Movers & Shakers – Rhonda Sweetgrass

September 2, 2001

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Name Rhonda Sweetgrass

Occupation/Title Director/Urban farmer

Company/Organisation Bondi Wheatgrass Juice Co.

State NSW

Age 52

Star sign Cancer with a Leo cusp

Describe a typical day? I’m up at 4:30am juicing wheatgrass for deliveries which begin at 6:30am. Wheatgrass is delivered to my clients (health food shops and juice bars around Sydney) until around 1:00pm. I’m then washing, planting and harvesting the wheatgrass until about 8pm. From 8pm to 10pm I do my paper work on the computer, organising orders etc. At 10pm I enter dreamland. If I feel like clearing my head I’ll go for a swim, run or do some yoga at some stage of the day.

What’s the best part of the job? Providing something that is of such a benefit to our planet Earth and being an agent of change.

What’s the worst part of the job? Getting out of bed every day at 4:30am and working so very hard.

What was your first job & how much was in your first pay packet? Selling gloves at Mark Foys (now the Downing Centre) in Sydney – my first pay packet was around seven pounds.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A star.

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