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Rehydrating the Landscape Workshop

Watershed Landcare will be hosting a Rehydrating the Landscape workshop on Saturday, 4 November. Come along and learn about some practical methods for capturing water and keeping it in the landscape, and on your farm, for longer.

The workshop will be presented by Dan and Nicki Power who have constructed a system of dams and swales at Hazelcombe Farm in the Totnes Valley to rehydrate the landscape, regenerate degraded soils and create an edible landscape at the same time.

The workshop will cover:

  • what our farms would look like if they were rehydrated
  • what influence we have as land managers in the amount of water that stays on our farms
  • what interventions we can make, from small to large, to increase our influence
  • the principles of rehydrating the landscape
  • examples of successful rehydration interventions

We will also go for a walk around the farm to see what’s been achieved, the particular issues faced and discuss the next steps. Adon Bender, the farm rehydration adviser, and Mark Anderson, the dam builder, will also be on hand to provide explanations and answer questions.

The workshop will be held on on Saturday, 4 November from 9am to 4pm at Hazelcombe Farm, Totnes Valley (40 mins from Mudgee). Attendance is free for Watershed Landcare members and $10 for non-members. Please wear work clothes and covered footwear and bring hats, sunscreen and drinking water.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Please advise any dietary requirements to:

For further information or to RSVP contact Agness Knapik, Watershed Landcare Coordinator, on 0435 055 493 or by email:

This event is supported by Watershed Landcare and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.