Boutique farming and lifestyle at festival
With the top four plastic pollution items on beaches and oceans being disposable coffee cups, plastic bags, water bottles and straws, blogger Tammy Logan was equal parts disgusted by this fact and inspired to do something to change it.
The “waste warrior” runs a highly successful blog called Gippsland Unwrapped, which is committed to the pursuit of plastic-free and waste-free living, and she will share her fascinating journey as a guest speaker at Harvest Fest.
Harvest Fest is an exciting new boutique farming and lifestyle event to be held at Lardner Park from Friday through to Sunday. An initiative of Lardner Park and McPherson Media Group, the event is set to draw more than 20,000 patrons.
“I want to show people some examples of what I do so they can go home with concrete actions they can try themselves,” Tammy said.
The full-time blogger, sustainability educator, consultant and speaker will provide talks on Sunday at 10am and at noon.
Guest speaker Julie Weatherhead is the author of Australian Native Food Harvest, owner of Peppermint Ridge Farm in West Gippsland and has 20 years of experience as an environmental scientist and ecologist. She will present a talk on native food on Saturday at 1pm, and also present a talk on eco-friendly vegetable gardens on Sunday at 1pm.
Part-time farmers Jill Noble and Gary Tie will outline their experiences with establishing their flock of 120-strong Wiltshire Horn sheep on their 62ha South Gippsland property, Halston Valley Farm. The guest speakers will discuss how to fast-track the process for those looking to own and keep sheep on Friday at 2pm.
In an interesting twist, Harvest Fest patrons can also experience something completely different with a medieval jousting demonstration by Tournament X on Saturday at 1pm.
For more information or to book tickets online to save 16 per cent, visit the website www.harvestfest.com.au Many of our region’s families are now choosing to move their child to St Paul’s in Years 5 and 6 as they recognise that the latter years of primary school are critical in establishing the confidence, learning habits and resilience that set a child up for success in secondary school.
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