Wheatbelt Weekly Wrap-Up (7/2/15)

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Photo by Jorja Downsborough (@wheatbelt_photography)

Happy weekend fellow Wheatbelt residents! In our wrap-up today, we’re including the best bits from the Wheatbelt lately as well as what to look forward to…

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  • Wheatbelt Local (alongside some incredible Wheatbelt photographers) was featured in a double page spread in the Merredin-Wheatbelt Mercury a couple of weeks ago. You can read the full article online here.
  • Camp Kulin held four summer camps over the holidays, with over 100 campers from around the Wheatbelt and Perth attending. You can see heaps of videos showing how much fun was had here.
  • At the start of the week, school started back for the year. You can see some photos of Merredin students enjoying their first day back here, or see what kids from Wagin got up to here.
  • For an inspiring read, read about the plans for young Wagin fashion designer Saige Edwards whose dreams are becoming a reality. More on Saige’s passion for fashion can be found here.

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  • WAM’s Wheatbelt Touring Circuit kicks off soon, with free shows in Wongan Hills, Grass Valley and Quindanning during February. The line-up is fantastic, even with a few of the artists from Sounds of the Wheatbelt project performing. More information can be found here.
  • Northam welcomed four students from Perth universities to spend a year in town with the Rural Clinical School. The students will be involved in the Northam community during their stay, find out more here.
  • There’s exciting news for poultry farmers as a trial being run near York is using chicken manure in hope to boost crops. To find out more about the program being funded by natural resource management group Wheatbelt NRM, and coordinated by York consultants Living Farm, click here.

Don’t forget to check out the events calendar for events on near you and leave a comment below to let us know what’s going on in your part of the Wheatbelt!

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