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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The North East NRM News is an email bulletin of current news and upcoming events of interest to Landcare, Agency staff and land managers.

The North East NRM News is sent by North East CMA Landcare , to assist with communication of current news and upcoming events.

If your group or organisation has an event or news to go in this Enews, send an email to this address, or better still, list it on the Landcare Gateway.

For the latest Landcare News and Events, go to http://northeast.landcarevic.net.au or go to the North East CMA website http://www.necma.vic.gov.au for regional information.

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Landcare: Chemical Users Course with 1080

AGVET
CHEMICAL USERS COURSE
WITH 1080 ENDORSEMENT

Fri/Sat March 22nd & 23rd
Bright Adult Education Centre
Railway Avenue

Full Course
$150 for Landcare members / $400 non-members

1080 Module only
$75 for Landcare members / $150 non-members

*This course is being subsided for Landcare members by the
Regional Landcare Facilitator Project.
A nationally accredited course for safe and effective use of
agricultural chemicals, which will allow you to apply for an
Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP).
The 1080 endorsement is required in Victoria to purchase and

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Community Info: ABC Open Local Doco – 43 degrees at midnight

Hello all

A few locals who have been involved in an ABC Open project Before and After photos and have put a doco together with the help of Suzi Taylor of ABC Open. The doco relates to the fires and our Community and includes local photos at local events, have a close look and you may see some familiar faces. This doco may be shown on ABC 24 on Friday nights.

Please forward the link throughout your networks and encourage people to drop a line or two of feedback on the bottom of the blog.

http://open.abc.net.au/posts/43-degrees-at-midnight-02ox4vv

Cheers

Cindy

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Landcare: Free Health Check Program

Hello all

Our Landcare Group has been given an opportunity to run a Sustainable Farming Families program at the Mudgegonga Hall the first two sessions will be held Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th of August at the Mudgegonga Hall between 9 am and 4.30 however late arrivals or early departures can be accommodated.

The attachment explains the program and Alison Hescock, from Alpine Health runs it, she has suggested we try and get 18 participants as that may ensure we have at least 15 turn up. Alison encourages couples to attend.

The workshops includes health checks (eg. blood pressure, cholesterol, blood oxygen level, PIKO lung or breathing test etc) as well as health information re: rural health, diabetes, farm hlth & safety, nutrition, mental health and stress related illness the list goes on. The first session involves 2 days and the next two sessions one day each over a twelve month period.

The local Alpine Valleys Vignerons who were successful in getting the program last year have given some very positive reports about the program, there was an article in the local paper a few weeks back.

We hope our local members take advantage of this opportunity all free of cost.

Please either book with Cindy on 57534539, Paul 57534557 or Alison Hescock on 0458 228 013.

Hope to see you there.

Cheers

Cindy Lucas
Secretary
MDLG Landcare Group

SFF info sheet.doc

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Community Info: ABC open ‘Now and Then’ images of Mudgegonga

Hi to all

Suzi Taylor from ABC Open Albury-Wodonga has been running film and photography workshops with some interested locals capturing `Now & Then´ images in Mudgegonga. A selection of the photos and a post by Suzi can be viewed at the links below.

The photos are really clever and well worth having a look at – some are after the fires and now – some are a look back in history compared to now. Well done to all the crew involved – you definitely have more patience than me!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/abcopenalburywodonga/sets/72157629843069208/

ABC OPEN – Open Regions – Vic Albury Wodonga – Posts – The Morning After Black Saturday

Cheers!
Cindy

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