Regenerative Communities Road Trip

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3-6 October 2019

Innovative ideas, inspiring stories, and practical tools to regenerate your community

Lake Cullulleraine Rotunda, Johansen Reserve
In partnership with Millewa Landcare

Warren is not just any average Farmer. His eventful life has tested him and made him the person he is today - The Unbreakable Farmer. Warren will change the thinking and behaviour of your most precious resource, your people.

 A free community dinner featuring live music by Woodville Creatures, a two course meal and children’s activities will also be held.

4pm Cultivate Farms Workshop, Tennis Club, Johansen Reserve

Sam Marwood, founder of Cultivate Farms will run a workshop for retiring and aspiring farmers. Learn about the cultivate model and build a vison for your farm.

Nangiloc Tavern
In partnership with The Nangiloc Tavern

Welcome to the world of the Nelson Twins. Raised in rural New South Wales, they have been performing as a duo for the past 13 years, fast becoming one of the most sought after double acts in Australia.

This free night of entertainment also includes local raffles and competitions, complimentary food by the Nangiloc Tavern, community planning activities, and fun for children.

Dean Cracknell, CEO and co-founder of the Town Teams movement will run an activity to unleash the potential of the best asset of any place, its people.

Ouyen Lake
In partnership with Ouyen Inc

A series of free interactive, informal workshops and talking circles will  feature in our Regenerative Communities tent to help celebrate one year since the opening of the Ouyen Lake.

2pm Fair Food Talking Circle with advocate Jade Miles

3pm Cultivate Farms workshop with founder Sam Marwood

4pm Food Next Door Talking Circle

5pm Butchery Workshop with

6pm Young Farmers Talking Circle

Murrayville Rec Reserve
In partnership with Neighbourhood House

Come down to the recreation reserve for a free lunch cooked by Food Next Door using local produce and creative cooking techniques. Join the Rio Vista Social Club for a live folk music jam, a series of Regenerative Communities workshops and talking circles.

11am Own Your Story workshop

12pm Inviting Diversity talking circle

1pm Cultivate Farms workshop

Featured projects at the Millewa, Nangiloc, Ouyen & Murrayville…..

Mallee Sky by Jodi Toering

Children will have the opportunity to produce and create their own special art work on a cotton boomerang bag. Jodi will also do a reading of her book Mallee Sky.

Graziher Portrait Project

Own your story. Graziher is a publication for rural and regional women. The magazine shares stories of women living on the land. Teagan Jane is a photographer who will be at the events capturing portraits of local women, individuals and families.

Digital Storytelling

Digital stories combine narrative with digital content—including images, photos, sound, animation and video—to create a short movie. Digital stories generally tell a personal story about life changing events. National Centre for Farmer Health invite you to view these powerful and engaging personal accounts.

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 9.30am-5pm
Magenta Woolshed, Australian Inland Botanic Gardens 1183 River Road Buronga NSW

Speaker bios and registration:

This incubator style forum features four panels covering inspiring stories and practical tools on how to regenerate communities. Speakers come from across the state as well as nationally, joining with local projects and individuals to present.

Throughout the day enjoy the surrounds of the gardens and a complimentary grazing table of local produce, prepared by The Friends of the Botanic Gardens. Stay for networking and refreshments from 4-5pm. 

People Power - Knowledge & skills as a shared community asset

Marieke Dam- Centre for Participation

Dean Cracknell- CEO & Co-Founder of Town Teams movement

Deane Munro- Co-chair of Ouyen Lake Working Group

Own Your Story- successful & authentic engagement in our Mallee country life

Teagan Jane Oliver- Founder of Teagan Jane Photography (TJP)

Linda Tillman- CEO of Tilma Group

Jade Miles- business builder, facilitator, farmer, fair food advocate.

Inviting diversity- Injecting new life into community by embracing new migrants.

Cheryl McKinnon- Mayor of Loddon Shire Council

Carly Jordan- Project Manager of the Great South Coast Economic Migration Project

Julie Pettett- HeartLand Horsham

Rewrite the System- A fresh perspective on innovative farming models & food systems.

Deborah Bogenhuber- Co-Founder & EO with John Niyera- Assistant EO of Food Next Door Coop

Samuel Marwood- Co-Founder & Managing Director of Cultivate Farms

Tammi Jonas- President of Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA)