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Landcare Links June 2021


LANDCARE LINKS NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021                                  ISSUE 06 / 29.06.2020

Welcome to Landcare Links June 2021. Firstly thank you to everyone who has been flexible with the sudden change in events to ensure safety when the restrictions came in at the end of last month. We will be hosting and out in the field again soon, so please keep a look out, we are looking forward to connecting with you all.

We are hopeful that with the rains arriving, we can look forward to our soils, dams, tanks and groundwater being replenished. Dams are often one of the primary ways of storing water on farm, but in summer we can lose up to 7-10cm per day in evaporation. Some farmers include dam level sensors to ensure their water budgets are more accurate. Winter is a great time to think about your water storage systems and how to manage them for greater efficiency in preparation for summer or future droughts.

If you are interested in what others are doing for water storage and the technology you could implement on your farm, please feel free to contact me on kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au. 

Warm Regards,
Kerstie

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.

Funding Partners

   

News & Events

Healthy Hectares Events

Euroa Arboretum is presenting a series of events for small acreage producers:

INTRODUCTION: Saturday 24th July, 9.30am-1.30pm, includes speakers from Murrindindi Shire, CFA, Euroa Arboretum and a local veterinarian.

WATER ON YOUR FARM: Friday 13th August 1pm-5pm;  BIODIVERSITY AND PEST PLANT & ANIMALS: Saturday 11th Sept, 9.30am-1.30pm; HEALTHY SOILS & PASTURE: Friday 8th October, 1pm-5pm.

 

National Landcare Conference

Interested in attending the National Landcare Conference but not able to travel to Sydney? Register to attend as an online delegate for free.

If you are planning to attend in person, there are a number of field trips available around the Sydney region including the Blue Mountains. For further information, click on Read more.

Melbourne Foodbowl Virtual Farm

Port Phillip & Westernport CMA has produced a Virtual Farm. This is a legacy product created as part of the Working for Victoria funded Farms2Schools program and was developed in partnership with AUSVEG Victoria and Alice Zaslavsky and her education company, Edible Adventures. It is an education tool that explores the key elements of a farm system and how these interact to contribute to farm sustainability, with stories from local producers. It was written to directly align with Years 7-9 Science and Geography, but would benefit younger students and adults alike.

Have your say on the draft Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy

Thanks for your valuable input into the Regional Catchment Strategy so far. The draft strategy is now open for feedback. Register to attend one of the online workshops to find out more about the strategy and how to have your say:

Thursday 15th July 7.30pm-8.30pm - Strategy overview

Tuesday 20th July 1pm-2.30pm - Strategy overview + The power of the positive - re-thinking how communities navigate change.

Thursday 22nd July 10.30am-12.00pm - Strategy overview + Engaging and empowering communities with examples from fire recovery.

 

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