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Ray Spencer – Creswick’s own forestry pioneer

23-11-2020

DR RAY Spencer has worn many hats over the years. A Creswick local, he travelled the world as a forestry and urban planning professional with his young family and later as an internationally renowned forest industry expert.

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Home grown and hand made at Trentham

23-11-2020

IRENE and Andrew Brooks have been at their Trentham East/North Blackwood property for 12 years. In that time they have turned a hectare over to a diversified cultivation of fruit trees and market gardens.

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3bears: Just right

16-11-2020

ON A 48-acre farm in Tylden, a small family with a love for country living, ethically grown food and a passion for feeding people, is living their dream. 3bearsfarm is home to Tim, Madeleine and baby Leela along with 300 very happy chooks, a small herd of South Devon cattle and four incredibly loyal alpacas, who not only provide a great source of amusement, but guard the chooks’ mobile caravan with their lives.

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Noel shadowing This Farm Needs a Farmer

09-11-2020

ONE day in 2015, Melissa Connors struck up a conversation with retired farmer, the late Noel Jenner, who passed by her property every day. She said how dedicated he was to be walking every day no matter the weather. He said: “I am off the farm now, so what else can I do with my time?”

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Finally, it’s time to smell (and taste) the roses

02-11-2020

MARCH 18, 2020. This date is stamped into many people’s memories as the day everything shut. Among them is Lauren Richardson, grower of edible flowers in Glenlyon.

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Simple life and ethical farming

26-10-2020

WIFE and husband farming team Catherine Taumoefolau-Evans and Bohdan Evans with their three children Angus, Hepi and Leon, have returned to a simpler life.

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Australia’s Best Pie at Kyneton!

31-08-2020

KYNETON'S Country Cob Bakery has done a hat trick, taking out the Baking Association of Australia's Best Pie for the third year in a row.

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Game, set and healthy match

17-08-2020

IT’S a great, and healthy, match. Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club and Hepburn Wholefoods Collective have come together, with the latter sharing the club’s rooms to offer organic, local food to the community.

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Local Lines

17-08-2020

Local Lines

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From out of the pandemic, humane hope

10-08-2020

CORONOVIRUS might just have done it for Tammi Jonas. What we have learnt during this pandemic is that, apart perhaps from on-line shopping, gambling and streaming, rare is the business that has turned a corner.

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Chrissy loving her saffron – and ice-cream

08-06-2020

THE hills are alive with the sight of saffron, thanks to Chrissy Rawson-Harris.

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Online works but face-to-face best for garlic grower

08-06-2020

SLATY Creek Organics could once be found at the Daylesford Farmers Market, the Ballarat Lakeside Market and Creswick Market. But just not at the moment and we all know why. That would seem to be a problem if you had just harvested a big swag of garlic and were getting ready to sell it all. But Ross Jones? Well, these days he couldn’t be happier.

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A family affair at the Good Life Farm Co

01-06-2020

KYNETON beekeeper Claire Moore always wanted to be a queen bee breeder, either that or a stockbroker.

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Open range farming producing a honest egg

01-06-2020

OVER the years there has been a lot of ink spilled over the notion of what constitutes an ethical egg.

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Powlett Hill – leading proponent of biodynamic farming

01-06-2020

OUT on the wind-blown volcanic plains of central Victoria, the sun shines on a rugged terrain. About 250 hectares of blackened hillside is testament to a grass fire that tore across the slopes in midsummer, witness to the region’s volatility.

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Sustainably produced food for the masses

01-06-2020

DANNY Kinnear was a popular fixture at the local markets. He was the one selling the popular Portuguese custard tarts and chocolate and almond brownies.

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Pota-toes part of Trentham potato harvest

04-05-2020

TRENTHAM'S 2020 Spudfest might have been cancelled but it takes more than a global pandemic to stop Trentham’s harvest of the 30 or so potato varieties which have been grown in the district since the 1860s.

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