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Landcare Links January 2022


ISSUE 01 / 31.01.2022

Are you thinking about diversifying your farming income? Round 2 of the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot is still open in our region.

This round builds on the success and learnings of round 1 to further test market arrangements for farmers to be rewarded for their biodiversity stewardship. Projects contracted under the Pilot will receive biodiversity payments over the course of the project for planting, managing and maintaining native species in on-farm works.

 

Farmers will be able to take a biodiversity payment from the government or make a commercial arrangement directly with a willing buyer. Read more about the pilot and how to apply here. For information specific to our region, please contact Kerstie on 0437 310 840.

Warm Regards,
Kerstie

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


Acknowledgement

The Goulburn Broken CMA pays our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledges and recognises the primacy of Traditional Owners’ obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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News & Events

Regenerative Grazing Workshop

On Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th March in Alexandra, Upper Goulburn Landcare Network are joined by Graeme Hand, Holistic Land Management educator for a 3 day workshop covering all aspects of regenerative grazing practices. COST: $250 per person.

For further information and registration contact Cat on uglandcare@gmail.com  or 0418 655 474

Master TreeGrowers Course

Starting on Saturday March 12th-13th, Home Creek Spring Creek Landcare Group and the Murrindindi Climate Network are hosting an 8 day Master TreeGrowers course with Rowan Reid. Dates of the course are: March 12, 13, 20, 26, April 2, 10, May 7, 8.

Cost: $250 (inc gst) per person which is a subsidised by the Australian Government, National Landcare Program.

For further information and registration of interest, please contact rita.seethaler@tuti.com.au by Feb 25th. 

ABARES online conference

The Australian Government is supporting the ABARES Outlook for 2022 conference titled "Growing Agriculture through innovation and sustainability" on March 1st - March 4th. Sessions include Global and national context; drought resilient farms; benefits of water trade in the Basin and how markets could be improved; Trading in a greener environment; Future food - what it means for Australia; Agricultures new workforce.  For more information and to register, follow the link below.

Climate Ready Hume Grants Available

The Victorian Government’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2017-20 outlines practical measures Victorian communities can take to prepare for current and likely future climate change impacts. 

In partnerships with community and regional agencies, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is coordinating this targeted grants round to support collaborative climate change adaptation projects through the Climate Ready Hume program.

Please contact kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au if you would like the application.

 

Inspiring Landcare recording and stories

Strath Creek Landcare Group produced a Podcast highlighting their year in Covid.  Listen to the recording below.

ABC news highlights Winjallok Landcare Group and how it continues its efforts to this day. Read the article.

Read this inspiring story about how Landcare has saved this persons life and how the journey to connect with Earth has changed a life.

Rural Women's Network Mentoring Program 2022

The Victorian Rural Women's Mentoring Program provides rural women and opportunity to take part in a reciprocal peer-to-peer style mentoring relationship that will be guided by an experienced facilitator. The program will cover; Identifying leadership challenges; Tackling business goals; Developing leadership skills; Career development and progression; Building professional networks and Implementing change with support.

If you are interested in this, please find more information by clicking below.


For further information or to order a hard copy of the newsletter please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752) | Shepparton, Victoria 3630 | Phone: 03 5822 7700
Email: reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au | Website: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au