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?
The 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.
The 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.
Filmmaker David Bond is a worried man. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature – literally. The Bass Coast Landcare Network, along with 50 Days and the Rhyll Play Group are screening this life changing movie in 2 locations and it will also be sceened at the Westernport Hotel. You can have a look at the movie trailer here
Weed management is everyone’s responsibility and requires understanding of why we get certain weeds and when we need to implement control plans. Come and learn some alternative chemical free control methods by our guest speaker Alan Broughton from Organic Agriculture Association Inc.
Are 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
Bass Valley Landcare group farmwalk / BBQ and Poowong Landcare group social nite at Mark Walters property 535 Bass Valley Rd Loch. 6pm on Thursday the 20th of November. Bring a salad or Dessert/BYO drinks meat supplied by the Bass Valley Landcare group. Mark has a fantastic property with multiple large scale revegetation projects that include both biodiversity landcare projects and Agro forestry. There has been over 150000 plants planted on the property. Mark has also used a few different direct seeding techniques with varying levels of success. Another reason why would be to meet your neighbouring landcare group and be social. RSVP Mez Oldham 0415 445 215
Korumburra Landcare group AGM will be on Monday the 1st of December at 6pm at Burke and Bronwyn Brandons property at 275 Anderson Inlet Moyarra. Burke will be the guest speaker on their sheep cheese business Prom Country Cheese. The group is providing the meat and BBQ please bring a salad or dessert.