25 September 2015 – 2015 Tasmanian Landcare Awards and Conference
Landcare Tasmania is delighted to invite anyone interested in sustainable agriculture and the environment, to attend the biennial Tasmanian Landcare Conference and Awards.
The Awards and Conference are being held in the Huon Valley on 10 and 11 October, and registrations are open now and booking fast!
Convened every two years, this exciting event brings Tasmanians together from across the state to discuss current projects, meet new people, see local sites, share experiences, socialise and acknowledge the huge achievements of the Landcare community. Community volunteers, farmers, and NRM professionals will explore the major theme “Taking Charge of Change” by participating in field trips, skills building workshops and conference featuring Tasmanian and interstate presenters.
A highlight of the weekend is the Tasmanian Landcare Awards ceremony, celebrating the exceptional achievements of everyday landcarers. Master of Ceremonies for the awards evening is the passionate Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia, who is sure to provide much evening entertainment! The awards are presented as part of a gala dinner where local produce will be prepared by students from the Huonville Trade Training Centre with a menu specially designed to showcase the best of local produce.
Two full day field trips will be run on Saturday 10 October to showcase regional landcare initiatives and industries and provide great opportunities to hear local stories from community groups, landowners and businesses in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel region and the Huon Valley. Also on Saturday afternoon, four skills development workshops will offer participants training in Saltmarsh monitoring, methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions on farms, navigating legalities with help from the Environmental Defenders Office, and a new way to collect land management data through an app called “Fulcrum”.
Visit the website to buy your tickets to any of the weekend events.
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Landcare is a volunteer movement where individuals and groups improve their local patch through hands-on action! Landowners and communities drive on-ground change in places they value, improving soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat. Volunteers may be from the coast or the country, students or retirees, farmers or families. Landcare is a dynamic and credible movement with extensive networks across Tasmania, Australia – and beyond. The Landcare movement now includes more than 6,500 Landcare, Coastcare, Friends of groups and many thousands of volunteers. There are more than 200 Landcare Groups in Tasmania, working with government, industry and other stakeholder organisations to repair and viably manage our natural resources.