Posts tagged as ‘Community Engagement’

LPLN REGENERATIVE READS 8 – Friday 24th April

Dark Emu, by Bruce Pascoe

A wonderfully thought-provoking journey into indigenous farming and social structure based around the existence of agriculture, farming and social village-style living in pre-1788 Indigenous Australian culture.

In Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe challenges the fundamental conception that Australia’s Traditional Owners lived solely as hunter-gatherers and instead produces a compelling argument that Indigenous Australia was one of social structure, village-type living and had established agriculture and food systems that linked Indigenous communities the length and breadth of the country.

Pascoe produces evidence-based arguments that Indigenous Australians built houses, sustainably farmed, harvested, preserved and saved cereals, grains, and seeds – even baking cakes and bread, built complex systems in fresh and salt water aquaculture and systematically farmed terrestrial fauna such as kangaroos using stone battues, systematic hunting and harvesting and fire management for feed and mustering.

This book brings together a vast range of evidence from archeological history, accounts from pioneer and explorer journals and spoken indigenous history to paint a very different picture of pre-1788 Australia.

This one is a real must-read.

For the next little while LPLN Facilitator, Danny, will be featuring resources aimed to inspire.
Stay tuned every here or on the facebook page Wednesday and Friday for another resource off the shelf.

Posted 24 April 2020 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Engagement, Fauna, Flora, LPLN Regenerative Reads 2020, News

LPLN REGENERATIVE READS 7 – Wednesday 22nd April

Australian Native Plants, by John Wrigley & Murray Fagg

A great book to have on hand for designing, managing and maintaining a native plant garden or selecting plants for particular areas and landscapes.

Breaking down into different types of environments i.e rockeries, groundcovers, shrubs and trees. This book contains really good information for plant selection, giving details on climate zones and soil conditions that individuals will survive in.

I use this all the time as an extension of the Bendigo Indigenous Plants guide along with others and often go to it when planning another section of our property.

It also contains good, clear sections on propagation, pruning, maintenance of a native garden for those that prefer a more curated look.

For the next little while LPLN Facilitator, Danny, will be featuring resources aimed to inspire.
Stay tuned every here or on the facebook page Wednesday and Friday for another resource off the shelf.

Posted 22 April 2020 in Community Engagement, Education, Flora, LPLN Regenerative Reads 2020, News

LPLN REGENERATIVE READS 6 – Friday 17th April

Indigenous Plants of Bendigo, A gardeners guide to growing and protecting local plants

Though this is focused on Bendigo and not the Loddon Plains, this guide is a ripper in the garden or in the field.

It has great information for identifying and growing different species, and the thing I love about it is that it is built in such a way that someone can go for a walk in the bush, find a species they might like to try on their property or in the garden and be able to look it up in this book for details on where it grows, what conditions it prefers and other details.

For the next little while LPLN Facilitator, Danny, will be featuring resources aimed to inspire.
Stay tuned every here or on the facebook page Wednesday and Friday for another resource off the shelf.

Posted 17 April 2020 in Community Engagement, Education, Fauna, Flora, LPLN Regenerative Reads 2020, News

LPLN REGENERATIVE READS 5, Wednesday 15th April

Bringing Back the Bush, by Joan Bradley

“Bringing back the bush is a gentle art, demanding a strong will and patience”

Joan Bradley

A quote from the introduction of this book that I often keep in mind.
This is a classic resource for revegetation projects and has provided the basis for many resources and publications.

Joan and Eileen Bradley with their ‘Bradley Method’ have provided 3 key principles in bush regeneration still followed today;

  1. Identify and work the best areas first
  2. Keep disturbance to a minimum, and
  3. Let regeneration of natives dictate the rate of weed removal

With a great account of their humble beginnings and their journey into respecting the natural order of natives and the role they could play in the management of weed-infested areas.

This guide is really all about weed management and removal, Joan Bradley provides detailed information about the sisters’ methods, providing sound advice on the removal of different weed and plant types and also examples and case studies of different landscapes. This is a great one to revisit.

For the next little while LPLN Facilitator, Danny, will be featuring resources aimed to inspire.
Stay tuned every here or on the facebook page Wednesday and Friday for another resource off the shelf.

