Entries by wslc

Incentives to assist private land managers to improve the extent, condition and connectivity of remnant vegetation and riparian areas on the land they manage

Central Tablelands LLS have launched incentive funding for two projects to improve landscape health and habitat values focusing on restoring the extent and quality of native vegetation. Private landholders within priority areas within the Central Tablelands region are invited to apply. The Healthy Landscapes project, funded through Catchment Action NSW, provides incentives to assist private […]

NSW host to iconic animal

The koala is one of our most iconic native animals. They are known to be quite fussy eaters, but did you know that the two or three primary species they prefer for food vary across their range? Koalas feed almost exclusively on eucalyptus leaves, consuming about half a kilogram per day. A recent review has […]

Local plants, honey at the Field Days

The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days are on this Friday and Saturday at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) Ulan Rd, Mudgee. The Field Days aim to promote innovation and information on farming, particularly for small acreages, with demonstrations, workshops, livestock exhibits and thousands of products on display. This is a unique opportunity to talk […]

Landcare lectures at the Field Days

The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days are on again on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC). The Field Days aim to promote innovation and information on farming, particularly for small acreages, with demonstrations, workshops, livestock exhibits and thousands of products on display. This is a unique opportunity to […]

Fascinating fungi for food and revolutionised modern medicine

Although among the most widely distributed organisms on the planet, most fungi are inconspicuous because of their microscopic size and subterranean lifestyles. Often we are unaware of their existence beneath our feet until their fruiting bodies, mushrooms, emerge. The fungus kingdom encompasses an enormous diversity of taxa with varied ecologies. A characteristic that places fungi […]

Practical Skills for Soil Health

The days are short and there’s frost on the ground which means that the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days must be just around the corner. Watershed Landcare have been busy organising our lecture series for this year’s event and the program will feature a great line up of speakers on a variety of topics. Are […]

Landcarers Set to Head West

Are you aware of an individual or group that should be recognised for their contribution to caring for our country? We encourage you to please nominate them for one of the award categories in this year’s NSW Landcare Awards. The 2019 NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference will be held from the 22-24th October […]

Weed Control During the Winter Months

The ideal time to control most weeds is when they are actively growing. This is usually in the warmer months. There are a few that can be controlled at any time of the year. Two of those significant to this area are Serrated Tussock (Nassella trichotoma) and Cineraria (Cineraria lyratiformis). Both species are, unfortunately, common, […]

Understanding your soil

Want to improve mineral cycles, soil fertility, drought resilience, pasture and crop health and productivity on your patch? To find out more about the fundamentals of how soil and plants function, come along to Watershed Landcare’s Sustainable Soil Management workshop where we will explore the chemical, physical and biological properties of fertile soil. The workshop […]

Learn how to produce your own liquid gold

Are you interested in keeping bees but don’t know where to start? Join us for a 2 day Backyard Beekeeping course with Bruce White OAM. The Mudgee Bee Group will be hosting a Backyard Beekeeping course in October and invite novice and experienced beekeepers, as well as people interested in starting up their first hives, […]