This week Kevin and Karina speak with Ivan Carter from the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party, discussing their work which aims to eradicate the plant in southeastern Australia. We then hear from Zeb and guest Willow about dumpster diving and more!
In the news:
Interview with Ivan (Timestamp 20:25)
Serrated Tussock grass is an invasive weed native to South America which started to take over grasslands in the 90s. Introduced initially as a landscaping plant, it thrived in the Victorian climate and has started to displace native species.
Go to https://serratedtussock.com/ to learn how to identify and remove the weed.
Interview with Willow (Timestamp 33:15)
Zeb interviews Willow, a researcher and writer studying food waste and urban wildlife, combining those two elements into one. They talk about the practice of dumpster diving, the supermarket system, and seeing waste in a new light. They also touch on the non human animals who have adapted to thrive on what we throw away.
Resources to learn more about food waste:
Food not bombs: https://fnbmelb.noblogs.org/
Melbourne fregan coop: https://www.instagram.com/melbfreegancoop/?hl=en
Catalyst Really Really Free Market – Naarm: https://www.facebook.com/RRFMnaarm/
Find the zine guide to dumpster diving at the Catalyst Social Centre: 144-146 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058
Or the digital zine here: https://issuu.com/binchickenink/docs/whatafknwaste
Study mentioned: Why city 'bin chickens' could be their country cousins' saviour:
Here is My Heart by Joscelyn Wynter (Timestamp 52:45)
Tony Bennett tribute (Timestamp 55:45)