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24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
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PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
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POSTPONED: Harmony Day event with Sophie Thomson

Mar 18, 2020

The safety of all our community members is our highest priority, and due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are postponing our Harmony Day event with Sophie Thomson on March 27 to a later date. As you know, Wimmera CMA supports a range of exciting community events. We are in contact with individual organisers to ensure that events which can’t go ahead right now will still happen in the future. In the interim we are working hard to find new ways to keep in touch with our wonderful community members who are passionate about their local environment.


POSTPONED FOR A LATER DATE Backyard Landcare… living in harmony, above & below ground

We are thrilled to be Celebrating Landcare and National Harmony Day on March 27, 2020!

Special guest is Sophie Thomson passionate presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia & bestselling author of Sophie’s Patch

Also featuring Dr Sapphire McMullan Fisher, one of Australia’s leading mycologists who shares the magic, science and fun of natural fungus

March 27, 2020

5.30 – 8.30pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran College Hall  HORSHAM

FREE

Living in harmony the focus of Wimmera event

Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson will visit the Wimmera for a gardening-inspired ‘living in harmony’ event in March. Sophie is a special guest at ‘Backyard Landcare...living in harmony above and below ground’ on Friday March 27 in Horsham.

As part of National Harmony Day, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Wimmera Landcare are hosting the free event at Holy Trinity Lutheran College from 5.30-8.30pm.

Other guests are Dr Sapphire McMullan Fisher, one of Australia’s leading mycologists who shares the magic, science and fun of natural fungus. The Wimmera branch of Gardens for Wildlife will also attend.

Wimmera CMA community engagement officer Rae Talbot said this summer’s bushfires, drought and floods had highlighted the extremes of our changing climate and raised awareness of the importance of adapting to create more harmony with the natural world.

“We are excited to have Sophie and Sapphire, along with Gardens for Wildlife members, all come together at this special event,” Rae said. “There is a growing awareness of looking after what lives in our soils, and how what we plant in those soils can create a better balance for all living things.”

Over the past five years Sophie Thomson and her family have transformed what was once a dry, windswept cow paddock surrounding their historic stone cottage in the Adelaide Hills into a lush garden.

Sophie, also the bestselling author of ‘Sophie’s Patch’, said her garden reflected all her passions - a kids’ garden, an obsessive-compulsive gardener’s treasure trove, a recycled/repurposed garden, a haven for beneficial insects and bees and a productive garden that supplies the family with fruit, vegetables and eggs all year round.

Dr Sapphire McMullan Fisher is the creator of the Fun Fungi Ecology website which encourages people to ‘think fungi’ and dig deeper.

  • Registrations for the March 27 event are essential for catering purposes.
  • Sophie and Sapphire will also be part of a Horsham Urban Landcare event at The Patch at the Salvos on Saturday March 28 from 9.30am, which will include building a worm tower.
  • The event is supported by Wimmera CMA through funding from the Victorian Government’s Landcare Program.

Wimmera Harmony Day 2020