My absolute favourite way to consume new information, stories, interviews (and true crime!) is via podcasts and audiobooks. Though I'm a real believer in single-tasking and being completely present in a task, but during some mundane jobs like washing up I love diving deep into a podcast.
I also love seeing other people's reading and podcast recommendations, I riffle through with Christmas-day like excitement. So let me know on Instagram if you into something amazing, I'd LOVE to hear about it.
Here's a list of things I'm listening to, reading and have watched recently.
Dumbo Feather Podcast. Specifically, Matt Purbrick, Damon Gameau, David Holmgren, Bob Brown, Sounds of the Wild. A brilliant podcast for the thinking person. I love seeing each new editing pop into my feed.
The Food Podcast by Lindsay Cameron Wilson. So specifically on theme, but this one will stir up a deep ancestral love of food and cooking. And we all have to eat.
The Hungry Gardener Podcast by Fabian Capomolla. He interviews interesting people that work and live a life in the space where gardening and food meet.
Slow Home Podcast by Brooke and Ben McAlary. They chat to people who have adopted a slower way of life on a really wide range of topics. It always has me nodding along, saying 'yes!'
Eat Wild Tasmania by Rees Campbell. A handy guide to cooking with native (and some non-native) plants.
Frugal Hedonism by Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb. I love the concept of this book. It's on my wishlist.
A Family Guide to Waste Free Living by Lauren and Oberon Carter. An incredible handbook full of ideas, tips and recipes to help us lower our household waste. Also, I took some of the photos, so I'm completely bias about this one.
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit, '...she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable' - this one is my wishlist.
Milkwood - Real Skills for Down to Earth Living by Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar. A deep dive into growing tomatoes, mushroom cultivation, natural beekeeping, seaweed and wild food. This one is always with in an arm's reach.
The Overstory by Richard Powers. A fantastic novel about a people and connection to trees. I listened to the audiobook.
PIP Permaculture Magazine. This mag is a wonderful resource of ideas, information and inspiration for living an environmentally responsible life using permaculture principles.
Retrosuburbia by David & Su Holmgren. This tome gets right down to the theory and the nut and bolts of living simply, lowering your reliance on a large income, and creating an abundant home-based life with in a resilient suburban community.
SLOW - Live Life Simply by Brooke McAlary. 'Part memoir, part practical companion, SLOW provides a fascinating insight into the benefits of slowing down.'
A Tree in the House - Flowers for your home, special occasions and every day by Annabelle Hickson. This beautiful book gives us tips and inspiration to bring home-grown and foraged blooms into our home, which have low travel miles, are spray-free and foam-free.
The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia by Adam Grubb and Annie Raser-Rowland (foreword by Costa Georgiadis). A super insightful guide on which weeds are edible, and which ones to avoid.
2040 directed by Damon Gameau. Damon looks at solutions to the climate emergency that can exist now. It's a film that is realistically hopeful.
Climate Change: The Facts. "Sir David Attenborough looks at a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe. With intimate stories of people's lives affected by climate change, the documentary takes a look at one of the greatest challenges we face today."