Every good farm has a great story behind it and Gippsland women are invited to tell their stories about sustainable agriculture…AT NO COST. There will be two training sessions – May and June, 2010.
Jenny O’Sullivan, from Linking Environment Agriculture and People and also the Gippsland Community Leadership Program, tells us that at the Food, Farming and Health conference in October2009 at Warragul, there was a lot of interest from the broader community in the stories of sustainability from farmers.
The Nurture The Land, Nourish The People Workshops aim to give women confidence and skills in public speaking so we can get the great stories out in the broader community.
Who Is Eligible?
Women from agribusiness, fisheries or forestry sector and those involved in the sustainable production or processing of Gippsland food, fibre and timber.
How Does It Work?
1. CHOOSE one of the two training sessions (Numbers are limited to 15 per session)
- May 24/25 – Phillip Island, West Gippsland OR
- June 7/8 – Sale, East Gippsland
2. THEN participate in a major one-day conference on August 3 at Lardner Park, Warragul to promote sustainable agriculture and how how farmers are responding proactively to climate change.
3. FINALLY, enjoy a fun follow-up session.
WHAT Will Happen?
You get top-line training in a welcoming setting with Owen Stickels, Sue Webster and Jenny O’Sullivan. You will get help recording your personal story of sustainable agriculture and capture the story about your industry and the great things you’re doing to nurture the land and nourish the people.
Applications Due May 7, 2010
Contact Jenny O’Sullivan
P 56632386 or 0427 086 087
You can apply online at http://agribusinessgippsland.com.au