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14 & 15 April – Growing the Harvest Festival

Posted on 28 March, 2012 by Connecting Country

The Growing the Harvest Festival will be held in Castlemaine over the weekend of 14th and 15th April. The two days will be packed with activities including workshops, community apple juicing, a community lunch and meditation walks. To see the full program click here or call Heather on 0409 327791.

The Meet Your Local Farmers forum is likely to be of particular interest to Connecting Country members and supporters. It will provide an opportunity to connect with the people who grow food locally, hear their stories and understand their trials and tribulations. The contributing farmers are:

  • George Kyvetos, fruit grower, from the Castlemaine Fruit Supply
  • Dr Janey Jackson, beef producer
  • Marie Murley, Goldfields honey
  • Max Blackmore, cropping and mixed farming and secretary of the local branch of the VFF.

The session will be led by local orchardist, Katie Finlay of the Mount Alexander Fruit Gardens.

When: 11.15am – 12.15pm, Saturday 14th April
Where: Uniting Church Hall, Castlemaine
Cost: Free

We would also like to remind readers of two upcoming Connecting Country ‘farming’ events. On 18 April there will be a panel discussion on the topic of Can I get paid to farm nature? and on 22 April there will be a presentation by Geoff Park and Malcolm Fyffe on Farming and biodiversity conservation … how it can work in practice? For more details about these two events and the remainder of the 2012 Connecting Country education program click here.


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