The methodology behind the creation of pollinator corridors through shelterbelts, along fence lines & driveways, within riparian zones & around dams

A webinar with Annemaree Docking from Plan it Rural – Saturday 2 July at 10am
Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)
© John Walter

This webinar will look at the power of bio-linked biodiversity on the farm. It will introduce concepts that allow landscape assessment and land classing to facilitate integrating biodiversity into farm operations for greatest benefit to both farm productivity, water quality and soil conservation. It will highlight the importance of pollinators for landscape health, farm productivity and food security.

For bookings please follow this link to EVENTBRITE!

PRESENTER
Annemaree Docking is an Agricultural Scientist, Permaculture Designer, Farmer and advocate for the natural environment.

She started her career in the private agricultural sector working in a range of enterprises including beef cattle, merino fine wool production, dairy, Thoroughbred breeding and viticulture. Annemaree then spent three years with the Department of Primary Industries (Biosecurity Victoria and the Meat and Wool Industry Development) before moving to local government on the peri-urban fringe of Melbourne, where she designed engagement programs and offered landholders environmental and agricultural support for the past over 10 years. 

Annemaree is now a Director Consultant with Plan-it Rural in partnership with Linda Martin-Chew, where they join their more than 40 years combined industry experience to work with landholders and policy makers to support innovative farming and food systems in the peri-urban space. She also farms nineteen hectares near Kilmore – Dalhousie Farm as a co-farm producing primarily eggs, beef and vegetables. Annemaree is completing her PhD researching regenerative agriculture systems with Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures.

TO BOOK

Please follow this link to book via EVENTBRITE.

ABOUT THIS EVENT
This event is funded by the NRM Drought Resilience Program – Grants. The grants support projects that contribute to improved drought resilience of agricultural landscapes through experimentation in NRM practices, systems and approaches that go beyond current best practice.

This event forms part of the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network’s NRM Drought Resilience Grant project – Empowering an informed and engaged community to allow for the creation of connecting pollinator corridors through the Upper Campaspe Catchment to ensure environmental resilience and improved functionality of drought threatened agricultural landscapes.

The role of pollinators in a functional ecosystem with Dr Mark Hall

This webinar was a wonderful way to spend a winter’s morning!

A massive thank you to all of you who were able to take time out of your busy day to attend this mornings webinar, and for those of you who were unable to make it, Mark’s presentation is available here!

This event was funded by the NRM Drought Resilience Program – Grants. The grants support projects that contribute to improved drought resilience of agricultural landscapes through experimentation in NRM practices, systems and approaches that go beyond current best practice.

This event formed part of the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network’s NRM Drought Resilience Grant project – Empowering an informed and engaged community to allow for the creation of connecting pollinator corridors through the Upper Campaspe Catchment to ensure environmental resilience and improved functionality of drought threatened agricultural landscapes.

Come and join us for an informative and fun filled day – with the expectation of getting a little messy!

Seed Ball workshop one – seed selected for Newham & District, Woodend, Trentham, Ashbourne and Tylden Landcare Groups
Spotted Sun-Orchid Thelymitra ixioides © John Walter

June 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – THE UNDERCROFT Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest Street Woodend

This first Seed Ball workshop is targeted at members from Newham, Woodend, Trentham, Ashbourne and Tylden Landcare, with seed chosen specifically for these areas of the Catchment.

Seed balls have been used for centuries as a means of sowing seeds. The Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka used them to reclaim land degraded by poor farming practices in rural Japan.

The benefits of using seed balls to plant are many and varied. You simply lay the seed balls on top of the soil rather than planting them, so no digging is required. The clay protects the balls until there is enough rain to penetrate the balls and stimulate the seed to germinate.  The seed will sit dormant in its compost and clay ball until the weather conditions are correct for germination. They are not likely to be blown away in high winds so suit exposed sites. The balls can be used to plant on sloping sites and under existing plantings.

All groups will be offered an opportunity to attend a similarly targeted workshop over the next three months, with workshops scheduled for 23 July (Malmsbury, Glenlyon, Carlsruhe, Taradale), 6 August (Langley, Campaspe River, Black Hill, Bald Hill, Pipers Creek) and 3 September (Metcalfe, Baynton Sidonia, Campaspe Valley).

PRESENTERS
After a LOT of research and practice, the UCLN is excited to deliver this series of four Seed Ball workshops across the Catchment.

To book your place, please email UCLN Landcare Facilitator at ​ucln@uppercampaspelandcare.org.au or phone ​0432 491 789.

This is a family friendly event, and EVERYONE is welcome!

ABOUT THIS EVENT
This event is funded by the NRM Drought Resilience Program – Grants. The grants support projects that contribute to improved drought resilience of agricultural landscapes through experimentation in NRM practices, systems and approaches that go beyond current best practice.

This event forms part of the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network’s NRM Drought Resilience Grant project – Empowering an informed and engaged community to allow for the creation of connecting pollinator corridors through the Upper Campaspe Catchment to ensure environmental resilience and improved functionality of drought threatened agricultural landscapes.