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?
A series of 6 sessions starts March 13th 2015
Landholders are invited to a new series of 6 field days, ‘Solutions on Farm - Adapting to future challenges’ starting March 13th and running until May this year in Bass Coast. With expert speakers from government and private enterprise topics will include, Soil, Water, Pastures, Pest plants and animal management, Innovation, Diversification, Property planning and Vegetation management. This series is designed with a mix of theory, discussion and farm visits to local properties to look at local solutions to help you gain ideas for farm management that help to increase productivity and get the most from your farm.
Learn plant identification, seed collection and propagation skills
Have you ever wondered how plants you get from the nursery for your planting projects have been grown?
Come along to a free workshop series in 2015 to learn basic plant identification, seed collection and propagation skills with help from Barb Martin Bushbank Community Nursery and Phillip Island Landcare Group staff.
The first workshops for this year will be held on:
11 years ago Jon & Marg planted 12 hectares of native trees. A year later they planted 25 hectares of commercial plantation timber. Now 10 years on they have a forest with its own microclimate which attracts a variety of native animals and birds. It is a great example of good land stewardship and the perfect environment for a farm walk.
There 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
Are 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.
January 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.