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?
Blundstones and Hard Yacka were on show as over 150 people walked down the ‘Green Carpet’ to celebrate 25 amazing Landcare champions from across West Gippsland on Friday 24 April. The green carpet greeted arrivals at the Landcare in West Gippsland Green Carpet Showcase event held to celebrate Landcare individuals, groups and partnerships, as well as sustainable agricultural innovators and young people who are championing the connection between environment and productivity.
Find out more about the recognition of Landcare champions.
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA invites you to hear from guest speaker Bruce Pascoe on Aboriginal land management, with reference to his latest book, Dark Emu.
When: Monday May 11, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00pm
Where: Tooradin Hall, 11 Tooradin-Station Road, Tooradin
Find out more on this event from the Bruce Pascoe flyer
Bass Coast Landcare Network board has welcomed the election of its new Chair Mike Cleeland.
Mike Cleeland has been involved with the Bass Coast Landcare Network since its inception, and is a long time, active volunteer with the Landcare movement.
Read the press release about this appointment.
Exiting update! Solutions on Farm series - Now free to participants and new incentives available!
Participants can now attend the remaining sessions free of charge and will be eligible to apply for incentives to implement works related to each topic on their own properties due to the confirmation today of new funding to support the series.
We need your help to ensure we get enough numbers so we can run these days on Pasture, Water, Innovations on Farm, Pest plants and animals, Farm vegetation and layout. It’s a great opportunity to get advice from Industry and Government experts on your own situation and discuss solutions to improve your production. We encourage you to spread the word and the flyer attached to your friends and family or anyone that might be interested.
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.
Download the full two page Bushbank Workshop flyer with information on the series and a timetable of dates for the year.
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.