Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Education Program 2012

The premise that efficient production and nature conservation go hand in hand was the focus of Connecting Country’s 2012 Education Program. Workshops, lectures, discussions and field trips asked participants: Can farmers get paid to look after nature? How can conservation measures help long term farm efficiency? Does revegetation really make farmland more resilient?

Workshops:

27th of February: Nest Box Watch with Bryan McMullun, Connecting Country

25th of March: Identifying Native Vegetation with Ian Higgins and Paul Foreman

25th of May: Using native grasses and shrubs for pasture, presented by Graeme Hand (STIPA Native Grasses Association)

Talks:

20th of March. The benefits of biodiversity in agriculture with Dr Dennis Saunders (Research Fellow CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences)

8th of May: Establishing goals for revegetation initiatives by Prof Ary Hoffman (Bio21 Institute – University of Melbourne)

Wednesday 18th April: Panel discussion – The economic opportunities related to farming for nature