Wellbeing … and wine… were the key talking points at an excellent community forum conducted in the region this week by the West Midland’s Group.
The West Midland Group’s “Women, Well-being and Wine” is a popular annual event that recognises the key role that women play in supporting farming businesses.
The theme for this year’s event, held in Dandaragan, was ‘From paddock to plate’ – exploing how and from where people source their food.
More than 120 women attended the function and were inspired by an array of guest speakers who promoted the positive profile of women and celebrated their contribution to the WA community.
Speakers included food writer and educator Louise Fitzroy, Danielle from RSM Bird Cameron, who looked at the cost of secondary education, food blogger Kate Tonkin, local business entrepreneur Joan Cook from Dandaragan Organic Beef and communication expert Caroline Harry discussing ways to add richness to relationships through mindful conversations.
Morning tea and lunch were catered by local favourite The Woodshed Café and featured local produce ranging from free-range eggs, roasted vegetables, punchy herb dressings and the star of the show, Dandaragan Organic Beef.
During breaks, guests had the opportunity to network, explore the offerings of an array of local businesses, and do a little bit of shopping! Moore Catchment Council featured in the event with their collection of native seedlings, lavender plants from Homestead Garden Nursery, udon noodle demonstrations by Oodles of Noodles, fashion and decor from Jeanne D Moore and Regan’s Ridge Olives, just to name a few.
Through fantastic events like the West Midland Group’s Women, Wellbeing and Wine, local women in the Northern Agricultural Region have the opportunity to network and discuss the tangible aspects of life for regional women such as health, resilience and wellbeing.