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Rahamim Ecology Centre is a 4.7 hectare property in Bathurst, NSW. The property includes Logan Brae, a heritage house with a beautiful chapel alongside it and landscaped gardens and heritage trees surrounding it. You will also find permaculture and kitchen gardens, a chicken forage system and an aquaponics centre, all offering fresh food, an amazing environment and excellent learning facilities.

Rahamim Ecology Centre gives contemporary expression to the values of the Mercy tradition and the spirit of Catherine McAuley through
•    Promoting and engaging in sustainable living practices
•    Respecting the dignity of all life
•    Learning together.

In this tradition and spirit, on Friday 22nd May, Rahamim Ecology Centre hosted a lunch for over one hundred people. Paul West, the star of the television show ‘River Cottage Australia’ and author of the cookbook of the same name, was the drawcard of the day and spent three hours chatting to guests about growing food, preparing healthy meals and his experience on his farm in Tilba, on the far South Coast of NSW.

The team, and many volunteers, helped pull the event together. The local luncheon involved four courses cooked by Rahamim and three local restaurants. Guests dined on wood-fired pizza, pumpkin pies, a pork larb and a rice pudding with baked local quinces.

Although conditions were cold that day, guests spent time in the Community Gardens and the expansive verandah of Logan Brae House before enjoying lunch in the historic mansion.

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