TGoG Podcast 075 – Australian Price on Carbon with Massachusetts Climate Action Network


When the price on carbon legislation here in Australia was repealed on July 17th 2014, I along with many concerned citizens, were distraught.  Our country went from an effective price on carbon emissions to a big fat nothing where major polluters are free to pump as much greenhouse gas as they like without financial consequences.  You can read about my reaction in this post titled Black   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 074 – Pollution with Kate and Amy

Beijing 2013

Pollution in Australia is not too bad compared to other countries. During this episode I talk to Kate Nye-Butler and Amy Webber about the pollution they encountered in their recent travels through China and Southeast Asia. It is not pretty folks, that's for sure.  Airpocalypse and the Beijing cough come foremost to mind. Then around the 21 minute mark we go off on a tangent about   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast 028 – Salts Function in Cheese Making

Little Green Cheese Podcast

Salt.  Pretty common stuff, but absolutely essential in cheese making for a number of reasons. Find out why by listening to this week's episode of the Little Green Cheese Podcast. Also, if you listen to this episode, you will find out why podcasting is so much fun, especially when you have such an international audience and following. I have always been bad with names, and this week you   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 073 – Way of the Chicken

Way of the Chicken

Ever thought of getting backyard chickens to augment your sustainable lifestyle?  Ever wondered if they smell, or attract vermin?  Not sure if they are right for you. Well, let me help you out.  Let me introduce you to the way of the chicken! I have over 6 years of experience with backyard chooks, and during this episode I step you through our decision process when we first decided to   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast 027 – Kosher Curds

Little Green Cheese Podcast 026

This week we have an interview with Dovid Wheeler from Israel, who runs a blog called Kosher Curds. If you are interested in cheese making then this vibrant and active home cheesemakers community is for you! Please join thousands of other curd nerds (home cheese makers) from around the world and have a listen to episode 027 over on the Little Green Cheese podcast.     [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 072 – Growing Organically with Kathy Finigan

Kathy's beautiful organic garden

I put out an invitation via my Facebook page for podcast guests the other day, and a lovely lady called Kathy Finigan replied.  She is passionate about sustainable living and she is a qualified in agricultural science, urban horticultural and permaculture.  A handy person to have around, so I asked her to be my guest on the show. She has been a TAFE teacher for 29 years teaching general   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 071 – Saving Money with Solar

Save Money with Solar Power system

Lots of gold nuggets in this weeks episode all about saving money with solar.  This episode idea spawned from an email that my friend Jessie (aka Rabid Little Hippy) sent through to me.  Instead of just answering her question individually, I decided to record an episode so that all would benefit. During the show, I talk about current installation costs, methods of getting maximum financial   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 070 – Climate Reality Leadership Day 2-3


A longer wrap-up from days two and three of the Climate Reality Leadership training. What an amazing two days!  I am now officially a Climate Reality Leader (I have the certificate to prove it), and now my goal is to go out and perform 10 acts of leadership during the next 12 months. The acts of leadership can be as simple as a blog post, or a podcast episode, or webinar, or even a   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 069 – Climate Reality Leadership Day 1

Climate Reality Project

A quick wrap up of Day 1 at the Climate Reality Leadership training here in Melbourne during the 25th June. This episode is short but sweet, and captures how I feel right now, and what I have learnt so far.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Looking forward to meeting Al Gore tomorrow. If you enjoyed the podcast, please take the time to head over to iTunes, rate it and leave a   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 068 – Home Brew Beer

Home Brew Beer

As you may know, I make home brew beer.  Not only is it economical at 20 cents a bottle, it deliciously thirst quenching, and quite welcome after a hard days graft in the garden. Not that I am promoting consumption of alcohol, far from it.  Everything in moderation of course. However, if you are into beer or cider, this podcast episode is for you! So, as I am currently recovering from   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 067 – Simple Climate Action You Can Take Right Now

The Greening of Gavin Podcast

Tonight, I attended a webinar hosted by the Australian Conservation Foundation that got me all fired up.  It was titled 'Don't drop the ball on climate action'.  It was great and Victoria  presented it like a pro. So it got me so enthused that I just had to record this weeks podcast episode about the simple climate action that you can take right now. Firstly, I must say that I did   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast 024 – Cheese Tasting Notes

Little Green Cheese Podcast

For all you curd nerds out there, I have published another Little Green Cheese podcast. I have changed the schedule to once a fortnight on Monday nights.  I found that this fits into my hectic schedule much better, and two weeks is enough time to collect enough listener voicemails and emails to answer during the show.  This also helps keeping the duration of each episode to around 30 minutes,   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 066 – Building and Cooking in Our Backyard Clay Oven

Backyard Clay Cob Oven

Ever wanted to learn how to build a backyard clay oven?  Want to know how to cook in it effectively? Well look no further for the answers because this podcast episode is for you. I talk about design considerations, the build of our backyard clay oven, preparing to cook in it, basic pizza recipes, and most important of all; how to cook in it. Our backyard clay oven has been in   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 065 – Balcony Gardening and Quilting with Teena Webber

The Greening of Gavin Podcast

During her visit, my sister Teena was telling me all about her balcony garden on Bribie Island Queensland, which sounded very impressive. So impressive in fact, that I just had to bring her on to the show as a guest to talk about it. She lives over 1776 km (1103 miles) away from where I do in Victoria, so her climate is vastly different.  For example, she can grow tomatoes in the winter,   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast 023 – Life On a Dairy in the 1970′s


When I was a wee lad, I lived on a Dairy Farm in the country.  Two dairy farms in fact, both in Loxton North, South Australia.  I have many fond memories of growing up on a farm with my brothers and sister, and could not have wished for a better place to develop in those early formative years. As a kid I was more inclined to climbing hay stacks and riding my bicycle, than wondering how the   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 064 – How We Budget and Tips to Save Money

Budget tips save money

Has the recent Australian Federal Budget got you down?  Don't know how you are going to stretch your income to pay all your bills and debts? Well, we may have some help for you.  To strike while the iron is hot, this very special out-of-schedule podcast episode is about how we budget and tips to save money.  It is in response to the recent Australian Government budget which will affect many low   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 063 – Suburban Food Farm in May

The Greening of Gavin Podcast

I do love talking about growing food, and I enjoy bringing you these regular updates about what is growing well and what is not. I also have a few observations about climate and the weird things that are happening to a couple of my fruit trees.  Near the end of the show, I talk about all the veggies that you can plant right now in a temperate climate in the Southern Hemisphere. Please   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast Episode 22 – Mozzarella Hits Mainstream TV

Little Green Cheese Podcast

I got back in the saddle again after a long break from the Little Green Cheese podcast and recorded my first episode in what seemed like ages. I talk about mozzarella cheese which I was very surprised to find featured in the grand final of My Kitchen Rules.  It was great to see home cheese making finally hitting mainstream TV. There are lots of listener questions answered as well, including   [Continue Reading …]