Growing the community

All general, media and stall holder enquiries should be directed to the SAGE Farmers Market Site Coordinator.

Kate Raymond     0413 920 620

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Stuart Whitelaw

President

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Stuart has recently retired from practising architecture for 42 years (he never quite got it right) and now is engrossed in his other career as an artist. He has always been involved in sustainability issues and food growing. In 1981, he co-wrote and taught the first ‘introduction to Permaculture Course’ in Australia at Ryde School of Horticulture. Stuart and wife Christine raised their 3 sons on a smallholding with milking goats, geese, chooks, ducks an orchard, food forest and a large vegetable garden.

Stuart was one of the founders of SAGE and has been its President for 3 years. He believes that small scale food production can be the key to a happier healthier society, especially for regional communities. He loves the community of Moruya and the common values that bind us.

Penny Cook

Secretary

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Penny (MAppSc–Social Ecology) has been self-employed as a freelance editor and writer since 2007 and works for individual authors as well as government and non-government organisations. Since moving to Moruya in 2008 she has added the Eurobodalla Shire Council, the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and local historians and anthropologists to her list of clients. Before becoming self-employed Penny worked in the education and natural resource management sectors in Canberra.

As a founding member and inaugural secretary of SAGE, Penny is really thrilled to see this important organisation growing as it educates and involves the Eurobodalla community in sustainable food production.

Geoff Scott

Treasurer

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Geoff is a retired geologist who gave away the remote outback areas of Australia to settle in the coastal environs of the Moruya district in the mid 1990s. He was introduced to SAGE at a Southeast Harvest Festival in 2011. As a very inexperienced gardener, the opportunity to learn gardening skills & be involved in a related community based activity was too good to pass up for a mere $10. He now enjoys grandfather duties, veggie gardening, chooks, fishing & sailing.He was elected as treasurer of SAGE in August 2011 and has remained in that position since.

He is the inaugural treasurer of the SAGE Farmers Market committee and was recently appointed treasurer of the Southeast Harvest committee. He feels honoured to be associated with the enthusiastic and committed participants of SAGE and its related activities.

Kate Raymond

Market Manager

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Since joining SAGE in 2010, Kate has immersed herself in the new local food system that is emerging in the Moruya region. She believes in the vital importance of small business and building a strong local economy and is relishing the opportunity to help SAGE work towards a thriving food system and more resilient local community.

Sandra Makdessi

Events & Promotions

Kirsti Wilkinson

Stall Holder Representative

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Emma Lipscombe

Stall Holder Representative

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Sara Grant

Customer Representative

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Sara has been a regular customer of the SAGE Farmers Market since 1 January 2013. With around 80% of her household’s weekly consumption being made up of local produce, she sees this equate to good health, creative seasonal variety and comfort in knowing where her food is produced.