Korumburra Landcare, held a meeting on Tuesday 4th June, where we had a special guest come along and give us her wisdom on all things frogs. Lovely soup and arancini balls with real saffron was served to keep us all warm and happy.
The night was held at Prom Country Cheese, in their warm dining area. Bronwyn and Burke do a magnificent job as hosts, very humble and have big hearts. There were cheese platters for nibbles (and by the looks of the empty platters, the cheeses were well received!) Bronwyn made arancini balls with real saffron from Sandra. Some home made soups were the main meal on a very chilly night, and range of homemade desserts on offer too. We filled our bellies in anticipation for our guest speaker.
Dr Lynette Plenderleith has a massive love for frogs, a wildlife biologist, who has a PhD in Australian Frogs, a Masters Degree in Salamander ecology and a natural knack of interpreting science for the general public. Lynette is the founder and chair person of Frogs Victoria (which is how Korumburra Landcare Group came into contact with her), she is President of Victorian branch of the Australian Science Communicators.
Lynette has a bubbly, energetic personality, she has a vast range of knowledge of frogs from around the world and Australia, yet she communicates on a level that for the whole 75 minutes the 25-30 members were so engaged, they didn’t want the presentation to stop.
Phillip Island Landcare Group's planting calendar is here, with dates from June through to September.
Click the flier to enlarge, and don't forget to RSVP for any planting days you would like to attend (for catering purposes - all planting days finish off with a free BBQ lunch!)
Our hard-working Nursery Group received a new tea room yesterday morning, delivered on the back of a truck and put in place via a crane. Nursery Supervisor Bronwyn Teesdale did the honours of cutting the purple ribbon to officially declare the room 'open', and now the decorating will begin for them to make it their own.
Welcome to Wattlebank Park Farm. Landowners Nadine and Clive Verboon initially managed a dairy enterprise on their property. After an extreme flood event they decided to diversify to ensure their business became more resilient into the future.
After the recent extremely successful Charles Massy workshop series we are excited to announce that we can make available a podcast of this exciting event.
Welcome to Bimbadeen, an innovative Philip Island property on a diversification journey. Landowner Bob Davie is also trialling cropping methods aimed to increase Bimbadeens soil carbon.
The Phillip Island Community Orchard horticulture demonstration project is experiencing a second coming, thanks to some further funding support from Westernport Water, the Phillip Island Landcare Group and the Bass Coast Landcare Network.
Originally established in 2014, the project continues to demonstrate how to set up and develop an intensive market garden in a peri urban setting. The Phillip Island Community Orchard site has the luxury of a consistent water source, thanks to Westernport Water providing ongoing access to Class A recycled water. This obviously increases the viability of the demonstration and also allows Westernport Water to promote the Class A recycled Water product to the community.
You are welcome to come along to this great farm visit to Jill and Michael Vella's beautiful property 'Terramirra Park Deer Farm'. The Vellas have farmed deer for over 30 years and market their products using a no waste philosophy, making a living off farming their 42 Ha property in the South Gippsland Strzelecki ranges by successfully developing new markets. Click flier below for more info.
It took a drought and some deep reflection to turn farmer and author Charles Massy from a conventional farmer to one of the leading thinkers in regenerative agriculture today.
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!
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