Urban Farming: The Final Hurrah!

This semester’s auto-ethnographic exploration of urban farming practices and their potential solicitation to Asian populations has been one met with great excitement and eagerness. As discussed in blog posts from previous weeks, Urban Farming is a practice which holds great potential and value for addressing the imminent food crisis at which Asia find itself atContinue reading “Urban Farming: The Final Hurrah!”

Urban Farming: Part Two

When it comes to auto-ethnography and, in this case, its application to urban farming and food sustainability, Ellis et. al explain the importance of examining research from within one’s personal cultural framework. They argue that “auto-ethnographers… must use personal experience to illustrate facets of cultural experience, and, in so doing, make characteristics of a cultureContinue reading “Urban Farming: Part Two”

Research and Realisations

Auto-ethnography, as described by Anderson (2006), is a highly valuable mode of qualitative research by which authors draw upon personal experience in order to comprehend a greater cultural involvement. He defines the term “analytic auto-ethnography” as referring to “ethnographic work in which the researcher is (1) a full member in the research group or setting,Continue reading “Research and Realisations”

Research Reflection

This research project has been a highly perceptive and valuable experience. I have learned a great deal about working with people, the challenges associated with academic research, the ethical considerations of research as well as an insight into a passionate area of interest: Food waste. Timing was by far my greatest challenge when undertaking thisContinue reading “Research Reflection”

Students’ Behaviours and Attitudes Towards Food Waste – Opinion Piece

Upon beginning a discussion around the stereotype of a University student, there are a number of images that come to mind. We sleep all day, party throughout the night, frantically cram information the evening before an exam, and have a general carefree and insouciant attitude towards the greater issues of society. When it comes toContinue reading “Students’ Behaviours and Attitudes Towards Food Waste – Opinion Piece”

“Wasting” no time

We’ve reached week 8 which means things in the big world of uni are really starting to heat up. I must admit, I was a little hesitant to check my original time management plan for my research project “Student Behaviours and Attitudes Towards Food Wastage”, with the expectation I was behind the 8 ball. Although,Continue reading ““Wasting” no time”

Research Proposal: More Taste, Less Waste

The awareness and reduction of food wastage has for quite a long time been a passion of mine. Stemming from my first experiences living out of home as a University Student, the navigation of portion sizes, meal planning and time/resource management with cooking have become key factors in my awareness about the impact and prevalenceContinue reading “Research Proposal: More Taste, Less Waste”

“Eulola”: An Ethnographic Research Study

It’s a lazy Sunday morning and I’m sitting at the dining table at home. “Eulola”, our family property, located just outside of the sleepy town of Cootamundra, is slowly waking up; the cat is beckoning me for her breakfast; the lambs are bleating to their mothers; the sun is creeping over the back hill andContinue reading ““Eulola”: An Ethnographic Research Study”

A Social Life: Research Proposal

This here, is home. “Eulola” is our family property, which is 90 years old and full of stories. Not long ago, I was sitting at the table in the dining room, on my laptop and absent mindedly scrolling through my Facebook feed. I got to thinking. What would it have been like to live hereContinue reading “A Social Life: Research Proposal”

Getting Smart About Research

Last week’s blog post was certainly a trip down memory lane, both for myself and my parents. Together we chatted, reminisced, laughed and debated – in space which was very positive and gratifying. Yet while it appeared on the surface I was having a casual chat and catch up with my family, what was happeningContinue reading “Getting Smart About Research”