Posted 15 April 2020 in Community Engagement, Education, LPLN Regenerative Reads 2020, News, Weeds

LPLN REGENERATIVE READS 4 – Friday 10th April

Pollinators, Birds, Wildflowers and Frogs & Reptiles pocket guides

With the Autumn Backyard Bird count underway and Karen Retra’s Wild Pollinator Count happening next week from the 12th to the 19th of April, it’s a great time to feature these guides.

Featuring most commonly found species, these guides are a great resource for identifying different birds and invertebrates on the farm, in the bush or in the backyard. Great for beginners or those with an interest in what might be around them.

I’m rarely without the pollinator or birds guides – though this might be a little biased given my interests!

Find more information about the programs and how you can participate in these surveys by clicking through to these links:
https://wildpollinatorcount.com/
http://www.birdsinbackyards.net

And for some easy to use survey guides and resources you can use these:
https://www.ppwcma.vic.gov.au/…/Victorian-Pollinators-1-pag…
http://www.birdlife.org.au/…/WL_-_Woodland_ID_booklet_v7_we…

For the next little while LPLN Facilitator, Danny, will be featuring resources aimed to inspire.
Stay tuned every here or on the facebook page Wednesday and Friday for another resource off the shelf.

Posted 10 April 2020 in Community Engagement, Education, Engagement, Fauna, Flora, LPLN Regenerative Reads 2020, News

Two FREE workshops on 5th November – LPLN Network Grant

 

As part of the LPLN Network Grant, we are happy to offer this great opportunity

There will be two FREE workshops on Sunday 5th of November at the Wedderburn Community House.

You can attend either or both workshops, and morning tea will be provided between the two sessions

The 9:00 am workshop is on how to use the simple mapping program, Avenza (which is free to download and use on Android phones or tablets). We will have plenty of Samsung Tablets to use (or you can bring your own device if you wish). This is a great way to map out sightings, areas of weed, accurately map out paddocks, record walking tracks etc.

 

The 11:00 am workshop is on how to use the NatureShare website www.natureshare.org.au. This is a great site, where you can share images of our local biodiversity and view what else has been sighted in our local area.

Hope to see you there, but don’t forget to RSVP to facilitator@lpln.org.

Posted 29 October 2017 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, Events, Fauna, Flora, Grants, News, Newsletter

Grazing management workshop 12-09-2017

Workshop topics include,

  • How to set up a grazing management demonstration site
  • Perennial pasture species identification
  • Measuring changes in nutrient cycling, water infiltration and stability of your soil
  • Managing key soil health processes to improve soil condition and increase farm resilience
  • Increasing profitability while lowering risk

Expression of interests are now being taken, the workshop will be held on September 12, 2017 with Graeme Hand presenting on the day.

To register please complete the expression of interest and return to Darren by post or email by August 18, 2017.

If you have any queries please contact:

Darren Bain
Regional Landcare Facilitator

P: (03) 54401 893
M: 0419 560 348
E: darren.bain@nccma.vic.gov.au

Posted 4 August 2017 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, Events, News

Terrick Terrick National Park Activities weekend Sept 29th – 1st Oct 2017

This is a great weekend and you get to visit the endangered Plains Wanderer habitat, hear great speakers and generally have a great time.

Posted 28 July 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Events, Fauna, Flora, News

official launch of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail – June 2017

The LPLN are happy to announce the Official Opening of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail.
This program that was first ‘floated’ by Laurie Maxted of the Loddon Vale Landcare group and Board Member of the LPLN.

Partners in this program include the Loddon Shire Council, the State Government,
La Trobe University Bendigo and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.

When: Saturday 3 June 2017 11 am.
Where: Whytcross Road
Durham Ox
RSVP: 5494 1257   or   ssteel@loddon.vic.gov.au

Posted 29 May 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Events, News

BILL’S BIG OPEN DAY – 26th March 2017

This Sunday 26th March 2017

There are still places available

COST: FREE
Donations appreciated;
Spit roast lunch and drinks included.

Please RSVP to Robyn McKay 0417 100 818

Reminder. This is on Sunday 26th March.

 

Posted 24 March 2017 in Community Engagement, Education, Events, Flora