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LHC 2012 Blogs (8)

  • Amanda (1)
  • Beth Mylius (1,2)
  • Cate Nguyen (1)
  • Julia Andrews (1)
  • Lisa Lovick (1)
  • Nick Ray (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
  • The Farm Gate by Nashdale Fruit Co. (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
  • votedwithourforks (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

LHC 2012 Participants (99)

Lisa (O'Connor, ACT)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Kerrie Franks (Leura, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: By supporting local produce there will be more of it to choose from

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Kate Fraser (Boat Harbour, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Have PDC and a garden growing veggies and herbs, some chooks and half a dozen fruit trees( not all producing yet). Want to reduce food miles further to decrease carbon footprint.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Household

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Citizen Slow (North Parramatta, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I realised I had been on a diet since age 7, I am now 33. I am sick and tired of my dysfunctional relationship with food. I have long been a fan of River Cottage, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, when I think about slow food, growing and going to markets, I feel happy, and my relationship with food feels right.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Sophie Hansen (Orange, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I love this challenge! My husband, two children and I live on a farm just out of Orange NSW where we raise deer. We sell our venison (Mandagery Creek Venison) at farmers markets and through our network of local food stores in this area. Orange has a really strong local food and wine culture so we are lucky to have access to some beautiful local produce. Plus, as we attend farmers markets in Sydney most weekends we also buy bread/cheeses and other produce there too. That said, I still find I make at least one trip to the supermarket every week for boring household items such as porridge oats, nappies and tinned tomatoes. This challenge will be a great way for me to see if I can actually avoid the supermarket all together and not blow our budget!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Kelly (Orange, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: The food tastes so much better, and we like to support local businesses and people

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Team Walker

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Lisa Lovick (Orange, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We have teamed up with other high profile 'foodies' in the Orange region (NSW) to prove that eating locally almost all the time is completely possible. We will all be blogging, tweeting and Facebook'ing our results with all ingredients coming from A Slice of Orange - regional providore.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Wendy Brown (Rosebery, NSW)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Pearl Maya (Bellingen, NSW)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Gaian Poultry (Kundabung, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Have a chemical free pasture raised farm producing chooks, ducks,rabbits and heritage pork

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Jane McDermott (North Bondi, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I love the idea of this, I like to think this is not just for a week but for a lifetime. I believe I make pretty good choices relating to food, but, I think you can always challenge yourself even further. Looking at the list of challenges I can already see a few new things to try.

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Rachael Rietdijk (NSW)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Stephanie Kalmar (Glenhaven, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: To try to improve the environmental sustainability of my lifestyle, support local producers, learn new skills and ideas and investigate society's dependence on overseas markets and the dominance and reliance on supermarkets in Australia.

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Telela (Kiama, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I heard about the challenge from my local coop. I'm doing it because every small change I make adds up to be a much larger change. Also once I adopt some practices I will most likely continue with them after the challenge.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Kate Barclay (Canowindra, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: We need to support our farmers and small communities so that we can be truly sustainable for the future.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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The Farm Gate by Nashdale Fruit Co. (Borenore, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Joining with six other businesses (A Slice of Orange, Define Wine, Racine Restaurant, Bendy Street Emporium, Hamiltons Bluff and Mandagery Creek Venison) in the Central West (Orange/Canowindra regions) to promote our businesses and to prove/show that locals can purchase enough food/produce locally to feed their households!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Julia Andrews (Canowindra, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Living at Hamiltons Bluff Vineyard in Canowindra (near Orange), NSW, I already source a significant amount of produce from within a 100 mile radius, but this challenge will step things up a notch. Although not an official "team", I will be taking up the challenge with other regional foodies - A Slice of Orange, The Bendy Street Emporium in Canowindra, Nashdale Fruit Co. and Local Lovely. Together, we will blog, tweet and Facebook our Local Harvest Challenge.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Michelle (Ryde, NSW)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Jackie Kalmar (Glenhaven, NSW)

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

David Cumming (Orange, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: It just makes sense.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Karen Adamson (Blackheath, NSW)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Carly Hanrahan (Lithgow, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I have been growing my own good for a number of years and have recently started a local business to help others do the same. My aim is to ever increase the contribution I make to producing and preserving my own food. I have recently started making my own sourdough, I make yoghurt and am planning on working on getting my own hive by the end of the year. We also have chooks. We save loads of money and eat super tasty and spunky looking food we produce. I want to show my young son where food really comes from and provide him with the skills to grow his own.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Jacqui Maynard (Katoomba, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I am well aware that our food chain has been compromised and I want to know more about local produce grown by local farmers.

