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.
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.
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
You are invited to celebrate the launch of the Bass Coast Landcare Networks River Garden Project, a community garden, trials, innovation and education precinct on the banks of the Bass River.
Welcome to The House on the Hill Olive Grove, a property owned and managed by Justin and Melanie McCulloch. Situated on the picturesque Anderson/San Remo Peninsula, the property has over 1000 olive trees and produces locally grown olives and award-winning Olive Oil. You are invited to join us for a tour of the property and hear Justin and Melanie’s story of sea change and their journey to become Olive Oil award winners.
Environmental Detectives – Landcare Connecting Kids with Nature
Happy World Environment Day from the Bass Coast Landcare Network!
Our Environmental Detectives Schools Education Program has worked with thousands of students across Bass Coast and the Latrobe Valley over the last six years, connecting them with their local environment through fun activities designed to activate a sense of wonder and care for the natural world.
We are continuing to host our curriculum linked facilitated activities throughout 2017 and are now taking bookings from schools and organisations for incursions and excursions. We can also help with designing school vegie, sensory or bush-tucker gardens too.
Read on for more information on all of our activities.
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