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Watershed Landcare AGM

Local landcare group, Watershed Landcare, held its Annual General Meeting last Friday, 23 November. The meeting was well attended and gave members an overview of Watershed’s activities over the past year as well as an opportunity to mingle and chat at the supper afterwards. Watershed Landcare Chair, Viviene Howard outlined the group’s 2018 activities and […]

Recognising and increasing the value of roadside corridors

Do you want to increase productivity, reduce operating costs and improve the land value of your farm? The Central Tablelands region is one of the most highly cleared areas of woodland in NSW. The Central Tablelands were once dominated by box gum woodlands. Due to extensive clearing box gum woodlands are now highly fragmented and […]

Watershed Landcare AGM

Watershed Landcare would like to invite all members and the community to our Annual General Meeting. The meeting will provide an overview of Watershed’s activities over the past year as well as an opportunity to mingle and chat at the supper afterwards. Join us as we celebrate our activities and achievements of 2018! There have […]

Tackle your food waste problems

Did you know that each year, Australian households generate around 13 million tonnes of organic waste and that about half of that ends up in landfill? Organic materials such as food scraps and garden waste breakdown to methane when decomposing without air in landfill conditions. Methane, a greenhouse gas, is 25 times more potent than […]

Snags bring life to waterways

As well as something you throw on the barbie, snags are trees and branches which fall into and lodge into streams and rivers and form an essential part of river ecology. Like coral reefs in the marine environment, snags are the place where the largest number and diversity of life is found in rivers and […]

Farming with changes

A one day event, to be held in Bathurst in November, aims to focus on the positive aspects of economic and environmental sustainability of farming in Australia. Organised by Greening Bathurst, the Our Farming Future conference will center on the themes of farming with nature and climate change. Regenerative farming, sustainable grazing, Aboriginal farming practices […]

2018 Annual General Meeting & Special Resolution

Watershed Landcare will hold its Annual General Meeting at 6pm on Friday 23 November 2018 at the Pavilion Lecture Room, AREC. At this meeting we are seeking interested members to be involved in the Management Committee for the next 12 months. The committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm. In addition, a […]

Have you checked your hive?

October is American foulbrood (AFB) awareness month. Run by the Department of Primary Industries, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the disease, its impacts and best management practice and to encourage beekeepers to inspect their hives. AFB is an incurable bacterial disease affecting European honey bee larvae. It is fatal to the brood and […]

Locally suited plants project

Whether you are planting paddock tress, windbreaks or just establishing a few natives in the garden, plants grown from seed of local provenance provide the best chance for success. The reason for this is that local plants are more suited to the local environment. They would have evolved over time to cope with environmental variables […]

Farming for the land’s future

Drought not only affects the land, crops and livestock but also the outloook, not only of farmers and their families, but entire communities. When the season is tough, sometimes it’s easy to loose sight of the positive. A one day event, to be held in Bathurst in November, aims to focus on the positive aspects […]