Small Farm Field Day
The next “Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day” will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 26 May 2019.
A great day full of information and fun for everyone. Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup just 15 minutes from Midland.
Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day is the place where those living and working on small farms in the agricultural sector can come together at the one time to view and compare from a selection of products and services designed for efficient farming and rural practices. Also for those who want to see if this is the life they would like and have some fun finding out.
Madjitil Moorna at the 2015 Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day
Ricky Possum at the 2015 Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day
madjitil moorna choir
This is a recent photo of the Madjitil Moorna choir with George Walley leading from the mandolin.
The occasion above was the commemoration of Yaburgurt (George) Winjan, a significant figure in Mandurah during early colonisation, on the 100th anniversary of his death.
mad tatters morris dancers
Mad Tatters Morris Dancers are women & men who perform traditional & vigorous dances from English villages along the Welsh border. Dressed in colourful “tatter coats”, we dance with sticks & bells accompanied by musicians playing melodeons, whistle & drum. It’s like bush dancing, but much more fun! Mad Tatters website..
Mad Tatters Morris Dancers
ag department education trailer
Chris Ferreira has been a leading exponent of sustainable land management in WA for the last 22 years. He specializes in sustainable waterwise and energy efficient gardening, landscaping and landcare. He runs his own award winning company Landcare Solutions which specializes in environmental design, management, education and media.
bee gardening with matthew lunn
After last year’s successful gardening experience for the family with “Potting Paradise”, this year join Matthew Lunn for another potting experience as the kids learn all about bees in the garden and learn how to create a bee garden and what bees see, smell and how they make honey.
Matthew is a familiar radio gardening personality within the community, as he can be heard on Curtin Fm 100.1 every Saturday morning presenting “Let's Talk Gardening”. This he has done for 14 years.
Living locally with his family in Mount Helena he first came involved with the SFFD last year and quickly turned “Potting Paradise” into a friendly family hands-on experience where children and parents could pot away and learn all about making plants grow. It was a planting success with many coloufully painted pots leaving the show.
This year Matthew wants to combine his love of bee keeping with plants and show how both are important in our everyday lives as well as showing that bees are far more friendly than their sting makes them be.
So BEE inspired and learn all about bees with Matthew.
Experience Gidgegannup would like to thank our supporters:
a fun and informative day out for families
Photo courtesy of Countryman Newspaper