Community Quilt Project – The Book

A book detailing the Mudgequilt-bookgonga Community Quilt Project is now available.

Learn more about the project and how to order the book.

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New Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants NOW OPEN

Now open for applications…

The Minster for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce, yesterday announced that farming systems groups, community groups and individuals can now apply for grants of $5500 to $55,000 under the new National Landcare Programme Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16.

A range of activities may be eligible, including:

  • field days workshops, conferences
  • demonstration events or workshops
  • training or skill development sessions
  • community information or education sessions
  • development of decision-making tools
  • development of new information channels within the current knowledge system
  • conducting surveys.

The grants complement the delivery of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper by supporting the resilience, competitiveness and productivity of Australian agricultural and fishing industries. It is expected that the Small Grants Round will have a positive impact on farming systems groups, community groups and individuals, enabling them to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices, while maintaining or enhancing the natural resource base.

Click here to find out more

Applications close 2pm (AEDT) Monday, 7 December 2015

For more information, visit: www.nrm.gov.au/agsmallgrants
or telephone 1800 283 940

Or contact the North East Catchment Management Authority on 1300 216 513

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Notification of Into Our Hands Foundation AGM

Please find attached invitation to the inaugural AGM for the Into Our Hands Community Foundation to be held at the Savoy Club on Friday 29th November.

On Monday, November 18th the Into Our Hands Community Foundation, Alpine and Indigo Whole of Community Landscape and Static Water Committee, Dederang Reserve Committee and Kancoona Quilters Group were awarded a High Commendation by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Kim Wells in the Resilient Australia Awards program that recognises innovation in emergency management and community safety.

Pictured: A few locals who attended (Terry Karis, Loretta Carroll, Jennette Howman, Ali Pockley and Cathy Sonnemann).

2013-11-29 AGM Invite.pdf

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Landcare meeting

The next meeting is 3rd Sept 2013,  Tuesday night, 7:30 pm at the Hall

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Local historic journal project

With grants from FRRR and The Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund, the ‘Alpine and Indigo Whole of CommunityLandscape and Static Water Project’ is funding the development of an Historical Journal, covering the fire affected districts of:

  • Barwidgee Creek
  • Bruarong
  • Dederang
  • Gundowring
  • Havilah
  • Mudgegonga
  • Murmungee
  • Rosewhite
  • Running Creek

The journal will focus on development and the environment of these districts.  Its purpose will be:

•   “Research, development and publication of a historical journal exploring the development of farming and settlement in the district since traditional Aboriginal land management. There is no consolidated account of how the district was settled and developed after colonisation. This would more strongly connect the present community with the early struggle to pioneer and establish viable livelihoods in the valleys and the old age trees are a link between the past and the future.”

We are interested in anecdotal or printed stories and photos or sketches about your district – early settlement and the journey over time to present day.

1.     Stories about early land use such as Aboriginal land use prior to European settlement, stock runs, gold mining, etc.

2.     Land use after selection & settlement and the development of farming eg. clearing of land, building, farming through to current day, soldier settlement, etc.

3.     How the use of local timber has been vital to district development eg. for fence posts, huts, water troughs, horse carriages, sawmills, etc.

4.     Development of community assets such as hall, school, etc.

5.     Tree/s of significance in your district – native or exotic

If you have any historical information and photos relating to the development of your district, please contact:

•  Gail Harrison on

0427 968 485 or gharrison@australiamail.com

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Reminder – Landcare membership renewals due

A membership renewal form has been recently sent out to all Mudgegonga & District members. We have kept the fee to $25.00 again for this year. If you are not a member and wish to join please contact the Secretary, Cindy Lucas at trevor-cindy@wn.com.au or call her on 03 5753 4539 and she will send you a membership form.

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Landcare: Next Meeting Tues 4th June 7.30pm Mudgegonga Hall

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Landcare Equipment Training Day – 1 June 2013

A training day for the group’s equipment will be held at 11.00 am on Saturday 1st of June at Les & Gwilma Brown’s farm, 67 Browns Lane Mudgegonga. Instruction on use and safety will be provided for all the equipment that is available to members for free or hire. A sausage sizzle will ensure you don’t go home hungry. Please note it is necessary for insurance reasons that you be a paid up member of the group to hire or borrow the equipment. A hire agreement form must also be signed prior to pickup.

