Monday Jul 10, 2023

S5 E11 An Incredible Octopus with Katie Finlay

This is the first of four episodes that will be released about the Harcourt Organic Farming Cooperative.

Long term listeners may remember two episodes from season one that captured conversations with farmers from the cooperative as it was just beginning back in 2018. 

I’ve been following the process of this cooperative with interest since it began because it is a fascinating case study of alternative farming... that is, an alternative to large scale, monocultural farming which contributes to climate change rather than helping mitigate it.

Listen to Katie talking about what it has been like to open her family farm up to young farmers and the co-op - what she affectionately describes as an incredible octopus!



Project Drawdown on climate and farming



Grow Great Fruit

Fruit Tree Nursery

Gung Hoe Growers

Sellar Dairy

Indigenous native food – Murrnong Mummas 

The Orchard Keepers


World Wildlife FundInnovate to Regenerate fund

AFSA – Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance

Farming on other people’s land  - FOOPL

Grounded – community land trust 

Farmer Incubator

This Farm Needs a Farmer (Facebook link)

Growing Farmers


Related episodes:

Saltgrass Season 1 Katie and Ant

Saltgrass Season 1 Gung Hoe Growers with Sas and Mel

Saltgrass Season 2 Regenerative Farming

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