Working in conjunction with the Rob Scott from Nova Skill, Rural Aid have secured 24 full time workers for Tango Trees!
Tango Trees are a local plant wholesaler, who specialise in mature trees and native grasses. Earlier in the year they were affected by the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Debbie, and have been struggling to get back on their feet ever since.
Being in the business of assisting primary producers with flood recovery, Rural Aid naturally wanted to help. Our Personnel Co-ordinator, Nibedita Roy, was able to negotiate a partnership with Nova Skill which will help our local producers.
The 24 workers will be undertaking a Certificate 1 in Conservation and Land Management over course of their six month traineeship. The finding for this program is provided by the Queensland State Government.
If you are interested in assisting a farmer like Ed Brain from Tango Trees, we have a number of other opportunities available.
The Farm Army program allows volunteers to connect with farmers in need of assistance at times that work for you, and you can go for as short or as long trip as you like. Head to www.farmarmy.com.au to find out more.
Weekend Warriors is a program available for corporate employees who want to use their paid volunteering day on something out of the ordinary. We give the opportunity to get away from the big smoke for a weekend, and make a difference.
This initiative will go a long way in assisting Tango Trees with their flood recovery efforts.