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?
Thanks to the hardworking efforts of Year 9 Students from Phillip Islands Newhaven College the Phillip Island Community Orchard horticultural demonstration project is up and running. On a cold and rainy afternoon, 20 students worked with project coordinator Adrian James to spread mulch, plant 500 seedlings and sow a perimeter crop of Comfrey roots as a weed and pest suppressant.
Read more in the Orchard Press Release
Get ready for another big Bass Coast Landcare planting season fine lunch’s and exercise awaits those who would like to do something great for the environment and their neighbouring farmers.
All Plantings start at 10am and finish up around 1 pm bring your gumboots and lots of energy. Download the Planting Schedule
The Bass Valley Landcare Group, with support from Holden, would like to invite you to a working bee on 3-Aug-2015 at the Bass Arboretum and then a planting session at Ian and Joan James’ property.
The working bee will provide you with an opportunity to learn about your local environment and experience how community groups undertake revegetation.
To find out more, download the Bass Valley Holden Planting Day 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.
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.