The Regenerative Journey podcast is a must for anyone who is curious about regenerative agriculture and the wide ranging and significant benefits of its adoption and practice, not just for farming communities but also for anyone who eats food and cares for the planet!
Episode 45 | Amelia Nolan| Bringing together new technologies with regenerative grape growing & natural wine making.
1:41:25Amelia Nolan represents a new breed of wine maker, one with no preconceived notion of 'the right way to make wine'. Amelia is willing to explore the artisanal craft of natural wine making, initiating regenerative farming practices in the vineyard and combining it all with cutting edge technologies to create wine truly expressive of the site specific terroir of the vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 44 | Michael Taylor | The biodiversity personified, agroforestry & regenerative wool producer all in one pioneering family business
2:02:55In this episode Charlie chats to Michael Taylor. Michael Taylor is from a multigenerational farming family in the New England region of NSW and is continuing his parents legacy of innovation, agroforestry and ethically produced fine merino wool production. Diversity of enterprises and biodiversity of ecology and landscape is a focus of Michaels, as demonstrated by the resilience of his farm 'Taylors Run' and the businesses he operates. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 43 | Rebecca Sullivan | From sports journalism to food activism & helping to put the culture back into agriculture along the way
1:53:24In this episode Charlie chats to Rebecca Sullivan. Rebecca Sullivan grew up in a family with a conventional attitude to food. A life changing incident at an Italian feast, rocked her appreciation and reverence for food culture and tradition, setting her on a trajectory of championing the rights of farmers, rediscovering long forgotten food traditions and the creation of a co-culture indigenous food production business. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 42 | Melissa Brown | Working with Nature and Improving the Soil as Cornerstones of Regenerative Grape Growing and Wine Making
1:05:16Charlie caught up with Melissa Brown during an 'Introduction to Biodynamics' workshop Charlie was facilitating at and Melissa was hosting at her Biodynamic vineyard in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. Melissa's dedication to working in partnership with nature, to produce extraordinary wine and to teach her customers the principles and practices of organic farming is inspiring. This interview is a must for anyone wanting to understand how working with nature and focusing on soil is the key to regenerative farming. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 41 | Stuart Austin | 'Ringer From the Top End' to Carbon Farming Guru
1:48:35Stuart Austin is fast becoming an expert and well respected advocate of building soil carbon, as well as a well known practitioner of regenerative farming on the collection of Wilmot Cattle Co properties. Charlie caught up with Stuart to delve into his journey from farm boy in southern NSW, ringer from the top end of Australia, recruiter of ranch hands in Canada, to general manager of the Wilmot Cattle Company in NSW. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 40 | Tammi Jonas | From Vegan University Activist to Farm Based Meatsmith and Local Food Systems Advocate.
1:37:52From hunger strikes at university to becoming the president of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Tammi Jonas has always fought for the rights of others. In this episode Charlie explores Tammi's colourful history of advocacy and food production. She is a beacon of inspiration for anyone wanting to create their own self sufficient farming enterprise, as experienced by Charlie whilst visiting Tammi at Jonai Farms in country Victoria for this episode. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 39 | Maggie Beer | An Australian Food, Farming & Community Phenomenon
1:01:12Maggie Beer is one of Australia's best-known cooks, fresh food advocates, rural community supporters, and on farm restauranteur icons. Charlie caught up with Maggie at her home in The Barossa Valley, surrounded by quince, citrus and medlar trees, to explore a life filled with passion, energy, flare, and a tenacious will to feed people good old fashioned farm produce. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 38 | Charlie Arnott | The Times...They Are Changing!
48:55In the first Episode of Season 4 our podcast host Charlie Arnott picks up the mic and provides a preview of what's in store for Season 4 including information about some of his illustrious guests that will be joining him in the coming months. Charlie also takes to his soap box to talk about the highly topical Covid 19 situation currently being felt Australia wide. Head over here to see show notes and links.
Episode 37 | Darren Doherty | The Regenerative Integrationist
2:15:57Darren Doherty is a self confessed regenerative integrationist and the conversation he had with Charlie certainly supports that description of this multi-talented consultant, environmentalist and landscape manager. Charlie explores with Darren his career from growing up in Bendigo, Victoria, his days in hospitality and connection with producers, through to his current world renowned landscape and holistic management consulting business 'Regrarians', unearthing a wealth of wisdom and experience in this last episode for Season 3. Episode Takeaways and links to follow.
Episode 36 | Part 2 | Regionality's 'Farm2Plate Exchange' 2021 Conference Special
2:00:53In part 2 of the short interviews Charlie recorded at the Regionality 'Farm 2 Plate Exchange recently he spoke with the author of 'Call of the Reed Warbler', Charlie Massy, one of Australia most celebrated chefs and 'keeping it local' advocate Christine Manfield, organic dairy farmer extraordinaire Chris Eggert, food writer, farmer, TV personality and chef Matthew Evans, and Shannon Kelly, first generational farmer and a Joel Salatin disciple. The mix of guests ensures all food and farmer tastes and inclinations are satisfied in this epic 2 hour episode. Episode Links : Farm2Plate Exchange 2021 organised by Regionality Interview 1 (00:04:00) | Charles Massy regenerative farmer & author of the 'Call of the Reed Warbler' Interview 2 (00:24:23) | Christine Manfield chef & writer Interview 3 (00:47:45) | Chris Eggert organic dairy farmer Interview 4 (01:10:48) | Matt Evans farmer, TV personality, chef & author Interview 5 (01:37:06) | Shannon Kelly regenerative farmer