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Exploring our region’s creativity and innovation in the face of global challenges through our stories


The Heathcote wineries going off-grid

One of the things that makes the Heathcote region so exciting for wine lovers is how local winemakers are prioritising the environmental sustainability of their vineyards.

by admin • May 7, 2020

Welcome to Australia’s only UNESCO City and region of gastronomy.

And welcome to our first newsletter – designed to keep you up to date with all that’s going on with the UNESCO Creative City designation and the opportunities that arise from Bendigo’s membership to this exciting global network.

by admin • May 7, 2020
Creativity and Innovation Gastronomy

All abuzz: How Bendigo Tech School is helping solve food challenges

Saving the world’s bee population may seem like an lofty goal, but a ground-breaking partnership between Victoria’s Tech Schools and Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is turning the impossible into the possible.

by admin • April 30, 2020
Gastronomy Health and Wellbeing

Inside PepperGreen Farm – a healthy food hub

Close to the heart of Bendigo and set on an immensely significant and historic five-acre site, PepperGreen Farm is a social enterprise that employs around 100 people with disabilities.

by admin • April 23, 2020
Creativity and Innovation Gastronomy

Behind the scenes: How Bendigo’s artisans are responding to COVID-19

It was watching the news and seeing the lengthy queues outside Centrelink offices that prompted Dave Jenkins into action. “I saw what was happening to everyone as a result of the coronavirus and I got extremely emotional and started crying,” he says. “I asked myself what I could do to help that was quick and […]

by admin • April 3, 2020

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