The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.
Turning surplus strawberries into jam and tasting farm life at kindy
Strawberry grower makes 25,000 jars of jam to save fruit from going to waste; childcare centre giving kids a farm experience; baby emu joins the crew at outback roadhouse; farmers sharing tips on rehabilitating land.
Farewelling labour of love olive grove and highway art brings boost to country towns
Olive growers pass on grove to new generation; country highway becomes pop-up art gallery; future farmers learning to grow crops inside a hi-tech pod; outback motorbike charity ride to remember a lost mate.
Getting a buzz out of bull-riding and next generation of green-thumbs
Teenage female bull-rider hoping to make it big star on rodeo circuit; outback vet jetting into remote station for animal health checks; primary school nurturing next generation of green-thumbs, with garden classes and wildlife carer looking after injured birds of prey in new raptor rehab centre.
Pursuing passion for flowers and travelling school
Passion for floristry fuels career change from city designer to country flower grower; the catch-up that’s helping keep country communities connected; chicken and cattle sharing the paddocks and the travelling school for show kids.
Tasting sweet, black garlic and tiny lamb survives against all odds
Black garlic adding distinctive sweetness to ice cream and beer; the tiny lamb that survived against the odds; kidding season marks the start of new farming cycle for goat cheese producers; pet food for pampered pooches.
Taking a gamble on mulberry crop and tasting the tropics with brewery tours
Fruit grower hoping to introduce next generation to mulberries, tourists tasting the tropics with Far North Queensland guided brewery and distillery tours; WA station getting a name for its goat pies; award-winning cinematographer looks back on life behind the lens.