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20/5/14 Emailed to North East Landcare group executives by Amber Croft

Native plant species lists available - online & printed

We have uploaded the DSE Native Plant Lists for the North East region, to the Regional Landcare Facilitator site on the Landcare Gateway (as these are not currently linked via the new DEPI website):  www.landcarevic.net.au/northeast/rlf/resources/native-plant-lists

Please forward this link to the members of your local Landcare group, as they are a key resource for all landholders when undertaking any native planting projects. A guide is available for each local area, with a map and descriptions of the different land classes and vegetation types, to enable the user to correctly determine the appropriate indigenous plants to choose for their property. It is important that appropriate species are used for any planting project, to ensure that the plants are enhancing the biodiversity values of existing remnant vegetation and provide habitat for native fauna. 

* We can also provide your Landcare group with printed colour copies of the guide/s relevant to your area, for distribution within your local community. Please advise me of which guide/s you would like and how many copies (by 15th June). 

Bob Schaffer workshops - 24th & 26th May

Bob Schaffer is a consultant for the largest food scrap compost operation in the USA and an expert in applying composting to commercial scale farming.
You are invited to attend one of 2 workshops that Bob will be presenting in the coming week:

Sat 24th May, Scion Vineyard, Rutherglen, 1-4pm. Hosted by North East Ecological Farmers - RSVP to Norm Tozer, 0409 130 813

Mon 26th May, National Environment Centre, Thurgoona, 9.30-4pm. RSVP to Corowa Landcare Group, 02 6033 8963