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TAFE New England goes green for the future

The Armidale and Tamworth communities have welcomed the announcement that TAFE New England will host sustainable gardening workshops at their respective campuses, later this month. TAFE New England has developed the workshops in response to Tamworth Regional Council and Armidale Dumaresq Council encouraging community members to live more sustainably.

The workshops will be held on Saturdays over the course of four weeks and will include subject topics such as fermented foods and beverages, feeding your garden, starting a vegetable garden and herbs and their uses.

Course hosts, Jane Pickard and Ray South are well respected Armidale residents and members of groups such as the Armidale Local Food Group and Sustainable Living Armidale. Workshop participants will leave each workshop, armed not only with the knowledge of how to apply the knowledge and skills in their own lives, but with food, herbal preparations and bits and pieces ready for the garden.

TAFE New England teacher and workshop coordinator, Vivienne Nano said “TAFE New England continually strives to meet the needs of the community by developing innovative courses”.

“We are constantly reminded about the impacts of climate change to our region and, as members of a community, we can personally take action to reduce our ecological footprint and live more sustainably, to ensure a bright future” Ms Nano added.

The Armidale workshop will commence on 25 July and the Tamworth workshop will commence on 1 August, at the respective campuses. Community members who would like to participate in the workshop can contact Vivienne Nano on 6773 7769.