In Pip Podcast #39, we talk to Rod Angelo (aka The Happy Farmer), about making his business viable by turning waste streams into inputs that would otherwise have cost money.
On the outskirts of Alice Springs in view of Tjoritja, the MacDonnell Ranges, with the red desert sands stretching for thousands of kilometres from his back fence, Rod Angelo runs a market garden.
Known as The Happy Farmer, Rod supplies fresh greens to the residents of Alice Springs, and he makes his business viable by turning waste streams into inputs that would otherwise cost money.
The climate in The Alice is unforgiving to growers. Miss just a single one day of watering and you will have to start again. With temperatures regularly over 40 oC during summer, growing food is an art and requires dedication and local knowledge in equal measure.
We also spoke to Rod in Issue #25 of Pip Magazine. You can read the full article here.