Pam is the Founder and Director of Edgar’s Mission. In 2003 a pig trotted into Pam’s life and pulled her in a direction she had never imagined. She gave up her full-time paying job, hung up the riding boots on her successful equestrian career and dedicated her life to the protection of farmed animals. And the pig? Well, he was named Edgar Alan Pig and the sanctuary was so named in his honour.Pam’s favourite recipe is her mum’s Sweet and Sour Tofu – you can’t beat it. But here’s a recipe that comes close: Sweet and Sour Tofu Balls.
This one-time volunteer at Edgar’s Mission now sits at the helm of our Operations and Communications. Managing social media, organising fundraising, conducting farm tours and handling IT also fall into the lap of this affable South African.Kyle has a good selection of cookbooks and likes to keep it healthy, his favourite recipe is Pizza Bowl from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s ‘Isa Does It’.
Migrating from South Australia in 2012, Paula’s love of animals and her beautiful heart quickly endeared her to team Edgar. When not keeping our accounts in order, Paula is chief cook and bottle washer for a plucky little hen named Little Miss Sunshine. Collaborating and writing stories and content for Edgar’s Mission sees Paula’s kindness shine through, causing all to be moved by her eloquent words. Paula firmly believes that chickens count, if you ask her nicely she may just let you see Little Miss Sunshine do so.
Paula has just discovered Happy Herbivore and decided it’s the bee’s knees. She’s impressed with the weekly recipe email-degustation and has chosen Quick and Easy Black Bean Burger (6 ingredients and 15 minutes!) as her favourite.
Peter began volunteering at Edgar’s Mission in 2012 and from here he jumped at the opportunity to become a Farm Hand. Today Peter’s love of animals coupled with his vast experience working with horses has propelled him into the role of Farm Manager. Peter, with his right-hand dog Odee trotting beside him, can often be seen travelling to and fro around the property, tending to the many residents who call Edgar’s Mission home.
Pete has a sweet tooth and is a raw food convert, so here’s his go-to dessert that combines the two: Chocolate Banana Cream Pie.
Julian joined the Edgar’s Mission team in early 2015 and now comfortably fills the role of Volunteer and Farm Hand Coordinator. When Julian dons his other capes he is both a talented musician and music teacher. Julian shares his home with several animals adopted from Edgar’s Mission.
Julian is a dhal-lover, so it seemed only right to list it as his favourite recipe (which is also Sarah Britton’s favourite recipe): Four Corners Lentil Soup.
Vic, with her bright and bubbly personality, manages our rehoming program and is one of the kind hearts who nurtures the lambs and kid goats back to health during the winter months. Victoria’s experience as a vet nurse also ensures our animal’s records are always up to date and animal health programs well-run. But if you want to keep up with the nimble Vic you will have to be quick, she is a former champion cyclist.
Vic loves every recipe in cook book ‘Veganissimo! Beautiful Vegan Food’, especially when husband Julian is cooking them for her.
Kerry’s early career is a mixed bag of writing, social services and management consulting, but her heart has always been shadowed by deep concern for farmed animals. She cut her teeth here at Edgar’s Mission on pitchforks and rakes as a volunteer starting in early 2015. Quickly realising that Kerry had far more to offer, she is now in full-time employment charged with Merchandise, Communications and story content. Although she owes much of her success to Jessica Kitten, whose demands for affection and keyboard gymnastics are constant sources of inspiration.
Kerry is a cookbook addict and recipe sleuth, with a weakness for sniffing out interesting and scrumptious new meals. She’s also an Isa fan and will tell you the Chandra Malai Kofta is the best recipe she’s uncovered thus far (add chili if you want some kick). But the search continues…
Lily is another graduate from our volunteer program and has taken on the role of Farm Hand and Animal Attendant. After studying Youth Justice Lily now looks at the world through a lens of fairness and rationality, which she applies to all she does. Lily has a special fondness for goats of all description and uses her cuddling powers for good, comforting orphaned goats and lambs at every opportunity.Along with her love for goats, Lily is a pie fanatic. Sweet, savoury, big and small, she doesn’t discriminate. Her favourite recipe is her famous Banoffee Pie, she made it for a dinner party a few years ago and her friends have requested its recreation ever since.
Tegan is one of the youngest, brightest and best humoured Farm Hand and Animal Caregivers you could ever be fortunate enough to meet. Hailing from Gippsland, Tegan has a lifelong love of animals and is living her dream working at Edgar’s Mission. She shares her home and heart with two cheeky rabbits and one cat.
Tegan is a big fan of potatoes, her New Year’s resolution is to cook more. Here’s her favourite recipe for Gratin Dauphinois, which she is yet to make but is really looking forward to.
Hailie hails from a small village on the other side of the planet. The quirky Brit has always had a unique bond with animals and knowing she must utilise this gift, she bravely quit her job, left her life behind to embark on a trip travelling the globe in a quest to find a career with animals. She only got to the first country and realised her dream here at Edgars Mission! Starting as a volunteer back in 2013, Hailie connected with a trio of pigs, a mother and two babies as well as a goat with a broken leg, a few epiphanies later and Hailie finally aligned her compassion with her actions. Now a much valued member of the team, Hailie counts her lucky stars she had the courage to follow her heart.
Hailie’s sights are firmly set on the most delicious gnocchi this rotund planet has to offer: Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce with Lemon Cashew Cream.
Vet Nurse Ruby
Before her time at Edgar’s Mission, Ruby’s person didn’t recognise her iridescent shine. Ruby was purchased for a pretty penny to perform sheep dog duties but didn’t understand what was expected, she was only motivated by cuddles. Since starting work at Edgar’s Mission Ruby has proven herself a more than valuable contributor, she has become part of the heart and soul of the sanctuary. Ruby greets tour groups and visitors with copious love, comforts orphaned lambs and kid goats and provides comic relief whenever deemed necessary.
Ruby prefers a savoury snack over sweet, so these Bakeable Barkable Biscuits fit the bill (the carrots are a MUST).