Bee will appear on Friday 15 August, 11:35am – 12:20pm. Sean will be cooking a shoulder of pastured pork and some scrumptious herbs and veges straight from Merri Bee Organic Farm .His idea for the dish sounds amazing: “a fennel & black pepper rubbed rolled pork shoulder with confit fennel, wilted kale and thyme infused roasted shallots” And a pork jus! And we all get a taste at the end!
Stew will be serving up meals all weekend, maybe not so fancy but it is hard to go wrong with ingredients straight from nature, so look out for the yellow Organic food van.
Says Bee “Sean asked us what we are up to . As I often wonder just what I am doing in life I had to think about our mission. So here it is:
Merri Bee Organic farm honours the living systems of planet Earth. We want to rebuild the soil and provide families with real, natural, healthy food, We want to teach people how to do this in their yards and grow a lot more of their own food. We can’t afford to suffer the green-washed, health-washed, toxic, low taste- and- nutrient ”food” in piles of gaily coloured packaging from a health or environmental aspect and lets face facts, all processed food contains GMOs and it only comes to us via the dwindling supply of fossil fuel.
It is agribusiness which has largely brought about the mass extinction event currently taking place on Earth. This is the 6th in our planet’s 4.5 billion year history, and this time it is not caused by volcanic activity or meteor impact , but by humans eating.
Frankly, many farmers are brainwashed by chemical companies to believe synthetic fertilizer and chemical inputs are essential. Tons of toxins are entering the landscape causing of not only massive biodiversity loss, but also CC (climate change) as eve soil microbes are killed. Farmers are both the unwitting perpetrators and the first victims of CC. Farmer suicides in Australia numbered one every 4 days in 2009. In the past 5 years 4,000 of Western Australia’s 10,000 farmers have walked off their land . In addition, the “food” from conventional systems is the cause of unprecedented malaise and apathy in the human population.
|the pigs are in here, really|
How amazing then that farmers turn out to be THE ones who could single handedly save our Earth! Farmers control vast areas of land and as such control our climate. By fostering instead of killing soil microbes, farmers alone can sequester our carbon emissions back to the Earth. Farmers teaming with microbes are our only hope: http://rodaleinstitute.org/our-work/farming-systems-trial/
|A curly tail means a happy pig.|
For further info on the power of soil to soak up atmospheric carbon and methane see
We believe Permaculture can heal the ecosystems which drive climate and our health . Our dream is to help increase this eco-literacy in the community.
That organics becomes mainstream is a matter of survival now. But real food doesn’t come cheap, and we have become accustomed to spending less on food and more on doctors and hospitals than ever before.
Grown in super rich compost, Merri Bee Organic plants ( and the animals who eat those plants) contain every known and unknown nutrient, and come complete with an array of beneficial microbes so essential but missing from modern agricultural soils and produce. The same sets of beneficial organisms populate the soil and our intestines when we eat these plants. They out-compete pathogens and protect us from disease. Just as a healthy plant does not put out the stress signals which attract pest and disease, (making pesticides obselete),so pharmacueticals become obselete for organic gardeners and consumers.
The products of a permaculture grow exponentially as the system matures. Although in its infancy at 30 years old, we have some exciting new food and drink discoveries from our permaculture to share with Sean, Louise and you all on Friday August 15. Yours in glowing health , happiness and hopes for a brighter future “
Bee and Stew.