You are all invited to our 'Passata Starter Day' at the River Garden! We can’t wait to kick off the new River Garden Community Volunteer program with this fun day coming up on Saturday 9th of March.
Read Below for a flyer with more information and to book your spot and get involved!
Expression of interest are sought from Gippsland farmers to become participants in the 2019 Gippsland Master Tree Growers Course. This is an amazing opportunity to increase your knowledge and apply it to your farm. The course will be delivered by local and national leaders in tree growing on farms and involves visits to many outstanding gippsland farms and forests.
Strzelecki Heritage Apples are a family run niche nursery business in the Strzelecki hills that grows over 400 varieties of apples including cider apples as well as numerous varieties of pears and plums.
Gippsland Agroforestry Network invites you to a field day at Jon and Marg Hauser's property in Glen Alvie. The field day will involve a farm walk including: Explanation of farm plan, Commercial harvest site inspection, and Small tractor demonstrations, followed by a lunchtime workshop. Lunch will be provided. Saturday 23rd of February, click flier below for further details.
Bass Coast Landcare Network have joined up with the Victorian Gorse Taskforce and the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) to bring you this informative presentation by Peter Brenton of the CSIRO, discussing how you can become involved with the ALA.
The ALA is a collaborative, national project that brings together biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it freely available and usable online.
If you would like to read more about this great free event, and to book your place, follow the link below.
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South Gippsland Fresh Produce are a new local enterprise based in picturesque Glen Forbes, owned by Peter McDonnell and Angelika Christensen. Peter and Angelika have worked tirelessly to set up this new innovative operation which includes picking your own strawberries, growing hydroponic vegetables and herbs, raising free range pigs, a paddock to plate restaurant and a primary produce store.
You are welcome to come along to our farm visit to learn about their multi-faceted agricultural business, on Friday the 25th of January 2019, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Please register to join in this great event at https://sthgippslandfreshproduce.eventbrite.com.au
If you would like more information please contact Joel Geoghegan on email@example.com or call 5678 2335
GrazFert is a program developed for grazing farmers by AgVIC, and includes
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.
Commencing in June 2018, the Bass Coast Landcare Network will work with key partners RMIT, Federation University, Bass Coast Shire Council, South Gippsland Landcare Network and the agricultural community of Southern Gippsland, to respond to climate change.
The Korumburra Landcare Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday November 15th. The evening will consist of a walk along the Korumburra Skip Track, followed by a meal at Brian Griffin's cafe around 7pm in Loch, before the meeting begins. Landcare will be providing the meal for the evening, feel free to BYO drinks.
Please see the attached flyer. (Click to enlarge)
Our bees have arrived at Bass, and our Bee Keeping Masterclasses are full! All Masterclass tickets were snapped up the very first day the September eNews went out, so we are running 2 sessions, and have a waiting list. Obviously, we aren’t the only ones excited to have these new little critters in our River Garden!
They were delivered by Robert Fransen of Sweet Bee Honey in late October as an established hive, already making honey and working like a well-oiled machine. They have spent time getting used to their new surroundings and are already pollinating Bass and surrounds.
We will be sure to provide regular updates on our bee friends and share the knowledge as we learn how to care for bees.
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