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New podcast for Eurobodalla farmers


A new podcast by local farmers, for local farmers, is exploring topics that matter for Eurobodalla’s rural community.

Rural Natters: farming conversations is recorded at an in-person get-together at Moruya’s Monarch Hotel on the first Friday of the month. Each event features a Q&A with a guest speaker, which is produced into a quality podcast.

Grower Alison Walsh utilises her local knowledge and gentle interviewing skills to lead the interactive conversations. The first episode features Council’s invasive species supervisor Paul Martin and is now available to stream on Soundcloud.

The second recording will take place at the Monarch Hotel on Friday 5 November will focus on pasture management, with retired dairy farmer Mark Bice. Other topics to be explored in future podcasts include vegetable growing and animal husbandry.

The podcast is a Eurobodalla Council initiative made possible with funding from the COORDINARE Primary Health Network.

It aligns with Council’s community development work with local farmers, which also includes regular networking events and an online Google group, where farmers can share ideas and support one another.

Council’s community development coordinator Zoe Morgan said farmers by and large worked in isolation so opportunities to connect with minimal fuss were important.

“We’re starting the podcast with four episodes to test if there is a market for it in the Eurobodalla farming community,” she said.

“If it gets traction we will look for funding to continue developing more.”

Rural Natters: farming conversations will next be recorded at the Monarch Hotel, 50 Vulcan Street, Moruya, on 5 November, 3 December and 4 February, from 5.30-6.30pm. The talk is followed by an informal catch-up.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend however RSVP is essential to Council’s Emily Dannock on 4474 1081 or Emily.dannock@esc.nsw.gov.au

Listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/eurobodallacouncil


Above: A new podcast exploring local farming issues is available on Soundcloud. The first episode features Eurobodalla Council’s invasive species supervisor Paul Martin in conversation with grower Alison Walsh, recorded at an event at the Monarch Hotel.

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