Episode 9 | Maree Lowes | What is next for 'Dirt Girl'?
Charlie's guest for the final episode of Series 1 of the Regenerative Journey is Maree Lowes. In a fascinating and thought provoking interview Maree delves into her Regenerative Journey post 'Dirt Girl'. Maree chats about her current studies and passion for disaster resilience & sustainable development and what she believes can be done to help safe guard the planet & mankind for future generations...Maree and Charlie wrap up their conversation with an exciting announcement about a new collaboration that they are hard at work on!
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Episode Takeaways :
You can have all the facts in the world but if people haven't connected with their hearts, with what it is we are trying to protect then it is really hard to sustain any behavioural change and to keep it going | We are as big and as small as the largest thing and the smallest things in the universe | A big principle of regenerative agriculture is learning to listen to the land and respecting the power of biodiversity and systems and the power that nature has | So early on in life, we are having the wrong conversations about what food offers us | (Talking about the Masters Maree is currently studying towards)...My heart is a little calmer as I feel that I am going to the crux of some of the work that needs to be done. Looking at the systems that are in place and why they're not serving and why they're not creating a resilient regenerative future for us | The fires on the back of the long drought…has brought it home to Aussies that idea of a drying and warming climate and the outcomes of that…isn't a solely academic thing any more. It's real | When the system is still going in the opposite direction it makes people question why they should make changes | Going forward, we need to learn to listen to ourselves again. This is going to be really important | The importance of staying connected to purpose and community are incredibly valuable | (On Charlie) I had a fan-girl moment when I found you that you were a Landcare Ambassador !
Episode Links :
Maree Lowes - Website
Jillamatong - Martin Royds property , Braidwood, NSW
Beyond the Brink - Peter Andrews, Farmer/ educator/ author
Tarwyn Park Training - Natural Sequence Farming / Stuart Andrews
Dark Emu - Bruce Pascoe
Climate Refugees - Definition
Radical Hope - Richard Lear author
Psychological flexibility - Overview
BYO Bottle Campaign - Jack Johnson/ Maree Lowes
Time banking - Definition
National Bushfire & Climate Summit - June 2020
Building Bridges to Boorowa - Landcare Gateway Project
The Farm - Tom & Emma Lane / Byron Bay
Three Blue Ducks - Restaurant / The Farm
Pocket City Farms - Food Education & Community
Clayton Donovan - Chef
Joost Bakker - Activist and founder of Melbourne’s first zero waste restaurant
Zach Bush - Physician & educator
Carbon8 - Helen McCosker
NRAD - 14th Feb annually
The Castle - Film
Rachel Ward - Film director / beef farmer