Autumn Workshops for Local Landholders

Connecting Country has announced its Autumn workshops.
These workshops are particularly useful for those new to the area. They cover a lot of the basic know-how one needs to care for and enhance rural landholdings in this part of Victoria in an environmentally appropriate way.
They are taught by engaging and knowledgeable experts. They are also very pleasant social occasions – a great opportunity to meet other people with similar interests and investments.
They usually book out quickly. We recommend making a booking in the coming week or you will almost certainly miss out.

Sunday 1 March – “The Big Picture”, 10am – 3.30pm, Sutton Grange – understanding where your property fits in the local landscape, identifying its land use history and cultural heritage and the implications for managing your property.
Friday 27 March – “Making Connections”, 10am – 3.30pm, Sutton Grange – exploring landscape-scale ecology, developing habitat diversity and connectivity across properties, especially for woodland birds.
Sunday 19 April – “To Plant or Not To Plant”, 10am – 3.30pm, Elphinstone – assessing and undertaking revegetation projects; what methods to use (tubestock, direct seeding, natural regeneration); what species to plant, when and how.
Friday 8 May – “Nature’s Stocktake”, 10am – 3.30pm, Taradale – monitoring and measuring the outcomes of your restoration project using biodiversity indicators (eg. photopoints, plant & animal surveys).
You may choose to attend one, some, or all of the sessions.
All sessions include morning tea, lunch, session notes and handouts, and follow up web-based resources.
COST: Single workshop – $30 per person (or $20 for Concession and Connecting Country members)
Series (all 4 workshops): $100 per person (or $70 Concession and Connecting Country members)
TO REGISTER: Download an application form from the website,, or contact Janet on or 5472 1594.


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