This free community workshop focused on the links between Healthy Soil – Nutritional Food – Healthy People, along with presentations focusing on the importance of producing and eating high quality food, which is sustainably produced with a minimum impact on the environment.

The forum workshop notes can be found here

Bibliography and useful links from the workshop

How your Gut Flora Influences our Health

Marieke Rodenstein, Dietitian and Nutritionist. The Nutrition Practice, Sassafras Vic 3787,

http://thenutritionpractice.com.au/

Healthy Soils: Foundation for Health of Humans and Planet Earth

Dr Maarten Stapper FAIAST, Agricultural Scientist and Farming Systems Agronomist BioLogic AgFood, Weston Creek ACT 2611, http://www.biologicagfood.com.au/

Gut by Giulia Enders (2016), Scribe Publications (272p). In Gut, Giulia Enders reveals the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer

Gut Microbiota for Health. Launched in 2012 by the Gut Microbiota and Health section of the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility. http://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/en/home/

Healthy guts are swarming with bugs, so what do they do?: https://theconversation.com/healthy-guts-are-swarming-withbugs-so-what-do-they-do-65105

Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Autism: Evidence is mounting that intestinal microbes exacerbate or perhaps even cause some of autism’s symptoms: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-bacteria-may-play-a-role-in-autism/

Antibiotic overuse might be why so many people have allergies: https://theconversation.com/antibiotic-overuse-might-be-why-so-many-people-have-allergies-48078

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (2006), Penguin Press (450p).

Good Health in the 21 st Century by Dr Carole Hungerford (2008), Scribe Melbourne (532p). The GP who asked questions about causes of problems seen in her practice.

Healthy Soils for Healthy Quality Food: Producing the real ‘Clean & Green’ Dr Maarten Stapper’s closing address of the 2015 National Biological Farming Conference: http://www.soilcare.org/conference-videos-2015.html

A systematic literature review and meta-analyses by Marcin Baranski et al. (2014) British Journal of Nutrition 112: 794-811. Higher antioxidant (+50%) and lower cadmium concentrations, and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops.

Fruit and Soil Quality of Organic and Conventional Strawberry Agroecosystems by Reganold et al. (2010). http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0012346

Feature in the CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No.61E, 2006 – With 30 years of experience as agricultural scientist on four continents Dr Stapper describes the problems in modern farming and its separation from the landscape or ecosystem http://www.biologicagfood.com.au/publications/soil-fertility-management-towards-sustainable-farming-systmslandscapes/ (with reference list)

Farming Secrets reveals the steps to Biological Farming and helps you build healthy soils: https://www.farmingsecrets.com/about-us/what-is-farming-secrets/

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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.
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Update from SGLN Chair, Jillian Staton.

March was incredibly busy for SGN, in particular the grant-writing team.

Three grants were submitted. The first was an application to the South Gippsland Shire Council's Community Grant Program to assist with a weed identification and control program we plan to run next financial year. The others were made to the State Government's Community and Volunteer Action Grants program and focus on the Bunurong Coast which is a Biodiversity Response Planning Focus Landscape.

One Action Grant involves a remote camera project to monitor wildlife and feral pests on public and private land, while the other carries on from our successful fox and rabbit control project which closes in June this year. We would like to support landholders to continue the work done by contractors, and to further help biodiversity through long term weed control.

Our Presidents Pizza Night was well attended and covered a lot of ground. Almost all our Landcare Groups were represented, and the discussion could have gone far longer than the allocated 1.5 hours. I was very appreciative of everyone's contribution, and would particularly like to thank Andrea for organising the catering.

Despite the terrible weather, our Corner Inlet Cluster Group Meeting (which had been rescheduled because of COVID) finally went ahead. Representatives from Agnes River and Franklin River Landcare Groups and Friends of Stockyard Creek all attended. This area is so important for the health of Corner Inlet, so it's great to see the enthusiasm for Landcare-based activities. One item that was discussed was the possibility of forming a larger group that combines these groups, and would also welcome people from the Foster area. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining this proposed group, please contact Alex Daraio (alex@board.sgln.net.au).

Bad weather also threatened our Dung Beetle Field Day which was held in Toora on 23 March. We weren't able to venture out into the paddock as planned, but the presentation by Russ Barrow from Charles Sturt University was very well received. Contact Cassie if you would like to hear the discussion, or are interested in dung beetles generally (we will be establishing a dung beetle nursery in Fish Creek in the near future).

Please keep in touch. Our staff are here to support you: their hours and links to their email addresses are below:

Andrea Clifford: Landcare Facilitator works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Email: andrea@sgln.net.au

Cassie Wright: Projects and Education works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Email: cassie@sgln.net.au

Susan Koci: Bunurong Project Officer, works Thursday, Friday. Email: pestanimals@sgln.net.au

Vicky Pedlow: Administrative Assistant, works Tuesday. Email: admin@sgln.net.au

You can also contact me at jillian@board.sgln.net.au.

Thank you.
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Such an awesome collaboration between West Gippsland Catchment Management Authorityand Agnes River Landcare Group

https://fb.watch/4HEyswddsB/
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To work 'whole of catchment' it pays to think both big AND small. Big, because catchments often are big, and small because working on many smaller projects within the catchments can bring big changes...both environmentally and socially, for a whole community.

Through Regional Riparian Action Plan funding from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning we've worked with Landcare groups and networks - right across the region.

Learn more about one of these projects here or visit our website https://bit.ly/3ohAG7H

South Gippsland Landcare Network Agnes River Landcare Group Bass Coast Landcare Network Maffra & Districts Landcare Network Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network Yarram Yarram Landcare Network Lisa Neville MP Harriet Shing MP
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Landcare webinars

There have been 6 webinars to date in the National Landcare Conference webinar series. All can now be viewed through the webpage if you missed them. The webinars include:

- How Landcare organisations and projects have been
responding to various challenges
- Recruiting and engaging volunteers
- Getting involved in the Landcare Farming Program
- Landcare as a business
- Landcare Youth Summit
- Five interventions to improve Soil Health

https://landcareaustralia.org.au/national-landcare-conference-webinar?utm_source=Landcare+in+Focus&utm_campaign=02b90ec82e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_06_26_01_44_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_22f00dd5e4-02b90ec82e-285512698

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