Celebrating Red Gums is a community-founded movement to facilitate connection with the past, present and future River Red Gum landscapes of Australia. One of the projects emerging from this initiative is an Eco-Arts Trail. Through the use of technology, innovation and artistic mediums, the project proposes to immerse trail-goers in a journey which deeply connects people with Australia’s iconic Red Gums.
Sam’s love of Red Gums originated in the landscapes of the Adelaide Hills, but it was a move to South-west Victoria and a ‘life amongst the Reds’ which inspired the founding of ‘Celebrating Red Gums’. Sam’s background in varied finance and administration roles within the agricultural, rural landscape and emergency services sectors enables her to comprehensively support the ‘platform of opportunity’ which the initiative extends to the wider community.