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SOLN “Landtalk” Thursday 21st April 2011.

Congratulations to the new Committee of Management

Southern Otway Landcare welcomes our new Committee of Management. Ros Jamieson has stood up to take on the role of Chair. We also welcome Ken Forrester on board as new Treasurer and John Marriner as Secretary.  We look forward to the new Executive and know that these experienced Landcare members will do fantastic work in their new roles. On behalf of all Landcare members we would like to thank Simon Pockley and Peter Gardiner who step down from their roles but remain on board to assist the new Chair and Treasurer. We also say a sad farewell to Denise Hooke who steps down from the Committee of Management after many, many years of dedicated service. Southern Otway Landcare has benefited enormously from your hard work, Denise, and you will be greatly missed.      

Feral Feast a Great Success

Husband and wife chefs, Emily and Arjen of Greenleaf Catering, transformed deer, rabbit, apple and local weeds into gourmet dishes. Entry to the feast was donation and $412.15 was raised towards the construction of a Pizza Oven at the Apollo Bay Community Garden.There was great merriment while entrees were served such as rabbit rillettes with sage and fresh apple and prosciutto crisp, as well as potato-rosti with roast venison and blackberry chutney. Members were treated to home made blackberry wines and dishes such as ‘Nose to Tail’ consisting of succulent pieces of locally caught venison in a spiced red wine jus with wild mushrooms broad beans and parsnip puree, served with a salad of autumn leaves and garden escapees.

 Age Epicure writer, Richard Cornish traveled from Melbourne to attend the feast and said, “A Feral Feast is certainly on the edgy side of celebrating local produce, but it’s impressive to see a community committed to improving the natural environment and eating pests while they do it.”

Townies for Landcare

Something a bit different for Townies next week. Townies will be helping the Otway Barham Reference Group put together materials for the Barham River Festival. We’ll be meeting as usual at the Landcare Office, 69 – 71 Nelson St at 2pm and heading up the Barham River Rd to Great Ocean Wines Events Venue. New members are always welcome.

If you have aspirations to make a contribution to improving habitat and conservation in our area, talk to Landcare!

Quenton Gay, Kristen Lees, Luke Hynes, Libby Riches.

69-71 Nelson St. Apollo Bay. (PH) 5237 6904

~ by SOLN on April 21, 2011 .



One Response to “SOLN “Landtalk” Thursday 21st April 2011.”

  1.   Neil & Bo Melville Says:

    Thanks to all involved for the fabulous Feral Feast last Sunday.
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the company & are inspired by the commitment of the group.

    Keep the passion!

    Happy Easter to you all.