The Nourisher - Editor’s Blog

When we got married the registry wouldn’t let me put Super Hero as my occupation, they put Home Duties on our marriage certificate instead. But I AM a Super Hero and my Super Hero name is…… The Nourisher.

'Localism' Articles

Hopi Prophecy

By The Nourisher November 24th, 2008


"You have been telling the  people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and  tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be  considered: Where are you living?   What are you  doing? What are your relationships?   Are you in right  relation? Where is your water?  Know ... MORE...

Judy Wicks, Goddess of Localism, comes to Australia

By The Nourisher May 13th, 2008


In 2004, INC magazine named Judy Wicks one of America's 25 most fascinating entrepreneurs, "because she's put in place more progressive business practices per square foot than any other entrepreneur". Founder and CEO of the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, Judy is also co-founder and a director of the US-wide ... MORE...

Finding Health Close to Home: A Call for Localism

By Charles Eisenstein September 23rd, 2006


As small local businesses are replaced by national brands, communities become colonies where people hardly know each other and where neighbors are united not by social and economic ties, but by proximity only. Television and car culture contribute to the breakdown of community: no longer do we sit on the front stoop and watch people walking to the corner store, or chat at the baseball diamond and the post office. Instead we live our lives indoors, in private, except when we drive out of the neighborhood to shop, work, or socialize with carefully selected friends. Alarmed by these trends, social activists have taken up the cause of localism and the rebuilding of community. What many of us do not realize, however, is that localism is not just a worthy social cause, but an important health issue as well. MORE...

Real Milk Australia

By Joanne Hay September 4th, 2006


If my last post inspired you to want raw milk in your life, go to Real Milk Australia and sign their petition. Their dream is to have real milk - unpasturised, unhomogenised, milk from grass fed animals - available to Australians. A ... MORE...

Raw Milk Herd Share One Step Closer.

By Joanne Hay August 2nd, 2006


We are getting closer to creating a Herd Share in Byron Bay. We've found a Farmer who is just about to finish his contract with the dairy corporation and is willing to provide raw milk to a group of 500 to 1000 people. The local farmer's market is willing to encourage the distribution of raw milk from a stall every Thursday and Saturday - for cosmetic use of course. We have a couple of interested parties willing to take on distributorship. Next step is to find those interested in a reliable raw milk supply in the Byron Shire. If you are one who is interested, leave a comment at the bottom of this article and I will contact you. Even if you're not from Byron Shire, leave a comment, we may know where to send you or just give us your thoughts. Here are some interesting tid bits for those who are a little worried about the safety of consuming local raw milk. MORE...

Clean Local Meat

By Joanne Hay May 9th, 2006


"Whenever I hear people say clean food is expensive, I tell them it’s actually the cheapest food you can buy. That always gets their attention...Society is not bearing the cost of water pollution, of antibiotic resistance, of food-borne illnesses, of crop subsidies, of subsidized oil and water-of all the hidden costs to the environment and the taxpayer that make cheap food seem cheap. No thinking person will tell you they don’t care about all that. I tell them the choice is simple: You can buy honestly priced food or you can buy irresponsibly priced food." - Joel Salatin MORE...

Community: The Wealth of the Heart.

By Joanne Hay February 13th, 2006


In the news today, a research company has published its findings on the state of mind of Australia's population. Contrary to the story we are told via advertising, media and politicians Australian's are happier the more rural and less materialistic their lifestyles. MORE...

Community Fermentation Gathering

By Joanne Hay October 26th, 2005


Learn to make sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough, fermented beverages and other traditional fermented foods. Last Sunday of every month This Month: Sunday 30 October 9am. A not for profit gathering of fermentation enthusiasts sponsored by the Weston A Price Foundation.

Where to buy wise foods, whole foods and real foods in Australia

By Joanne Hay August 4th, 2005


The momentum is building. The rediscovery of ancient wise food ways is blossoming around the world and Australia is joining the movement towards localised, organic, community farming and traditional food preparation. Weston A Price Foundation chapters are springing up all over the country. We aim to help provide a resource for those looking for organic traditional foods in their area by listing the chapters and their local traditional food suppliers on this page. MORE...

Interview with a Fermentation Fetishist

By Joanne Hay August 4th, 2005


Author and fermentation fetishist, Sandor Katz, considers fermented foods to be an important part of his healing as well as the healing of our planet. His book, "Wild Fermentation" doubles as a cookbook and manifesto on "cultural" rehabilitation - the return from cultural and political homogenization to social and culinary diversity. While inspiring us with a delicious mélange of traditional cultured foods, Sandor encourages us to take back our culture as well as our health from the hands of medibusiness and the agricorporate monopoly. MORE...

nour·ish (nûrsh, nr-)
  1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
  2. To foster the development of; promote: “Athens was an imperial city, nourished by the tribute of subjects” (V. Gordon Childe).
  3. To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope.

Originating from Latin Nutrire which means to feed or suckle

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