This article is contributed by the Gippsland Intrepid Landcare team.
On the last weekend in April, Gippsland Intrepid Landcare held their first ever Landcare retreat down at Sandy Point. Gippsland Intrepid Landcare are a volunteer based organisation and believe that we are all lucky to live within such a precious and beautiful region.
Gippsland Intrepid Landcare aims to connect young people (aged 18 to 35) to the incredible Gippsland environment, through real environmental projects and adventure. The weekend gave the opportunity for 23 young and inspiring individuals from all over Gippsland to get their hands dirty and make their ideas a reality.
Read on or click the read more link below to find out what they got up to...
We had a great day on Saturday 28th of April at Day 2 of the River Garden Hands on learning series of workshops. This one was on natural soil improvement and growing methods including plant stacking to make the most of space and provide healthy crops at all scales from garden to farm. You still have time to get involved in the last two days of this series, book your place by clicking on the link at the end of this article.
The take home message of the day was definitely ‘let the microbes sort it out!’...
Come along to our Healthy Soils, Sustainable Farms field day to learn about nutrients on dairy farms.
Glenn Marriott from Ag Challenge Consulting services will be our guest speaker. Glenn will facilitate a farm walk discussion on Andrew and Kerry’s property, discuss proposed effluent management system upgrades and cost benefit analysis for dairy properties.
The Wonthaggi Urban Landcare Group is one of four groups in the Bass Coast Landcare Network to receive funding from the WGCMA to undertake bird monitoring. On the 23rd of May 2018 local bird expert Dallas Wyatt will lead a bird watching morning at the Wonthaggi Wetlands, and explain the monitoring technique used by Bird Life Australia.
For location details and timing please refer to the attached flier (click to enlarge)
It would be great to see you there.
As part of the 150th celebrations for Phillip Island, the Phillip Island Landcare Group has organized a walk of its ‘Wildlife Corridor’ project on Saturday 19 May, 2018 from 10.00 am.
Phillip Island Landcare Group once again presents a series of walks around our Island. Over five Sundays in May and June you can spend time with fellow walkers completing a circumference of our beautiful Island.
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