Birds flock together

By Country News on August 25, 2017
  • Birds flock together

    Are you inspired by opportunity and the stories of others? Keen to meet like-minded women who share a connection to agriculture and the environment?

Are you inspired by opportunity and the stories of others? Keen to meet like-minded women who share a connection to agriculture and the environment?

If this sounds like you, then pull on your gumboots, don your favourite frock, add your own native flora accessory and enjoy the fifth Chicks in the Sticks event on September 10.

North Central Catchment Management Authority Regional Landcare co-ordinator Tess Grieves said the day would be educational.

‘‘Bring along your best friend, mother, sister or colleague to what will be another incredible event,’’ Ms Grieves said.

‘‘Your morning will begin bright and early as you travel across the gorgeous cropping country of the Avon Plains.

‘‘When you arrive, we start with a 2.5km walk around Walkers Lake guided by the Avon Plains-Banyena Landcare Group, learning about the area’s rich cultural heritage and remnant red gum woodland.

‘‘Your walk will be followed by a delicious grazing platter lunch served in the marquee overlooking the lake, and two amazing speakers.’’

Regional Australia Institute’s Lightbulb Moments campaign finalist Melissa Connors will present her heart-warming story, which led to her to develop the ‘This Farm Needs A Farmer’ mentoring project.

Natte Yallock (south-west of Bendigo) success story, Dads Oats, will be showcased by the brains behind the brand, Alicia Cain, who designed the logo and packaging for the products.

The fifth Chicks in the Sticks event, hosted by the North Central CMA in partnership with Project Platypus, will be held on Sunday, September 10 from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Walkers Lake, Donald-Avon Plains Rd, Avon Plains.

The event will cost $29.83 (includes ticket fees and GST) and drinks will be at bar prices (cash only).

For more details and to book, phone North Central CMA on 5448 7124 or go to: https://2017chicksinthesticks.eventbrite.com.au

By Country News on August 25, 2017

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