The last two weeks have seen me traverse the continent. Firstly to WA where I attended my first Australian Landcare Council board meeting at Katanning. . Then back to QLD to speak at the Naturally Resourceful Conference in Mitchell. A special thankyou to the very dynamic Sue Middleton who also lined up a number of meetings with potential sponsors who can help Art4agriculture bring the Young Farming Champions and ArchIbull Prize to WA
What a blast Naturally Resourceful Conference in Mitchell was. I haven’t had so much fun in ages. The women of Mitchell are a shining example of when things have looked the bleakest, extraordinary people have seen a different way forward. Compelling visions of ‘better’ have inspired them to overcome massive odds before and they have done it again. It’s a remarkable and brave thing to do.
In fact “I have a dream today” was the foundation of both my presentation and Vicki Jones’ who preceded me. I have asked Vicki if I can share her story and I look forward to her saying yes.
Now whilst I like to think I was the highlight of the day I was well and truly upstaged by the special entertainment provided by Marg Enkelmann who creates Farm Wearable Art: Using Recycled Materials Found on the Farm.
The pictures tell the story and I also took some very funny videos which I will load when I get home.
Now its hard to beleive but you are now looking at dresses made out of tractor tyres silage bags wool packs and everything else that was once part of the working farming landscape.
Can you believe this