Tammi Jonas

Tammi Jonas is an agroecologist in principle and in practice, farming heritage-breed Large Black pigs, cattle, and garlic with her bricoleur husband Stuart on the unceded lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people in the central highlands of Victoria. She is president of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), co-editor and co-author of Farming Democracy: Radically transforming the food system from the ground up (2019), and undertaking a PhD at the University of Western Australia on the biodiverse and decolonising practices and politics of small-scale farmers, and the impacts of the state on their efforts. She is grateful to have at last fallen for a new muse, the Land, having abandoned her abusive capitalist muse a decade ago.

‘Seeking to be here, doing this’: Po-Essaying into Agro-ecological Thinking

I don’t eat pork. Dislike its taste and texture. Perhaps this is because my mother is a terrible cook, her meats always tough and dry.

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