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Queensland Fruit Fly

The UGLN has recently received funding from Agriculture Victoria to purchase Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) traps in an effort to determine the presence of the pest in the region. The QFF is known to be present in Seymour, Euroa and the Yarra Valley. Only when it’s presence is confirmed can we as a community develop…

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Horse Care Workshop

Twenty-one horse enthusiasts visited ‘Mayfield’, the home of Andrew and Nicky Bowe, to learn more about equine care and management. The Barefoot Blacksmith, Andrew, and partner Nicky, a scientist, have been working for many years  to establish best management practices that optimize hoof health and equine soundness, particularly nutrition. We also had a presentation by Tamara Fox…

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Visit to Greengate Organic Farm

An early start for the attendees from Whittlesea and a pick up in Yea then took us on a three hour bus trip up the Hume Highway to Thurgoona.   Greengate Organic Farm is a learning facility connected to the NSW Riverina Institute of TAFE and is managed by Rob Fenton. Rob has spent 20…

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Official Opening at Homewood Station

In May this year, the Yellow Creek-Dairy Creek Landcare Group officially opened Homewood Station picnic area. The group have been restoring the site for many years with revegetation, the installation of rock slab picnic tables and seats, new signage and a memorial plaque to honour the late John Hamilton and recognise the decades of time…

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Healthy Hectares

Prior to the fourth Healthy Hectares workshop, the UGLN in partnership with the Euroa Arboretum and supported with funding from the Beyond Soilcare program at the GBCMA, have successfully run three workshops on topics such as; Planning your property Getting to know your dirt and pasture Water on your Farm. In the first workshop, Kate Stothers…

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Healthy Hectares

The fourth in the series of Healthy Hectares workshops was held last Friday in Yea. The topic for this workshop was Encouraging Wildlife on your Farm. Guest speakers Cath Olive, Landcare Facilitator with the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network and Project Coordinator at the Euroa Arboretum and Janet Hagen Landcare Facilitator for the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management…

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Photography Competition

Our annual photography competition was held recently with 37 entries in three categories – Native Flora and Fauna, senior and junior and Yea Wetlands, senior. There were no entries in the Yea Wetlands junior section. The standard of the entries as usual was very high, with photographs taken in various locations around Australia. This year we have…

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Landcare Forum

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, supported by the GBCMA’s Beyond Soilcare Program and the National Landcare Program, will be holding it’s second Landcare Forum for new landholders. The number of people choosing to purchase land in a rural area -to have a ‘Tree Change’ – is growing. To get away from the hustle and bustle of the city,…

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Kids Teaching Kids

Another inspiring, fun filled day was had by ten schools and staff at the Yea Wetlands on Monday 5th September for the 2016 Kits Teaching Kids Forum. With thanks to Kids Teaching Kids and the Yea and District Community Bendigo Bank, children from Alexandra, Yea, Highlands, Buxton, Avenal, Eildon, Sacred Heart, St Mary’s, Flowerdale and Middle…

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