Mycology Research Project – Introduction to Fungi

Introduction The first Mycology Research Project engagement was hosted at Woodfordia on the 26th of October, 2019.  Dr. Sandra Tuszynska, a passionate mycologist and an avid mycophile (a lover of fungi) took participating citizen scientists on the fascinating journey of the discovery of fungi and their capabilities, through a presentation entitled Fungi The Superheroes of…

Eleanor Rigden: Producer of Festival of Small Halls

Eleanor Rigden: Producer of Festival of Small Halls By Essie Valmadre Like many of the wonderful humans that hustle and bustle Woodfordia’s halls, Eleanor Rigden never intended to end up there. She studied law alongside a Media & Communications degree, eventually specialising in immigration law. Eleanor was admitted as a solicitor to the court of Queensland and was practicing for about nine months before being made…

Rita McMorrow: Founder of The TreeHuggers

Rita McMorrow: Founder of The TreeHuggers By Essie Valmadre  “Mum, you’ve gotta come! You and Dad would love it.” It was these words that started Rita McMorrow on her Woodfordian adventure over 20 years ago. Her son had been attending Woodford Folk Festival for some three years and decided that his parents needed to come along. After a little umming and ahing,…

Warm Fuzzy Memories of The Planting 2019 

By Essie Valmadre  A little over two months ago, Woodfordia was filled with folks big and small for three days of tunes, tasty treats and tinkering at the 2019 Planting Festival. Friday night’s Welcome Ceremony brought smiles to all faces and tears to more than a few eyes. Wrapped in their winter woollies and each other, Woodfordians…

Making Woodford Better….Again!

Many of you would be aware that we recently sent out a survey on Woodford Folk Festival and your experiences so that we can learn from the feedback. We sent out two rounds of the same survey attracting almost 4000 individual responses. We have compiled the results of the two surveys which create a portrait…