Looking At Landcare – 27/5/2016

There are heaps of workshops and activities coming up in our area over the next few weeks.

The Central West Local Land Services have got several workshops in Forbes, Garema, Trundle, Peak Hill and Cookamidgera, starting with an Introduction to Prograze course which is run over two days and has a focus on the essentials of grazing management, improving groundcover and livestock production. This will be held over two days on Tuesday, 14 June and Tuesday 21 June at the Forbes Memorial Club. For more information you can contact Chris Robinson on 0447 636 129 or email chris.robinson@lls.nsw.gov.au

There will be Soil Pits and Kits workshops held at Garema on the 14th of June, Trundle on the 15th of June, Peak Hill on 16 June and Cookamidgera on 17 June. These workshops are targeted at people who are looking to learn more about soil health. For more information contact Stephen Pereira on 0409 814 182 or to register book in with Chris Robinson listed above.

Last but not least – do you want your legumes to work harder and improve your soil health? The workshop, ‘Getting legumes to work harder’ will be held on Wednesday, 15 June at the Forbes Services Memorial Club on Wednesday, 15 June. If you have a query about the workshop, please contact Belinda Hackney on 0438 358 819. To register, give Chris a call or email as already mentioned. Chris is going to be a busy fellow.

We are on the one week count down to the Back to Bulgandramine Festival on 4 and 5 June, which is going to be a fantastic weekend. The weather forecast is looking good, so you shouldn’t need your brolly. We have a wonderful mix of activities on the day including traditional cooking, singing, dancing. Saturday will be packed with entertainment. If you are interested in heading out on Saturday, Sunday or camping out, contact Karryn Keen on 0407 162 799.

This weekend will be held to celebrate National Reconciliation Week and as well as celebrating our local Wiradjuri culture, we will also have many other groups contributing their singing, dancing and cooking skills on the weekend.

On Sunday, we will have a church service commencing at 9am, to bring the weekend to a close with morning tea. The Bulgandramine Mission site is approximately 22km west of Peak Hill. We have a bus heading from Parkes at 8.30am and returning at 5.30pm. You will need to book with me to ensure that you have a spot on the bus on 6862 4914. Please don’t leave it too late.

Unfortunately the Landcare NSW workshop that we were hoping to hold on Tuesday, 31 May has been postponed. I will let you know when we have arranged a new date. We look forward to bringing a similar workshop as part of a bigger program later in June.

Don’t forget, the Forbes Food Revolution is on this weekend as part of the Forbes Farmers Market, between 9am and 12pm at Victoria Park. The rain should have cleared by then, so it is shaping up to be a fantastic day.

If you require any further information regarding anything in this column please feel free to contact me on 02 6862 4914 or email cwllpo@hotmail.com

Until next week, happy Landcaring!