As farmers and people of the land, Landcare Week until August 8 is time to mark the work of our Mid Lachlan Landcare (MLL) group.
MLL Coordinator Tracee Burke said the group feels like where she belongs.
The community-based group is over 25 years old, with people being involved as much as they like.
Recent projects include local farmers taking part in ‘Growing the Grazing Revolution with Scott Hickman and Peter Da-vis and ‘Soils for the Future’ run by Stuart McDonald and Ian Packer, as well as the ‘Dung Beetle Nursery’ project.
Their Box Gum Grassy Woodland work to protect and enhance this woodland on farms is ongoing.
They also host schools in education centered around farming.
“These tours are designed to give students the opportunity to develop an understanding and personal link to food production, as well as highlighting natural resource management and regional issues. Since the year 2000 we have had over 280 groups visit the Canowindra region with over 5,700 participants which is a pretty great achievement. We also love having the opportunity to work with our local schools whenever possible,” Ms Burke said.
“We are very thankful to those farmers that volunteer their time and allow the students to visit their farms.”
As part of the national celebration, there will be a virtual conference with the Land-care Awards led by ABC’s Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis on August 5 and 6.
Upcoming is a mapping workshop with CIBO Labs as an introduction to satellite technology that could help with future decisions on farms on August 11. A Box Gum workshop with ANU Sustainable Farms is on August 19.
It is easy to be part of Mid Lachlan Land-care, you can email them firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0417 799 425.