Get Outside does a Farm Walk with Forests
17 young people from many nationalities spent the day with some local farmers enjoying a tour of the property. This day was part of the Get Outside that is based on a simple concept. We facilitate nature – based experiences for refugees and new migrants to Tasmania, to connect to place and to each other.
When we arrived we were invited inside the house for scones and a cup of tea. We all introduced ourselves and shared one thing that we were good at – it was a great way to get to know each other and break the ice. After morning tea we went into the shearing shed and learnt about sheep, wool and shearing. Then we went for a walk on the farm. We saw echidnas, beautiful big trees and climbed to the top of a big hill where we could see kunanyi in the distance.
“It was so nice to be invited into someone else’s home – that has never happened to me since I arrived in Tasmania’ said one young woman.
“Smelling the sheep reminded me of my grandfathers farm in Afghanistan” said one young man “it makes me feel happy” he said.
Thank you to Greg and Sue and the neighbours for having us and being so kind and friendly. We will come and visit again.