Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has a number of great projects that improve the resilience of bushland and farming land across the peninsula.
‘GETTING THE DIRT ON YOUR SOIL’ – UNDERSTANDING SOIL HEALTH FOR GRAZERS
Through a series of soil workshops and individualised soil testing & analysis, this project empowered grazers on the Mornington Peninsula to better understand their soil and ultimately reduce the amount of fertiliser applied to their land. Outcomes ultimately include lower nutrient run-off, reduced erosion, greater productivity and more sustainable land management. The first year of the project, funded by ‘Sustainable Table’ was so successful, we’re running another one in 2019.
From mid-July 2019 until September, we’re inviting cattle or sheep farmers in the Somerville/Baxter area to register their interest to be part of our project.
You will get:
- 50% subsidised soil tests
- Free interpretation and advice on improving productivity and soil health
- Free tickets to two informative workshops on soil test interpretation and nutrient management
- A greater understanding of you soil’s capability
- Potential to save money and time through more targeted approach
Check out our video from 2018 project here:
GREENS BUSH TO ARTHURS SEAT BIOLINK
This $300,000 project is supported by the State Government’s “Our Catchments our Communities” (OCOC) initiative through the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA).
LINKING THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA LANDSCAPE
This 5-year biolink planning project, which has been running since 2015, is supported by the Natural Resources Conservation League (NRCL). This project supports Landcare groups to work with landholders in priority regions to develop biolink plans.