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Drought hits stocks of crucial ANZAC rosemary

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Rosemary is particularly significant on ANZAC Day.

It symbolises remembrance and is worn on lapels by many Australians to remember those who’ve served our nation.

John Penninger from Hunter Valley Herb Farm in the Hunter Region has been donating his rosemary sprigs to Legacy Australia for decades.

“I rang them up out of the blue and said, do you want some rosemary?” he tells Chris Smith.

But this year, John and his growers have been hit by drought and they need help to source enough rosemary in time for Anzac Day.

“It’s a very hardy plant but to get the yields it needs good rain and that just hasn’t happened,” John says.

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If you’d have any rosemary, you can contact Legacy Australia to contribute.