Saturday 4th April 2020 in the Celebrating Red Gums Marquee
Prof Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell, our festival Ambassador, grew up on a family farm north of Cavendish. He studied forestry at Creswick and the University of Melbourne, and postgraduate research in rural sociology and knowledge systems at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. He managed the Potter Farmland Plan in the 1980s, was Australia’s first National Landcare Facilitator in the 1990s, Executive Director of Land & Water Australia in the early 2000s, and now reports to the Foreign Minister as CEO of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Andrew is well-placed to place the challenges of managing red gum country in a global context, as we work out how to feed and clothe ten billion people more sustainably in more difficult climates.
Dr Charles Massy OAM
Dr Charles Massy is a woolgrower, scientist and renowned author from the Monaro High Plains in NSW. He has served on national and international panels in sheep and wool research and development. His book Breaking the Sheep's Back is the authoritative analysis of the Australian wool industry and its decline after the collapse of the reserve price scheme. More recently, Charles’ Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, a New Earth is a passionate clarion call for regenerative agriculture, informed by a unique combination of practical experience and academic research.
We’re delighted to welcome Charles to the red gum country.
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Bruce Pascoe is an Australian author from East Gippsland who identifies as a Bunurong and Yuin man. He was awarded the NSW Premier’s Literary Award in 2016 for Dark Emu – a compelling, meticulously researched account of Indigenous history that has inspired readers throughout Australia and around the world, challenging our understanding of Aboriginal land management prior to European settlement. Bruce is a great orator and storyteller of wit, wisdom and charm.
We are excited to have him as a speaker at our Environmental Forum and know people of all ages will be keen to hear what he has to say.
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Dr Greg Moore OAM
Dr Greg Moore is a senior research associate in arboriculture at Burnley College, University of Melbourne. He has been a major speaker at conferences in Australia, Israel, Hong Kong, USA, France and New Zealand in recent years. He has written three books, contributed to five others and has published some 175 papers and articles on tree biology and management.
Greg has extensive expert knowledge to share with us about our iconic Red Gums.
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