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Inspiring the next generation

Melbourne may be home for Bianca Linklater now, but her heart belongs to the plains surrounding Gol Gol, the small rural town on the Murray River where she grew up. The primary school teacher and Practicing MSL Educational Specialist is one of five children who watched the toil and perseverance her parents showed as broad acre farmers – and is now passing that love onto her three children through George the Farmer.

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7-year-old Edison brings others joy in lockdown with poem titled ‘Harvest Time’

Edison Thompson is a 7-year-old living in Melbourne, and in the current climate, is learning from home during lockdown. Edison is dearly missing his Pa and three uncles who farm grain, lentil and pulses in the far South Western corner of NSW.

Edison wrote a poem titled 'Harvest Time' for a creative writing task at school. It has warmed the hearts of many within the George the Farmer Community. 

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George the Farmer Teaches Children That "Wood is Good for the World"

This piece first appeared on Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub Blog, on July 16, 2021.

George the Farmer has traded his tractor for a harvester in an effort to teach Australia’s next generation about the importance of plantation forestry.

The highly acclaimed children’s character joined key industry leaders in the Green Triangle to film the new six-minute video illustrating everything from tree planting and harvesting to the milling process, showcasing the wealth of products created by our local fibre.

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NEW Resources to SAVE the Day!

Calling all teachers! Our five brand NEW and FREE curriculum-aligned resources are here! 

The resources cover the topics of apples, chickpeas, forestry and dairy and are jam-packed full of activities - think, 60 pages in length!  

The activities are engaging, creative and entrepreneurial such as designing a robotic dairy, making butter from scratch, jewellery from seeds and how to measure carbon sequestration in trees.

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Dress up as George the Farmer for Book Week 2021!

CBCA Book Week 2021 is here! From August 23rd to 27th, the Children's Book Council of Australia is bringing children and books together across Australia while exploring this year's theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

Join us in dressing up for the farming world! 🚜👩‍🌾👨‍🌾

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George the Farmer X ForestLearning Virtual Classroom

Would you like the kids to see George the Farmer live? Book in for a free Virtual Classroom in a forest! These 30 minute curriculum-linked sessions provide a perfect introduction to topics such as where does our wood and paper come from, what does a forester do, what is a renewable resource, what is the lifecycle of a tree, and why is it important to grow timber sustainably.

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