- 3 September 2018
Josephine Gregoire, from Le Tres Bon in Bungendore, has won the Southern Inland Photography Competition with her inspiring picture of the local produce available in the Southern Inland Region.
In conjunction with the launch of our Jobs and Growth Insight Report, Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) organised a photo competition to celebrate and promote the beautiful Southern Inland Region. In line with the purpose of the Jobs and Growth Insight Report, the photo competition sought to showcase the region as an ideal place to live, work and/or invest. Entrants were asked to submit a photo that encompassed the Southern Inland Region and to explain in a sentence or two, why they love the Southern Inland Region.
According to the RDASI panel of judges, Josephine’s photo encapsulates the region.
“It celebrates local business, local produce and local collaboration. We are lucky to have access to such high quality and diverse local produce all year round and Josephine’s photo sums this up,” said Mareeca Flannery, CEO of RDASI.
The photo shows Josephine’s husband, Christophe, sourcing his produce for his French restaurant in Bungendore, Le Tres Bon, with Bronwyn Richards and Helen Lynch at Wynlen House, Braidwood.
So why does Josephine love the region?
“The people, the terroir, the natural environment and the produce,” wrote Josephine.
Josephine explains that ‘terroir’ is a French term that “describes the close relationship between the flavours of our food and wine and the place in which they are grown, made and eaten”.
It is through this sense of ‘terroir’ that Josephine’s husband, Christophe, has teamed up with Bronwyn Richards and Helen Lynch at Wynlen House in Braidwood who are equally keen to experiment with what the region offers. They have developed cold climate vegetable growing techniques on their micro farm, including growing organic pumpkins, which Christophe uses in his restaurant.
Congratulations again to Josephine. Josephine has won a $500 voucher to Milton Park in Bowral.
The winning photo