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 Bass Valley Landcare Group is running a workshop and a two day training course focusing on the planning and managing for fire in the Bass Hills.
With climate variation predicting an increase in extreme weather events this is an opportunity for you to revisit how this may affect you and your property.
Download the Fire Flyer and then call Joel Geoghegan on 0409 705 652 for further details.
Bush foods are an emerging product of the new “dining boom” with growing interest in some of these traditional superfoods. How can they fit into your farm planning, and what help is available?
The workshop on Thurs 15-Oct-2015 will provide information on identifying, growing, harvesting and marketing opportunities for bush foods. See the flier for more inforamtion. Come along to hear more about strategic placement and management of trees and forests to support sustainable agricultural landscapes.
Are you interested in growing native plants? Join Bass Valley Landcare at the new Bass Community Nursery for a series of free workshops and activities on collecting seed and growing plants. The workshops and activities will be held throughout spring & summer 2015/16 covering all aspects of growing local plants; basic plant identification, & seed collecting, sorting, propagating, & sowing. Volunteers can take their pick from a range of days and activities. There will be guided field trips to local reserves for plant identification and seed collection, a niche direct seeding trip, and work shop days to learn new skills or brush up on old ones. For more information, download the flier
The Philmac Project was established to provide cash grants of up to $5000 to community organisations in rural and regional Australia. Bass Coast Landcare Network’s submission to develop a community garden & orchard, and trial alternative agricultural crops at Bass has been approved.
A judging panel will select grant recipients from short-lists of projects with the most public votes, SO PLEASE VOTE FOR OUR PROJECT, like our entry on our Facebook page, email the voting link to your networks.
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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