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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Mike CleelandBass 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.

pico-food-trial-photoCommunity based organic food trial commences on Phillip Island. Round 3 of the project is open with Expressions of Interest closing on April 30th 2015.

The innovative horticultural trial will be using Class A recycled water and will be managed utilising no-dig and permaculture design principles. The intention of the trial is to provide the community with a demonstration that profiles organic horticulture. A number of educational and social enterprise opportunities will also be coordinated as part of the trial with the aim of increasing knowledge, awareness and participation in local food system projects. Download the PICO Food Trial flyer for more details.

timber-cornerPhillip Island Landcare group has received great news that four applications for funding from the Victorian and Australian Governments were successful. Funded activities for 2015 now include tree planting and fencing subsidies for landholders. We are now looking for people interested in planting, whether it’s a shelterbelt to provide protection for your stock and pasture, to improve a degraded part of your property or provide a link between vegetation patches to assist local wildlife. Call or email Landcare staff member Lisa Wangman on  (03) 5951 3329, 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a site visit for advice on designing a project and meeting the guidelines for funding assistance. Project proposals are then put to the Phillip Island Landcare Group Committee for funding approval and successful landholders will then sign management agreements with Landcare and conduct their project.

PScourseExiting 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.
Some dates and locations have been changed so please download the updated Solutions on Farm flyer and contact Landcare staff member Lisa Wangman on 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BBMB-facilitites200Learn 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.

All days will start at the Barb Martin Bushbank (second car park at the Koala Conservation Centre Complex, 1790 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Phillip Island) and there will be two per month until June and then one per month until December this year.  For more information and to RSVP contact Lisa Wangman at 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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