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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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.

ppwpcmaThe Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority are looking for grazing farmers that are interested in
showcasing sustainable farming practices on their farms through establishing demonstration/trial sites. We are looking for onfarm sites focusing on alternative practices to grazing in native bushland and creek side vegetation that also has a production benefit to the farmer. If you are interested in particpating please fill out and return the EOI form.

ppwpcmaAre you interested in learning more about shade and shelter for livestock production?

Are you a livestock producer who is interested in attending a field day on the design and management for shade and shelter for a productive farming system?

The Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority are looking to run field days in early 2015 to assist landholders in managing and enhancing existing shade and shelter as well as design new areas for development. Click the above title to find out more

futurehomesYou are invited to participate in the Future Homes Program. Run by the Bass Coast Shire Council, in collaboration with the Bass Coast Landcare Network.  This program is designed to help you save money, create a sustainable home and prepare you for impacts of climate change.

law-image-smallLocal Landcare identity Lew Potter was fossicking around a Numurkah storeroom some time ago and stumbled upon an old records book from the Dookie Courthouse. A history buff , Lew began reading through the ledgers for interesting stories and anecdotes from the goings on of the district courthouse during the period around 1898. It did not take long for Lew to discover a story which has some relevance to our ‘war against weeds’, and puts into context the seriousness with which the authorities at that time took with matters of the threat posed by invasive weed species.

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Bass Coast Landcare Network invites new and experienced landholders to participate in a series of new field days. Partiicipants visit local properties to learn first hand about the best ways to manage vegetation on farm properties, not only to increase aesthetic value but with the added benefit of increasing farm productivity. Click on the above title to read more.
 
 
 

Planting-Day-ImageThere's no better time than now to support the Bass Coast Landcare Network. With impending budget cuts to the Landcare Program we need Landcare Networks and Groups across Australia to be more self sufficient to be able to continue undertaking Landcare works into the future.  

All donations over $2 are tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation via internet banking follow this link for our account details or alternatively download the dontation form. Click the above title to read more.