Please see the below message from DELWP’s Victorian Landcare Program and Community Programs team.
'The attached 19 May update of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the Victorian Landcare Program and Community Programs teams at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has been updated to reflect the changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria on 11 May 2020.
The FAQs provides an update on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the grants programs that we help deliver and it also includes a list of ideas for staying involved in Landcare and environmental volunteering while staying at home and following government COVID-19 measures.
Please see the attached FAQs for more details, which is also available on the Victorian Landcare Gateway via FAQs update 19 May. If you have any questions or need to contact us please do so via either this email or one of the email addresses in the FAQs. Thank you.'
Learn about the importance of soil health, and how to improve your soil, including incorporating compost into your soil.
To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, compost processor Biomix will be hosting two online webinars with highly regarded soil scientist, Declan McDonald. You may choose between Home Garden soil health, or Soil Health for the Paddock, with each webinar giving you the opportunity to submit questions to Declan in advance, for him to answer in the presentation.
To register, email Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the webinar session you would like to attend. Please also include any questions you would like Declan to answer.
Registrations close midnight, Thursday May 7, 2020.
Click the flyer below for further information.
After receiving lots of questions about volunteering under Covid 19 restrictions, as well as being involved in discussions about grant programs and future projects, the Victorian Landcare Program and Community Programs teams at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have put together a PDF which provides great information on what you can be doing now to be staying involved with environmental volunteering in a safe manner. Please click the image to download the full document.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your Regional Landcare Coordinator by clicking here, your local Landcare Facilitator, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you to Climate Specialist with Agriculture Victoria, Graeme Anderson, who has developed this fantastic YouTube resource for the Growing Southern Gippsland project. Here Graeme summarises some of the climate predictions for Southern Gippsland and presents the climate drivers that influence our weather and climate.
Its 20 minutes of worthwhile viewing so make sure you grab a cup of tea or coffee before you settle in. Happy viewing everyone.
Click the link below to watch the presentation.
Would you like to better understand Federal and State Government stimulus support available for your dairy farm business during the current COVID-19 pandemic?
Come along to an online session with Andrew Ellem (A.E Consultancy) who has extensive farm financial experience across government. He will describe the Government support available for different dairy farm businesses, both Federal and State, what you might be eligible for and what your touch points are in regards to accessing it. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions relevant to your circumstances.
Click below for details.
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.
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