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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
Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation

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
Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation

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
Agriculture Creativity and Innovation Lifestyle

Windella Farm

Becoming a business owner doesn’t happen overnight, and often it can result from a collision between a hobby, accumulated skills, and destiny…

by admin • December 2, 2021
Creative Industries Creativity and Innovation

Local artists develop creative collective in Valentines Antiques

Artist, Sarah Wallace-Smith is a creative with a passion and drive to see the creative ecosystem of Bendigo thrive. After completing her Fine Arts degree, Wallace-Smith approached Peter Valentine of Valentines Antiques about the possibility of setting up spaces for artists and creatives to sell their work amongst the heritage furnishings and décor. Located on […]

by Felicity Martin • November 23, 2021

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