A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Landcarers can be found in all forms and in all communities. The spectacular program highlights 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.
WHERE & WHEN?
Friday 25th October – Sunday 27th October 2019 (Day tickets also available)
21 Cemetery Rd, Trafalgar East VIC 3824
LVI Forums are designed to promote peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and learning both through formal sessions and informal networking opportunities and the local steering committee including Gippsland members council have been working hard to design what will be a fantastic event (event details here & registration here).
If you have any queries, please contact the LVI office on 03 9207 5527 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Happy International Volunteer Day!
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