Jessica Goodman

About Jessica Goodman

Jessica is a lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of Ballarat. She lives in Kyneton with her husband, Richard, who grows obscure vegetables and makes preserves, her two children, Poppy and Henry who enjoy exploring and generally getting grubby, and Harry – the most luscious of dogs. Jessica is passionate about people and landscapes and how the two have interacted through time.

Kyneton Community Park Midwinter Feast!

Five years ago, after having to move out of our third rental in a row, due to it being sold, we began to look for a house to buy, but where to start? Criteria: old house, enough space for a veggie garden, walking distance to shops and schools, friendly neighbours, on a public transport route, under $300K. Yes, it was time to move out of the city. Being a scientist, I immediately consulted the transport, climate and soil maps – then hit the real estate pages. The answer was clear – Kyneton! When the listing “Quirky cottage in prestige position” came up, I knew we had found home. And that was before we saw the 80 year old pear trees and loganberry canes. Continue reading