Past landholder events

Bush blocks for beginners free workshop

Saturday 18 November 2017

Thanks! A great first start to our learnings.’

The bush blocks for beginners’ workshop introduced landholders to the basics of caring for their bushland. Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges’ District Ecologist Anthony Abley and Trees For Life’s Peter Watton spoke with 20 attendees about how to protect rare local species and restore degrading bush blocks. The workshop included a practical flora and fauna ID session and demonstrations of minimal disturbance weed management techniques.

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This workshop was supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the NRM Levy and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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'Digging deeper' soil biology forum

Wednesday 15 November 2017

‘Re-emphasised my need to move to cell grazing.’

Internationally renowned soil experts shared their knowledge with over 90 people at ‘Digging deeper’ soil biology forum, held at Mount Osmond Golf Club. Dr Christine Jones, Colin Seis and Graeme Hand provided data, evidence and real-life examples, enabling attendees to consider management changes to improve production and biological soil systems.  

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This forum was funded by the Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, and supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and SA Murray-Darling Basin natural resources management boards.

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Garden of ghastly guests

Sunday 5 November 2017

Weeds were the hot topic of the day at the ‘Garden of ghastly guests’ stall at the Uraidla Sustainability Fair. Hundreds of people visited the stall which highlighted priority garden escapees in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and focussed on seven environmental weeds, including Chincherinchee (Ornithogalum thyrsoides) and Furze Muraltia (Muraltia heisteria).

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This event was supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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Sustainable pastures course and field trip

26 June to 3 August 2017

‘I will be looking for dung beetles from today onward.’

The Sustainable pastures free 4-week course covered everything from land management principles to identifying common pasture species and weeds, and the importance of soil cover and perennial grass. Participants heard from seven expert speakers and attended a field trip to a Dorper sheep farming property, which gave them the opportunity to see real-life examples of concepts explored in the course.

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This event was funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board levy.

 

 


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