If you’re a farmer you can improve productivity on your land while looking after soil health and tackling weeds and pests. Lots of farmers say forging new friendships and learning from other farmers is another benefit of being involved in Landcare, especially if you’ve just moved into a new area or you’re new at farming.
The Gateway has a range of resources that can help you manage your land and environmental assets sustainably. These are added to continuously by the Landcare community.
If you don’t have a farm or property but you want to get your hands dirty, events like tree-planting days and weekends are lots of fun and you can make firm friendships while doing something practical for the environment.
If you’d rather keep your hands clean, there are plenty of support roles that need volunteers to fill them. You don't have to be a member of a group to make a difference.
If you have special skills and would like to contribute to supporting a community group or the environment, Landcare groups can use a wide range of skills to assist their projects and operations, such as:
If you'd rather make a difference through Landcare by donating money there are a couple of ways you can do this.
The majority of Landcare groups and networks in Victoria have 'Deductible Gift Recipient' status with the Australian Taxation Office, which means you can claim a donation made to them as a deduction from your taxable income.
To make a donation to a specific Landcare group or network, find their page on the Gateway and contact the group directly.
If you wish to make a donation to the Landcare movement in Australia more generally then you can do so through Landcare Australia here.