Farmers' market, historic video project for Mt Larcom

THE Gladstone Regional Council has created two new projects as part of the region's community resilience strategy.

Plans are in place to create a video documentary rediscovering Mount Larcom's cultural heritage and develop a traditional farmers' market.

Residents aged 14 - 16 will interview community leaders and long term residents of rural west areas to help create the video project.

Environment and Community service committee chair councillor Cindi Bush said the project would benefit the young and the old.

"It will give the youth a chance to develop interviewing and documentary making skills, while the older residents' reflections and stories will add another dimension to the region's historical record," cr Bush said.

Another project, to create a farmers' market, is designed to celebrate the region's traditional country lifestyle.

Local producers, small businesses and craft makers interested should contact the council's strategic community inclusion officer Luis Arroyo on luisa@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.

It's hoped a register of keen participants will be made who will be encouraged to exhibit their products every few months at the Mount Larcom School as part of a rural studies program.

Other features such as cooking demonstrations and rural games would also contribute to the concept of a farmers' market set up along the Bruce Hwy.



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