Chicks in the Sticks bus tour to Marnoo

Ladies of the farm are being invited to frock up, pull on their gumboots and join in another Chicks in the Sticks bus tour to Marnoo.

The tour, planned for Friday, May 16, will take participants to farm enterprise Burrum Biodynamics.

Stephen and Tania Walter are taking clean, green organic farming to a whole new level through cutting edge biodynamic farming. Burrum Biodynamics produces lentils, peas, barley, spelt and oats and fat lambs of premium quality using sustainable farming practices.

Project Platypus events coordinator Cathy McDermott said Project Platypus and Wimmera CMA are excited to showcase their property, as not only are they using sustainable farming practices, they've also recently started processing and selling their own produce.

A high tea style luncheon will be provided by the Marnoo CWA at the Marnoo Hall. A further feature of the afternoon will be hearing from the Runner Up of the 2013 RIRDC Rural Women's Awards, Jo Clifford. Jo will present her abstract 'Beyond Farmer's Wife', rural women as innovators, leaders and drivers of social change.

A bus will leave from the Project Platypus office at 9.30am on Friday, May 16 to Marnoo and return by 2.30pm. This is a free event.

Chicks in the Sticks is a fun women only event which provides an opportunity for local women to put on a pretty dress and gumboots and get together and hear about the innovative practices landholders have put in place to balance their farm business and the environment.

To book a place on the bus, please RSVP before Monday, May 12 at www.platypus.org.au or by emailing us at admin@platypus.org.au or phoning Project Platypus on 03 5358 4410.

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