A Meaningful Garden - Tamsin's Table

Our A Meaningful Garden guest post today is such a delight to me. Many of you will know of Tamsin's Table, the beautiful kitchen and garden based venture of Tamsin Carvan in southern Victoria.

"A shared table. A rambling kitchen garden. A hilltop farmhouse, and 113 acres. Hands on cooking workshops and joyous seasonal lunches."

It's quite funny to me to be sharing Tamsin's story with you today - a few years ago, sitting in the tea room at my research job, I pulled a story out of the local paper about a woman who had moved to a property to be closer to her food and live a life more aligned with her priorities.

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What Goes in Your Bin?

I listened to a really good podcast the other day about the amount of food that gets wasted between the farm and the plate. You can listen to it here. It's not very long and you may be incredibly surprised at some of the statistics... like that 1/3 of all food grown the world is not eaten, that Australians throw away enough food each year to fill 450 000 garbage trucks and that the amount of greenhouse gas produced in Australia from decomposing food waste is the equivalent of what is produced in the manufacture of iron and steel. Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor, right? 

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The Garden Share Collective - August 2015 {& a workshop announcement!}

Welcome back to my Urban garden! This is my first GSC post since we moved off the farm and back into our city house. It's been, funnily enough, like coming home to get back out into my garden and check out what's lived and died over the last year and a half of having our house rented out. There were some casualties (camellias, lavender and jasmine, along with my potted lemon/lime) but overall, it's not been too bad. 

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A Meaningful Garden - The Life of Clare

Today's A Meaningful Garden guest is someone who I have followed and connected with online for a looong time. I found The Life Of Clare way back before I started a blog, and have loved it ever since. I love it when you find a blog and read it over a number of years, then look back and think about how that persons life has changed and evolved, and marvel at how it's possible for the time to have gone that quickly! Clare is a gal after my own heart, especially so with her dedication to knowing where her food comes from and doing her best to support local food producers. 

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