The Art of Frugal HedonismWe made another book: The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More!

The Art of Frugal Hedonism is an absolute joy. It is good-natured not pious, humane not self-righteous, and a guide to ethical living that makes the impossible possible. I am happy to make this my bible.”
~ Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap



Annie Raser-Rowland used to make art but became suspicious that the natural world was frequently outdoing her, and with greater finesse. She took up making gardens for beauty, then realised that she could feed herself at the same time. These days she is a graduate of horticulture and permaculture certificates, has worked at several Melbourne nurseries, performed urban edible garden design and spent a spell in Tanzania working on permaculture systems. As a full-blown plant nerd with a passion for questioning modern food equations, she started investigating wild and other undervalued foods, was recruited by the rich pleasures of foraging and gleaning, and hasn’t stopped learning since.


Adam Grubb left a career in IT to pursue becoming backwardly mobile after learning about energy depletion. He founded the energy news clearinghouse Energy Bulletin in 2003 which became the most popular website about peak oil on the net. He got into permaculture in 2004 and a couple of years later co-founded (with Dan Palmer) the now global permablitz movement. These days he and Dan are co-directors of the urban permaculture consultancy Very Edible Gardens (VEG) in Melbourne, and are in demand as designers, garden creators and educators.  He co-hosts Greening the Apocalypse on 3RRR. He has been a wild food enthusiast for over a decade and running edible weed walks since 2006.

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