Environmentality – 15th of April 2016

Once again, our resident gardening guru, Jodi Jackson, shed light on how we should be improving our garden with her handy tips and expert advice.

If you missed the show on Friday, make sure you download the podcast here!

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Autumn is a great time in the garden, and her advice was to be taking advantage of the beautiful weather at the moment and to be tidying up the garden by getting out those trusty secateurs! Pruning dead flower-heads on bushes is a great place to start, as well as ensuring that trees are balanced and not leaning to any particular side.

Jodi’s advice is to plant leafy greens and coriander seeds, as well as brassicas like brussel sprouts which will germinate quickly in the warm soil. She shares her nifty tricks on seed collecting and storing so that soon you can have your own personal seed bank!

For more of Jodi’s tips, make sure you check out her website, http://www.everydayinthegarden.com/

Hope you can listen in to our next show, where we will be talking to Sheena Mathieson about using recycled materials to make art.

During the show, we listened to: ‘How To Dress Well’, by Cold Nites;  ‘Your Secret Safe With Me, Michael Franks; and ‘Smooth criminal’ cover, by PATAX


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Environmentality – 8th of April 2016

On the program today we spoke to the lovely Adriana Bito about the  HONESTY (H) movement, and her new book ‘From Personal Reflection to Self Reflection’.

If you missed the program, download the podcast here!


Adriana Bito is what we would describe as a ‘Multipotentialite‘, she is incredibly talented and has the ability to do anything with her life. Adriana grew up in France, and went on to work as a Engineer in Cameroon before moving to Australia about a year ago.

At the age of 25, while working in Douala in Cameroon, a life-changing event encouraged Adriana to give up her successful Engineering career and follow her true passion to advocate for social justice and against discrimination.

In this moment she established HONESTY (H)  which is currently a facebook page where she uploads her ideas. The H Motto is “A dream is never too Big or too Crazy To Be achieved” . In the future she hopes to set H up as a Not-For-Profit that will advocate for a peaceful world. H is about empowering people to make changes in their own lives as well as in society.

Recently Adriana has released her first book ‘From Personal Reflection to Self Reflection’ to introduce H to the world. In Adriana’s words this book is “an artwork mixing scientific methods, personal life story narration, self determination exercises, psychological advice and theory about peace making”. She classifies it as an Autobiographical Self-Coaching Book.

Check our Adriana’s Facebook page to find out more information: https://www.facebook.com/musangopaixpeace/?fref=ts.

Make sure you tune in next week! We will have our gardening expert Jodi Jackson back on the show!

Music selection from the program all selected by our guest: Michael Jackson, ‘The Man in the Mirror’; John Lennon, ‘Imagine’; Nas ‘I know I can’ and Kery James ‘Banlieusards’

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Environmentality will be back on air next Friday!

After a couple of weeks off air, we will be back on air next Friday to speak to Adriana Bito about her new book, ‘From Personal Reflection to Self Reflection’!

The book is more than just a novel, it is part of ‘HONESTY (H)’, a movement to create a non-for-profit organisation to advocate for world peace. H is about empowering people to make changes in their own lives as well as in society.

The H motto is  “A dream is never too Big or too Crazy To Be achieved” 

Tune next Friday at 9am to hear from Adriana!!!


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Gardening Workshop with Resident Gardening Expert Jodi Jackson!

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Free Gardening Workshop with Jodi Jackson

This Wednesday our resident gardening expert, the fabulous Jodi Jackson, will be delivering a FREE gardening workshop at Banksia Gardens Community Services!

Come along to learn how to:

  • Make your own seed raising mix out of readily available materials
  • Identify which seeds are appropriate to be grown in trays and which should be sown directly in the garden
  • Sow seed for optimum germination and take home the punnets of seedlings you grow!

The workshop will run from 10am until 12pm, to register call 9309 8531.

The location is 71-81 Pearcedale Parade in Broadmeadows.

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Environmentality – 4th of March 2016

Today on the program we had our Biodiversity Expert Robert Bender in the studio to discuss Sea Turtles on The Great Barrier Reef!

Did you miss the show? Not to worry, you can download the program here!

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To find out more have a read of this article that Robert wrote about the turtles: Turtles on Milman!

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Environmentality – February 26 2016

Today on the program we welcomed Emeritus Professor Dr Alberto Gomes back in the studio to discuss his anthropological fieldwork with the Orang Asli Indigenous peoples of Malaysia!

Alberto was a very knowledgable and inspirational guest. If you missed the show, make sure you download the podcast!


Alberto has dedicated more than 30 years of his career to researching and undertaking anthropological fieldwork in Malaysia with the Orang Asli people (Original people)!

The Orang Asli comprise of more than 45,000 people and reside in small settlements along the Thai and Malaysian border. On the program Alberto described them as being a generous, peaceful and egalitarian group who traditionally lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

Alberto still remembers his first encounter with an Orang Asli tribe in 1975 when he visited them for a week with a group of students from his university. Following this, for his PhD Alberto lived with a Semai tribe for 14 months, embracing their culture, language and local customs! Since this visit he has returned at least once every ten years.

On the show Alberto emphasised that we can learn a great deal from from indigenous people, particularly with regards to living a peaceful and sustainable lifestyle. Alberto has a vision for an ‘Alter-Native’ approach to development that involves “striving for equality” which will “nurture ecological and social sustainability and foster peace”.

If you are interested in this program I recommend that you also have a listen to our previous discussion with Alberto about The Dialogue, Empathic Engagement and Peacebuilding Network (DEEP) that he founded: http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/Hk4lgmz4!

Tune in next Friday, we will be speaking to Robert Bender about Sea Turtles in the Great Barrier Reef!

Music selection: ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon; ‘New Slang’ by The Shins; and ‘Better People’ by Xavier Rudd.


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