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Wholesome recipes and food preparation using seasonal food grown and harvested from our organic gardens and local producers


Real life journey and tips from our Bruny Island wellness & self sufficient farm


Practical and hands on learning to enrich the quality of your personal life & the environment of which you live in

Primal Living Mission

Jo Smith is a holistic health, wellness and natural living coach and educator.  With a passion to educate and inspire you to rethink the way you eat, think and live to achieve sustainable health, wellbeing and happiness.

Jo’s mission through Primal Living is to create a community around sustainable wellness.  A conscious valued based approach to leading a healthy and meaningful life.

Jo believes and focuses on using simple, practical and guilt free approaches in helping people to feel inspired and empowered to find their own answers to eating, thinking and living well.

Using the tools of traditional holistic nutrition, wellness, sustainable and natural living, Jo helps you to achieve a healthy mind and body whilst living consciously.

This is achieved through her one on one consults, Primal Living programs, workshops, events, videos, speaking, blogging and the on going creation of her wellness and self-sufficient Primal farm on Bruny Island.

Jo writes and advocates on food, holistic health & wellbeing, natural & sustainable living, social change and her own self-sufficient farm life.

She believes that the more you know about the above the more you can positively change the way you eat, think and live to enable you to feel well and wholesome.

Jo is a change maker, motivator and sustainability advocate who is extremely passionate about making connected choices through traditional, simplified and sustainable nutrition, wellness and natural living. These vital interlinked connections are the strengths of optimal health and wellbeing.


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Latest Posts

  • How To Build A No-Dig Garden Bed (1)

    How To Build A No-Dig Garden Bed

    We have been extremely busy on Primal Farm working hard on producing good honest organic real food.   I have become addicted to growing food.  It’s not a bad addiction to have but it does mean that I am running out of room and need......

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    No Experience Growing Food – You Don’t Need Experience If You Have Passion

    Happy Spring everyone.  I love this time of year.  Even though I still have the wood heater going because it’s still a bit chilly here in Tasmania, I  love spring. The flowers around my garden are amazing and all the vegetables which I planted a few months back......

  • Self sufficiency & sustainability

    70% of the Seafood You’re Eating in Australia is Imported – Here’s What We Can Do

    If you haven’t guessed it by now you would know how extremely passionate I am about sourcing and eating local, ethical and sustainable produce. Local fruit and vegetables, local meats and local seafood.  We can achieve eating this by knowing where to shop and by asking questions...

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    Victorian Ethical Farm Research Trip – Part Three

    I hope you have been enjoying the series of our ethical farm tour we did a few weeks back in Victoria.  If you missed part one and part two you can read them here and here So now we are on our way to visit......

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    Victorian Ethical Farm Research Trip – Part Two

    If you have just joined us and would like to catch up, part one of the trip is here Our second day in Victoria we were excited to go and visit A Plot In Common which is owned by Tash and her husband Ben along with......

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    Victorian Ethical Farm Research Trip – Part One

    Andrew and I are on a journey.  To live self sustainable as much as we can, to learn as much as we can about holistic organic agriculture and to share what we learn to encourage others to live consciously and well.   Two weeks ago Andrew......

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    A Rare and Magical Event on The Little Island – It Snowed

    The weather forecast mentioned a chance of snow down to sea level.  A warning went out to sheep graziers and a warning went out to all Tasmanian schools that there is a very high chance the kids will not be able to attend school.  As......

  • Farm Lunches

    Pumpkin, Potato and Sage Quiche

    Last year for the first time I grew pumpkins.  I was so excited that I was able to grow and harvest forty-seven pumpkins.  In the growing process I only lost two of them to possums and currently the pumpkins are sitting in my container ready......

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    Throwing Out Food, Do This Instead (banana, coconut, walnut and chilli recipe inside)

    When there is food going off in your fridge or pantry what do you do with it?  What about food, which is left on your plate at the end of the meal?  When we scrape the food off our plates after a meal because we’re too......