Farm Force

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We are all aware of the challenges that farmers face to provide us with our food and fibre resources. We hear and see things on the news about the perils of bushfire, pests, drought and flood. These severe weather events and natural disasters impact rural communities through loss of production, loss of jobs and the cost of recovering from the damage they cause.

The ‘Farm Force’ Enviro-Stories program involves rural kids from the Hunter region learning about the importance of good preparation to try and help make their farm more resilient and reduce the impacts of bushfire, pests, drought and flood. This will enable them to help their families prepare both now and, in the future, when they become the next generation of property managers.

The ‘Farm Force’ program will provide rural kids the opportunity to:

  • reflect on their experiences of bushfire, pests, drought and flood
  • learn about things that they and their families can do to prepare their property for the future, making them more resilient and lessening the impact of these disasters
  • express themselves through their stories and artwork to possibly contribute to an Enviro-Stories book
  • learn from their peers as the books created will become a resource for the community
An Introduction for Teachers



Choose the correct topic

The ‘Farm Force’ program will see the creation of 4 Enviro-Stories books that have been written and illustrated by our rural kids, with the aim of using them as resources to teach others.

The books will be created at different times throughout 2020-21 and use a range of strategies to create them. Some of the books will be compilations of work and others may be full stories from one author.

The tasks required will vary so please make sure you choose the correct topic below to make sure you are joining in the right program.


Story advice

Hints and Tips

  • View our Hints and Tips about how to create a good Enviro-Stories book. READ MORE…
  • Check out some of our previous books to help inspire your creativity. GO TO THE LIBRARY…
  • Check the story to ensure any scientific or technical details are accurate.
  • Check the spelling and grammar.

Need some help?

For any questions please contact:

Daniel Trudgeon
Hunter Local Land Services
Based in Taree
Phone:  0419 436 185

Peter Coleman
Based in Victoria
Mobile: 0411 729 444


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This program is supported by NSW Local Land Services.

These books are supported by Hunter Region Landcare Network and Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare Connection. Click on the logos for more information about these Landcare networks.

Hunter Region Landcare Network  Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare Connection