CSIRO Land and Water and the Department of the Environment and Energy are undertaking an exciting project to collect stories and anecdotes that will help to build a national picture of the kinds of ecological changes that have been occurring across the country over the past 10-20 years, or more. We are looking for people with strong links to Australian environments (e.g. farmers, natural resource managers, ecologists, naturalists) to share their perceptions of recent ecological change in an area they know well, and how this might link with climate or other change. Continue reading
If you want to know more about using native grasses for erosion control while creating more areas available for grazing, here is your chance. This is an opportunity to speak with Clem Sturmfels, a very experienced soil scientist. Register
This session, run by experienced facilitator Jeanette Long, will cover things to consider when transitioning the farm from one generation to the next. Thursday 29th June – 10am followed by lunch, Inverleigh Public Hall, 71 High St, Inverleigh.
RSVP to Elissa on 0438 525 502 or email@example.com
The flier says RSVP by 23rd June but up until 28th June is fine. There is also an evening session at Karwarren on 27 June.
If you are interested in a well organized and fun planting event, then consider registering to be part of this year’s Grow West event in Bacchus Marsh. You will be helping to replant a degraded site and to encourage more wildlife back into the area. Link
There are some indigenous shrubs that are suitable for sheep to graze and thereby provide farmers with additional potential to carry extra stock during drought. You may be interested in this workshop to be held next week at Ingliston, which is on a back road between Bacchus Marsh and Ballan. Register