Bass Coast Landcare Welcomes You

home1-100How important is our land?

Have you, like us, ever considered how important the land actually is to us?  How vital its proper management and continuing health are to our well being and economy?

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feed-meThere are many soil amendments available on the market for farmers. But how do you know which one is fit for purpose? What rate is required and what about timing and cost? Come along to this field day to hear more about the selection and effective use of various soil amendment products

demonstrating-sustainableAre you a farmer who has a great idea relating to sustainable agriculture & would like to test your idea to see if it actually works? Have you ever wished that funding was available to trial something that you think has great benefit to the farming industry? This is your opportunity! The Western Port Catchment Landcare Network can assist farmers to establish demonstration sites on up to 40 farms within the Western Port or Yarra catchments to showcase sustainable farming practices. If you are interested, please read our FAQ fact sheet and EOI forms.

board-welcome-smallJanuary 2015 brings welcome excitement to the Bass Coast Landcare Network by way of a new Board and sub committee members and new projects to invigorate sustainability in the region. Click the above title to read more.

summer-workshopClimate change will bring lots of challenges for food production. A hotter, dryer climate with more severe weather events is a possibility. How can we adapt?

Phillip Island Landcare’s Urban Landcare program and the Southern Gipplsand Climate Resilience Project are running a workshop from 1-4pm on Sunday 15th of February at the Phillip Island Community Orchard, Corner of Hoad Street and Hallway Drive, behind the park at Wimbledon Heights. Come along and learn the principles of designing and installing an irrigation system. We will also be discussing the different sorts of recycled water available to use for irrigating food crops.

summer-workshopBass Coast Landcare Network is assisting to run a series of summer workshops as part of the Southern Gippsland Agricultural Climate Resilience project.

Climate change will bring lots of challenges for food production. A hotter, dryer climate with more severe weather events is a possibility. How can we adapt?

The project is running a series of workshops on vegetable and fruit growing which will be held at the Food Hub in the Coal Creek car park and at the Phillip Island Community Orchard so come along to one or all of them to improve your growing skills.

Chris-AlensonSoil Workshops are a great learning opportunity that can enhance your production.

How many of us as producers understand what the soil under our feet delivers in terms of productive capacity?

How could millions of micro-organisms manage to turn livestock manure into plant nutrients saving us valuable dollars on input products?

The 3 day soils workshop will be held in Bass Coast on February 13th, February 20th and February 27th. The workshop is subsided by the Bass Coast Landcare Network and will cost participants $75 for the 3 days, representing a saving of over $225. For further enquiries and to register your interest please contact Joel Geoghegan from the Bass Coast Landcare Network on 5678 2335 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Download the Soil Workshop flyer.

Bob-and-Anne-Davie-with-their-son-Richard-Davie-in-front-of-a-shelterbelt -smallThe Davie family run Bimbadeen, a 200-hectare Brangus and Angus cattle stud at Phillip Island. Bob and Anne have planted more than 35,000 trees on the property, been heavily involved in Landcare, Environmental Management Systems and a host of other projects aimed at best practice farming and environmental sustainability.

The Bimbadeen herd is certified as free range and is raised without any growth hormones or antibiotics. DNA testing and genetic selection are used to ensure high growth rates and enhanced yields for all stock. Click on the above title to read more.

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