eNews Extra - January 2017

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Hello Visitor,  Welcome to this month's extra enews.

Some Special Events

Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate - Public Forum

Wednesday 8th February, from 6.30pm
Town Hall, Rusden St, Armidale

A free public forum will be held in the Armidale Town Hall to bring some speakers and messages from the 'Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate' Conference to the broader community. Presented in association with the New England and North West Regional Science Hub and Armidale Tree Group, there will be three speakers, a panel discussion and a live music and visual performance from Dave Eddy’s Festival of Delusion – Nova –anglica.

The presenters:
• Paul Gibson-Roy - the restoration of grassy understorey, the importance of whole-of-ecosystem restoration and the challenges of collecting, growing and establishing grasses and forbs. Paul is Greening Australia’s lead scientist and has pioneered Australian work to re-establish diverse native grasslands.
• Veronica Doerr - landscape connectivity, including how to design effective corridor and connectivity projects from farm to regional scale. Veronica is the leader of the Climate Risks and Resilience Group in CSIRO Land and Water. Her research includes landscape and behavioural ecology as well as climate adaptation.
• Richard Thackway - doing R&R&R well on public and private lands. Lessons from leading individuals who are transforming our world. Richard Thackway is a landscape ecologist and a former Armidale boy. He works with several universities and is based in Canberra. His research has focussed on vegetation description, mapping and monitoring.

Festival of Delusion — Nova-anglica is a new music and digital art project from Armidale musician and composer, Dave Eddy. Nova Anglica is inspired by thinking about the rural, urban and wilderness landscapes and ecologies of New England and how they map out the pre and post settlement histories of habitation and landuse: from agriculture, grazing, mining, settlement and habitation as well as some of the negative consequences like contamination, degradation through to the positive — restoration and rehabilitation. Another dimension to the project is local community input, providing most of the the photos and video used in the show. Contributions have come from Southern New England Landcare, Laszlo Szabo and Sue Fell, Starfish Initiatives Network, Michael Taylor of “The Hill”, Kentucky (NSW), Beth O’Loughlan and David Waugh.

Cost: Free

6.30pm - Arrive at the Town Hall for a drink and finger food.
7.00pm - Speakers and discussion
8.30pm - Intermission for drinks and food
8.45pm - Festival of Delusion performance
10.00pm  Event ends.

A bar will be available on the night and finger food will be served before the event and during intermission.

Bee-keeping Basics Workshop

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February 2017, 9am-4pm
Armidale High School Farm, Armidale

This 2-day workshop is a series of lectures and oractical tasks presented by reknowned Allan Thomas. Includes a ciot if the NSW DPI Bee Agskills Book.

Cost: $285 per person, tea & coffee provided. BYO lunch.

Bookings essential: contact 0428 712 587 or beekeepingworkshops@gmail.com 


Wild Dog Forum - Have Your Say
Group Forum, Tuesday 7th February
Uralla Community Centre, 9 Hill St, Uralla, 3-5pm

Jen Quealy will be on the Northern Tablelands, 7-11 February, for a short term 'interview and case study writing' project for the Invasive Animals CRC (IACRC). The project is funded by the IACRC and focussed on stakeholder feedback, to report the effectiveness of current wild dog management. Interviews will be with landholders, who may be members of wild dog and/or Landcare groups from five regions (Qld to Vic) and will gather impressions, opinions and suggestions (and maybe some photos and video).

SNELandcare is supporting this event and offers our members the opportunity to participate either in an interview in person, via phone or Skype, or at a group forum at the Uralla Community Centre, 9 Hill St, from 3-5pm on Tuesday 7th February.

If you are interested in meeting with Jen please book early to arrange a time that suits you. You can register for an individual interview or book for the group forum by calling SNEL on 6772 9123.

Please RSVP for the group forum: by Friday 3rd February.


Worker Well-being Day

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Veness Park, Glen Innes

Join Penny and Mel from Reconnect to spend some time re-visiting what we know about Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Burn-Out. Followed by some 'time-in' and some mindfulness time together as we learn the age-old art of macrame with some funky modern twists.

Cost: Free, morning tea and BBQ lunch provided.

RSVP: by Monday 6th February to Mel at melanie.williams@each.com.au or phone 6771 3658, 0455 095 314.


Five Principles of Soil Health

Thursday 9th February 2017, 9am-3pm
Kentucky Hall, Kentucky 

Hosted by Harnham Landcare Group in conjunction with Southern New England Landcare this day will kick some ideas around about soil management, and be a good reason to get together with others wanting to improve the health and productivity of their grazing enterpises.

RSVP: by Thursday 2nd February, to Ruth by email, or phone 6771 9123.

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