Come and hear how Amber Creek Farm and Sawmill have designed their farming system for self-sufficiency in our changing climate.
This field day will cover topics such as;
Please note... BIOSECURITY.
To prevent the risk of African Swine Fever the following biosecurity protocols apply:
Date: Friday March 27th, 2020
Time: 9.45 am registration for 10 am start, finish time at 2.00 pm.
Morning tea and lunch provided.
Look for the Landcare event signs.
Venue: Property of Dan and Amelia Bright
Amber Creek Farm
Address and directions will be provided on registration.
For more info call Cassie from SGLN at 0448 739 559 or the BCLN office 5678 2335.
Discover the deep connections the Bunurong people have to their country on this guided bus tour that will visit several site visits around their ancestral home of the Mornington Peninsula.
Engage in valuable cultural heritage discussions, which will explain how and when to engage Traditional Owners, legislative requirements and what to look for when dealing with a potential heritage site as part of an on-ground project The event is funded by the Victorian Government and
supports volunteers working in Landcare and other community environmental groups.
Booking essential as numbers are limited. Lunch provided.
Wednesday 18 March, 9am-4pm
Bus tour starting and leaving from Bunurong Land Council, 395 Nepean Highway, Frankston
Bookings and more information:
Landcare Network Board members and group members are invited to attend an event during Close The Gap Week 2020.
There will be an event at The Knob Reserve with Gunaikurnai Land & Water Aboriginal Corporation and another at the Powlett River with Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.
Landcare members are encouraged to attend the event which will include:
Event URL for Stratford: https://close-the-gap-2020-stratford.eventbrite.com.au
Event URL for Powlett River: https://close-the-gap-2020-powlett-river.eventbrite.com.au
You are invited to come along to the Gippsland Agroforestry Group's 2020 Master Tree Growers information evening, on Wednesday the 26th of February in Traralgon. You will learn what the course will cover, including the ultimate aims, goals, and methodology associated with Master Tree Growers. If you decide it is something you'd like to do, there will be application forms on the night.
Click the flyer below for further information.
Greening Australia and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have been working with a range of organisations to develop guidelines for community groups and agencies to build Climate Future Plots and improve the resilience of plants in your neighbourhood to climate change. Climate Future Plots are areas of revegetated and restored land that include plant genetics from different climates, making our natural environment more able to adapt to a changing climate. This means that, as the climate changes, these plant communities will be better equipped to change with it.
The workshops will provide you with knowledge of how to plan revegetation under a changing climate, including working out what your future climate will look like, and how to select the appropriate species and provenances to plant.
You are invited to this interesting field day, where you will have the opportunity to learn all about Multi-Story Farming, challenging your thinking regarding the integration of trees with pasture and crops.
You will hear from Clinton Tepper, owner of Camaray Farm, who has been working on his demonstration plots for 5 years, to teach people all about this method of farming.
If this sounds like something that you are interested in, click the link below to register.
You are invited along to this exciting field day discussing water management in a changing climate and the opportunities for Southern Gippsland farmers to secure their water future.
Field day topics include:
• Changing rainfall patterns in Southern Gippsland
• Using regenerative methods to rebuild the soil carbon sponge
• Dealing with extreme rainfall events
• Water management planning and water calculators
• Identifying and managing water based threats on farm (eg Salinity)
Friday February 28th, 2020 on Phillip Island
Time: 9.45 am for registration for a 10am start, finish time at 2.30pm.
Morning tea and lunch provided.
Look out for the Landcare event signs.
Venue: Morning Session- Rhyll Mechanics Hall.
Google Maps Link- https://goo.gl/maps/RqYLr6DHxeJqkNb99
Afternoon session- Property of Bill Cleeland, Surf Beach.
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/88ThDpsHjsFZgLCK6
For details, call the Bass Coast Landcare Network Office on 5678 2335.
Click this link for more information and to register
Would you like to attend our farm visit to Peninsula Avocados?
This avocado farm, owned by Steve Marshall, has been growing avocados on the Mornington Peninsula for over 25 years and operates 2 companies that grow, harvest, process, package and sell avocados.
Come along to this exciting day and learn more about Avocado growing in Southern Victoria.
Click here for more details and to register.
We hosted a fantastic field day at the end of November at Prom Country Cheese, focusing on Carbon Farming in a Changing Climate. 77 people attended the event, which was part of the Growing Southern Gippsland project focusing on climate change resilience in Southern Gippsland agriculture. Check out this great summary video of the event.
We would like to thank all our guest speakers for contributing to the day, our hosts, Prom Country Cheese and all those who attended. It was a fantastic event with new learnings and many more new questions.
This field day was the second to be hosted in a series of 6. The Growing Southern Gippsland project will be hosting the remaining 4 field days in the first half of 2020. Keep an eye out for these exciting events via the Bass Coast Landcare Network Facebook page or visit www.growingsoutherngippsland.org.au
Growing Southern Gippsland's eleventh video in the 'Farm Profile Series' introduces Mark and Margaret Brammar of Strzelecki Heritage Apples based in Strzelecki, who grow a huge variety of heritage apples as well as various other products. You can find Mark and Margaret at many of the local Southern Gippsland farmers markets selling their various products and telling their interesting story. They also run sheep in a diverse operation that is entrenched in their sustainability vision.
The Brammars have noticed changes in the blossoming times of their apple trees over the last few years, a sign of a changing climate, among other interesting observations.
Watch the snapshot video to gain an insight into Strzelecki Heritage Apples and how their journey may be relevant to your own.
The Growing Southern Gippsland project will continue to showcase our 12 case study farms throughout the project and into the future.
Keep an eye out for all future updates on the Growing Southern Gippsland project via the Bass Coast Landcare Network Facebook page or visit
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