Written by Emma

Dumbo Feather Issue #33 Launch Party

Dumbo Feather Conversations presents an evening with Joel Salatin

Radical farmer Joel Salatin in conversation with Dumbo Feather

Joel Salatin, the most famous farmer in the world, is joining us for the fourth event in the Dumbo FeatherConversation Series on Tuesday 23 October.

“For the folks who say farming can’t be profitable or enjoyable or that farming inherently destroys the ecology, I look forward to opening your eyes to a brand new world of opportunities.  I heard an old saying, “If someone has done it, then it can be done”.  I encourage anyone whose spirit resonates with these goals to come and join in the conversation,” says Joel Salatin.

Joel will chat with modern day hunter-gatherer Rohan Anderson (Whole Larder Love), who is featured in our current issue.

“Joel is a beacon of hope for so many in the agricultural industry looking for something real, and more natural. He’s an inspiration for all of us as food consumers, to question our daily food choices. To have been invited to host the conversation with Joel is a real mindblowing honour for me. I can’t wait to sit down and chat.” says Rohan Anderson

The pair will discuss Joel’s radical farming methods—which have revolutionised the way thousands think about animals, produce and life. Having authored seven books and countless articles, Joel has empowered farmers the world-over to control their produce from paddock to plate.

WHAT:       Joel Salatin in conversation with Rohan Anderson

WHERE:    Community/Linen Room, The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street,    Abbotsford

WHEN:       7:30pm, Thursday 23 October

HOW:          Tickets $25 ($20 students) at Eventbrite



TOM Organic – Head of Operations

TOM Organic is a leading Australian Organic personal care company. TOM is at the forefront of providing women with socially and environmentally sustainable choices for their body and the planet.

More  than  a  product,  TOM  offers  an  eco  chic  lifestyle  change  for  the  body,  soul  and  planet.  Caring  for  a  woman’s   body, TOM uses the highest quality product, free from chemicals, pesticides, perfumes and bleaches. Considerate for our souls, TOM gives you the peace of mind of never having to compromise your health and wellbeing.

‘Purity  of  mind  and  body’  is  the  philosophy  behind  our  range of the finest organic feminine hygiene products imaginable. Respectful of the planet, TOM uses the most sustainable, organic and biodegradable materials wherever possible to ensure a healthier world for us all.

You can view the TOM Organic website here

The TOM team is growing rapidly. We are on the verge of breaking into new markets and new products. We’re  on   the lookout for a Head of Operations to support our founding CEO and to guide TOM Organic to the next level. The role is to plan, direct and coordinate the operations and general management of the business, including managing a team of staff, implementing strategy and managing relationships with our suppliers and distributors. We’re  looking   for a hands-on manager with experience in the FMCG space and a desire to be part of a team positively disrupting the status quo of business.

For a position decryption and to apply, please click here.

Dumbo Feather inhouse screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the extraordinary story of a band of Liberian women who came together to end a brutal civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.  Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions they staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace and demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about agreement during the stalled peace talks.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell reconstructs the events through interviews, archival footage and striking images of contemporary Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is compelling testimony to the potential of women and of grassroots activism worldwide to alter the history of nations.

WHAT: Inhouse screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell

WHERE: Dumbo Feather HQ: 11 Princes Street, St. Kilda

WHEN: Monday 24th September, 2012 :: 7.30-10pm

Some light refreshments will be provided.  BYO wine/beer/softies.