Grazing for Drought

Increasing Drought Resilience Using Adaptive Planned Grazing

BULLETIN

We were only able to run one workshop (Rylstone) before the COVID 19 lockdown. We have had to postpone the workshops we planned for Bathurst, Stuart Town and Gulgong. Our intention was to get you all started with these workshops. These are now planned for February or March 2022.

We are seeking your feedback to allow us to re-plan the project in a way that aligns with your availability and needs. In particular, we encourage you to start a Safe to Fail Trial and/or enrol in grazing training this year rather than waiting for the workshops.

We are looking for a commitment from you! So please open the survey below. We want you to be honest and provide as much detail as possible in your answers to help us to plan properly and make it a  worthwhile exercise for everyone.

COMPLETE SURVEY

Thank you to those who have already registered for the workshops that were cancelled. We will be in touch with you.

If you have not yet registered and would like to participate in the project, please get in touch with us.
Email: grazingfordrought@watershedlandcare.com.au

ABOUT THE PROJECT

This project is supported by Watershed Landcare Inc in collaboration with Central Tablelands Landcare, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. 

We are encouraging people who graze livestock to learn about Adaptive Planned Grazing because it helps plan for, survive, and recover from drought.

What is Adaptive Planned Grazing? Read More

What does the Grazing 4 Drought project involve? Read More

Site Visits & Safe to Fail Trials

When is the safe to Fail Trials & Site Visits proposed?

Ideally, everyone will have had a site visit and have their trials set up by the end of 2021. We are flexible with timing and would like to set a time to meet that works for you. Please get in touch if you want to get started with this.

What is a Safe to fail Trial? Read More

What’s in it for me?

The S2F trial will allow you to observe and measure the benefits of APG in a low-risk way. Allowing you to learn and gather experience before deciding if you want to implement on a larger scale. We will provide guidance and mentorship during this process.
* This is a funded project and there is some money allocated to each participant to cover costs.

Training with HM & RCS

RCS & HM are recognised trainers in grazing management, one or the other may interest you. Alot of graziers will do both courses and adapt their new knowledge to fit their own situation.

It would be ideal to have started your training in 2021 so you can make the most of your safe to fail trial.

The project allows you to access training through RCS and/or HM at a discounted rate. In addition to this, we will be reimbursing participants $350 each on their fees.

When is training available?

RCS course taking place in Orange on the 16th – 18th November

RCS www.rcsaustralia.com.au

Training Dates Available:

RCS Grazing Clinic – Orange, NSW | November 16-November 18

Online RCS Grazing Clinic – October 2021 | October 12 – December 21

HM holisticmanagement.org

Training Dates TBA

*Through this project you can receive a discount on the marketed price of the training. Please get in touch with you preferred course and dates and we will arrange the discount for you.

Group Workshops

Proposed in February/March 2022

The purpose of the workshop will be to bring people together in their local areas and will serve as a launch event for the new Grazing Groups. As a group, we will discuss ongoing meetings and how you would like to move forward as a Community of Practice (CoP).

We will have some educational resources, presentations and lunch on the day and you are encouraged to share the results of your Safe to Fail trials and things you have learned during the project.

Dates TBA

Ongoing Support on ‘Grazing Groups’

After project completion

There will be 4 new Grazing Groups formed in the areas of the project (Gulgong, Rylstone, Bathurst and Stuart Town areas). Members will meet on an ongoing basis to give peer support, learn from each other and discuss ideas, successes and failures.

The groups form a Community of Practice (CoP)

  • Domain: A domain of knowledge creates common ground, inspires members to participate, guides their learning and gives meaning to their actions.
  • Community: The notion of a community creates the social fabric for that learning. A strong community fosters interactions and encourages a willingness to share ideas.
  • Practice: While the domain provides the general area of interest for the community, the practice is the specific focus around which the community develops, shares and maintains its core of knowledge.

This project received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund

community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who “share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly”.

A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members’ common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately with the goal of gaining knowledge related to a specific field. It is through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group that members learn from each other, and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally.