Popular Rural Landholder Initiative workshops return for 2024

The popular Lismore City Council Rural Landholder Initiative field days return for 2024 with an exciting workshop, the Principles of Landscape Hydration, to kick off several valuable workshops planned throughout the year.

To launch this year’s series of workshops, the Principles of Landscape Hydration, held on Saturday, 13 April, from 10am to 4pm, will feature guest presenter Stuart Andrews from Tarwyn Park Training.

Tarwyn Park Training is renowned for empowering landholders with practical soil and waterway restoration techniques, productivity improvement and strategic habitat management.

Mr Andrews will explain the five principles of landscape hydration, which starts with managing the water flow and extends to a holistic system that manages vegetation, livestock and infiltration to benefit the overall landscape, including biodiversity and increased rural production.

Lismore City Council Environmental Strategies Coordinator Kate Steel said this field day serves as a unique platform for landholders to learn vital knowledge from leaders in land management.

“The Principles of Landscape Hydration workshop is structured to equip our rural community with the knowledge to explore leading-edge strategies for soil, land and waterway management on private lands,” she said.

“This initiative features Stuart Andrews from Tarwyn Park Training, who aims to rejuvenate landscape functionality and farm profitability, which will also play a crucial role in climate change mitigation.

“The workshop will also allow landholders to exchange knowledge, network and learn directly from leaders in land management. The field day promises engaging presentations and on-site visits to locations where landscape hydration techniques are successfully implemented.”

Spaces for this informative workshop are limited, ensuring an intimate and impactful learning experience.

Interested participants are encouraged to register to secure their participation.

This is the first workshop for 2024, with more workshops planned.

On Saturday, 4 May, the Council, in partnership with Boatharbour Landcare, will feature explorative walks, informative stalls and exciting hands-on activities.

Later in May, Council will join forces with Friends of the Koala to support their Koala Conversations festival. This festival will focus on efforts to enhance koala habitat in our region.

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