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Jackie Shervington

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Jackie is the Co Producer of the Northern Valleys News.

April 2012 – It’s a bug’s life

Our local “Bug Man”, Lachlan Chilman has dedicated the last nine years to breeding beneficial bugs in his commercial insectarium in the Northern Valleys. These microscopic...

March 2012 – Supersprouts

Have you had your serve of sprouts today? A sprout is at the transition between seed and plant. It is, to put it simply, a...

Feb 2012 – A currant affair

Not so long ago the Great Northern Highway was paved with dried fruit drying racks. There were once hundreds of currant growers in the area...

Drinking the stars

“Come quickly, I am drinking the stars,” Dom Pérignon is famously quoted as saying upon taking his first sip of Champagne. Urban myth suggests...

Dec 2011 – Picked & Packed

Arriving at Taddei Orchards I feel far from the West Gingin sandy plains, the scene would not be out of place in Tuscany. Beautifully groomed...

Sep 2011 – Wax in Bloom

Spring has arrived. For Wildflower farmer Bill Hoffman it is indeed a busy time. We are surrounded by fields of Geraldton wax blossoms at...

Aug 2011 – Cheers to the 2011 vintage!

On a wild winters day, Mary Cussen co-owner of Stringybark Winery & Restaurants enjoying the good life, celebrating her first bottle of Verdelho/Chardonnay 2011. If...

Birth of a regional brand

As so often is the case, in the challenge to find a name for a new local newspaper, we stumbled upon what we believe...
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