Early Bird Discounts available until 9 October only!
Landcarers can be found in all forms and in all communities. This state-wide Landcare Victoria Inc. Forum will highlight the “People, Produce and Partnerships” that make for vibrant communities. The Trafalgar based event promises to be a full weekend of inspiring presentations and farm/site visits that showcase the diversity and passion of local producers, consumers and communities across the West Gippsland area.
All landcare members, volunteer, professionals and partners welcome!
PROGRAM OUTLINE More detailed program and linked event (Wed 23rd & Fri 25th) information available via the LVI Gippsland Forum event page, link below.
Friday 25th October
Landcare professionals gather before Forum proceedings open
5.00pm registration kicks off at the Summit!!
6.00 - Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
6.15 - BBQ dinner – sponsored by WGCMA
7.30 - Screening of movie 2040
Panel to follow movie - 'what does your 2040 look like?'
Saturday 26th October
LVI Members Council meet before Forum proceedings open
9am registration at the Summit
Morning – Presentations from local landcare groups, Australian Landcare International, Growing Southern Gippsland and LVI's Landcare Voices
Afternoon - Field Trips
Niels Olsen, inventor of the Soilkee Renovator. The Olsen family are the first farmers in the world to be paid for soil carbon through a govt regulated system.
Clinton Tepper – Multi Story farming. Clinton is a forester and a farmer. 2½ years ago Clinton set up a demonstration plot and planted 3 species of trees for high value agroforestry. However, the plot was designed to allow the continued use of the planted area for crops and livestock for multiple benefits.
Evening - Forum Dinner followed by Guest Speaker Steve Ronalds (Gippsland Jersey)
Sunday 27th October
8.30am Wrap up over breakfast including outcomes and members' forum.
9.30 am Local group presentations
Showcase events across the area – Enjoy some of the delights of our region with a leisurely return home full of ideas and enthusiasm.
For program and registration details, and/or to download copies of the forum and linked event flyers, follow the link below!