Welcome to The House on the Hill Olive Grove, a property owned and managed by Justin and Melanie McCulloch. Situated on the picturesque Anderson/San Remo Peninsula, the property has over 1000 olive trees and produces locally grown olives and award-winning Olive Oil. You are invited to join us for a tour of the property and hear Justin and Melanie’s story of sea change and their journey to become Olive Oil award winners.
It was a chilly start last Friday 1st of September when an excited bus load of Landcare staff, Councilors, Bass Coast Shire Council Staff and Landcare members gathered in Bass to take a bus trip to Government House in Melbourne for the Victorian Landcare Awards Ceremony.
With over 100 local producers registered, the online mobile responsive Southern Gippsland Foodmap provides information on produce availability and outlets, including farm gates, cellar doors, farmers’ markets and retailers in Southern Gippsland.
The Phillip Island Landcare Group and the Bass Coast Landcare Network have been working in partnership with Westernport Water since 1999. The partnership was again ratified in 2016 with the signing of a five year Memorandum of Understanding and celebrated with a joint tree planting event at a private land site in the Tennant Creek Catchment.
Bring your family and friends along and be a part of a Community Planting day near you, from Korumburra to the Islands and many sites in between, there are over 20 days organised between now and Spring to choose from.
Landholders appreciate all the help they can get to undertake the mammoth task of restoring our landscapes and are happy to provide a BBQ lunch as part of the day on their property.
What a great chance to get out and meet others on the land, check out other properties in Bass Coast and get fit and healthy all at the same time.
For the full calendar please click on the '2017 Community planting days calendar' box at the top right hand side of of this News and Events page of our website.
Environmental Detectives – Landcare Connecting Kids with Nature
Happy World Environment Day from the Bass Coast Landcare Network!
Our Environmental Detectives Schools Education Program has worked with thousands of students across Bass Coast and the Latrobe Valley over the last six years, connecting them with their local environment through fun activities designed to activate a sense of wonder and care for the natural world.
We are continuing to host our curriculum linked facilitated activities throughout 2017 and are now taking bookings from schools and organisations for incursions and excursions. We can also help with designing school vegie, sensory or bush-tucker gardens too.
Read on for more information on all of our activities.
On Friday the 19th of May Bass Coast Landcare Network hosted a tour of the best Landcare revegetation project sites throughout the Powlett River Catchment area. A group of 37 farmers came from all over Victoria to join us to have a look at the great work that Bass Coast Landcare Network have been undertaking with its volunteers over the past 20 years.
In partnership with the French Island Landcare Group, come and join us for our exciting one day bus tour to Peppermint Ridge Farm and participate in a training bush foods workshop. After lunch we will be visiting the property of respected agronomist, Chris Alenson, for a tour of his Macclesfield property.
The Phillip Island Landcare Group has organised a series of walks aimed to explore Phillip Island. Over four Saturdays in May you can spend time with fellow walkers completing a circumference of our beautiful Island home.