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Grape help for hospitality workers

Fruit-picking is hard manual labour but Harcourt Valley Vineyard has seen a sudden influx of offers and is returning a favour with this year's...

Boost for small agribusinesses

Seven agribusinesses in the Macedon Ranges have received grants through the state government's Small-Scale and Craft Program to support business growth, create jobs and...

Cheese please! A new venture for Castlemaine

A new artisan cheesemaker and cheese school is being establishing in Castlemaine, adding an additional attraction to the town's Mill complex and tapping into...

Seed library to sprout benefits

The Macedon Ranges community will reap the benefits from growing its own plants as a new initiative gets underway. The Macedon Ranges Seed Library will...

From shadow to farm: New shared knowledge program launches

Aspiring farmers can now experience life on the land through a new program that allows experienced farmers to share their knowledge. Kyneton tree-changer Melissa Connors...

Food forest takes root

Kerryn Wildenburg has planted the seed for a permaculture 'Food Forest' in Kyneton. She is donating four acres of her own land to provide vulnerable...

Locals react to Baringhup solar farm approval

A Baringhup farmer has criticised the failure of the state planning minister to inform objectors that a solar farm has been approved for the...

Pick your own looks peachy at Harcourt

The time is ripe for some prime picking at Harcourt's Tellurian Fruit Farm where the annual Pick Your Own Fruit Fridays are proving popular...

Kyneton Show shines with record crowds

Organisers have declared the 159th Kyneton Show an enormous success with perfect spring weather on Show Day setting new attendance records. Kyneton Agricultural Society secretary...

Give an old chook a happy retirement

Local award-winning egg producers Ben and Lena Way, of Springfield Pastured Eggs, are offering up their retiring chooks to be re-homed as backyard layers. At...

Free fun at Kyneton Show time

The creative team behind the Kyneton Show has put together two big days of family fun this coming weekend for the 159th show with...

Yandoit beekeeper has something to buzz about

Yandoit beekeeper Craig Terrell reckons he's onto something. The local apiarist practises what he calls holistic beekeeping to produce resilient bees. "I don't require antibiotics or...

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World-class grown up rock

Joeys Coop are currently touring the east coast states to promote their recently release sophomore album Lachlan Valley Dirt. Friday...

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