Calling all Western Port women with a passion for sustainable agriculture!

18 June 2016

The Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) is looking for interested women to take part in a Women’s Sustainable Agriculture Discussion (Leadership) Group.

This opportunity is open to all women involved in sustainable agriculture, predominately grazing farmers, from around the Western Port region, including the Dandenong Ranges, Western Port Catchment, South Gippsland, Bass Coast and the Mornington Peninsula. Women involved in the group will have the opportunity to develop and enhance skills, knowledge and confidence, as well as encourage them to tell their stories and initiate and promote sustainable agriculture.

This will be a free program facilitated by Jenny O’Sullivan of Linking Environment, Agriculture and People. It will commence with a two day workshop held in early September 2016, followed by a series of workshops, farm walks and other activities as determined by the group at the retreat.

PPWCMA’s Sustainable Land Management Coordinator, Sarah Halligan, said, “this is a great opportunity for women in the Western Port region to get together, share their knowledge and experiences and help promote the benefits of sustainable agriculture”

“There is currently little support for women in the sustainable agriculture field and it is anticipated that the development of this group will help to fill that void and provide a much needed network for women in Western Port”.

The PPWCMA is looking for interested and passionate women to take part in this program. If you, or someone you know, may be interested, the first step will be to complete an Expression of Interest Form which can be found here.

For more information, contact Sarah Halligan on 8781 7908 or by emailing sarah.halligan@ppwcma.vic.gov.au.