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?


BVLG logoThe 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.

Demonstrating Farm Practices LogoBush 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.

BMBB photo SmallAre 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

Site200The 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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The French Island Landcare Group is running a series of two field days which will help participants learn the values of native vegetation and the benefits it can provide to agriculture. The dates of the event are September 12th and October 24th. Day one will visit two properties on the beautiful French Island. Day two will visit two best practice properties in Bass Coast. If you are interested in attending please contact Lisa Wangman on 5951 3329 or 0409 366 914 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Refer to flyer for further details

PPA-works-continuesTo allay any concerns, be assured that the Pest Plant and Animal functions of the Bass Coast Landcare Network have not disappeared. The same partnerships and functions will continue as before (see PPA page), and as these functions are core to any Landcare network, efforts for increasing the funding for PPA activities will continue. With that in mind, we are very keen to hear about any projects groups or individuals might like to undertake. If you have any ideas please contact Robbie Gray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0448 386 724.

orchard-plantingsThanks 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

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