Looking At Landcare 1/4/2016

What an amazing morning we had on last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Motley Crew.

We had over 30 people attend our first social planting morning, managing to establish over 1,100 plants! Fantastic work! I will keep you posted on our next event in coming weeks.

As mentioned last week, I would love to have these groups working in Forbes, Peak Hill and smaller centres as well. If you are interested in being involved, please give me a call.

Thanks to everyone from our local schools that visited our office on Thursday. Now that we are settled back in the Office we will have our Sustainable Schools Landcare Learning resource boxes available for regular rotations next term. These resource boxes were established with funding from Essential Energy, FRRR and with the support of Parkes and Forbes Shire Councils and the Central West Local Land Services.

There is still time to book in for the Silverleaf Nightshade update session on Wednesday 6 April 2016. This is a free update and includes morning tea and lunch. For further information or to RSVP, contact Belinda Hackney at belinda.hackney@lls.nsw.gov.au or on 0438 358 819. For more information, click here.

Are you interested in improving the health of your farm dam?

Central West Local Land Services are providing Healthy Farm Dams workshops between 18 – 22 April to provide advice on managing your farm dam, to extend biodiversity and increase farm productivity.

The first workshop is to be held at Parkes on Monday, 18 April with hosts, Gavin and Elly Tom at “Carinya” (south east of Parkes), followed by Caragabal on Tuesday, 19 April, with hosts James and Linda Maslin, “Caragabal West” (west of Grenfell). Condobolin on Wednesday, 20 April at the Condobolin Agricultural Research and Advisory Station, Fifield Road.

The third workshop will be held at Bob and Sandra Wharton’s property “Huntingdale” (east of Trundle) on Thursday, 21 April and the final workshop will be held at “Coraver” (south of Forbes, near Garema on Friday, 22 April, hosted by Steve & Debra Nicholson.

Please bring your hat, a water bottle, chair, wet weather gear and a clipboard. Lunch and morning tea will be provided. Register your interest to attend these free healthy farm dam workshops and get directions with Libby McIntyre, on 6881 3429, 0429 019 309 or email libby.mcintyre@lls.nsw.gov.au

For more information on this workshop, click here.

Next week I will be giving an overview of our Seed Collection workshop being held on 28 and 29 April at the CWLL Office. These are being led by Mikla Lewis who has an amazing history with natural resource management and I can’t wait to share it with you!

For more information on the Seed Collection workshop, click here.

For these and other opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 6862 4914 or go to our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org

Until next week, happy Landcaring!