Chough Chat November 12th 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on November 12th 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events online or in person as we start to open up soon. Please check with organisers with face to face events prior to attending due to the changing restrictions in Victoria.

Grass and Wildflower Identification and Walk

On  Saturday 13 November from 9.30am, Yea River Catchment Landcare Group are meeting at  McKenzie Flora Reserve , Mount Pleasant Rd, Alexandra (Directions: where Cath Olive will guide you through McKnezie Flora Reserve at the height of its Spring glory. It will be an opportunity to have grasses identified so feel free to bring your bagged and sealed samples for viewing.

BYO: thermos/cup. Morning tea provided

Please contact Judy Brookes for further details on 0448 972 563 or 

Drone Demonstration for Weed Management

On  Monday 29th November 2021 from 10am-12pm, Sunday Creek Dry Creek Landcare are hosting Field Master Systems in the use of Drone tecnology for weed spraying.

Covid19 regulations apply for this event. BYO snacks and drinks

For further info and booking contact Sonia Sharkey 0409 515 630 or 

Practical Erosion Control Field day with Agriculture Victoria - Hilldene

On  Saturday 4th December from 2.00pm-4.00pm at Hilldene, Brad Costin from Ag Vic will be joining us in the paddock to discuss erosion management principles. Come prepared to join us in a practical exercise to manage small scale erosion, getting the hands on experience needed for your own property.

Please contact or 0437 310 840 for further info or bookings.

Energy Webinar Series: Irrigation Energy Efficiency

On Thursday 25th November from 12.00-1.00pm, Agriculture Victoria are presenting on how to improve the energy efficienct of your pressurised irrigation system in our next energy webinar. Irrigation assessments are one way farmers can identify opportunities to save energy, costs and stress.

If you need further information please contact Sarah Clack or 0417 316 345

Register here

Growing Grain without Chemicals - Audiobook available

Are you interested in Griowing Grain without chemicals? There is information in this 50min book that uses weed as green manure, increasing soil microbiology. It tells the story of three farmers who have chosen to follow the biodynamic process

There is a $9.00 charge for the audiobook, please click here

Holistic Management Course Jan 2022

Inside Outside Management with Brian Wehlburg is coming to Macedon Ranges for a 4 x 2day course in Holistic Management. The first session is anticipated to start on the 18th-19th January 2022.

For more information or registration contact 

Pilot for irrigation water availability Survey


Are you still interested in the irrigation water availability update continuation depends on your feedback.

Please complete the 2-3 min survey here to have your say on what irrigation information looks like into the future.

National Landcare Conference - calling for Abstracts

Call for abstracts for 2022 National Landcare Conference is open now and closes on February 27, 2022. They are inviting individuals, community groups, organisations and universities to submit a paper in the call for abstracts campaign. 

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Climate ready Hume mini grants up to $10,000

Applications open  Thurs 7th Oct and close on Fri 17th December, with projects completed by Fri 24th June 2022. The Community Mini-grants – Climate Ready Hume Program is part of a three-year project supporting Hume regional communities to adapt to a changing climate. All further information available by clicking on 'Read more' below.

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Stronger Community Grant Program Round 7

the Stronger Communites Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. These projects aim to improve loval community participation and contribute to vibratnt viable communities. Federal Members of Parliament (MP's) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorates.

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The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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