We Survived 2020!

  • Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Australian Government’s One Good Community Wellbeing Grants Program
  • 2019/20
  • East Gippsland
  • Current

Research Question

The project aims to engage with farmers and rural service providers, within the Gippsland Region from the Victorian/NSW border in the east to Traralgon in the west. This project will be partnering with multiple rural health organisations and rural service providers and will be running an afternoon paddock walk field day followed by a social dinner. The field day will focus on the results of Gippsland focused agricultural research and the dinner will highlight local farmer produce. Interwoven into both activities will be face to face “hand shake” introductions and conversations with Gippsland based rural support organisations.

Research Information & Objectives

In October 2019, due to COVID-19 restrictions the planned field day went virtual and had over 900 views. A series of 16 short videos were produced informing on Gippsland based agricultural research.
In December 2019, a Farmer’s Feast was held to bring people together following COVID-19 lockdowns to share a meal, catch up and learn a little about rural health organisation and rural services available in Gippsland.
In February 2021, a Summer Field Day in the paddock, followed by a dinner meal to discuss the 2020 Gippsland Agricultural Research Results.
The project was funded by the Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Australian Government’s One Good Community Wellbeing Grants program to help address the long term impacts of drought and bushfires in the region by promoting healing and recovery.

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