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Community Info: Happy Hour at the Hall

Everyone is invited to the inaugural

“Happy Hour at the Hall”

being held on Friday 22nd Feb starting from 6.30pm on the outside deck.

Come along for a relaxing chat and a quiet little drink! Bring along something to nibble – chips, nuts, bickies, whatever takes your fancy – and BYO drinks. Put a couple of gold coins in your pocket so you can partake in a raffle with the prize donated by Pat and Lindsay Easterbrook.

No special occasion – just a chance for people to get together and enjoy the evening!

Hope to see you there.

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Landcare: North East NRM ENews

Soil Phosphorus workshop – Corryong

DSE Office, Jardine St, Corryong Feb 21, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

This DPI workshop will give landholders tools on identifying and managing soil phosphorus on their property.

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Pasture Management and Marketing for 2013

Bowmans – Murmungee Hall. Feb 22, 2013 from 9.00 am

Cost $10 per person, lunch provided.

Topics cover fertiliser decision making, winter forage crops and beef and lamb marketing.

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Shaping the Future of Landcare and Sustainability

The Centre, Chisholm Street, Wangaratta Feb 23, 2013 from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM

The Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group and Wangaratta Sustainability Network extends an invitation to everyone with an interest in Landcare and Sustainability to come along and contribute to the future direction of Landcare & Sustainability in Wangaratta. We need your ideas and experience to design and develop good events and great projects that meet the interests of our members and the community. Come for as long as you like and let us hear what you need to say.

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Native Pastures Field Day

168 Georges Creek Road, Talgarno Feb 23, 2013 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

NATIVE PASTURES FOR PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION. The day will introduce you to various native grasses, their identification, productive and conservation values, and options on when and how to graze them.

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Indigenous Weaving Workshop

Yackandandah Community Education Network Feb 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

This is a unique "hands on" opportunity to learn about weaving techniques and gain an insight into the importance of weaving as a Traditional Cultural Practice. All materials supplied.RSVP essential

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Better Farming Field Day

13 Pennyweight – Morris Lane, Beechworth Feb 26, 2013 from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM

The first in a series of field days on Better Farming for sustainable management. Brought to you by the North East Ecological Farmers with funding from Caring For Our Country

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bikeTREES 2013 Expressions of Interest Close on March 1

Australia Mar 01, 2013

Closing Date for bikeTREES Expressions of Interest. Get your Application in now to make sure you get your subsidy on plants you have ordered/planning to order for planting this year.

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Soil Phosphorus workshop – Kiewa

Dederang Multipurpose Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway, Dederang Mar 07, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

This DPI workshop will give landholders tools on identifying and managing soil phosphorus on their property.

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Soil Phosphorus workshop – Moyhu

Moyhu Primary School Multipurpose Centre, Moyhu Mar 14, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

This DPI workshop will give landholders tools on identifying and managing soil phosphorus on their property.

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Doing More With Less

Hot House Theatre, Lincoln Causeway, Gateway Island Apr 16, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

A forum for landholders to explore opportunities to better understand how to manage their soils, to increase sustainability and productivity.

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Tallangatta Farm & Water Expo

Tallangatta Showground Apr 18, 2013

Mitta to Murray Landcare Network will have a site at the Tallangatta Farm & Water Expo with a focus on the Carbon Farming Initiative. Visit the site and find out about the Network and all its activities including the Blackberry Action Group as well as the Carbon Farming Initiative

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Landcare In Focus February Edition out now

The latest edition from Landcare Australia is now available

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Community Landcare Grants open

The Caring for our Country Community Landcare Grants are now open for applications for $5,000-50,000. These grants build on the success of the earlier Community Action Grants initiative, with a renewed focus on sustainable farming and fisheries, agricultural innovation and community capacity building.

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