Category: Community

Michael & Nicole Dalla Vecchia – Spiritual Health Check

As spoken to Emma Lodge | April 2017   The sounds of worship music coming from Go Church on Little Pease St is enough to rival any live performance. This is the place to kickstart your Sunday morning. Forget the coffee, if you want to enliven your spirit then the sound of drums, keyboard, guitar and some amazing vocals will certainly do the job. Meet Michael & Nicole Dalla Vecchia, Lead Pastors at Go Church Cairns. They are passionate about the local community and all that Cairns has to offer. They run this refreshing take on church in a fun,...

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Going Nuts with C4 – Cairns Community Coconut Cooperative

As spoken to Emma Lodge | September 2017   It takes a special kind of person to brave the heights and potential dangers that come with climbing coconut trees. These trees have ammunition and they’re not afraid to use it. You might think twice about sitting under the idyllic swaying fronds of a coconut palm, but for Sjoerd it takes a special tree with special nuts, that make it an ideal relaxing spot 25 metres high. “What a cellerating feel good experience” This was his response from a climb in Kuranda that had been on his fantasy list climb for...

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Wayne Rankine – Edible Weeds

As spoken to Emma Lodge | October 2017   Meet my lovely friend Wayne Rankine. Wayne has a beautiful biodynamic property on the Atherton Tablelands called Brolgas Pass New Earth Sanctuary. I love visiting Wayne as pretty much everything in his garden is edible including the weeds!! Did you know that there is so much nutrition and goodness in weeds? They also provide an indication of how healthy your soil is, and what minerals it needs. Soil health is so similar to our gut health, and I love spending time with Wayne to learn all about the gut-soil connection and...

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Jo Whitton | GAPS & Gut Health

As spoken to Emma Lodge | September 2016   I love visiting the Atherton Tablelands. I enjoy any excuse to take a drive up the hill, and the best thing is having access to all the fresh farm produce and the views. The green rolling hills, the Jersey cows, the mud and quite often the drizzle in Malanda makes me feel right at home. And quite conveniently I always seem to perfectly time a visit to Jo Whitton’s home when there is food ready to be served. But as she reminds me, there’s always food ready to be served in her...

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