The City of Whittlesea Agribusiness program is very pleased to invite you to the fourth annual Agribusiness Dinner, to be held Saturday 25th August at the Growling Frog Golf Course.
It’s again time to gather the City of Whittlesea farming community and its supporters together, celebrate a successful year and a fruitful Spring ahead. Come along and enjoy an evening of local food and wine, conversation and ideas.
This year, we are pleased to announce that Dr Charles Massey, author of the book “Call of the Reed Warbler – A New Agriculture, A New Earth” will be keynote speaker. Charles has managed Severn Park, a 1820 ha sheep and cattle property on the Monaro for 40 years. He is a leader in regenerative agriculture systems, a Research Associate of ANU and has been awarded an OAM for services to the Wool Industry and Community. He will introduce to you his vision for the future of agriculture.
The dinner will again be fully catered with locally grown produce, with a three course menu full of heart-warmingly traditional fare on offer this year.
Please join us for a fabulous evening of friends, local food and inspiration!
See the event flyer for details or go to Eventbrite to book. Tickets are strictly limited and sell quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Feel free to share amongst your networks.
For any queries or further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9214-2593.
We had an exciting start to the day last Thursday when the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio and the Deputy Mayor, Emilia Sterjova braved the icy wind to come out and meet some members of the newly formed Whittlesea Landcare Group.
The Minister used this meet and greet to announce the latest round of Landcare grant recipients, which includes Whittlesea Landcare who were successful in their application for a $500 start-up grant. Click HERE for the state government press release which details the latest Landcare funding and makes a special mention of the new Whittlesea Landcare Group. If you’re interested in joining the group or would like more information, contact Council’s Landcare facilitator Jane Juliff email@example.com.
Join us for a local multi-media event, ‘Aussie Street’ featuring permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren at City of Whittlesea’s Taste of Thomo Food Festival on Saturday 4th August, 2018 at Thomastown Neighbourhood House.
David Holmgren’s new book, RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future(Melliodora Publishing, 2018) elevates the importance of household food growing and related neighbourhood activity into an empowering vision for the future of Australian suburbs. Retrosuburbia uses permaculture thinking to create home-based solutions by applying the retrofitting paradigm to our homes, gardens and most fundamentally our behaviours.
‘Aussie Street’ cleverly elevates the importance of household food growing and neighbourhood activityinto our everyday lives, using 100+ photos and water coloured illustrations and practical concepts from his exciting new book.
David is globally recognised as a leading ecological thinker, teacher, respected writer and thought-provoking speaker promoting permaculture lifestyle, a philosophy that is scalable across households of all sizes.
Come along to be part of Holmgren’s remarkably insightful, thought-provoking vision for a resilient and life enhancing sustainable future.
The City of Whittlesea’s Green Connected Active and Landcare programs are bringing you a two-day, accredited Farm Chemical Users Course. The course is heavily subsidised at just $30 for both days (fully catered), usually costing around $250.
Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh or learn new skills in Integrated Pest Management, including safe and effective herbicide application. Topics covered include:
Pest plant and animal identification and control methods
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
label interpretation, chemical modes of action
animal health and welfare
chemical preparation, storage, transport, disposal and spill clean-up
Effective application including nozzle selection and calibration of spray equipment
Personal Protective Equipment
Legislation, regulations and industry standards
1080 endorsement (optional at no extra charge)
For full details and to register, open the course flier HERE
Nillumbik Landcare Network invites you to attend a presentation on the Southern Toadlet presented by frog expert Craig Cleeland where you will learn about the ecology and habitat requirements of this rare species. This will be followed by an engaging workshop presented by James Frazer of Melbourne Water where you will learn some great tips and tricks for monitoring frogs using the Frog Census app.
Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Time: Arrive 5:30pm for a cuppa and a bite to eat. Presentations start at 6pm, followed by a visit to Hurstbridge wetland about 7pm.
Venue: Hurstbridge Community Hub (50 Graysharps Rd, Hurstbridge)
The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network are running a subsidised Farm Chemical Users Course in February. The course runs over two Sundays and includes a 1080 endorsement. For course details see flier below.