Soil health is the basis of productivity and sustainability. By using nutrients effectively, managing ground cover, plant health and soil carbon, a healthy soil can reduce erosion, salinity, nutrient runoff and emissions, as well as improving water use efficiency and quality. The West Gippsland Healthy Soils -Sustainable Farms project aims to build farmers awareness around soil health constraints, improve knowledge around managing soils, plants, nutrients and grazing, leading to improved practices based on the information gained. Demonstration sites showcasing best practice and innovation have been established and selected participants are supported in undertaking management plans to suit their particular property and areas of concern. Information and practical experience is shared through discussion groups, field days, web based communication, regional forums and the Gippsland Sustainable Agriculture Network (GSAN).

SGLN has contributed by running a number of events and demonstrations for this project during the five years the project has been running. Here are the links to the resources for the events and trials.

SoilKee Renovator – Soil Pasture Demonstration

Farming off the grid – a field day held on Nov 14th on the property of Bruce Whittaker and Jillian Staton, Liptrap
The Healthy Soils Sustainable Farms project is supported by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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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
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
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
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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