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with Matthew Evans


Shellharbour City Libraries and Shellharbour City Council’s Environment team work together to bring our community a monthly Nature Talk event. November's Nature Talk Online was a presentation on ‘Soil’ with Matthew Evans.

If we want our food to nourish us, and to ensure our planet's long-term health, we need to understand how soil works - how it's made, how it's lost, and how it can be repaired.

In this reflective Nature Talk, commentator and farmer Matthew Evans shows us that what we do in our backyards, on our farms, and what we put on our dinner tables really matters, and can be a source of hope.

Watch the presentation in the video embedded below.

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans is a former chef and food critic, now Tasmanian smallholder, restaurateur and food activist. He is the star of the long-running SBS TV show 'The Gourmet Farmer', and the author of thirteen books, including the authoritative Real Food Companion, his autobiography Never Order Chicken on a Monday, and the Gourmet Farmer Deli Book. He has also been a regular contributor to Feast magazine.


Matthew Evans is a chef by trade, an advocate for sustainable food farming and a strong believer in knowing and understanding how food is produced.

To find out more about Matthew's 70-acre family farm in the beautiful Huon Valley, south of Hobart, visit the website of Fat Pig Farm at

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