Workshop to sustain farming community

SUSTAINABILITY: Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative's Cathie Hale and Cameron Love have helped to organise the event. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 051717cbylocal
SUSTAINABILITY: Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative's Cathie Hale and Cameron Love have helped to organise the event. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 051717cbylocal

FARMERS are encouraged to attend an event at the Flannery Centre on Friday to learn more about co-operative farming. 

The event, Building Community Resilience, has been organised by the Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative with support from the NSW Department of Industry. 

It is designed to improve farming outcomes in the region through understanding sustainable practices and how to find and nurture local markets.

Speakers have been invited to the event to discuss various aspects of farming. 

Among the speakers will be Dr. Marita Sydes from Central Tablelands Landcare, Phil Cranney from Local Land Services, Lorraine Gordon from the Farming Together project and Ashley Bland from Skillset Environment.

This is an interactive event and will feature collaborative workshops, one-on-one discussions and specialist stall holders to deliver the information to small farmers. 

Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative board member Robyn Donnelly said the ideas being discussed at the event fall in line with what the organisation has been trying to achieve.

“The co-op has been going now for just over five years, so we have been trying for all that time to develop a hub for produce,” she said. 

Ms Donnelly said the event is a step towards helping local farmers sustain and strengthen their enterprises. 

The event will be held at the Flannery Centre from 8.15am to 4.45pm on Friday. 

Tickets are $50 and available from www.buildingcommunityresilience.com.au or at the venue on the day.