The Reference Group held a face to face workshop on 20 September 2017 at the Tombarra events centre near Braidwood NSW. The focus of the day was on making sure that Reference Group members have every opportunity to guide the direction of the Holistic Management Cooperative Project and remain informed about new developments.
The full-day workshop on Wednesday 20th covered a number of topics: Savory Institute's Land to Market ecological outcomes verification (EOV), the profiles and requirements of the Reference Group, the Holistic context, draft marketing plans, the online facilities, the EOV training plan, training innovations, and accreditation and remuneration models.
From left: Lesley White (speaking), Michael Fitzgerald, Emily Yarra (standing), Harry Watson, Hayden Druce (standing), Brian Marshall, Victoria Royds, Jane Keany, Margie Fitzpatrick, Martin Royds, Kirsty Altenburg (out of shot), Tony Hill (behind the camera).
The workshop was preceded by a producers and quality food providers' dinner on the evening of 19th, with a catering theme of local food and wine. Several guests with experience at supplying wholesome food through regenerative agriculture spoke briefly on their experiences and outlook.