Cassie Duncan

About Cassie Duncan

Cassie Duncan is the co-founder of Sustainable Table, a not-for-profit that empowers people to use their shopping dollar to vote for a food system that is fair, humane, healthy and good for the environment.

Burger Urge throws their support behind Sustainable Table and ethical sourcing

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, places to visit|

Just prior to Christmas last year we received a call here at Sustainable Table from a Brisbane based burger chain called Burger Urge. Being from Melbourne we had admittedly never heard of them, but they are actually quite big in Queensland, with 20 stores across the state and growing. Burger Urge were contacting us to [...]

A Bespoke Harvest in a magical place called Forrest

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, places to visit|

I recently spent three incredible days in and around a little place called Forrest, just two hours south-west of Melbourne amongst the Otway Ranges. It’s about 40 minutes inland from its flashier cousins Lorne and Apollo Bay, which boast beautiful beaches, nightlife and cafes galore. But what Forrest lacks in outward sex appeal it makes [...]

A note on nature, grief and finding purpose

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

A little while ago I was invited by the School of Life to discuss the topic of drawing Wisdom from Nature, with none other than THE Jamie Durie. It was a massive honour and a thrill. The event coincided with the night Mr Trump was elected as President so the mood was a tad reflective [...]

A gathering of growers that inspired this humble eater

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: ethical eating, events, passionate people|

Last week I attended the Gippsland Food Growers and Makers gathering in Warragul, which included many lively presentations from fabulous food growers in the region. It provided an incredible opportunity for everyone to learn from each other, have a chinwag and brainstorm ideas and future opportunities. I left with my brain bursting full of wisdom [...]

What to do when you feel like giving up

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces, towards zero waste|

When you just feel like giving up... I’m not sure about you, but when humanity starts to really screw things up I slump into a deep, trance-like ‘almost depression’ that I find hard to get out of. I become paralysed by our predicament and sometimes feel like throwing in the towel and turning [...]

Bottled water makes as much sense as Donald Trump running for President

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Over the last few decades the use of bottled drinks has gained in popularity across Australia. We now buy over118,000 tonnes of plastic drink bottles each year. The problem with this trend is that plastic bottles generate an unnecessary amount of waste that is inevitably ending up in landfill or worse, our Oceans. Although government [...]

4 Simple Steps to Start Composting

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

Gone are the days of hiding a heap of rotting food and garden clippings at the back of the yard, manually turning it with a shovel every week while swatting away rodents. In our first post for Australia's favourite real estate site realestate.com.au, we break it down into 4 easy steps: These days, composting is [...]