Regenerative Agriculture Program Webinars and Events

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The Healthy Landscapes: Practical Regenerative Agricultural Communities project aims to raise awareness in the community about sustainable land management practices that improve soil health, reduce exposure to climate risk, enhance biodiversity and increase on-farm productivity.  

This program is being delivered as a partnership between Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Hepburn Shire Council, the City of Greater Bendigo, A Healthy Coliban Catchment project (North Central Catchment Management Authority and Coliban Water), Melbourne Water and the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network. 

Register for upcoming webinars and events and view links to past events.

Events

Discuss and learn how to graze your horse in a sustainable way.

Once registered, the property address will be sent to you prior to the event.

Be aware this is an outside event, so make sure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

This event will follow any Victorian Government COVID directions in place at the time.

 

Where: Location to be released to registered participants

When:  Sunday, 28 August 2022 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Register: Horses - How to graze them in a sustainable way - Gisborne property 

The Holistic Grazing Management Short Course has been designed to assist land managers to improve their skills and knowledge about grazing livestock, resulting in an increase in soil carbon and perennial pasture species, including native species.

Along with the presenters Jason McAinch and Sam White, guest speakers will be used to enhance the delivery of the program.

The course will incorporate:

  • 16 sessions delivered between September 2022 and May 2023
  • Face-to-face theory learning (six days)
  • Online theory learning and support sessions
  • Practical on-property learning

The course is structured for large and small landholders with grazing livestock.

Landholders in the Macedon Ranges Shire, Hepburn Shire or the City of Greater Bendigo are eligible to attend.

The cost of the course is $150 per property.

Register your interest here

For more information, call Jason McAinch, Private Land Conservation Officer on 0455 210 436 or email [email protected]

The course has been designed to assist land managers to improve their skills and knowledge about grazing livestock, resulting in an increase in soil carbon and perennial pasture species, including native species.

It is structured for small landholders (2-20Ha) with grazing livestock (including horses, sheep, cattle, alpacas etc.).

Landholders in the Macedon Ranges Shire, Hepburn Shire or the City of Greater Bendigo are eligible to attend.

The course is presented by Jason McAinch, Council's Private Land Conservation Officer and will incorporate:

  • A four-hour face-to-face theory learning session
  • An online theory learning and support session
  • A two-hour practical on-property learning
  • An optional one-hour, one-on-one practical on property session

Cost: $75 per property.

Register your interest here

For more information call Jason McAinch, Private Land Conservation Officer on 0455 210 436 or email [email protected]

Do you want to improve the health of your horse and your land? 

Council and Melbourne Water are offering a $100 discount on an online equiculture course from renowned equine experts, Jane and Stuart Myers. The discount is available to land owners in the Macedon Ranges Shire and City of Greater Bendigo areas.

Equiculture – short for equine permaculture – is a holistic horse property management program that promotes sustainable farm and pasture management techniques designed with your horse’s welfare and natural behaviour in mind.

The program is delivered digitally, with participants able to learn at their own pace. Fifteen modules teach participants all about healthy soil and pasture, managing weeds, mud and erosion, property design and layouts as well as managing optimal equine health.

To get your discount code, you must fill in the Expression of Interest form. The discount code is required at the point of registering for the equiculture course. Discount code will not be given out retrospectively.

Places are limited and are given out on a first in basis.

Completion of the Equiculture course can also be incorporated into the Pony Club Australia K or C* certificates. Find out more

Webinars

The webinar will discuss the fundamentals of grazing management that will improve the persistence, productivity and biodiversity of your grassland pastures.

Webinar details will be emailed out 48 hours before, and again one hour before the event to all registered participants.

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, 16 August 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Register: Grazing Management Webinar

Thinking of planting some native paddock trees or planning a revegetation project on your property? This webinar helps you select the right native plants, and then where to buy them.

Tanya Loos, a Biodiversity Projects Officer at Macedon Ranges Shire Council, will guide you through working out the local bioregion and Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVC’s) of your land. Knowing how your land is classified helps you select the species that will thrive in your landscape and soil type.

Next step is where to buy – and when! We will outline the various ways to source plants and also a timeline for planning, ordering and planting to ensure the best success for your project.

Webinar details will be emailed out 48 and 1 hour before the event to all registered participants.

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, 08 November 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Register: Selecting and sourcing plants for your property webinar

Getting to know your weeds and then understanding that there are a range of control techniques and strategic practices. Learn that the target of any weed management is about by using the suitable control at the correct time with the appropriate follow up limiting spread and importantly limit re-infestation.

Webinar details will be emailed out 48 and 1 hour before the event to all registered participants

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, 15 November 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Register: Integrated weed management on rural properties webinar

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