For me, it all comes back to food. I love food. I love cooking it, eating it, sharing it with people. I love reading about it, procuring it, growing it and thinking about the role that food plays in our health, culture and home life. I think most about the environmental impact of the way we eat.
I am not a nutritionist or a chef, instead I look at food in terms of the impact our habits have in changing the food system around us, particularly the environmental impact of what and how we eat. It seems to me that fostering close, direct and mutually respect relationships between food producers and food consumers is a way to address many of the problems within the food system.
This blog began when I gave up supermarkets for a year to examine what other options were around me. You can read about that by starting here. Now, after completing a Masters in Sustainability degree, I undertake creative projects that connect people around food. Such projects include:
- Writing and research about food and sustainability
- Copy writing and creative story telling to help food producers tell their story and connect with the people who eat their products
- Communications and media for producer organisations like Harvest Trails and Markets
- Creative workshops and presentations
- Small group cooking classes designed to explore environmental sustainability in the kitchen
I live in Sydney, Australia with a very patient family. When I have time to myself, I love reading and running. I can also be found at readingrunningwriting.com.