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Treat your heart on Valentine’s Day 6th February, 2017

Cupid is just around the corner and to celebrate, I thought I’d create one of my all time Valentine’s Day favourites. Forget the chocolates – do something good for your heart with this heart-healthy, delicious and refreshing salad that is really easy to make.

How to be an inner-city farmer 6th February, 2017

Along with increasing the flavour and nutrition of your meals, you can feel totally smug about doing your bit for the environment. “Growing your own will reduce your impact on the environment and save money that may otherwise be spent on artificial flavours and colours out of a packet,” says Louise. She shares her tips with 9Homes.

School program offers more healthy lifestyle resources 30th January, 2017

From Paddock to Plate, the program which brings commercial agriculture concepts into the classroom, has prepared material for the new school year including videos, recipes, an app and worksheets.

Rainbow bowl of goodness 4th January, 2017

Bright pinks and dark greens, vibrant yellows and bold purples, fiery oranges and vivid reds are just some of the colours from the rainbow that when combined, make even your least favourite vegetables look wildly appetising. Not a bad idea for the children’s lunchboxes I hear you say?

Cayman conch season 4th December, 2016

It’s conch season in Cayman. And it doesn’t matter what mode of transport you have; boat, kayak or paddleboard, you can forage for these large edible sea snails if you know where to look.

Schools program offers farming focus for kids 10th November, 2016

Ask a child where milk comes from and they’re likely to say “cows”, but would know little about the workings of the dairy industry. Ask a child where flour comes from and they might say “wheat” or “corn”, but ask them how it gets from the field to the supermarket shelf and they’d likely come up blank.

Dairy cows know which side their bread is buttered 21st October, 2016

A mountain of “thrown out” bread is piled in the corner of the recycling factory instead of making its usual route to landfill. The squashed rolls and leftover loaves from bakeries, supermarkets and fast food chains are tipped into the specially designed “do want don’t want” machine, plastic wrapping and all. The end result? Breadcrumbs for the cattle and recycled plastic for garbage bags.

From farm to freezer 20th October, 2016

How many different types of berries have you eaten? Have you ever tasted an elderberry, a loganberry, a cloudberry, a dewberry, a huckleberry or a mulberry? What about a berry that has been grown, processed and frozen completely in Australia? That’s what we’re tasting today as part of our next From Paddock to Plate production.

Careers in Grains 15th October, 2016

Have you ever considered working in the grains industry? Did you know that there are hundreds of careers that you can choose from? A rural news reporter, nutritionist, soil scientist, food microbiologist, plant breeder, lawyer, marketing manager, nurse, environmental biologist, farmer or a bioprocessing engineer if that’s what you’re interested in!

Land of fire and ice 8th October, 2016

You could be mistaken for thinking this is Mars with its dramatic landscape of volcanoes and lava fields, green fireworks dancing across the night sky and complete vastness (“people only live on the crust of the pizza”), except for the many waterfalls that give the Iceland game away. Geothermal spas are among the main attractions for the two million tourists coming to Iceland each year, who drink the mineral-rich water perhaps unaware that it has just come up from the ground in which it has been for over 16 million years.

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Flour power at Woodstock farm

NSW farmers Ian Congdon and Courtney Young are showing consumers where flour comes from one grain at a time and they are having a lot of fun in the process. Good work Woodstock Flour! Source: The Weekly Times #FromPaddocktoPlate #feedyourmind

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