1). How long have you been working with Munash Organics?
Just over twelve blissful months. It’s a dream come true working at Munash Organics.
2). Describe a typical day in your job at Munash Organics :
The fact that it’s so varied means there is no typical day and it’s the best way I work. I’ve been a freelance publicist for 18 years now so the fact that I can flit from one task to another in the blink of an eye, and one location to the next in a heartbeat is my way of life. I love the diversity of what I do and the people I meet.
3). What is your favourite thing about your job?
Words are my friends and gardening is my passion so to marry the two is heavenly for me. I’d have to say the favourite thing about my job is that I get to communicate the importance of healthy plants, which is the catalyst for healthy living as a consequence, is 100% up my alley. It means that it’s not a gig I purely do for bucks – it’s something I wholeheartedly believe in. It makes it such an easy sell for me – swoosh, right in the basket.
4). Who or what inspires you?
Rebel gardeners and community activists like Ron Finley (look him up), and all the guerilla gardeners like him in the world along with the Food Is Free movement. It takes gardening to a political level, and emphasizes how important change is at grassroots level, and that really floats my boat.
5). What is your favourite food?
Pretty much just pumpkin in any dish. Pumpkin and burnt sage, pumpkin and gnocchi, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin salad, pumpkin pizza with Meredith’s Goats Chees and leek….you get the picture! It’s a food that is so diverse, and has such texture, and can be very playful in a meal. It’s also great in any season.
6). If you were a vegetable, what would you be?
Garlic, as I’m pretty happy to be anywhere anytime.
7). Do you have family, and/or pets? Describe your household.
My house is best described as Lou’s Zoo. I have 6 chooks, 1 cat, 2 guinea pigs, 1 bird and 3 fish.
8). Do you have any hobbies?
Gardening, naturally. I literally garden every day. I also love music : i’ve been a music publicist for 18 years now, so it’s something that gives me a release and somewhere that’s given me a community where i’ve felt part of the tribe.
9). What’s your one gardening tip you love to tell people?
Improve your soil. And when you think it’s just right. Improve it even more. It’s the bedrock of all gardening success stories.
10. If you could change one thing in the world to help the planet/humanity, what would it be?
People to realise that if we don’t refuse, reuse, recycle and in any way possible cut down on waste, we as humans will not survive.