Werribee Park Heritage Orchard – the launch
Tuesday 12th October 2010
At Tuesday’s launch, the staff of Werribee Park were proud to see all WPHO committee members enjoying this special moment, watching the orchard project being launched amongst celebrities who included Wyndham Mayor Heather Marcus, Parks Victoria staff including Werribee Park Manager Rocky Barca, Jane Edmanson from ‘Gardening Australia’ and invited guests from all areas of local and distant communities.
Parks Victoria’s General Manager of Commercial Business Andrew Minack was MC.
Jane Edmanson was full of passion for the project. She indicated in her speech that she, the Australian Broadcasting Commission and radio 3AW would love to support the development and promotion of the orchard group’s activities.The ‘Welcome to Country’ speech by Elder Annette Xiberras was spirited, generous and funny. To have an elder present at the launch was a highlight.
The event inspired the orchard committee to continue in its work preserving and enhancing this precious asset – our collection of heritage fruit trees at Werribee Park.