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More than the dirt beneath our feet As a chef, food writer, restaurateur, author and farmer Matthew Evan is also well known for his television series Gourmet Farmer documenting life on his Fat Pig Farm in southern Tasmania, along with other SBS documentaries The Love of Meat and What’s the Catch. The author of thirteen books, Matthew’s latest, Soil, delves into this finite resource – as what we do to the soil we do to ourselves. On a recent tour of Victoria for Gaia EnviroTech and the Committee for Ballarat, Matthew conducted a workshop, Hungry for Knowledge on the Surf Coast, highlighting what connects us all to the soil. Far from being just the dirt beneath our feet we need to know how soil works, what we’ve lost, how it can be repaired and that good soil will reward us with the best tasting produce. Matthew is a captivating raconteur and in Soil he inspires with the incredible story of what keeps the earth and us healthy.

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“Fat Pig Farm is a mixed farm of around 28ha with a market garden of 60-70 species of vegetables and 30 perennial fruit and nut trees, chooks, ducks, goats, two dairy cows and a small beef herd. We grow all that food on-site to serve on our restaurant table and we now also like to think of ourselves as soil farmers. My job on the farm is to watch grass grow as the growth of the grass represents what’s happening in the soil. I get really excited about soil, how we treat it, how it effects the growth of the plants and also the flavour. I became obsessed with soil, what happens in soil effects my garden, my harvest, my dinner table, which effects my guests, my family – my soil is intrinsically tied to what happens in my community. If a cow eats the grass it tears it in a different way to when you mow it and triggers it to grow faster and bovine saliva is a growth promotant for grass that has a hormone effect on the grass to put roots down quicker and grow faster.

At present we are losing top soil, which is the magic bit that does all of the world’s growing, 3040 times faster than nature can make it. Australia has lost half its topsoil since Europeans arrived and will lose the other half in about the next thirty years. Over half the antibiotics used in human medicine originated in soil so it matters not just to feed us but to keep us heathy.” Thankfully Matthew’s publisher was finally convinced and this book will hopefully inspire us to what really matters – to make a practical difference in the way we treat our soil and inspire us with hope for the future. “When I think of soil I think of how much we’ve got, how much is in our control, how fast we’re losing it and how we can nourish it. One of the things we can do to nourish the soil is to never see it. Soil doesn’t like to be cut open, it has its own self-regulating ecosystem that allows nutrients that fall on the top to be drawn into the soil and as worms come up they take those nutrients down. Our job on our farm is to grow top soil. If we’re growing food and not topsoil we’re virtually trashing a national asset.” Gail Thomas

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BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE With temperatures plummeting, a teddy bear coat or puffer jacket is an essential item and are available in many colours. Layer underneath with a fabulous knit to co-ordinate. Leather also makes a huge statement this season with pants, jackets and skirts available while pleather is utilised for dresses, jackets, culottes and pants. Be warm, co-ordinated and stand out from the crowd with fashion pieces from Michele’s this winter

Oui cream silky long blouse, cream cabled slipover, cream pants to match with cream teddy bear coat over the chair.

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Oui floral puffer jacket in black, peach and cobalt with cobalt lining. Tan teddy bear coat.

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Oui off-white and black stripe knit sweater with tie at waist over black leather pants.

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Gerry Weber belted shirtdress in black pleather.

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Taifun cream sweater and pant with cream teddy bear coat.

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Oui floral blouse, black, peach and cobalt. Cobalt sweater over shoulder.

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Gerry Weber black and white window-pane oversized knit and white cotton shirt with black slipover.

