Looking for the next thrill: adrenaline seeking behaviour and the demise of farming

Zaia

Zaia is a musician, homesteader, permaculturist, holistic health and wellness coach and sustainability advocate. She and husband Tom run permaculture designed farm "Maungaraeeda" on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and the not for profit organisation the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. and teach permaculture and self reliance. Zaia loves cooking and always comes up with new and different recipes to prepare the food she grows. She is a percussionist and is involved in various musical projects, including community music projects. She writes about life on the farm and tries to post regular photos.

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5 Responses

  1. Helen says:

    Farmers are seen as upper middle class in Britain – probably because they own land. Their livelihood has been destroyed for various reasons and that would certainly put a lot of people off.

    I’m horrified that so many of the boys in your son’s class wanted to be soldiers. How old were these boys? I wonder if the boys in my daughter’s class would say the same?

  2. Pauline says:

    Well said, Zaia. ❤️

  3. Clare Cavanagh says:

    Beautifully written article. I raised my son (17) without TV or video games but he still wants to be a tech-head. I keep telling him I don’t want him to live in a box! Yesterday while coding on his laptop he asked if we could go to the community garden. He knows Earthing makes him feel happy. I still have hope that he will become a farmer. I tell him it is the most distinguished position. Farmers ought to be celebrated!

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