Heritage Trail Planning Day

A modest yet lively group assembled on Father’s Day morning in August to undertake the much-anticipated Heritage Trail Planning exercise. The session was facilitated by Dr Wendy Seabrook, whose consultancy Learning from Nature, is focussed on low-input productive landscapes. Wendy led a brief introduction and orientation to how the day might unfold. The three stages of the design process involve: visualising what our goals and aspirations are for the site surveying and assessing the site combining these two frameworks into…

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Council visit to Babbler Hill

On a hot Dry afternoon a delegation of Councillors and CEO Peter Franks rolled in for a visit and orientation to Babbler Hill. The Councillors–Nipper Brown, Lenore Wyatt, and Mary Graham–were returning from an inspection trip to spectacular Mt Spurgeon, and were appreciative of the cool coconut water and shade provided at Babbler Hill. Rupert Russell gave a bit of history to how Babbler Hill came into being. He noted the section of plantings that had been tenderly nurtured by…

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Heritage Trail Planning Picnic

Pre-planning session success

An enthusiastic group gathered at the Rifle Creek Campground to start the planning process for Mt Molloy’s Edible Heritage Trail. This was the first chance that Dr Wendy Seabrook of Cooktown’s Hill Top Farm had a chance to walk the trail and have a think about how it could be nudged toward a more interesting and productive ecosystem. Wendy has been studying a low-maintenance/high-yield form of cultivation that produces food forests. When they are fully established, these forests are largely…

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Food and Heritage Trail Project gets funding

We’re pleased to say that the FRRR (Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal) has approvedĀ a JAMARR funding application to help improve the amenity of the walk between the Rifle Creek Campground and the village. The idea is to improve the walking track and plant out layers of food and forage plants along the way. Our region has layers and layers of cultures on it, starting with the Muluridji people who have been living here for thousands of years. Then came…

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