Sydney 2019

18th - 19th October


SALT of the Earth Volunteer Initiative

Hard times in Lighting Ridge


A unique vision of teaching as many women and girls as possible how to use tools

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I first heard of the SALT group when three tradeswomen arrived in Lighting Ridge November 2014 for one week as part of the Drought helping tour by Outback Links. Three of the most dedicated painters set about painting a farmers house in 40 + heat. The job in its self was enormous let alone the extreme heat conditions. Half the outside of the house was painted and the seed was planted between the Lightning Ridge farming community and SALT In the past 18 months SALT has returned to tackle an unbelievable range of jobs. Painting rooms, verandas, bathrooms and the exterior of homes- many that have never seen a new coat of paint in 60 years.

About SALT Tradeswomen


First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my school. Today was the second time I have participated in the Women in Trade Day and you have definitely set a standard.

Questions about getting started? Drop us a line to find out more!

Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen