Jussy visits Maryborough's Lupton Park Community Garden. She is shown around by current committee members Darryl, Yvonne & Dot. The garden has risen from unusable flood grounds & now stands as a testament to the many volunteers & volunteer hours invested for the purpose of community. Take a listen to the podcast, this garden has something for everyone! The garden brings people out of their homes & together where they can do what makes them happy or where their skills are - everyone has a purpose & a place at Lupton Park Community Garden. But when Jussy asks Darryl if the gardeners participate in the World Naked Gardening Day, the conversation goes off topic.
A chance meeting, Jussy meets Nature Sound expert Dave Stewart on one of his visits to the Fraser Coast. Dave shares his story of how he developed a career in nature sound recordings, how he followed a path of developing an interest & hobby into a passion & life long journey of growth & knowledge. Dave shares his abundance of knowledge, mostly focusing on birds & frogs of Australia on his Nature Sound website LINK HERE & has partnered with another expert to create the Morcombe & Stewart reference apps for smartphones - a resource tool for anyone interested in identifying birds or frogs. Enjoy this candid chat with a very interesting gentleman.
Jussy visits The Silver Shack, set amongst the wattle along a sandy track at Burrum Heads. Hear Roslyn Western share a little bit about what she is offering at her 160 acre hobby farm for NDIS participants. This is a respite stay with a difference, this is a mini holiday! It is as adventurous as you want to make it or as relaxing as you prefer. Find The Silver Shack on Facebook.
Jussy chats & tries to jam with Wide Bay musician Peter Sajko. Peter however has far surpassed Jussy's talent & shares a bit of himself & performs one of his own songs. This 19yo singer/songwriter/guitarist/drummer has a wonderful talent of telling stories through his music. A solid & engaging sound, take a listen & contact Peter for you next venue or event live music! Support a rising star. Check out Peter's facebook here. More details shared on Everything Fraser Coast.
Sometimes the unexpected podcasts can be the most rewarding. On my journey west in the Fraser Coast Region, I found myself staying overnight at the Utopia Environmental Reserve as the guest of Tony Bayliss & Fiona McDonald Bayliss. What I didn't know about this adventure was that Tony is a passionate wildlife sound recordist, who will do this until he literally falls of his perch. My chat with Tony only dipped a toe in an ocean of knowledge & experiences. How fantastic for the Fraser Coast to have this knowledge within our very own region. Listen To Tony share a bit about his seachange from London to Utopia (near the Mount Walsh National Park), in Queensland, Australia & discover how he has followed a childhood interest in birds to now travel the world recording rare & uncaptured audio moments for the national sound archives in Australia, UK & the USA. To find out more about the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group[ click link here.
Jussy meets for the first time, Business Manager/Creator/Abuse Survivor, the beautiful and amazing Jessie Leigh McCarthy.
Jessie has recently launched right here in teh Fraser Coast, Bite the Blue. A service to combat mental health issues as an early intervention. Jessie shares openly and honestly some of her story which gives a clear understanding of her own experiences and how they have added to her journey so far, creating her now strong & confidence self, hoping to give back to the community to make the world a better place.
She has developed an eye catching brand, around her logo, looks like a nibbled donut or large lifesaver! But the meaning behind this she shares and it all makes sense.
Jessie thank you so much for sharing your personal story and the amazing contribution you are now making back to the Fraser Coast & beyond!
Jussy chats with Maryborough local, straight spoken naturapath Deb Hannam. Deb doesn't mince words, whether she is chatting about her life in Maryborough, her devil child, or how she carries out colonic irrigation. Deb is very active in the community, both with her naturopath services and also the Maryborough Mural Project. Listen to a relaxed and humorous chat getting to know Deb.
Jussy chats with Just4Kids Children's Charity Tagalong Adventures, Catering Manager Paul Taylor at River Heads RV Park about the upcoming tag-a-long 4WD adventure travelling from Alice Springs to Katherine via Broome. This fantastic charity raises money enroute & gives back to those communities.
An enormous amount of volunteer time & money is spent to organise & hold the annual adventure, with the committee spread from Tasmania to Townsville.
Take a listen to Paul's chat & a special thank you to their sponsors already on board, PFD & TJM.
Mark the dates on your calendar & contact Paul @ Fraser Coast RV Park & Mango Lodge River Heads to find out more. This adventure is departing 7th April 2021 and ends on 31th April 2021.
Jussy chats with Lydia Revill, Horse Riding Instructor & talented dressage rider. Lydia is another opsitive story found within the Fraser Coast Region, this time at Teddington Weir, near Tiaro (South of Maryborough).
The setting is gorgeous, rolling hills, tree lined country roads, horses & cattle in the paddocks.
Lydia shares a little about herself & her riding lessons, as well as answers a few questions from Jussy to determine whether she is on the single market & actually has time for the eligible bachelors of the Fraser Coast.
All laughs aside, we really want to thank Lydia's Riding Lessons for supporting #100KsToUtopia in kind sponsorship helping us complete the route safely.