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Working it out at grassroots level

Begbie, R. (1990) Working it out at grassroots level. The Canberra Times, 18 July 1990. p. 20 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Newspaper article by Richard Begbie.

Acknowledges the unusual success of the New South Wales Grassland Society, a landcare group operating with over 600 members. Dr Malcolm Campbell, the secretary of the society, attributes the success to a down-to-earth approach for farmers working on the ground rather than as a scientific or academic society.

The society is renowned for their conferences and field days for highlighting the work of "ordinary" people (i.e. farmers not scientists) and being forward thinking. Despite the conservative nature of rural conferences, women are prominent members of the New South Wales Grassland Society. The conferences are also praised for their affordability and value for money for the average farmer.

This article contains a photograph of Mike Keys and Peter Simpson speaking at a Grassland Society field day.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1990 The Canberra Times
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55692
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