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    Urban Youth Tackle Regenerative Ag for Next Generation

    Armidale youth landcare group, Black Creek Bush Care (BC2) are congratulated on their successful grant application to the NLP Small Community Grants recently "Regenerative Agriculture for the Next Generation". Under the BC2 project, the Agriculture Teaching Departments at Armidale High School (AHS) and New England Girls School (NEGS) will combine to host a field day for the Northern Tablelands Secondary School Agriculture Network. The project aims to build capacity within the school community to gain skills and knowledge around regenerative agriculture and innovative farming practices.

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    Armidale Urban Rivercare Group wins grant

    Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG) are to be congratulated on their successful grant application to the NLP Small Community Grants recently. This Project will erect signage and host an open day at a rehabilitated section of Dumaresq Creek in Armidale to:

    Harnham Landcare's Healthy Soils Workshops

    Harnham Landcare Group will soon lift the lid on healthy soils, having been successful in attracting an NLP Small Community Grant to train landholders in the Kentucky - Walcha districts in the early part of 2018. Derek Smith from Working With Nature will train participants in innovative soil management techniques through a multi-day intensive soil management course. Derek is one of only four Kinsey-Albrecht Soil Practitioners in Australia.

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    Ecological Whole Farm Planning for SNE Graziers

    Southern New England Landcare has been successful in attracting funding from the National Landcare Program Small Community Grants, to facilitate 4 days of ecological whole farm planning wiith an innovation focus, by Soil Land Food's David Hardwick. 

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    Celebrate 2018 World Wetlands Day at Racecourse Lagoon, Uralla

    Date Claimer: 10am – 1pm, Saturday 3rd Feb, 2018... In partnership with NTLLS, we are celebrating World Wetlands Day, 2018 at Racecourse Lagoon, Uralla. The day will bring together Racecourse lagoon stewards, Uralla Shire Council, and distinguished wetland ecologist Dr John T Hunter for a morning of activities and BBQ lunch. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at identifying wetland plants, naming wetland birds, sampling aquatic invertebrates, and discovering some of the fascinating features of these unique wetlands and how we can conserve them for future generations.

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    NT LLS Supports 'Ladies in Livestock'

    Women are taking the wheel with both hands when it comes to self-empowerment and education on-farm with the expansion of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Ladies in Livestock program.

    SNELandcare AGM & Christmas Celebration

    XmasSquareSouthern New England Landcare Ltd will hold it's Annual General Meeting from 5.30 - 6.00 pm on Thursday 30th November 2017 at the Uralla Community Centre, Hill St Uralla. All members are invited to attend, and stay on afterwards for the annual Christmas function, where members and friends can enjoy...

    • Discussion on the Australian Government’s new National Landcare Program and Smart Farms Grants.
    • 2017 John Winter Irving Bequest recipient announced.
    • 2017 Coordinator’s Choice Award, and
    • Festive fnger food and drinks until 8.30 pm.

    Australia's national electricity opportunity: community energy

    Real Australian energy policy leadership this week has been shown by the independent Federal member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, says Starfish Initiatives.

    Bush for Birds Day: are we closing the gap?

    BushForBirdsImageSmallAre we ‘closing the gaps’ in habitat? So we, our kids and grandkids can continue to experience the wonder of our native fauna?

    Join us on 25th November 2017 at a field event to find out:

    Armidale to host 19th NSW State Weeds Conference

    SerratedTussockNew England Weeds Authority in conjunction with the Weeds Society of NSW and the NSW Department of Primary Industries will host the 19th NSW Weeds Conference at the University of New England, Armidale from 16 -19 October 2017.

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    The Chairman of New England Weeds Authority, Councillor Mark Dusting said “we are delighted to be hosting such a prestigious conference that will bring together delegates from not only across the State but from interstate as well. With the recent introduction of the new Biosecurity Act 2015, and the fact that the financial impact of weeds on agriculture alone costs approximately $2.5 billion a year in lost production and an estimated further $1.8 billion annually in control activities, there has never been a more important time to come together to meet the many and varied challenges faced by weed professionals and the industry in general.

    Creeklands Cycleway Ride & Rivercare

    Photo by Scott Webb on UnsplashSmallJoin everyone at 10:00am on Sunday 17th September at the Creeklands Cycleway off Elm Avenue, near UNE for a friendly, social ride. This is suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. Then, join us for an Armidale Urban Rivercare Group planting PLUS morning tea and BBQ lunch provided by Armidale Dumaresq Lions (gold coin donation).

    The ride is approximately 6km long, all on the Creeklands Cycleway (no road riding). If that’s too far for you, join us at any point along the Cycleway! We will be riding past the Farmers Markets at around 10:15-10:20am.

    All riders that make it to the end can go in the prize draw, with the grand prize being a voucher from the Armidale Bicycle Centre worth for over $400! Download a flier here!

    Innovation in Agriculture Awardee to Speak in Guyra

    JeffAndMichelleFor many of us, where we find ourselves on any given day may not resemble where we thought we would be when we started out on our journey.
    When Jeff Pow purchased Southampton Homestead in 2006, he started with a Bed and Breakfast and a weekend getaway. Today he and his wife Michelle run Western Australia’s only vertically integrated pastured poultry business.

    “The business has grown through boldness, resilience and hope,” says Jeff.

    After starting full- time farming in 2011, using regenerative farming principles and practices, the Southampton Farm is an amazing multi enterprise farming business based on perennial pastures. All this was recovered from a pine plantation which had been cleared before Jeff bought the property.

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