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.

A chance to own a piece of ethical pie

By |2018-08-29T15:53:13+11:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, places to visit, think pieces|

Robert Pekin and Emma-Kate Rose of Food Connect Brisbane fame are entering a brave new world of equity crowdfunding and need the community’s support to turn their dream of having a Food Hub owned and run by the people into a reality. PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT A LITTLE BACKSTORY… Way back in 2009 when I was [...]

Pick Me, Pick My Project!
Mt Martha Farmers’ Market

By |2018-09-10T15:54:08+11:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: ethical eating|

The Victorian state government has allocated $30 million in community funding through their Pick My Project grant program, and our partnership project to establish Mt Martha Farmers’ Market has made it through to the voting round (yippee). Now we need your VOTE to turn the dream into a reality! Pretty, pretty please. Here’s all you need [...]

A friend in need is a friend indeed

By |2018-07-19T20:37:01+11:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: ethical eating, think pieces|Tags: , , , , |

Tim and Deri-Anne from Angelica Organic Farm are facing into significant challenges and need our support. Yet beyond this we must ask ourselves what has led to more and more food growers facing extreme hardship and what role can we play in changing this? Late last week our friends Tim and Deri-Anne at Angelica Organic [...]

A Bespoke Harvest in a magical place called Forrest

By |2017-03-09T21:43:42+11:00March 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 |2017-03-09T21:33:29+11:00November 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 |2017-02-22T00:51:51+11:00October 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 [...]

Anouk Gania: An ethical brand that’s dear to our heart

By |2017-03-02T15:18:31+11:00October 5th, 2016|Categories: eco living, passionate people|

Earlier this year we said goodbye to our super talented and quirky communications guru, Maria Kambourakis. Although it was a sad moment for Sustainable Table, we didn't dwell for too long because[...]

What to do when you feel like giving up

By |2017-03-02T15:19:24+11:00September 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

By |2019-01-24T16:54:44+11:00April 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 over 118,000 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 [...]