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Nice walk, if you’re a billy goat

    The latest in the Yea River Landcare Group’s Farm Walk series took us to the southern end of the King Parrot Valley between Strath Creek and Flowerdale to visit the property known as ‘The Three Sisters’. What ensued was less a farm ‘walk’ and more a farm ‘advanced 4WD course’. Janet and Terry…

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Christmas Celebration

A fabulous day was held at The Village Green in Strath Creek to celebrate our landcare volunteers and another busy, successful year caring for our environment. Over 50 people attended the BBQ lunch. Meat was generously supplied by Terry and Janet Hubbard. A very impressive BBQ was set up with thanks to Jim Osborne and…

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Climate smart Farming event a great success.

Yea farmers get the low-down on climate-smart farming (Article taken from the Farmers for Climate Action Facebook page). 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 More than 60 farmers turned out to find out how climate-smart farming may benefit them at a dinner in Yea on Thursday 11th October. The event, hosted by Yea River Catchment Landcare Group and Australian Farmers…

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Climate Smart Farming

Join Yea River Catchment Landcare Group, Farmers for Climate Action and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network for dinner and conversation. The evening will focus on how to adapt to the changing climate. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about our climate systems and how we can adapt to them. Our guest speakers…

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Pruning workshop in Buxton

On Sunday the 22nd July, a group of landcarers were fortunate to be able to attend a fruit tree pruning workshop presented by Gabby from Buxton Woodfired Pizza Cafe. Gabby is part owner of the cafe, with over 80 fruit trees on site which provide fresh produce for the cafe. Gabby’s wealth of experience and…

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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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