Meet the Bush Goddess ~ pennie scott
pennie scott grew up on her family's properties in central Victoria and the NSW Riverina and is grateful for the home-grown vegetables, fruits, mutton, beef, milk and eggs. Having the opportunity to taste pure, unadulterated foods, fresh from the source, has educated her palate to appreciate these flavours which now are her benchmark.
With experience in naturopathic medicine, marketing, communications, writing and education - of herself and others - pennie is passionate about healthy soils, nutritious foods and farming systems which enhance biodiversity. A little more information about learning through experiences is contained in We see the World as we are.
She was a founding member of the Network of Concerned Farmers www.non-gm-farmers.com and continues to campaign against the introduction of genetically modified foods. pennie loves collaborating with farming families in the growing of beautiful foods, especially through Holistic Management, Organic, Permaculture, Natural Sequence Farming and Pasture Cropping farming systems. Her academic activities include researching the influence of language in determining why farmers instigate quite different production activities and pennie's paper The Exploration of Language was presented at the 2007 International Farm Managers Association conference in Ireland.pennie rides a ZZR600, lives with her lover, Alan Reid, has established an ecological garden (visited by at least 12 species of birds and many other critters) is the mother of five amazing sons - Jim, Charlie, Tom, Will and Andy - and the eldest daughter of her pin-up girl... her mother, Barbara Scott. The Goddess traditions are continuing with Charlie's daughter, Ruby and Jim and Danielle's son Joe, and Tom and Shelley's daughter, Scarlett the new generation. [Each have a frog-pond created in their honour in the garden.]
Learning Through Your Mouth is the new workshop pennie has created using food as the vehicle to facilitate discussions about the choices we make about what goes into our mouths. With pennie, learning is fun and this workshop includes a workbook and a hands-on and in cooking exercise using produce from the immediate area......then everyone feasts together!
The Bush Goddess caters for a range of events including birthday dinners, christenings, seminars, corporate lunches, in-the-field workshops and always uses foods which have been grown in healthy soils. The integrity of the ingredients is critical - this is great, honest and beautifully presented country-cooking, NOT twiddly, fiddly cheffy stuff. The food is simply delicious as it has been grown in naturally well-nourished soils and that is where the difference comes from.
Designing Ecological Communities
Over her lifetime, pennie has always been intrigued about communities. When combined with her studies in social ecology and Agriculture and Rural Development, expanding beyond the boundaries of either non-human communities or human-only communities, she realised there are big gaps and how divisions keep vital partnerships separated - to the peril of all concerned.
The disconnection of more and more people from Nature and the elements - fire / earth / water / air - the disconnect of knowing where their food comes from or caring about how their activities have impacts upon the landscapes and ecosystems are the causes for social breakdowns and the ever continuing rise of illness, irritation, anti-social behaviour, substance abuse and societal dysfunction. The good news is - this can be overcome.
As a consequence, pennie has designed Ecological Communities with particular emphasis on housing and dwellings to be more appropriate for their environment [vernacular architecture] and for the people who will live there. Have a look at Descriptive Overview to see the Design Principles, Description and Definition of an Ecological Community.
In April 2011, pennie gave the Nature & Human Activity presentation to furst-year Urban and Rural Planning students at the University of Canbera.
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