A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Landcarers can be found in all forms and in all communities. This state-wide Landcare Victoria Inc. Forum will highlight the “People, Produce and Partnerships” that make for vibrant communities. The Trafalgar based event promises to be a full weekend of inspiring presentations and farm/site visits that showcase the diversity and passion of local producers, consumers and communities across the West Gippsland area.
All landcare members, volunteer, professionals and partners welcome!
More detailed program information will be made available via the LVI Landcare Gateway event page, link below.
Friday 25th October
5.00pm registration kicks off at the Summit!!
6.00 - Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
6.15 - BBQ dinner – sponsored by WGCMA
7.30 - Screening of movie 2040
Panel to follow movie - 'what does your 2040 look like?'
Saturday 26th October
9am registration at the Summit
Morning – Presentations from local landcare groups, Australian Landcare International, Growing Southern Gippsland and LVI's Landcare Voices
Afternoon - Field Trips
Niels Olsen, inventor of the Soilkee Renovator. The Olsen family are the first farmers in the world to be paid for soil carbon through a govt regulated system.
Clinton Tepper – Multi Story farming. Clinton is a forester and a farmer. 2½ years ago Clinton set up a demonstration plot and planted 3 species of trees for high value agroforestry. However, the plot was designed to allow the continued use of the planted area for crops and livestock for multiple benefits.
Evening - Forum Dinner followed by Guest Speaker Steve Ronalds (Gippsland Jersey)
Sunday 27th October
8.30am Wrap up over breakfast including outcomes and queries from LVI Members Council Meeting
9am Local group presentations
Showcase events across the area – Enjoy some of the delights of our region with a leisurely return home full of ideas and enthusiasm.
For further information, to download a copy of the event flyer and/or to register go to - https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/state/lvi/landcare-victoria-inc-gippsland-forum-people-partnerships-and-produce-25-27-october-2019/
You can also join in the discussion via the LVI Facebook page here!
LVI Forum: People, Partnerships and Produce 25-27 October 2019 - One week to go!
Next week is the fourteenth Regional Landcare Victoria Inc. Forum near Trafalgar on 25th – 27th October and we’d love for you to join us. All landcare members, volunteers, professionals and partners welcome! The spectacular program highlights the “People, Produce & Partnerships” that make for vibrant communities, click into news item for a detailed agenda and to register, we look forward to seeing you there!
Not-for-profit law - Upcoming training webinars - October/November 2019
Justice Connect Not-for-profit-law run training webinars on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them. Upcoming topics in late October and November include: “Auspicing for Not-for-profits”, “Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status - what it is and how to apply”, "Employment Law for Not-for-profits" and “Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits”. Click into news item for further details, to register and/or to view a further list of topics available anytime via Webinars on Demand.
Community-led deer monitoring via DeerScan
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Communities Environment Program Grant Applications - Closing Date Extended to 17 October 2019!
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Victorian Volunteer Strategy Survey - Open until 24 November 2019
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