Looking At Landcare 26/2/2016

Hi Landcarers

It’s that time once again where our towns get a well-deserved clean up on Sunday, 6 March for Clean Up Australia Day.

In Parkes, participants will be registering at Lions Park on the Orange Road from 8am. If you have a particular site you want attention given to, let Michelle Bicket know early they can send adequate numbers to the places that really need attention.

The collection will wind up at 12pm. Please contact Michelle Bicket at michelle.bicket@parkes.nsw.gov.au

In Forbes, work will commence from 8.30am at Victoria Park. Leon Ross will be co-ordinating the event, so get out and show him your support. Leon can be contacted at leon.ross@forbes.nsw.gov.au

Remember to wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves, a hat and please wear sunscreen. It is really helpful to organisers when they know how many people to expect at their event. To register for the morning go to http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

The Department of Primary Industries and Rural and Mental Health Program are running a fantastic day out at Trundle for those of you who are after a grease and oil change…..a brain and body workshop for rural men and women.

The workshop will be held at the Trundle Golf Club between 10am – 2pm on Thursday, 17 March and will cover topics such as mindfulness, tractor yoga (that got your attention), free skin checks, mixing good food with good health, sausage making and other wonderful information.

To book your spot you will need to RSVP by 10 March to Cherie Stitt on 0411 057 745 or James Leigo on 0419 110 714

Central West Local Land Services are working with the Birchip Cropping Group and GRDC on the ‘More profit from Crop Nutrition’ project which will be offering a workshop designed to provide nutrition advice pre sowing – for the soil, not yourself. Didn’t want you to get mixed up with the Trundle workshop.

Speakers include David Harbison from DR Agriculture, Mark Brennan from CSIRO and Col McMaster from NSW DPI and speakers from Pulse Australia. They will be providing an overview on topics including crop responses to trace elements, water use efficiency on Central West soils, wheat and canola research and frost damage in the Central West.

This workshop will be held at the Parkes Services Club on Wednesday, 9 March between 9am and 3.30pm. To secure your place at the workshop, please contact Neroli Brennan on 0428 692 713 or email centralwest.communications@lls.nsw.gov.au

Well, now that I’ve given you the information on how you can tune up your physical and mental health and tune up your crops, tune into nature with the first National Park Association walk for 2016.

The NPA walkers are headed to Wombin State Forest on Sunday, 28 February. This is an easy 6km walk and the group is meeting at Bushman’s Dam, Parkes at 8.30am. If you are intending to walk, please contact walk leader, Martin Bell on 0429 346 586.

Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. A $2 donation for each walker is appreciated.

Until next week, happy Landcaring!