Looking At Landcare 22/4/2016

We trust that those of you that were able to head away during the school holidays have returned safely and ready to head back into routine after we remember our service men and women on Monday.

It seems that the rain that was received earlier in the week was very patchy with some people receiving 3ml and some receiving 15ml. That’s the nature of the beast. I hope that some falls on your place at the right time with sowing season upon us.

When you see a weather forecast of 90% chance of less than 1mm, it does leave you scratching your head!

We have received an excellent response to the Seed Collection Workshop being held on Thursday and Friday (28 and 29 April). This will be a practical, hands on workshop, and best of all, it’s free.

We have a few spaces available, so if you would like to learn more about basic species identification, picking seasons, equipment and drying, cleaning and storage of seeds, please contact me on 6862 4914 or email cwllpo@hotmail.com

Central West Lachlan Landcare are very excited to be part of the Back to Bulgandramine Cultural Festival being held on Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 June at the Bulgandramine Mission.

Activities will include Music and Story Telling, Aboriginal Astronomy, Tasting of Traditional Food, Performances including Wiradjuri Dance and Language and finishing with a church service on Sunday at the Mission. We plan to run a bus from Kelly Reserve in Parkes on the Saturday.

If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact myself, Karryn Keed on 0407 162 799 or Amanda Corcoran on 6862 4140. This is open to all of the community and we would love you to join us there.

I have mentioned previously the Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide prepared by Department of Primary Industries, just in case you haven’t grabbed a copy you can download it from the DPI website.

This guide will assist primary producer’s to select the most suitable variety and provides technical information and research results to help growers make informed decisions.

For those of you who want to make the most of the warm weather, the National Parks Association will be holding their next walk on Sunday, 24 April, departing Bushman’s Dam at 8.30am. This is a Medium grade walk covering 6km at the Strahorn State Forest.

If you would like to participate in the walk, contact Martin Bell on 0429 346 586 the night before the walk to register your intention. Walkers are reminded to bring enough food and water for the day, as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended and a $2 donation for each walker is appreciated. A list of upcoming walks is on our calendar.

If you are interested in attending any of these events or any other opportunities mentioned, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 6862 4914 or go to our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org

Until next week, happy Landcaring!

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