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STYLE CHILD Baby Pip & Squeak in Belmont offers stylish clothes and accessories to keep your young ones warm this winter

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orn in December 2021 Baby Bab Pip & Squeak Sq eak has been an idea in the making for more than 30 years. Mother to five children – now adults – and a grandparent, owner Sandra has always loved good quality, stylish clothing that wears well and can be passed on to other family members to enjoy. Moving from Liverpool, UK to rural Victoria in 1996 was a big change for Sandra and her family and one of the things that she loves about Australia is its passion for local products and natural fibres and the pride everyone takes in creating and buying these products. A child from the 1980s, Sandra is glad her passion for natural fibres was reborn. Baby Pip & Squeak boasts ethically-made, organic clothing and products that embrace the best of Australian and New Zealand designs to create a haven of beautiful products that will be a talking point. Stocking Albetta, Arthur Ave by Natasha Dwyer, Aster & Oak, Burrow and Be, Fox & Finch, Karibou, Milky, OB designs for teddiess and silicone baby products, Baby Pip & Squeak ensures you will find an outfit or gift for any occasion. The business was named after the family’s two fun-loving and cheeky Jack Russell pups and the logo designed and created by youngest daughter Emma. Sandra is very proud of her store and the support provided from her loving family has contributed ted to its success.

Clockwise from top left Karibou Spencer boys linen blend shirt in azure. Karibou Charlotte wool beret with faux fur pom in macaroon. Karibou Hazel corduroy pinafore dress in eggshell. Karibou Charlie unisex corduroy dungarees in copper dust. Karibou Lilly organic cotton bodysuit in vintage floral. Karibou Little Ballerina Tutu skirt in champagne blush. Karibou Victoria velvet Mary Janes in nude.

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Right Lil’ Atelier Ramlan quilt dress. Below Aster and Oak Song Bird print LS top and Song Bird leggings.

Above Karibou Henry boys check trousers in vintage red check. Right Aster and Oak Beaver harem pants.

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Karibou Stella muslin and lace dress in dusty pine.

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Above left Karibou Emily cotton top in red floral. Above Lil’ Atelier Egalto long sleeve knit top. Left Aster and Oak Beaver Raglan tee and timber Pocket Jogger pants.

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BUILDING VISIONS Leading Surf Coast custom builder Bryce Parker has a passion for creating affordable, beautiful, functional family homes that speak to the outdoors

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he beautiful Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast region is the perfect place for the perfect home. And whether you’re looking to build your forever home or have a development project in mind, Bryce Parker Homes can help you to realise your dream. As managing director of this highly regarded local family business - now celebrating 10 years as a registered builder - Bryce Parker has both the coast and country in his blood. He knows the Bellarine and Surf Coast inside out and he’s passionate about building cost effective yet unique homes that are functional, practical and beautiful and fit the landscape. He comes from a family of builders and

carpenters and personally has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. Not only that, Bryce is also an experienced landscaper as well as a registered builder and this gives him special insights into how a house is going to connect with the outdoors. “Landscaping has really taught me a lot in terms of design - it’s influenced the way I design and how I look at a house. The outside is really part of a home and so it needs to be looked at as an extension of that,” he says. “So one of the things I look at when I’m designing or helping a client liaise with their designer or architect is the way a house is going to speak to the outside.”

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Bryce loves creating beautiful family homes and prides himself on carefully taking the time to understand what customers want and what it is that represents value to them. He is dedicated to creating a house to fit you, rather than fitting you into a house. Everything Bryce Parker Homes builds is customised. After extensive consultation with clients, plans are drawn up by a team of talented architects and draftsmen – although the business does offer standard 146 geelong + surf coast living winter 2022


plans to help provide a starting point for customers if need be. And Bryce is committed to spending the time to understand what’s important to his clients and designing a home from scratch. He listens. “To me, it’s never just about the dollar figure because, yes there’s a budget, but sometimes value is more about how the house functions and different people bring different needs to a home,” he adds.

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“It’s an important balance, getting the price right but also retaining the architectural value of the design. Finding out what the statement is for that design because if you take that out you’re making it just like any other home. It loses its individuality. “It’s about finding a solution that fits.” Bryce Parker Homes believes that the best homes are a true reflection of the people that

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