Many thanks to our 2011 sponsors
strawbodies in the strawberries
In early history, farmers from every corner of the globe used scarecrows as a way of managing pests that attacked their crops and later adaptations of scarecrows were even placed in fields, thought to bring fertility to the crop to secure a bountiful harvest. At Tinaberries strawberry farm, we passionately employ sustainable farm practices, such as integrated pest management, which have proven to be very successful in reducing our environmental impact. Scarecrows are rarely used by farmers of today as a form of pest control, but they are a symbol of alternatives to non-sustainable farm practices. Scarecrows ultimately remind us that as farmers we have to be responsible for preserving the health of our immediate and surrounding environment.
'Strawbodies in the Strawberries' is an initiative to support and promote responsible and sustainable food production, by inviting schools, businesses, community groups, families and even individuals to make scarecrows. We invite you to let your imagination go wild as you design and decorate your own scarecrow for the Tinaberries 'Strawbodies in the Strawberries'.
This annual competition will be held again during the 2011 strawberry season. Click here to download your entry form.
Grand Prize Winner - Bundaberg Baptist Family Day Care with Jack and Jill at Tinaberries won a $500 personal bank account with BankWest
School/Class Category - $300 worth of school resources sponsored by McDonalds - Year 2/3 Oakwood State School with Scary Mary
Business/Organisation Category - $200 Backyard Garden Starter Kit donated by BGA AgriServices - The Melham-Mackay Family with Gemm the Dragon
Family/Individual Category - $500 worth of radio advertising from Bundaberg Broadcasters - Carinbundi Post School Service with Berry Rustler