Bou­tique farm­ing and life­style at fes­ti­val

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Whether it be de­vel­op­ing lead­er­ship ca­pa­bil­i­ties through the Year 5 ‘Rock and Wa­ter’ pro­gram or Year 6 Lead­er­ship po­si­tions, ex­per­i­ment­ing and in­ves­ti­gat­ing in the new STEM (Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics) Cen­tre, be­ing chal­lenged to think and work as part of a team through Ro­bot­ics or Tour­na­ment of Minds, mas­ter­ing a new lan­guage, find­ing a new in­ter­est through the Brass and Wood­wind Pro­gram or dis­cov­er­ing a pas­sion for the Arts or Com­mu­nity Ser­vice, St Paul’s pro­vides a place for your child to try new things and to be en­riched and flour­ish. With the most com­pre­hen­sive tran­si­tion pro­gram in Gipp­s­land from Year 6 to Year 7, St Paul’s en­sures that your child feels con­nected, safe and con­fi­dent when they start sec­ondary school.

Of­fer­ing small class sizes to al­low for per­son­alised learn­ing, we in­vite you to book a per­sonal tour to see our classes in ac­tion and dis­cover for your­self what it is that sets St Paul’s apart from other schools.

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