Green Shirts to bring rural agriculture to the city
Farmers donning green shirts will take to Hay Street’s hustle and bustle next week in an attempt to bridge the gap between the country and metropolis.
Green Shirts Movement WA members will be found along the busy city centre precinct displaying wool, grain and other produce to connect Perth residents with the State’s agricultural industry next Friday.
Beverley grain grower Alan Sattler, the Green Shirts spokesman who will be leading the charge, said it would allow the city-based population to gain a greater insight into primary producers’ work.
“It is all about putting consumers back in contact with farmers,” he said.
“We picked the inner-city because we hope it will help create a greater impact.
“It would be nice for people to come, have a chat and see what we are all about.”
The Green Shirts were founded in Queensland last year as a grass-roots group in response to proposed changes to the state’s vegetation laws.
The movement quickly spread west in the wake of last July’s robust live export meeting in Katanning.
Mr Sattler encouraged farmers and Perth residents to meet with the Green Shirts representatives at Hay Street next Friday from 10am to 2pm.
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