Celebrating International Women’s Day – Women in Landcare Webinar
An all-female Landcarer line-up will mark International Women’s Day with the latest instalment of the 2021 Landcare Webinar Series.
Titled #ChoosetoChallenge, the discussion on March 8 at 9am AEDT will feature a diverse panel of Australian women in landcare sharing their knowledge, insights and experiences in the community.
Hosted by Marg Applebee, Coordinator for Central West Lachlan Landcare in the Parkes and Forbes Shires in Central Western NSW, participants include:
- Hannah Rice-Hayes | Local Landcare Coordinator, Richmond Landcare Inc & Bush Fruits LGBTIQ+ Landcare
- Elly Wynhoven | founder, sustainable swimwear brand Swim by Elly
- Karin Stark | founder of the National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo and Director of Farm Renewables Consulting
- Vee Vian Higgins | Malaysian born landcarer, based in Parkes
- Angelica Arnott | Biodynamic landholder and landcarer, Boorowa
Throughout #ChoosetoChallenge on March 8 at 9am AEDT, these inspiring women will answer questions and discuss topics regarding women in Landcare.
Host Marg Applebee said: “I’m looking forward to speaking to these five fabulous women and being inspired as they talk about their challenges and choices that make them who they are, how they fit in the Landcare space and the significance of International Women’s Day to them.”
#ChoosetoChallenge is part of the exciting line-up for the 2021 Landcare Webinar Series. After unprecedented demand following last year’s successful run, the 2021 Landcare Webinar Series features key figures from the landcare community sharing their wealth of knowledge.
These free webinars with representatives from Landcare networks, groups and organisations involved in natural resource management. Topics covered in local climate change action, modern innovation in resource management, successful Landcare strategies beyond Aussie borders and so much more.
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Canberra Holistic Management Course
Gain a solid understanding of the holistic nature of our environment.
Learn how to make decisions that are simultaneously socially, environmentally and financially sound using the Holistic Framework.
Learn how to utilise animals as a positive tool to improve environmental health.
Create with a Holistic Context for yourself and your business/family.
Create a Holistic Financial plan and a property Holistic Grazing plan (if applicable)
Improve your time management and communication skills.
You’ll leave with a positive outlook and a bunch of new ideas to help you achieve your goals.
The 8-day course is structured as 4 two-day sessions, 4 to 6 weeks apart allowing participants to take the information home from each session and see how it fits in with their situations. Each session starts with revision.
Session 1 January 23-24
Session 2 February 20-21
Session 3 April 2-3
Session 4 May 7-8
Days usually run from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The course fee of $2 200 (inc GST) per person includes the 8 days of training, the 500-page text book, the Holistic Management e-book manual, charts, worksheets and materials, as well as Grazing Planning and Financial Planning software, teas and lunch.
ACT NRM are offering 50% subsidy on course fees for eligible ACT Rural Landholders– please get in touch wtih our Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator Jeni De Landre [email protected] phone 62052913 to apply. If you are a NSW primary producer, you may be able to access a 50% reimbursement of the course fee as well as travel assistance from the Rural Assistance Authority. For more information visit: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/education-and-training
Celebrate 30 years of Parkcare
2019 is the 30th anniversary of the ParkCare Initiative. What started as a grass roots community program has stood the test of time and now includes over 20 ParkCare groups and encompasses all volunteering with ACT Parks and Conservation Service. In 2017/18 ParkCare volunteers contributed over 30,000 hours of time to the program.
To mark this significant milestone ACT Parks and Conservation Service will be hosting a celebration to honour the volunteers on Saturday 9th November at Yarramundi Cultural Centre from 10-2pm
Hear the story of Parkcare, Celebrate our history, look to the future & Lunch is on us!
RSVP [email protected]
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Knowing Your Nodules – ACT workshop
Pasture legumes such as clovers may look healthy above ground – but are they ‘on the job’ below ground – are they fixing nitrogen?
South East Local Land Services and ACT NRM are running a workshop for land managers interested in pasture legumes such as clovers or medics.
Pasture legumes form nodules in order to fix nitrogen, nodules are formed by bacteria (rhizobia) that enter the plant root. The rhizobia feed off the plant and in turn supply it with nitrogen. The nodules break down in late spring and summer and release nitrogen stored within them for other pasture species to use.
The workshop will deliver information and hands on learning that will include:
- the role of legumes such as sub clover in pasture systems
- legume nodulation
- Influence of soil pH and other soil characteristics on nodulation
- how to identify if your nodules are fit and healthy
- how to improve nodulation and nitrogen fixation.
When: Saturday 26th October 10am – 2.30pm
Where: Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road Fyshwick ACT, followed by paddock sampling in Majura Valley.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Please RSVP by Wednesday 23rd October to Jeni De Landre 0400 233 938 or email [email protected] and provide any dietary requirements
Please bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing including hats.
Download Flier for more information Knowing Your Nodules
This activity is delivered through the Better Land Management Practices project, supported under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.Back to Events
30 Years of Landcare at the Holder Wetlands Open Day
Landcare ACT will be celebrating 30 years of Landcare at the Open Day for the new Holder Wetland.
Come along to this free community event and enjoy a free BBQ, a wetland walk and talk, frog call demo’s and waterwatch activities for the kids!
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Nominations for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards
The deadline for nominations has been extended until Friday 13th September 2019 for the ACT Landcare awards.
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Spray Safe and Save
ACT Rural Landholders – do you need accreditation or re-accreditation in AQF3 Chemical Accreditation?
The ACT Government is supporting ACT landholders to undertake SMARTtrain farm chemical user training leading to AQF3 Chemical Accreditation. The training will be held on Friday 3 May (full day) and Saturday 4 May (morning only) 2019. The training covers the following national units of competency:
● AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals; ● AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals
This training is nationally recognised for five years and enables the holder of this accreditation to legally use restricted Ag/Vet chemicals unsupervised. This training is being offered to both landholders who do not have this accreditation and landholders who are seeking re-accreditation, because their accreditation has lapsed. This training is delivered by Craig Day from Spray Safe and Save Pty Ltd, who has been delivering chemical user training for over 20 years.
Please RSVP by Wed 24 April: ph: 62052914 or email: [email protected]
Catering and training materials provided (when RSVPing let us know your dietary needs).
Greening Australia Nursery Volunteering
Greening Australia’s Canberra nursery is looking great with thousands of young plants of all shapes, sizes and colours thriving under a full sun and regular watering. Lots of the pots require some thinning however to ensure that they continue to grow vigorously in time for planting season. Thinning is a fun and social activity, and a great opportunity to learn about native plants.
Volunteers propagate, weed and thin nearly all of the plants we use for our landscape restoration activities each year, so you will be playing a vital part in our revegetation work.
What to expect: No experience is necessary. All you need to bring is a water bottle, enclosed footwear, a hat and a smile.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday 7 February to [email protected] or by calling 02 6253 3035 for catering purposes.Back to Events
National Farmers Federation National Congress 2018
The National Farmers Federation biennial National Congress returns this year under the theme Diversify.
An exciting lineup of global speakers will share their insights on how diverse thinking can shape the farm sector’s future in a range of areas, including: our people; our farms; and our global markets.
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Healing the land – techniques for managing erosion
Erosion is a problem that many farmers face on their farms, this workshop is about empowering farmers and land managers to find solutions to erosion in your landscape. Participants will have the opportunity to learn techniques for managing erosion including practical low cost methods utilising materials from on site and tips for revegetating. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, you will be working alongside local professionals who will be demonstrating practical take home skills.
For more details or to RSVP follow this link
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