Molong’s Stephanie Hall-Richards isn’t quite sure how she started gardening in 2016, but she recalls being struck by a no-dig gardening article then which led to her buying a seed catalogue and the rest was history. To this today Stephanie remains a no-dig advocate, growing unique seeds for commercial suppliers and food all year round for her family.
Hairdresser Madeleine Fisher is rapidly becoming known by rural women for her personalised consultations for the fitting, care and colouring of beautiful toppers and wigs.
Tanya-Lee Holmes is based in Bathurst with her family and cookie business, and volunteers in the disability space helping 29 veterans locally and across Australia with health and well-being support by drawing on her personal experience of disability, PTSD, anxiety and past suicidal ideations.
Judy and Tony Fisher are in a club that nobody wishes to join because they have lost a child. Their 12 year old son Nic drowned in their backyard pool in 2001 but it was ten years before they understood what had actually caused this tragedy. They learnt that he’d died from Shallow Water Blackout in 2011, and the shocking part is that most people have played the long breath-holding game he and his friends were enjoying at the time.
Liz Sargeant has for over 22 years been a music education specialist, sharing the joy of music and the benefits of playing a musical instrument within schools and community bands, and believes the number one priority in any rehearsal or class is for participants to feel included and to be able to participate.
Saskia Jones and her best friend Kaitlyn Riles (KJ) are living their dreams, each with one year old baby boys born two weeks apart and having a successful business together called Prim and Platter which began with making platters for themselves and friends and sharing images of their creations online.
During the 90 days between noticing her breast abnormality in November 2022, being diagnosed with breast cancer, receiving treatments and regaining hope, Danica Bunch turned to journaling to navigate the challenges these upheavals brought her and her family.