Landcare Conference Save The Date | Buy Francesca's Landcare Charm | Training events coming soon | Awards for young Landcarers | Regen Ag Champions | Ecosystem restoration +more!
Supporting Landcare Tasmania is a charm!
Tasmanian designer jewellery label Francesca have created 'The Conservation Charm' - a beautiful piece of jewellery which will give back to the community.
Francesca wanted to use their new range of charms not just to give back, but to get involved. For every charm sold, Francesca will plant a tree.
Hannah and Rachel Vasicek explain their motivations behind the Conservation Charm:
"When designing a range of new charms last year, we knew we wanted to create a charm that gave back in the same way our Awareness Bracelet does."
"We had the idea to plant a tree for every charm sold. This in turn would enable us to become involved in our community, do something good for the earth, and also step in the right direction of becoming a more environmentally conscious company."
"Supporting Landcare Tasmania enables us to do this, so we couldn't be more proud to be partnering with them for this initiative."
You can purchase the Conservation Charm supporting Landcare Tasmania online at www.francesca.com.au or in store at their Hobart and Melbourne Central stores.
Please tell all your friends and family!
2021 Outreach Training Events - invitations coming soon
Thanks to all of you who have registered interest in Landcare Tasmania's 2021 Training Events so far! We've had an amazing response. We will be giving first priority to those who have registered, and will then open up remaining places to our members.
There is still time to register your interest here:
Check out the event listings on our website, to give you an idea of what's planned. Dates, times, and venues are subject to change. More events will be listed over time, so check back at the following link for more events as they are posted. Registration will be by invite only for now.
If you're not a member, you can easily become a member now. Annual Memberships with Landcare Tas run by the calendar year, renewing on 31 January. If you join now, your membership will be valid until 31 January 2022. Download our Membership Benefits info.
Young Coastcarers Recognized
The Clarence City Council Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year award goes to Thomas, Lily, Amelie and Zoe of Pipe Clay Coastcare. Well done to you all!!
The link between ecosystem restoration and public health? Community Landcare
2020 exposed the true value of social interactions that we often take for granted. It is well known that doing something good for your community, with like-minded people, fosters a healthy sense of personal wellbeing. But is ecosystem degradation linked to a public health crisis?
Ecosystem Restoration: A Public Health Intervention was published in EcoHealth last year, and argues that ecological degradation is (among other things) a public health emergency.
Studies have found that ecological health is connected with human health through direct participation in restoration activities (Landcarers we're looking at you), and the indirect benefits to populations that come from improved environmental quality. That is, getting out there in the dirt is good for your health, and good for others too!
Our own Member Census in 2017 found that participants felt a high personal benefit to participating in Landcare.
Click through to read more on the gaps in quantifying the link between ecosystem degradation and public health, and how Landcare Tasmania is contributing to the discussion. This is, after all, the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.
Tas Ag Co championing regenerative agriculture
Landcare Tas members Sam and Steph Trethewey recently featured in a video by Hill Street Grocer, bringing their non-conventional, holistic farming practices into the spotlight. The video is well worth a watch! Some of the unique ways they are farming is through ‘Salad Bowl’ paddocks where multispecies crops add diversity to the cattle’s diet, improve soil health and sequester carbon dioxide. Landcare Tasmania is currently supporting Tas Ag Co on a revegetation project with funding through the State Government's Landcare Action Grants and Landcare Tasmania's Tasmanian Landcare Fund. Click the image to watch
Members, we'd love for you to share more of your stories with us! Reach us by email, or tagging us on social media @LandcareTasmania.
Welcome to our New Member Groups
Community Landcare is continuing to grow! New member groups are a great demonstration of the generosity of the Tasmanian community to get involved in caring for our bush, land, coasts, rivers, and wildlife. They're contributing to our vision for all the land and coasts of Tassie to be cared for by the community. Join them if they are in your area!
Glens Friends - Community Group
Inala Nature Foundation - Property-based group
Tamar Valley Herb and Veggie patch - Property-based group
The Beck Family Landcare - Property-based group
The Guardians Landcare Group - Property-based group
Other ways to get involved
You can show your support and contribute to the Community Landcare movement in so many ways.
Your voice is more valuable than you think:
- Forward this newsletter to your friends (They can sign up here)
- Share our posts on Facebook, tag #LandcareTasmania and we'll share yours.
- Follow us on Instagram @LandcareTasmania
- Become an Individual Member to support our organisation
- If you're a business owner, consider becoming a Corporate Member
- Register as an extra-hands volunteer for one-off volunteer opportunities
- Join a local Member Group and check out the Events Calendar
- No group in your area? Start your own group, we'll show you how - for community groups, landholders & volunteer land managers, and schools.
See below for a full listing of member events in the coming months. As many COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, please check with the organiser whether these events are indeed running or whether they have been cancelled. If your event is not listed please contact us.