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Agriculture Gastronomy

Foraging for Fresh in Strathfieldsaye

I sat down with Tim and Naomi, the owners of Forage, and immediately their passion for taking home grown food, from the paddock to the consumers plate shines through. I asked them why the name Forage? It turns out that the decision of how to name the business was a simple one. After both coming […]


by Sally Beer • February 22, 2022
Creative Industries

Activating healthy soil

CiPi (artist identity) is the ultimate creative slashy – artist/Masters student/small business operator/sewer/maker and now visual arts technician. Oh, and mother to two teenage boys. This is very common in the culture and creative sector, where many work on short-term contract basis, going from gig to gig and juggling multiple revenue streams to maintain their […]


by Felicity Martin • February 14, 2022
Health and Wellbeing

Making the healthy choice the easy choice: Greater Bendigo’s Healthy Catering Guide

Many of us who have worked in offices – or as part of almost any kind of organisation – will be well aware of “office cake culture” and how often morning teas, meetings, farewells, birthdays and other events involve unhealthy foods we probably wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves on a normal day. The same goes […]


by Our Team • February 7, 2022
Agriculture First Nations Sustainability

Tumpinyeri Growers: belonging to life

Words by Sally Beer, images courtesy of Tumpinyeri Growers Tumpinyeri Growers is an organic share farming business, employing agro-ecological principles at Captains Creek Organic Farm. After sitting down with Josh, one of the founders of Tumpinyeri Growers, it is clear to see that the passion held for the land, sustainable food production and community translates […]


by Our Team • January 20, 2022
Creativity and Innovation Creative Industries

Costume designer bringing characters to life

@CreativeBendigo met up with talented creative and costume designer Kristine von Hilderbrandt at the unique arts and community centre, The Old Church on the Hill. A place to connect with community, experience live music, explore creative pursuits including; craft classes, Latin dancing, community gardening, kids drama, ukulele and Capella, this repurposed group of buildings is […]


by Felicity Martin • January 17, 2022
Agriculture Sustainability

Regenerating and Reviving: The Mucko Family Farm

Damian and Michelle Muscovich moved to their 71-hectare property just outside Heathcote ostensibly for a ‘slower, less crowded life’…but talk to the pair about the work they’re doing at the Mucko Family Farm and you’ll think it sounds anything but slow-paced and quiet. Plans for the property have changed over the years – with plenty […]


by Anna Knight • January 14, 2022
Health and Wellbeing Sustainability

Greater Bendigo’s Food System Strategy celebrates one year of healthy, equitable and sustainable food

Greater Bendigo’s Food System Strategy Annual Report has been launched, detailing the ways the City, community and leading organisations are working together to create a more healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for everyone. The report outlines a summary of the progress made on key actions for the Strategy’s implementation, and celebrates the great progress […]


by Our Team • December 17, 2021
Creativity and Innovation Creative Industries

Weaving a cultural tradition in Bendigo

Bendigo has a thriving Karen Burmese weaving and textile making community who design and create their work from home or at the Cultural Exchange Hub in the Beehive Building in Bendigo. In 2007 the first Karen Burmese refugees arrived in Bendigo and over that time more refugees have relocated to Bendigo. Creative Bendigo met with […]


by Felicity Martin • December 9, 2021

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