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Rebecca Sullivan brings "Granny Skills" to Ganmain!

23 Oct 2013 1:29 PM -
Photo credit: Kindrawares
Crowd shot of "Granny Skills" in the Ganmain Hall (Photo Credit Bernadette Bodel)
Rebecca with Ganmain resident Belle Winrow (aged 93yrs)
Rebecca discusses baking with Riverina Cupcake Company owner Rebecca Cutler

On Monday 21 October the Advance Ganmain Committee hosted a catered morning tea with Guest Speaker Rebecca Sullivan. This special event was held in conjunction with the Taste Riverina Food Festival at the Ganmain Hall, Ganmain.

As a self-taught cook who has worked with some of the world’s best producers, environmental academics, activists, chefs and restaurants, Rebecca spoke of the importance of “Granny Skills” which enlightened her audience of approximately 80 people.

Rebecca told stories of her travels and summarised her column, ‘Dirty Girl Kitchen’ where she refers to communities of women from our Multi-cultural Australia who possesses skills such as growing food to making soap, brewing stock to weaving a basket. Termed by Rebecca as ‘Granny Skills’, on Monday she revealed how this concept has evolved into a worldwide 'Granny Skills Movement' and, how it is relevant to individuals and communities.

Locals and visitors from throughout the region enjoyed Rebecca’s presentation, had their books signed and marveled over a great showcase of local art and produce from an array of stallholders which included:


Old New & Out of the Blue

St Peter's Pantry

Local Crafts

Local fashion designer Di Clarke

Your Inspiration at Home with Ruth Hutchins 


Catering by: Riverina Cupcake Company

Congratulations to event organisers, hosts, stallholders and all of those who attended the event.

To read more about Rebecca, click here.

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