Charlie Mgee is a 'ukulele-strumming ecological troubadour' as quoted from the Formidable Vegetable website.
Charlie grew up in an off-grid mud brick shack among trees, chickens and a veggie garden, later graduating to a waste vegetable oil powered fire truck he converted to a tiny house.
He independently formed 'Formidable Vegetable Sound System' in 2011, where the band has enjoyed huge success as home and abroad, including Glastonbury festival.
After several years based in Victoria, including David Holmgren's property, Charlie recently moved back to his homeland in the great south of Western Australia. Currently, he resides at the Living Water eco village near Denmark.
September 3rd, 2022 | Season 3 | 1 hr 6 mins
charlie mgee, degrowth, formidable vegetable, music as activism, permaculture, post-growth
From the very beginning, PGAP has delighted in playing music from Formidable Vegetable on our permaculture themed episodes. So, for the final episode of Season 3, host Michael Bayliss is especially thrilled to meet with Formidable Vegetable mastermind Charlie Mgee at his new eco village home at Living Waters, Denmark WA. An engaging storyteller as well as musician and performer, Charlie shares the incredible history of forming the permaculture themed band and their mission statement from the get go. We also explore the role that music place in activism and societal change and we cap it off with Charlie’s vision for a Post-Growth future.