‘Catchment Keepers’, is a great new program for women farmers in the Murrumbidgee catchment that kicks off this winter that we’re keen for you to know about!
In this episode I chat with Gemma Meier about Catchment Keepers and how it aims to support women – who juggle many roles - to connect, learn and share knowledge, information and social support to help plan and grow on farm natural resource management on their farms in the Murrumbidgee catchment that spans from the ACT to Hay in western NSW.
Gemma is a farmer from Grong Grong, near Narrandera in NSW. She’s a member of the Murrumbidgee Landcare Committee and is involved with diverse, nourishing community projects that include community energy enterprises, the Grong Grong Earth Park and a very special open greybox woodland ‘forest’ on her farm that she, partner Reiner and family have established with the help and enthusiasm of neighbours and city mates.
Such a pleasure to speak with Gemma, a dear friend and member of the Foodswell team – thank you Gem!
To learn more and get involved with Catchment Keepers contact Nicole Maher, Regional Coordinator for Murrumbidgee Landcare, and head to and join the Catchment Keepers Facebook group, on Facebook at:
And for joyful, messy and risky fun things for kids that you might build with and for kids and community where you live head to the Grong Grong Earth Park’s Facebook page for inspiration and tips at:
The Grong Grong Earth Park is also on Instagram @ gronggrongearthpark
Picture: Jenny Grant-Curnow of Canberra tree-planting at Grong Grong
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