Landcare's grass roots approach motivates new otways group

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A group of Otways farmers’ passion for building a local food economy was the foundation of a new Landcare group along Victoria’s beautiful coast.

The Otway Coast Regenerative Farmers (OCRF) group formed after some of the locals took part in a Southern Otway Landcare Network community-based stewardship program.

The course helped participants develop whole-farm plans including finding solutions to management problems, exploring ideas to generate income from niche agricultural and agroforestry streams, to build knowledge and assist in decision making. And an added bonus for group-participant Ros Denney was “connecting with other landowners”.

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