Garden and how this updated method of gardening based on traditional organic and permaculture principles is easy to do in your backyard. Have an abundance of veggies this summer on a square metre of your backyard!  Continue reading “Episode 2 Season 2 — The Square Metre Garden”

Shop, shop, shop?

file_000-1“The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small-scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.” Bill Mollison

That quote sprang to mind as I photographed the above sign.  When we apply the above quote to our personal food consumption, are there any steps we could make? Or do we follow the order from the pic?

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Real Food and Well Meaning Nutrionalists

Food Star RatingsFor a while now we have been subjected to the wonders of the Health Star Rating System. The pic to the left showing four and half stars out of five for a chocolate flavoured liquid breakfast “meal”.

Four and half out of five? It must be good for me! Hmmm. The thing to remember with the Health Star Rating System is: it’s only applied to manufactured foods. The humble apple, tray of raspberries or even a steak won’t receive a rating. Are these foods inherently without health value? Of course not! Wholefoods, real foods, don’t qualify for the system. The implications of this are worrying.

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