“Protecting the environment, encouraging productivity, engaging our community to ensure sustainable farming for current and future generations.” 2023 Upper Hopkins LMG President’s Report Jack Tucker, President Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter, which has come around very quickly! I would really like to acknowledge our new facilitator, Nick. He’s doing a fantastic job,
Landcare news and opportunities Opportunities and awards Future Drought Fund: Resilient Soils and Landscapes: The Future Drought Fund provides a sustainable source of funding to help Australian farmers and agricultural-dependent communities and businesses become more prepared for and resilient to the impacts of drought. https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/drought-resilient-soils-and-landscapes-grants-program Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast 2022: The 11th annual Celebrating Women
Despite being dry in the Northern part of the group, mild conditions on top of the green summer have meant that both flora and fauna have thrived. I’m sure anyone who spends time either working in, or just observing the great outdoors would have noticed in recent times how healthy and vibrant farm ecosystems are after two incredible growing seasons! From tiny invertebrates all the way through to Wedge Tailed Eagles, it is exciting to see natures response to a couple of good years!
Landcare News and Opportunities Opportunities and awards National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 4 is now open. The purpose of Smart Farms Small Grants is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition