Ragwort, the scariest thing you will see this Halloween

Poowong Landcare Group members in their scary costumes with Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brian (centre) and Poowong President, Mark Walters (left).  Jo McLeay is a ragwort (second from left) Put a stop to ragwort! With the arrival of spring, Landcare is encouraging people to act now against the yellow flowering plant. All across South Gippsland we see their bright yellow flower-heads on roadsides and in the paddocks of bad land managers – the lazy and incompetent. Ragwort – Senecio…

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Prevention is better than cure

How can I prevent new weeds from establishing? By stopping their spread! Through assessing risks associated with pathways and sources for spread and identifying ways to reduce these risks. A resent study into the sources and pathways of weed spread found that the greatest source of introduced weed seed come from transport, it’s therefore not hard to see that the main pathway for its spread is generated through the movement of machinery and vehicles (fodder trade, livestock movement). Knowing the…

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Weed Talk-Winter 2017

As we enter the colder months and weed growth is at its slowest for the year, now is the time to both revitalise our property weed control plans, and maintain and repair spray equipment ready for spring. A weed control plan is a useful way to assess priorities and develop an efficient plan of attack. Without an effective plan the task of controlling weeds can seem overwhelming. This weed talk will discuss a practical approach to developing a weed control…

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South Gippsland Landcare Network

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and meet. The South Gippsland Landcare Network stretches from Mt Best to Mt Lyal, and along the prom coast. It’s made up of 16 local groups working to preserve and protect the natural environment, while also enhancing the long-term sustainability of farming in this part of Victoria. We’re proud to work across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share. As a network, we’re a diverse group – made up of primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts. This page is part of our community, so we welcome feedback and input from anyone who’s interested in having a voice here.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Future Drought Fund

Eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs will be established in Australia’s major climatic and agricultural zones across regional Australia. Hubs will be networks of researchers, primary producers, industry groups, community groups and others.

Although this program is focussed primarily on researchers, it is important that Landcare be recognised as an important pathway for adoption. Landcare Victoria has commenced discussion with a research group with this in mind. Groups interested in a possible future role should contact SGLN to discuss their ideas.

https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Landcare Farming launches My Landcare Legacy campaign

Celebrating National Agriculture Day on November 20, Landcare Australia, in partnership with the National Landcare Network (NLN), have launched a national Landcare Farming campaign ‘My Landcare Legacy’ to engage primary producers to share their Landcare stewardship story.

Landcare means different things to different people. At its very roots, Landcare is about people coming together and caring for the land to preserve our natural resources and biodiversity for generations to come. Over the next year the Landcare network is looking to explore farming stewardship stories and experiences, and are inviting other farmers and their industry to participate.

The ‘My Landcare Legacy’ campaign is the first step in building broader recognition of Landcarers who have been developing and supporting adoption of improved practices in Australian agriculture for over 30 years.

Landcare Farming Program Manager Mick Taylor says that “Landcarers have an opportunity to share what drives their passion for good farming practices and environmental stewardship in their business. By simply recording a video, Australian producers and land managers can share with the community why they are passionate about being good stewards of their land – and their vision for our farming future.”

Standout producers, networks and their Landcare projects will be identified during the campaign with Awards presented for best video, rising star award, best actor, longest distance a kit has travelled.

https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcarefarming/
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Be the best board member you can be!

Discounted group booking for webinar on 2 February, 12.45pm

Whether you’re a new board member or you’ve been doing it for a while, there’s always more to learn. What’s the role of the board? What are your key responsibilities? When could you be legally responsible if things go wrong and what protections are available?

JusticeConnect is offering this course for NFPs. Several SGLN Board members are attending. Contact Jillian if you are interested: maximum cost will be $25 per participant.

The course will cover:

The main legal duties of board members
The standards the law sets for decision-making as board members
The importance of your organisation’s legal status, rules and legal purpose
Other key legal issues to consider as a board member

You’ll also get:

An opportunity to ask questions
A copy of webinar recording (available for 30 days)
Information on further resources and support

To register email Jillian at jillian@board.sgln.net.au

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