Jan 2021 – Jun 2021

Please keep the following program handy, so you will know where and when each monthly meeting is to be held. 

Women on Farms West Gippsland Inc. meet on the first Tuesday of each month (except November, which is the 2nd Tuesday, as the first Tuesday is Melbourne Cup Day). 

Meetings are held at a wide variety of locations, generally between 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., with members bringing their own lunch, cup and chair (and gumboots if necessary).  Tea, coffee, milk and hot water are supplied at each meeting (unless otherwise stated).

Parking is limited at some of the venues; therefore, we encourage members to car-pool where possible.  This is a great opportunity to get together with other members from your area and share the travelling.

Husbands and partners are invited occasionally, but only when stated in the directions for the day.

If you have difficulty locating the venue, or are lost, please phone the organiser/contact for the day, or Jean on 0429 488 156, or Rosa on 0411 022 908.

Membership (for 2021/2022) is $10 and is payable prior to the A.G.M. A new membership form MUST accompany the membership fee and be given to Marion Denniss, Treasurer.

Any money handed to Marion or any of the committee – please place in an envelope and write your name, amount, and details on the outside, this will avoid confusion on busy days.

Membership fees together with a new membership form can be sent to

Marion Denniss, 1658 Westernport Road, Heath Hill, 3981 with cheques made payable to Women on Farms West Gippsland Inc.

New members are always welcome, and more details and reminders will be given at our monthly meetings.

2nd February, 2021 –  22nd Annual General Meeting  –  CCG, Warragul

2nd March, 2020  –  Mixed Farming – Yarragon South

6th April, 2020  –  Get-together at Rosa Wedmore’s farm – Tynong

4th May, 2020  –  Terramirra Park Deer Farm  – Koonwarra

1st June, 2020  –  Living Legends – Greenvale

Tuesday 2nd February, 2021  –  22nd Annual General Meeting  –  CCG – Warragul

Rosa Wedmore has become a bee-keeper in the last couple of years and we have asked her to explain to us what sparked her interest and tell/show us how she went about becoming a bee-keeper.

Venue:                                   Community College Gippsland, Warragul                      

Directions:                           From Yarragon – exit the freeway at Warragul-Korumburra Road and follow the second exit from the roundabout.  Continue past Neilson’s Funerals.  CCG is about 1 kilometer on the right.

                                                From Melbourne – exit the freeway at Warragul–Korumburra Road, Turn right into South Road.  At the roundabout, continue past Neilson’s Funerals and follow the above directions

                                                This was our workshop venue for the 2019 Gathering

Map Number:                      VicRoads Country Map 96 G4

Time                                       10 am –  bring your lunch and cup (the canteen at the college will be open – you will need to order your lunch before 10 am)

Contact:                                Organiser is Jean Irvine  –  0429 488 156

Tuesday 2nd March, 2021  –   Jude Conway’s Mixed Farm  –  Yarragon South

Jude Conway, and her extended family, run a small farm high above Yarragon with a fantastic view.

They have vegetables, chooks, sheep and cattle, some of which they kill for their own use.  Jude does relief milking and milks a house cow or two. 

She is experimenting with soft and hard cheese, butter and fermented milk products.

She might even make us some nettle soup.

Venue:                       “The Edge”, 95 Earls Road, Yarragon South                                         

Directions:                From Yarragon village, turn south in Campbell Street, (past supermarket and post office), which becomes Leongatha Road.  After about 2/3 kilometers turn left into Yarragon South Road.  Stay on this road (past Marg Young’s track) for about 5 or 6 kilometers.  Earl’s Road is the next road you come to, on the left.

                                    ** Yarragon South road is narrow and very windy.  “The Edge” is about 2 kilometers along Earl’s road on the left.  There is parking on the long driveway, but car-pool if you can       

Map Number:          VicRoads Country Map 97 C5      

Time:                         10 am  –  bring lunch, chair, cup , sunhat or gumboots (or both!)

Contact:                    Organiser is Margaret Young  –  0432 805 975  or  5634 2027

Tuesday 6th April, 2021  –  Get-together at Rosa Wedmore’s farm – Tynong

Hopefully, this will be the week after the Port Fairy Gathering, so we have organized a relaxing day to talk about our experiences in Port Fairy and also follow up on the talk that Rosa gave us at our AGM about her bees and see the hives in action.

Venue:                                   165 Nine Mile Road, Tynong, 3813         

Follow the Princes Highway to the Tynong Road turnoff.  Turn south and follow this road.  Cross the railway line and turn right towards Nar Nar Goon. The first turn left is Nine Mile Road.  Rosa’s farm is about 1 kilometer on the left hand side.

Map Number:                      VicRoads Country Map

Time:                                      10 am –  bring your lunch and cup

Contact:                                Organiser is Rosa Wedmore – 5629 1211 or 0411 022 908

Tuesday 4th May, 2021  –  Terramirra Deer Farm  –  Koonwarra

Jill & Mike Vella pioneered deer farming methods and were involved when industry Codes of Practice for animal welfare and handling were written.  Terramirra Park has herds of naturally farmed red, fallow, elk and sika deer.  They produce venison and a variety of assorted deer products with a head to tail approach using all parts including the antlers, hide, tendons, pizzle, and tails.  Some of their products are used for Traditional Chinese medicine, and they are respectful of cultural and social aspects when integrating traditional methods with modern food safety standards.

Venue:                                   70 Caithness Road, Koonwarra, 3954    

Directions:                           Travel along the South Gippsland Highway to Leongatha then pass through the shopping into Bair Street, and turn right at the traffic lights to follow the south Gippsland Highway/Koonwarra Road (A440) for 9.5 kilometers.  (You will go past the Victorian Livestock and Exchange and then the Koonwarra Store on your right.  Caithness Road is approximately 2 kilometers from the store).  Turn right into Caithness Road, property is on the right 0.7 kilometers from turnoff

Map Number:                      VicRoads Country Map 102 J2

Time:                                      10 am –  bring your lunch and cup

Contact:                                Organiser is Judy Lackman  –  0416 075 875

                                                Tuesday 1st June, 2021  –  Living Legends – Greenvale

Living Legends is a retirement home for race horses who have finished their careers on the track.

A booking has been made for a return visit to Living Legends in Greenvale.  We will be travelling by coach from Warragul with pick-ups along the way.

Costs, at this stage are as follows:

                        Seniors guided tour with light lunch –  $28 at 11am

                                                Coach  –  free (subsidised by Women on Farms)

Final plans can not be locked in, as conditions may change by June.

Joan will check in March for an update on the situation and you will be informed via email or at a meeting.

Contact:                                Organiser is Joan Templar  –  0408 326 835

Attention Members.

Cash & cheques will still be accepted but,

Money can now be deposited directly into the WOF bank account.

Bendigo Bank BSB.  633-000 AccNo.  108 281 759

Include your name with the bank deposit.

Also send an email to treasurer@womenonfarms.org  to alert me of the reason for your incoming payment.    Marion, WOF Treasurer.