Today Environmentality spent the hour with Colin Hocking, research fellow with faculty of Health, Engineering & Science at Victoria University, and convener of the Iramoo Sustainable Community Centre in St Albans. Some highlights of our conversation with Colin was his insights on Melbourne's natural environment, and the challenges in trying to bring back native local vegetation - such as the grasses and wildflowers - to the fragmented patches of land that exist in the area today.
Colin also also talked about his work with engaging with people in the western suburbs who are interested in the environment and living more sustainably. Some elements of Iramoo's work included community gardens, school excursions, re-vegetation sessions, and workshops with Brunswick council. We also talked about some of the native local 'bush foods', that we may be missing out on as tasty additions to out diet.
Colin also brought in 2 songs to play on the show, the first being 'Plains' by George Winston. The second was 'Horsey' by Legless Lizards - a band involved with Iramoo.
Other songs that got a play were:
'Nowhere fast' by The Smiths
'Powderfinger' by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
'All I want' by Sarah Blasko
Find out about Iramoo here www.Iramoo.org/ or phone them on 9919 2815
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