At the MVLG 2019 AGM our Soils Project Leader Alan Rankin was recognised with an award for his valuable contribution to the Landcare group over many years.
The aim of the project is to encourage people to eat locally and support local businesses and organisations, by offering people a Sunday food experience using local produce and allowing people to experience a farm or nature walk.
To establish a connection between local residents and landholders, with flora and fauna in the area and thereby attract increased land care membership.
There will be 4 seasonal food events organised over next 12 months at 4 different venues, partnering with Mitta Valley Landcare to deliver a unique environmental experience at each event.
Spring: Fernvale hall Committee Luncheon combined with Wet lands bird walk and guest speaker on birds of Prey. Mitta valley Beef/ cheese and bread platters/ local fruit based deserts.
Summer: Yalandra at Mitta Vale: Luncheon showcasing local Mitta Valley Waghu and locally grown vegetables combined with river buggy rides and discussion on River Red Gums.
Autumn: Witches Garden Gourmet Pizza using local vegetables and Mitta Valley Beef. Discussion on Bogong Moth
Winter: Dartmouth Feisty Fishing and Tasty Tid Bits held in Spring . Discussion on Bio Security and Threats to Agriculture. Mitta valley lamb/ Butchers Hook potato’s, Broadrib Farm gate Piccolo plates, Local honey and apples in pan cakes. Children’s Fishing Day.
Project leaders were Robyn Scales/ Doris Razeng