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Forum to focus on food economy THE inaugural Mornington Peninsula Food Forum will be held at Balnarring later this month. Food writer Richard Cornish will host the event which is open to industry professionals and food lovers from Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. It will be at Balnarring community hall, 9.30am- 4pm, Tuesday 24 April. Mornington Peninsula Shire and its Food Industry Advisory Body are backing the event, with funding and support coming from the Ripe for Change grants program, Sustainable Table and the Westernport Catchment Landcare Network. The format will be a series of presentations and panel discussions exploring three key themes: Agri-tourism: The “golden egg” of opportunity exploring how businesses make it work and what its customers are looking for; Food distribution: So much quality produce is grown on the peninsula. Attendees will discuss shortening the food miles and strengthening the connection between food producer and food consumers; New ideas in a changing landscape: Staying relevant and profitable in today’s food economy means thinking on your toes and staying agile. What to learn from businesses doing it well. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the one-day forum would “bring together food growers, makers and advocates to tackle key issues and opportunities around local food production”. “Council is proud to support our local food economy and further develop the peninsula

agri-tourism industry,” he said. Guest speakers will include Emma and Tom Lane, founders of The Farm at Byron Bay, whose successful agri-tourism model has gained international recognition; Emma Germano, of I Love Farms, explaining the evolution of her family’s business model of delivering fresh, sustainable seasonal produce from farmers to consumers; Phil Wood, culinary director at Point Leo Estate, on sourcing local produce, and Sheryn Mock, a fifth-generation apple grower whose family pioneered the biodynamic movement on the Mornington Peninsula. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com.au

A place for history A HISTORY of Mt Martha House is being compiled to be on display in the heritage-listed building at the corner of the Esplanade and Dominion Road. A scanning day of photographs and artwork for the Mt Martha House Historical Collection will be held 11am-4pm at the house on Wednesday 18 April. Organisers say they would like to hear from anyone who ever lived, worked, studied, or had a function at Mt Martha House. The history room is planned to include personal memories of the house, including any items of equipment or unifoprms that might have been used at the house. Photographs can either be given to the collection or taken along to be scanned. Details: Gill Gordon 5974 1288 or email: mtmarthahousehistory@gmail.com

Come on over: Western Port Model Aircraft Club members are gearing for the open day this Sunday. Picture: Supplied

Little wings over Western Port MODEL aircraft of all types, sizes and styles will take off in the Western Port Model Aircraft Club’s Wings over Western Port open day, Sunday 15 April. The club’s inaugural open day is the airfield at 360 The Esplanade, Crib Point. Gates will be open to the public 10am-4pm. Members fly model helicopters, jets, civilian and military type aircraft “all based on the real thing and sounding just as good”, secretary Stephen Gray said. The club, founded in the early 1990s, has a membership of about 100 and a diverse range of age groups and experience levels – with some members holding world records and one junior world champion in pylon F3D racing. At the open day, members will be assisted by pilots from other model aircraft clubs from around the state. A feature will be a demonstration of control line flying, with members of the

public welcome to have a go at this exciting and fun aspect of model flying. Members from other radio controlled hobbies groups will demonstrate remote-controlled tanks, crawlers, yachts and boats. Crews from the CFA and Victorian Maritime Centre will participate at the event which is supported and sponsored by the Balnarring & District Branch of the Bendigo Bank. Western Port Model Aircraft Club is planning to make this an annual event to showcase the sport, or hobby, of remote-controlled aircraft and to involve other local remote-control interest groups. They plan to generate an awareness of their activities within the community and create interest from potential members. Other groups participating on the day are the Victorian Maritime Centre, Victorian Armoured Radio Control Club, Illawong Model Boat Group, and RC Crawlers Melbourne.

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