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From Farm to Fork at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre

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See how our food travels from the farm to our fork
Farm to fork
Courtesy of South West Rail and Heritage Centre


On 26 March 2017, the South West Rail and Heritage Centre presents From Farm to Fork Open Day. From 10.00am to 2.00pm, the South West Rail and Heritage Centre will pay tribute to the early pioneers and farmers of the South West; trailblazers who learned to adapt and meet the challenges that this unfamiliar land presented. These hardworking and innovative people played a crucial part in the development of Western Australia.

Come along to learn about how these courageous early pioneers survived the harsh conditions, adapted what they had available to make life easier and the machinery they utilised to lighten their workloads.

There will an opportunity to watch demonstrations too. Catch the Foundation Blacksmiths operating in their forge, crafting essential items for agricultural production. Blacksmithing has a long history and, since the Iron Age, blacksmiths have had an important role in the development of agriculture.

You will also be able to watch the Preston River Old Machinery Group as they work on their restoration of some of the vintage machinery collection. The railways, of course, played a vital role in transporting produce to market and the South West Model Railway Group will be manning their layout.

Entry to Farm to Fork Open Day will be by donation. Light refreshments will be available from the Picnic Van and the sausage sizzle. The South West Rail and Heritage Centre is proud to participate in the Boyanup Sunday promotion.

For more information please email swrhc@railheritagewa.org.au or call Norm on 0459 712 552.
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Why? Find out how your food gets to you
When: Sunday, 26 March 2017, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Phone: 0459 712 552
Where: South West Rail and Heritage Centre, Turner St, Boyanup
Cost: Donation
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