Episode 11

Fiona Rossiter — "The Practical Permaculturalist"

June 28th, 2018

44 mins 47 secs

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This week Rich talks to Fiona Rossiter, cafe owner, business woman, author, registered nurse, mother of eight and former councillor in the Central West city of Orange, NSW. Fiona tells her own history in running Orange’s iconic Bissy’s Cafe with husband Paul; how they “discovered” permaculture and how they now apply it their businesses, family life and even mode of thinking.

A wonderful chat at a superb venue (the cafe), Fiona generously gives her time to talk of her amazing dreams for the future including the setting up of an permaculture educational institute, a proposal backed by experts in the field.

Fiona and Paul are experts at recycling and Fiona delivers an amazing account of how they reduce their waste at the cafe. Ever heard of a “stone” wall made of recycled plastic bags? Listen on.

Enjoy the episode!

Credits:
Caleb Fidecaro — Producer
Rich Bowden — Co-Founder
Mark Spencer — Co-Founder
Abigail Hawkins — Designer
Greg Grassi — Composer

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