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

AMR (Burwood, NSW)

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Lucy Hancock (Woolloomooloo, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: I live smack bang in the middle of the city but have a husband from the country and a beautiful little girl. I have a pretty good inner-city balcony edible garden and am interested in urban foraging. I think we need to protect our food source and better utilise space for growing food within our cities.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Karen (Old Toongabbie, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: After becoming a vegetarian 6 months ago it seemed logical to start my own vege garden. As a result I am able to enjoy fresh homegrown veges, save $'s and any fruit purchased is lobtained locally. (within 5kms.) Happy to share info/seeds/excess veges with other local people.

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Jannine Ord (Hornsby, NSW)

Why I'm doing it: Want to stimulate my local food resources both grown in the local area and support local businesses so they thrive and supply me with fresh local produce so in times of change or disaster I have a good supply of local food

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Rebecca Jones (Frenchs Forest, NSW)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Chris (Currumbin, QLD)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Yasmin (QLD)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Leila Gear (Doolandella, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: 2 months ago I changed our families diet to additive free... no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. It has been a fantastic change for the better, this is the next step.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Justin Russell (Ballard, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: As a garden writer, and long term advocate of growing organic fruit and veg, the Local Harvest Challenge is about putting my words into practice to an even greater extent.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Hampton Harvest

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Robyn Fortescue (Wonglepong, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: Love the 100 mile concept and the power it has of improving our community and reducing the impact on the planet of Green house gases. It just makes sense, doesnt it?

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Millie Crook (Warana, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: After watching "Hungry for change" online, my partner and I realised how we are now eating too much processed foods and how we need to get back to nature, the way our body functions best! we are going to eat only food that we eat in its natural form, like an apple instead of a muesli bar! We have a herb garden which we are adding too and we are going to support local farmers and food stores by not buying from the grocery store.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Melissa McCarrick (Townsville, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: I've always been interested in healing (and am studying naturopathy at the moment). One of the 'laws' of naturopathy and homeopathy is "let your food be your medicine". As a Wiccan, and environmentalist, this really rang home. Lately I have been through a bad time with my family members developing cancer and other illnesses and myself with celiac and nut allergies. I wonder how many of our illnesses can be conquored before they even occur using food as our medicine. Eating locally and organically not only makes people happy, but our earth happy.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Karen Harrison (Burleigh Waters, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: It's a great idea!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Nancy Kent (Morningside, QLD)

Why I'm doing it: Wishing to challenge myself more and more to be more and more conscious fo what foods we eat and where is it coming from.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: The Inspiration Garden

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Alex (Nerang, QLD)
Jo Punchard (Capalaba, QLD)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Karen D (Clear Mountain, QLD)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Debbie (Hackham West, SA)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Fiona Murray (Glenlg, SA)

Why I'm doing it: Chemical free diet, joy of home made home gt Grown, sharing caring and promoting sustainable energy

My radius: In The Country

My team: glenelgins

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Beth Mylius (Royston Park, SA)

Why I'm doing it: I am a member of Sustainable Communities SA and we aim at much of this all the time. This will help me focus on new things I can do and think about.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My team: Household

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Tony Bogar (Tanunda, SA)

Why I'm doing it: We are so lucky to have a great farmers market nearby, a garden patch, local butchers, and friends who grow fruit. Yet we still find ourselves short of time and taking shortcuts when we don't really need to.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Nyssa McCarthy (SA)

My radius: Within My State

My team: BuySA

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Fiona (TAS)

Why I'm doing it: I already follow a lifestyle with many of the above "challenges" and would like to challenge myself further....

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Lissa Villeneuve (South Hobart, TAS)

Why I'm doing it: I am passionately committed to creating sustainable local food systems and am heavily involved in our local food cooperative in Tassie. I also grow my own and coordinate gatherings for other growers to connect.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Angela (Carlton, TAS)

Why I'm doing it: I am trying to grow more vegies from heritage seeds and from my own seeds. Also grow more soft fruits etc but my area is very dry therefore need to do this without buying tank water so mulching and reuse of grey water.

