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It’s time to harvest frost-tender plants

Sandy Scheltema Now that the cool cold nights are here in central Victoria and the frosts are starting, it's time to pull out frost-tender plants...

Foodbanks meet changing needs

Foodbanks in Kyneton and Gisborne are preparing to meet the changing needs of Macedon Ranges locals amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kyneton Caring Community's Kerryn Wildenburg...

Gain solace from gardening

Sandy Scheltema In these extraordinary times when we must stay at home and cancel everything except our commitment to our common humanity, many of us...

Resurgence in home gardens

Dozens of free veggie seed starter packs are helping Macedon Ranges locals to become self-sufficient. The seed packs will improve the home-grown food supply and...

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...

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...

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...

Fresh farmers’ fare

Castlemaine district residents and visitors to the region flocked to the launch of the inaugural weekly Castlemaine Farmers Market last Wednesday evening. The new weekly...

A dash of Latin passion catches hold in Castlemaine

A dash of Latin passion is catching hold in Castlemaine and surrounds. The distinctly Spanish flavour fomenting in some unexpected local hotspots follows a happy...

World foodie fame

Bendigo has become the first Australian city to be designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and the wider region stands to benefit.The title puts...

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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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