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Happy days for local energy group
THE South Gippsland Shire Council’s grants
officer, Penni Ellicott, had some good news
for the representatives of Energy Innovation
Co -operative, Susan Davies and Peter Wonfor,
when they briefed the council on their progress
They were there to pitch for on-going support
from the shire in the form of $2500 to con-
tinue running energy innovation workshops
throughout the shire, but the South Gippsland
Shire Council had already committed to that
Ms Davies was delighted to hear the news and
provided the council with a report about the
many ways the group was encouraging commu-
nity groups, businesses and individuals to take
on energy-saving projects of their own.
Ms Davies said the group was keen to get a
major project underway at the State Coal Mine
in Wonthaggi which would enable it to develop
the Southern Community Owned Renewable
Energy (CORE) Fund from which organisations
could borrow at no interest to get their own
Councillors were very interested to hear of
the group’s initiatives.
Founding chair of the Energy Innovation Co-operative representatives Susan Davies and
Peter Wonfor received some good news when they attended a South Gippsland Council meet-
ing last week. M011717
Here’s what Stephanie Alexander said
ACCLAIMED restaurateur and prolific food
author, Stephanie Alexander, loved the Meeni-
yan Garlic Festival and immediately spread
the word to her thousands of online follow-
It can only help subsequent festivals. Here’s
what she said:
“I was delighted to hear that there would
be a Garlic Festival in the Gippsland town of
Meeniyan and immediately planned a visit.
Within a few minutes of arriving we smelt gar-
lic sizzling in butter in the place set up to of-
fer scones with garlic butter.
“There was garlic to buy in plaits, by the
bulb, pink garlic, white garlic, large and small
varieties. You could buy garlic-flavoured hon-
ey, garlic-flavoured bread, and all manner of
garlic-flavoured sausages, sauces, chutneys
and other things that cannot remember.
“It was an excellent festival and I came home
with lots of garlic, plenty of advice for best
storage and some smoked salt, some virgin
olive oil, a potato and garlic sourdough loaf,
and some macadamia and cashew butter.
“Chef Alejandro Saravia of Pastuso carefully
barbecued butts of Gippsland beef - marinat-
ed in all sorts of good things including plenty
of garlic. I have bulbs to give to my daughters
and my friends. I am determined that every-
one I know gets to taste the difference.”
for Garlic Festival
Members of the South Gippsland Council, including Cr Allyson Skinner, Cr Andrew McE-
wen, Cr Don Hill, Cr Jeremy Rich and Cr Meg Edwards congratulated David Jones, centre,
and his team on the success of the first Meeniyan Garlic Festival. M031717
IT’S hard not to get carried away with the out-
standing success of the first Meeniyan Garlic Fes-
tival in mid-February this year.
But the organising committee, the Meeniyan
Tourism and Traders Inc, is managing to do just
that while planning to quietly expand the festival
in a sustainable way.
David Jones, representing the committee, gave
an impressive briefing on the success of the event
to the South Gippsland Council last week, also
giving some indication where it might go in the
“We had estimates that there were between
4000 and 15,000 people in the town for the event.
I’d like to think it was somewhere in between,” he
said, noting that the group was fortunate enough
to book a net profit of $29,000, thereby securing
the future of the festival.
He estimated that the overall economic benefit
to the region, from the one-day event, was more
“Two weeks before the event, Stephanie Alex-
ander phoned us and said she wanted to come.”
The vision for the future, he said, was a two-
day festival, and including other local town’s in
the program under the Garlic Festival banner so
they too could prosper.
But, he’s already been warned not to allow the
festival to grow too quickly.
“We got that advice from Michael Leunig who
has offered to be the festival’s cartoonist next
Mr Jones said he was delighted that other lo-
cal community groups did well out of the festival.
“The CWA sold over $4000 worth of scones, the
garlic was optional.”
And why garlic?
Mr Jones said he looked internationally and
researched the largest food festival in the United
States and found that garlic was a perfect gateway
product to a fine foods festival and that’s how it
turned out... Don’t miss it next February.
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