eNews # 7

In this edition, upcoming training, news and support opportunities from
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Peter Metcalfe and his extraordinary orchids

PMetcalfe1Local Landcare member was telling us about his orchids at a recent meeting and agreed to share their beauty with us all in these lovely photos he sent in.

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Agroforestry Resources

According to Greg Judy, the best way to learn agroforestry is to DO it. Watch his great video here. To help train the next generation of farmers, the Savanna Institute manages both an on-farm Agroforestry Apprenticeship Program and a network of demonstration farms. They have a range of great virtual field days. Check them out! Of course, if you want to get some mentoring in our own local area, take part in our very own Agroforestry Peer Group Mentoring program.

Training & Events

Webinar - Identifying your Transferable Skills

Identifying Your Transferable Skills with Toni Williams
Webinar 2: 8 September, 2020
9.30am – 11.30am

Women NSW and Dress for Success with the Country Women’s Association are delighted to offer free online webinars to upskill, or retrain women to join or return to the workforce. The webinars have been tailored specifically for women living in rural, regional or remote NSW.

We will discuss and discover your strengths and experience you have to offer and reframe these into work-ready transferable skills. Identify development opportunities to enhance these transferable skills and learn how to add these skills to your resume. The Webinar will be hosted by Dress for Success on Zoom.

Please visit here to register

Webinar - Trees, Farming & Soil Biodiversity

2.00 pm - 3.15 pm Friday 11 September 2020 

Trees, Farming and Soil Biodiversity: the intersect between science and practice for sustainable soils

Do native tree and shrub plantings improve or restore soil biodiversity and their associated functions? Come along and hear from four speakers at this joint forum between UNE and Soil Science Australia!

  1. Assoc Prof Brian Wilson - Soil organic matter and carbon across a chronosequence of environmental plantings in SE Australia
  2. Ms Apsara Amarasinghe - Response of soil microbial population to environmental plantings through time
  3. Assoc Prof Lisa Lobry de Bruyn - Ant nest density and distribution – a potential response indicator of environmental tree planting for ecological restoration
  4. Dr Oliver Knox - Measuring change in soil function for diverse stakeholders: matching soil science with on-ground practice

More information and registrations here.

Boot Camp for Landscape Regenerators

Regen Rural Landscapes SquareLandholders are invited to attend a two-day boot camp on September 16-17 with sought-after presenter, David Hardwick.

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Kentucky Wind Farm Drop In Session

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Funding & Grants

Supplementary Volunteer Grants

Closing: 20 September 2020

State and Territory peak volunteering bodies are offering 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants to volunteer-based organisations across Australia to support the efforts of their volunteers and encourage and increase participation in volunteering.

Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000 for not-for-profit organisations with a volunteer workforce of at least 40%. More information and applications here.

Red Cross Emergency Grants

EXTENSION! Now closing: 30 September

Updated information on the Red Cross bushfire assistance grants, a number of which have increased, is now available. People who have already received these grants will automatically be contacted by SMS and / or email for top ups. All of our grants remain open for new applications until 31 August 2020: https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/emergencies/recovering-from-emergencies/grants

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What you can do now to be more prepared for next time

Let’s face it, emergencies can be scary and stressful, so why not get prepared now with some of these great resources:

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keep everyone safe, and observe the signage provided at our door.

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