Best Dairy Announced

A white chocolate, salted caramel and macadamia ice cream and a Tasmanian tilsit have been unveiled as Australia’s supreme dairy products at the 2014 Australian Grand Dairy Awards, announced in Melbourne recently. The two dairy delights lead a field of 19 category winners that have been judged to be Champions in their respective classes at the […]

Full battery of tools needed for wild dog control

Effective wild dog control requires an integrated approach – on both public and private land. Department of Environment and Primary Industries Wild Dog Program Manager Michael Bretherton said on-farm management practices including baiting, trapping, shooting, exclusion fencing and good animal husbandry were all vital in wild dog control. “The Victorian Government with the Community’s assistance […]

Oasis of Sustainable Ideas – Macedon Ranges

Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival Sat 8 February 10 AM to 4PM The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival will raise awareness of the environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges that our community faces in today’s fast-paced and hectic world.The festival will be an oasis of ideas, products, and practical solutions that will inspire and inform […]

Gardens and Chocolate?

Australian gardeners and European chocolatiers aren’t usual collaborators, but a chocolaterie in Victoria’s Yarra Valley has combined these artisanal skills to create a unique range of gourmet chocolates. The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery boasts 16 hectares of kitchen garden, emerging fruit and nut orchards and wetlands – providing a site where gardeners and […]