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Stephanie Honey (Deloraine, TAS)
Jeanette Cheney (Gisbourne, VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My team: Skinny's

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Lucinda Young (Castlemaine, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Involved in Growing Abundance Project - wanted to support this and find out how it works. Would be good to connect our work with yours.... I have only ticked extra things i will do this week - already doing most other things since being involved with Growing Abundance since 2010

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Krin Pender-Gunn (Blackburn, VIC)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Danni Stevenson (Baxter, VIC)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Kim Cornford (Footscray, VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Mathew Hardy (Burnley, VIC)

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Cafe Silk (Geelong, VIC)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

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Julia Busuttil (Carlton, VIC)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Cate Nguyen (St Albans, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: we do some of this already and want to encourage any movements involved in this. plus, school holidays makes it easier to do it as a famiy learning exercise. thanks for making the info available about who's where and doing what. makes our job much easier.

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Allison (Northcote, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Many of the challenges we do sporadically or used to do a lot more. The challenge is a great opportunity to refocus and realign our everyday actions with sustainable and ethical processes and systems and support people growing and producing fair, tasty food.

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Ingrid Hindell (North Geelong, VIC)

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Malia Dewse (Melbourne, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Increases my awareness

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Nels (Preston, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I love healthy fresh food with great taste and Woolworths, Coles, Aldi etc. just don't cut it! For a long time I've been appauled that produce takes so long, and travels so far to get to a supermarket shelf and I'm excited about doing something about it, even if it's just a small step in the right direction.

My radius: Within My State

My team: SmallSteps

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Christy Harris (Burnley, VIC)

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Franklyn Parrent (Mooroolbark, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I seek to grow my own vegetables. They taste much better and are organically grown. Unfortunately I am not able to have a continuous suppy so we have to buy some things.

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Chris Grose (Heidelberg Heights, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I'm traveling for the week April 1-8. Usually I'd 'take the easy route' and buy meals from takeaway shops and cafes but I'm going to try my best to buy from markets, cutdown on packaging and eat organic / local products!

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Hellie (Yarraville, VIC)

My team: The good seeds

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Cullen (Fitzroy, VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Michaela Alexander (Preston, VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Katie Scott (Brunswick East, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I started reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver last year and it really opened my eyes to how satisfying this could be. It's a big challenge! A lot will need to change... almost a fresh start really. But I'm sure it will be worth it!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

Mara (Altona, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: Be the change you want to see in the world " Ghandi.. That says it all . Be accountable for what I do . Feel and eat !!!

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Kristy (Wantirna South, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I am on a continual sustainability journey and am trying to become more in tune with how my eating impacts the earth. I love good food and know that there is a whole world of wonderful food out there that I am missing out on by just shopping at the big supermarkets.

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Emily (Preston, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I do a bit, but i get slack about calling in to supermarkets when i'm not organised. Want to make lots of the products I buy eg bread, pasta. Maybe try make own soymilk. And yay to team captain for organising this:)

My radius: Within My State

My team: SmallSteps

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Mallory Neumann (Scoresby, VIC)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Amanda Woods (Sunbury, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I live 15 mins north of Melbourne Airport and are surrounded by local producers. I also make a few items at home from things I grow. I'm interested to see if food expensive when it is grown locally!

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Ashlea (Boronia, VIC)

My radius: 100 Mile Trial (Within 160km)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Alicia Lawson (Sunbury, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: A friend of mine has inspired me to try this. I grew up on a farm so the idea of this is not really new to me.

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Matthea Osinga (Brighton, VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Nicole Morris (St Kilda West, VIC)

Why I'm doing it: I am signed up with Sustainable Table and I love what they do, they introduced you guys to me.

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Katrina (Coburg, VIC)

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

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Kristie (Kew East, VIC)

My radius: In The Country

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Dilara Durak (VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Natalie Bailey (Seddon, VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

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Leigh Mann (VIC)

My radius: Within My State

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)

Elizabeth Brien (Henley Brook, WA)

My radius: On My Bike (25 kms)

My Challenge: Feast-sized (only locally and sustainably produced food)

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Karen Winnet (Mt Barker, WA)

Why I'm doing it: I think I do it already mostly

My Challenge: Meal-sized (14+ things)

Danielle (Mount hawthorn, WA)

Why I'm doing it: I'm looking at food alternatives to the major shops!

My Challenge: Bite-sized (7 things)