Josiah Brooks oozes authenticity and is so driven to protect what he’s created and do justice to the audience of followers. 12 months of preparation for meeting him involved watching many videos, vlogs and live streams. When I sat with his family in their lounge room, they were the exact same individuals you see on camera on YouTube. The interview was beautifully interrupted with their little boy wanting to play music and picnics. The chemistry and fun between the family of three was a delight.
Meet Angela Betheras who, along with 60 alpacas lives on her picturesque Darnum property.
Using a Japanese weaving technique she creates one of a kind, wearable works of art from hand-dyed alpaca fleece.
Meet Linda Fowler. A business woman who has rebuilt her business and her life after great challenges. It's now what sets her apart in her industry to help others in business. Located in Gippsland where she's achieved an enviable but achievable work/life balance.
Meet first generation Australian Jess Johnson has discovered her passion for healing and empowering women through natural therapies. With a move to small community in South Gippsland after her husband landed his dream job, Jess has started building a big vision for her future business in her new location. Celebrating womanhood with other like-minded individuals fuels her love of connection to the heart and soul.
Baw Baw Food Relief has been filling bellies in the Baw Baw Shire for over 15 years. The centre runs on 100% volunteer staff. A team of more than 60 community volunteers busily work Monday to Saturday to ensure the shelves, fridges and freezers remain full for those who access this valuable service.
Meet Stu Jennings who is works alongside his wife and with his own father on the same land his grandfather began farming in his youth.
An innovative farmer keen to optimise his farming for the new generation while still holding in high regard the lessons learned from the generations before him
Meet Kirsten Finger who has been very busy in the time since she has made Gippsland her home. Knowing how valuable support networks are for a new parent she has been pivotal in supporting hundreds of families each year since establishing Olivia's Place in Warragul.
Meet Jo Caminiti who calls her arrival in Gippsland 19 years ago her 'sliding doors' moment. After 30 years pursuing her career in environmental science, she has finally given her passion for art wings. Now working full-time as an artist, creating with wire and discarded metal objects by Rainbow Creek near Cowwarr in Gippsland.
Meet Maree Tink who is making sourdough bread from her Micro-Bakery in one of the most historically significant houses in her town. She's breathing new life into the house and sharing her love of food and baking through cooking classes and a beautiful blogging space.