Cheese Podcast 032 – Defects

Little Green Cheese Podcast 026

For all you curd nerds out there, I have published the latest episode of Little Green Cheese Podcast.  In this episode I talk about three main cheese body defects which are mechanical holes, dryness, and too much moisture.  I offer simple solutions on how you may remedy these issues. If you would like to listen to this episode, click-through using the podcast logo below.  Alternatively you can   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 081 – How Much Food Can A Suburban Yard Produce?

The Greening of Gavin Podcast

This week I answer a listener question about growing food. Lex says; Do you find that you need to buy much in the way of food, with this much garden produce? What kind of things do you find yourself still purchasing? How Much Food Can a Suburban Backyard Produce? Great question! The answer is quite a bit. I talk you through how much I can grow here during which times of the year, and   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 080 – Reaction Podcast Interview with Voicemail Questions

Reaction Podcast

The main part of this episode is an interview that I gave when I appeared on Reaction Podcast as a guest of Matt and Beau. We talk about all things sustainable living, including a bit of analysis about this podcast. It is full of fun and laughs and the odd swear word.  What can I say, I was excited so my accent and banter was heavier than usual. The Reaction Podcast is all about other   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast 031 – What Non Curd Nerds Think About Little Green Cheese

Little Green Cheese Podcast

I have a great show this week.  Firstly the main feature is a review of the cheese making podcast by Matt and Beau from Reaction Podcast.  There is swearing during this part of the show, so you have been forewarned.  However, it is a very funny review of the podcast. Other segments include a brief clip from Lyndall Dykes who travels around northern NSW and southern Queensland teaching cheese   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 079 – Robyn Rosenfeldt from Pip Magazine


Way back at the start of the year I wrote a post about Pip Magazine.  Robyn Rosenfeldt was seeking funding via crowdsourcing to launch Australia's first permaculture magazine in 10 years. I caught up with Robyn during this episode to see how things were progressing with the magazine (now in its second issue), to learn a little bit more about Robyn herself and her lifestyle. I found   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 078 – Suburban Food Farm in August

The Greening of Gavin Podcast

This episode is a roundup of what is growing well, what isn't, and what I am planning on planting for spring in a few weeks time on my Suburban Food Farm. During the show I talk about the following items; Curly Kale Chips Veg Trug African Horned Melon Also, a funny thing happened today when I went to harvest some winter potatoes which I talk about during the episode. I noticed   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast 030 – Recipe Tips

Little Green Cheese Podcast

Well curd nerds, I hit the big 'three oh' on the cheese making podcast! I love producing this show and sharing listener questions, news titbits, and the odd spot of home cheese making technique with you every week or so. This episode is no different, with lots of great information for the cheese making newbie or seasoned veteran alike. If you are interested in listening to the Little   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 077-Staying Warm Without Heating (Brass Monkey Challenge)

The Greening of Gavin Podcast

The Brass Monkey Challenge is something that Kim and I came up with this winter to see if we could avoid using the natural gas heating in our home for the entire winter. Join Kim and me as we talk extensively about what this challenge has thrown at us over the last three months. So far we have achieved our goal, and have come up with inventive ways of staying warm without   [Continue Reading …]

TGoG Podcast 076 – How to Start Greening

The Greening of Gavin Podcast

Last week, I was interviewed by Andrew Moore from Radio 2GB in Sydney at 7am.  Talk about dedication! His radio show "Wake Up Australia" has a segment called Blog of the Week.  Anyway, we talked a little about the blog, but a lot about how we started greening our lifestyle. If you think this topic could have the legs for a longer episode about how to start greening, then let me know and   [Continue Reading …]

Cheese Podcast 029 – Rennet and Lipase

Wensleydale Cheese with Sage

Do you know where these two essential ingredients for cheese making come from?  I think you will be surprised, but thankfully there are other sources of rennet and lipase for the home cheesemaker. Pop on over to the Little Green Cheese podcast to have a listen to the answer, and to better understand the wonderful world of home cheese making.  Click through using the icon below. There are   [Continue Reading …]

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 …]