Over the Fence is a podcast from Farmers for Climate Action. It is an opportunity to look over the fence and see what communities in rural and regional Australia are doing in the face of climate change. By sharing experience and skills we can help create even stronger communities and regions.

A look at rural politics with Cathy McGowan

In our first episode we talk to Cathy McGowan, the former federal MP for Indi. Cathy made history when she was elected to parliament in 2013 because she defeated the Liberal party incumbent, Sophie Mirabella, with a grassroots independent campaign. Cathy worked in rural politics for decades before entering parliament and has a small farm in the Indigo Valley where she runs Dorper Sheep.

A look at community-led energy with Totally Renewable Yackandandah

In this episode we talk to Matt Grogan and Matt Charles-Jones from Totally Renewable Yackandandah. Totally Renewable Yackandandah is a community group in North-East Victoria working to power their town with 100% renewable energy. Totally Renewable Yackandandah worked with their community on Australia’s first microgrid and after the recent summer bushfires are exploring how renewable energy can help build a stronger electricity grid.

A look at community in a changing climate with Judy Brewer

In this episode we talk to Judy Brewer about her experience as a farmer, how she has adapted to a changing climate and about her involvement in rural and regional politics. Judy has a long history of involvement in rural and regional community organisations, including with Australian Women in Agriculture, Landcare, the National Party and as the national president of the Australian Women’s Refugee Network.

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