Home' Grower : August 2012 Contents The South Australian Grower -- August 2012
Matjarra shared vision
CLOSE to 80 people attended the launch of the Matjarra brand of Nunga Produce at the
Adelaide Produce Market last month. The project, which started in 2005, markets
products grown by Aboriginal people through the APM. It offers opportunities and
economic independence for indigenous communities and families in regional South
Australia to grow and sell herbs, bunch lines and chillies. SA Grower's MIKE LAMOND
took these photos.
Awards for rural
NOMINATIONS and applications for the spirit of
excellence awards, sponsored by the Agricultural
Bureau of South Australia, are now open.
The Rural Youth Bursary, offering $5000 to the
winner, and the Peter Olsen Fellowship ($8000)
are offer opportunities for young people living
and working in rural regions to showcase their
skills and abilities and further pursue their career
of interest towards the benefit of the community.
PIRSA will select applicants of the two awards
to be considered for the Australian Year of the
Farmer 2012 Award. The AYOF award of $1500
will be given to the winner involved in farming or
support careers or businesses in rural
They will have the opportunity to share their
knowledge and experience with other young
people within the industry at the AYOF farming
The RYB is an initiative made possible by
monies from the South Australian Rural Youth
Movement, and is open for 18 to 30-year-olds
from all types of employment to apply. The
selection is based upon the applicant's skills,
abilities and motivations towards their chosen
career that will further benefit the rural
Nominations for the Peter Olsen Fellowship
Award close on Friday, August 17 and are
announced with the Australian Year of the Farmer
Award at the Agricultural Bureau Spirit of
Excellence Awards held at Kimba on Monday,
Details: Michelle Arbon, Advisory Board of Agriculture
communications officer 0404 707 973 or Yvonne
Correll, ABA awards coordinator 0438 273 264.
Rainbow Fresh Direct sales
manager Sam Ciccarello.
Kirk Newchurch and Rachel from
Bookyana with produce packaged in
Nunga Produce partners Nigel Tripodi, Ron
Newchurch and Juliet Giangregorio.
Footy star and ambassador for Matjarra Gavin Wanganeen with Nunga Produce
general manager Ron Newchurch, sales and marketing manager Juliet
Giangregorio and production and distribution manager Nigel Tripodi.
Juliet Giangregorio, Adrian
Gillett (chef), Pam Tobin, from
the Food Studio, Gavin
Wanganeen, Ron Newchurch,
Nigel Tripodi, and Judyta
High-Profile chefs Adrian and Judyta
who catered the Matjarra Breakfast. The
colourful and respected food consultant
Pam Tobin co-ordinated the event.
Anne Tripodi, an expatriate of Essendon
and fan of the Bombers, shares a candid
moment with Gavin Wanganeen.
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