Every now and then she pulled over and chatted with women, inviting them to jump in and visit the Studio. At one stop, a lot of children were playing near a bulging boab tree. “Does the tree look ready for picking?” asked Brooke of the women in the van.
They unanimously agreed, “Yes!” and called the children over, offering them 50 cents for every nut they could pick. One woman hopped out to supervise, as we continued the morning pick-ups.
As Brooke, the Studio Manager, says, “In Fitzroy Crossing it takes a community to raise a social enterprise.”
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