Looking At Landcare (21/8/2020) – Landcare Planting Progress

Hi Landcarers

It was such a thrill to receive the positive response from the community with our exciting announcement last week.

In the months ahead, we look forward to providing more details on our dinner with Key Note Speaker, Costa Georgiadis. Our dinner will be held on Friday, 28 May in Forbes Town Hall…with Eat Your Greens once again providing beautiful meals for the event. Our last dinner was held in 2017! I can’t believe it was so long ago.

We look forward to hearing from a few local speakers doing fabulous things in our area to address issues impacting rural areas and, in particular, a focus on drought recovery and resilience. Resilience at many levels, personal, community and land.

As mentioned last week, Costa will also be popping in at the Forbes Riverside Community Garden as part of their Open Day on Saturday, 29 May. I was thrilled to contribute to their Open Day last year, with my mate Scary the Scarecrow. He still hangs out at my place, scaring visitors as he lounges in his favourite chair. I think he might me in need of a mate…so I can feel a Scarina might be on the cards for next years event…or even…a Costa scarecrow…can’t wait to see what proposals the Garden Committee come up with!

Keep an eye on social media and in the papers for further information.

Over the past few weeks, I have been fortunate to receive pics from landholders who have been busy planting out tubestock distributed a few weeks ago.

Even thought it wasn’t possible to host our two normal National Tree Day events this year, it is still exciting to know that locals have been out planting in the same spirit and we look forward to seeing these grow over the years ahead to form corridors, wildlife linkages and for many, expanding some wonderful work that has been undertaken over many years.

Due to the drought, this project has been stretched beyond its original timeframe, but we are looking forward to finalising it with propagation for next years planting season and a few other activities.

This project was made possible with funding from Landcare Australia and ARTC.

Hoping that you get a chance to head out and check out some of the beautiful sites in our area this weekend!

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