Agricultural Producers in Southern Gippsland Responding to Climate Change.
The Bass Coast Landcare Network is pleased to announce receipt of funding through the Victorian State Governments’ Climate Change Innovation Grants program. These grants are managed through the Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation and we have been awarded $254,236 over two years.
Pictured is Lisa, our first staff member to receive her sticker.
We are excited to announce our new program to encourage people to offset their car’s emissions. The way the program works is members of the community can make a donation which varies depending on the size of their car, and in return, BCLN will plant a number of native plants which will offset the emissions of that size car. Participants will receive a sticker for their donation, which states ‘We’ve Offset our Car Emissions with Bass Coast Landcare Network’ which they can proudly place on their rear windscreen to show off their commitment to the environment. We hope to gain lots of interest and see these stickers out on the roads soon.
See more info and get your very own sticker here.
You are invited to our 1st Annual BCLN Social Gathering
Sunday 15th April 2018
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Kongwak Pioneer Reserve
Come along and get to know your Network Board members, staff and other fellow Landcarers
A BBQ lunch will be provided, BYO drinks and a chair
RSVP is essential To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/bass-coast-landcare-network-inc-12679935551
For further information contact Anna Gloria on firstname.lastname@example.org
A field day on agricultural capacity and capability to adapt to change.
You are invited to this exciting field day on climate change resilience in Bass Coast.
Soil Scientist, Declan McDonald, will be speaking on the following topics.
Come and join us during the Easter school holidays at the iconic 340-acre Phillip Island property, Bimbadeen.
Bass Coast Landcare Network can’t wait to get you involved in a series of information and hands on activity days starting Saturday March 24th at the River Garden in Bass.
What a great way to get involved in this dynamic, new space, soon to be a community garden, trials, innovation and education precinct on the banks of the Bass River.
Click the read more tab to find out what's in store for this day, bookings link and to find our flyer for the event series.
A recent visit to Amber Creek Farm in the Fish Creek region of South Gippsland proved to be a real highlight for over 40 Bass Coast landcarers. Amber Creek Farm is owned and managed by Dan and Amelia Bright. Dan and Amelia have a wonderful story to tell us all on sustainable resource management and ethical practices. They raise pasture raised pigs and run a sawmilling operation targeting local timber plantations and salvaged timber. Dan and Amelia live ‘off grid’ and believe in having a positive impact on their environment and community, have a no waste philosophy, adopt regenerative farming techniques and have a ‘local’ focus. It is this local focus that has enabled them to create a niche for themselves in the sawmilling industry.
New funding for ''Growing Community, Growing Food - River Garden Field Day Series" March-June 2018. Save the dates!
BCLN recently received a grant for $29,554 from the Port Phillip and Westernport Community Grants program for a series of four workshops and on ground works at the River Garden in Bass between now and July this year. We have been busy planning for the 'Growing Community, Growing Food - River Garden Field day Series' which will see the return of expert horticulturalist Jarrod Ruch leading these practical hands on days and sharing his wealth of knowledge on sustainably growing food.
Save the dates: March 24th, April 28th, May 28th, June 30th and click the read more link below for information on topics for these 'Learn by doing' days. Bookings are essential, please open the flyer link below for all booking details.
How much space do you need to grow enough food to feed yourself?
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Explore the beautiful Spa country in its autumnal beauty. Visit leading farmers who embrace sustainable systems to produce quality food and wine.
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