Join us ONLINE at 11am on Saturday 3 October for Climate Change & the Horse Property!

Grab a cuppa and sit back in the comfort of your own home and join us for tomorrow’s WEBINAR, Climate Change and the Horse Property.

During this weeks ONLINE session, Annemaree Docking from Plan It Rural will discuss:

🐴 The six steps towards creating resilience on your property
🐴 Methane production and manure management
🐴 Soil management to retain carbon, soil structure and increase productivity

Next Saturday Annemaree will cover:
🐴 Carbon stocks, vegetation sinks and biodiversity management
🐴 Efficiency of farm operations and reducing dependency on external inputs
🐴 Choosing and maintaining farm equipment
🐴 Property design for an effective, functional system

Annemaree recommends that you print an Aerial Map of your property – she thinks it will be ideal to scribble ideas on as we go!

Book via EVENTBRITE or join us on ZOOM!

Spring Session – Biodiversity on your Bushblock

Your bushblock can be a wildlife haven with Miles Geldard of Wildlife Nestboxes

https://wildlifenestboxes.com.au/#home

Upper Campaspe Landcare Network is proud and excited to bring you the final WEBINAR session in our three part series – Biodiversity for your Bush Block.

Please join us ONLINE as Miles Geldard from Wildlife Nestboxes talks about ways to enhance and protect the existing wildlife habitat you have on your land and how you can encourage more animals to live beside you – through well designed and installed habitat boxes.

About Miles

Miles Geldard has been making habitat boxes for native wildlife for nearly 20 years. He lives amongst the box ironbark forests in Castlemaine, Victoria – amongst a high diversity of hollow dependent fauna, some of which are on the threatened species list.

It is generally understood that species decline is primarily driven by habitat loss. Installation of a nest box immediately helps our native fauna by giving them somewhere to live. The habitat boxes Miles creates are designed from peer reviewed ecological research and extensive field trials. They are built to last and constructed from quality local sustainable materials.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to substitute our original presentation. We have been remarkably lucky to secure such an amazing presenter at such short notice and we hope that you will appreciate Miles’ presentation as much as we do!

These workshops are being delivered with the support of Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Spring Sessions

Climate Change and the horse property – what you can do to reduce your impact and increase the resilience of your horse property? with Annemaree Docking

Upper Campaspe Landcare Network is proud and excited to bring you this two part WEBINAR series – Climate Change and the Horse Property with Annemaree Docking of Plan it Rural.

Join Annemaree over two consecutive Saturday’s from 11am on the 3rd and 10th October ONLINE via ZOOM as she delves into the steps you can take to create resilience on your horse property.

During her two WEBINARS and through the conversations that follow, Annemaree will discuss:

  • Methane production and manure management
  • Soil management to retain carbon, soil structure and increase productivity
  • Carbon stocks, vegetation sinks and biodiversity management
  • Efficiency of farm operations and reducing dependency on external inputs
  • Choosing and maintaining farm equipment, and
  • Property design for an effective, functional system

A little about Annemaree

Raised in suburban Melbourne Annemaree moved to Central Victoria when she was 17 years old where she studied agriculture at University of Melbourne’s Dookie Agricultural College.

Annemaree has worked on a range of farming enterprises across Victoria and New South Wales for over a decade, including Thoroughbred studs, irrigated dairy farms, beef and lamb production, merino fine wool, vineyards and orchards. This was then followed by a 15 year government career in economic development, agriculture and environmental roles whilst continuing to develop her own farm. Throughout this time, Annemaree has continued in her first love – her horses, breed and riding her Clydesdale Sporthorses for over 20 years.

She is currently self-employed on her own property, Dalhousie Farm in Willowmavin, which is a co-farming endeavour producing eggs, beef, veggies, honey, olive oil and providing horse agistment. Her consultancy, Plan-it Rural, offers on farm support to land holders as well as conducting research and policy development. Annemaree is currently completing her PhD via an industry partnership with Deakin University and the City of Whittlesea, considering the research topic “Regenerative Agriculture and its potential for enhancing climate resilience through its implementation in the peri-urban space”.

These workshops are being delivered with the support of Macedon Ranges Shire Council.