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Springtime brings out the gardeners!


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The second annual Rushworth Spring Gardens Expo took place on a pleasant, slightly overcast Saturday morning. Garden lovers from near and far strolled under the shady trees of the High Street village green, taking a look at the array of garden related stalls. This year’s expo featured thirty-five stall holders, more than double the number at last year’s event.

The stalls included fancy breed chickens, fresh produce, seedlings, garden ornaments, Australian native plants, terrariums, olive oil, honey, garden tools, vintage wares and compost, just to name a few!

Talented singer, Sherri Parry, once again opened the event with her crowd-pleasing tunes. Rushworth Spring Gardens Expo was the first of her three gigs for the day, the second being at the Heathcote Food and Wine Festival, followed by performing as the opening act at the Four Lions album launch at True Brew in Bendigo.

Sue Barlow from Mud Hut Yoga demonstrated a range of easy-to-do Yoga techniques, perfect for limbering up for an hour or two of working in the garden.

Guest speakers also proved to be popular with the crowds. Katie and Hugh Finlay from Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens provided tips for organic fruit tree care in spring.

Local florist, Kylie Wales, demonstrated creative ideas to brighten your home using foliage, plants and vessels from your own home and garden.

Garden Designer Betsy-Sue Clarke from Dirtscape Dreaming presented a talk about Gardens as Healers - a different way to see the garden we need.

Guest speakers were presented with a stunning bouquet of flowers, kindly donated by Avonlea Flower Growers in Murchison.

Community bands together to recycle old modems


Campaspe Shire Council has teamed up with Neighbourhood and Community Houses for a shire-wide modem recycling program to coincide with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Euroa Show & Shine – Best yet!


An excited crowd of over 8,000 motoring enthusiasts and their families descended on Euroa on Sunday 1 October to witness what has been described by many as the best Australian National Show and Shine ever.

House fire leaves woman airlifted to Melbourne


A Rushworth woman is in hospital in Melbourne after being airlifted with burns to her hands and upper body after a fire in the early hours of Sunday 17 September on the property in Old Place Road. The fire needed twenty firefighters from three crews to bring it under control.

Farewell to Chief - end of an era


The Rushworth community was saddened to hear of the passing of Jeff ‘Chief’ Perry last Friday morning. A much-loved town elder, Chief will be remembered as a pillar of the community, involved in many local clubs and organisation over the past sixty plus years. With his wife, Vera, he opened the popular Perry’s Butchery in the 1950s, where he worked with his family over many decades serving customers from far and wide with fi ne cuts of meat - and especially the famous Perry’s sausages!

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