Louise FitzRoy

Louise FitzRoy

Louise FitzRoy is an award-winning journalist, ABC Radio presenter, Director of FitzRoy Media, Founder of From Paddock to Plate and ambassador of local produce and sustainability. Relishing in the success of her first book From Paddock to Plate, she created the national From Paddock to Plate Schools Program and the unique From Paddock to Plate App.

Louise received Australia’s most prestigious journalism award, the Walkley Award, after co-hosting a breakfast and morning program from a ‘make-shift’ radio studio (ABC Kinglake Ranges) set up in the aftermath of the February 2009 'Black Saturday' bushfires. With the transmitter resting 15 metres high in a local farmer’s cherry picker, this unique community radio station provided a voice to those living in bushfire-affected regions to share their stories of tragedy and trauma, as well as assist in recovery and rebuilding. The Prime Minister at the time (Kevin Rudd) was a guest of the show.

Her coverage of natural disasters didn’t stop there when in 2011, Louise took on a field reporting and presenting role for ABC Radio during the devastating floods in Queensland and Victoria.

Louise will interview inspiring local producers on the From Paddock to Plate stage, to bring you fun facts and intriguing information about the origin of different fresh foods combined with nutritious and delicious recipe ideas. She will uncover useful tips for food production in the garden and tricks to brine and preserve various ingredients.

 

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