Bringing the bush to schoolyard
WHEN Karara farmer Belle Marriage quizzed students about what food we source from sheep and one youngster answered "bread" she knew she was in the right place.
"As farmers we have a social responsibility to connect with kids and explain our products," she said.
"If we don't take the time to teach children about agriculture and where their food comes from how can we expect them to support us?"
The primary producer was one of the many locals involved in the first Southern Downs Sustainability Day yesterday.
A joint initiative of Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group and Warwick Central State School the day showcased businesses and producers, who were committed to improving our environment.
CHLG co-ordinator Catherine Potter said the event provided students with a snapshot of the positive aspects of agriculture.
For more stories and photos see next Tuesday's Bush Tele.