The Dirty Hands - September 2021

Conference Program reveal, Outreach program update, Landcare in the news


Full 2021 Conference Program Reveal

Only 12 days left to get your ticket!

The final countdown begins - in just 2 weeks, the 2021 Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference in Launceston kicks off. View the full schedule of speakers, panels, workshops, and all the field trip itineraries on our conference website, and book tickets here (or apply for a discounted ticket here - we still have some available). Ticket sales close on Monday 27th September 2021. 


Saturday 2nd October: Featured Speakers, Panelists, and Workshops

The draft Conference itinerary is now available! Click the image to download a pdf.

2021 Conference PDF

We can't possibly feature all 40+ speakers in one email, but you can see all the speakers here. A few highlights: 

  • David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept, speaks about the Tasmanian origins of permaculture.
  • Keynote speaker Shasta Henry presents the inspirational Future Crunch - The Good News.
  • National Award winner Michael Nichols talks about Redbank Farm's globally recognised farming innovations.
  • Linda Tucker of the Environmental Defenders Office speaks about the Healthy Waterways project.


Field Trips: Full itinerary released for all Field Trips!


Book your ticket in confidence 

If a community outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in Tasmania in the next few weeks, we have a solid plan to move to an online event and offer whole ticket refunds minus a small admin fee. View the cancellation plan here.

Thanks to all our Conference Sponsors

The 2021 Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference is made possible by the support of numerous people, businesses, and organisations. See the full list of sponsors here

Can you sponsor a ticket for those who otherwise can't afford to come? Help out an awesome Landcare volunteer with a Half-Ticket or Full-Ticket

Notice of office closure:

Please note: to accommodate staff working at the Conference, the Landcare Tasmania office will be closed to visitors and general phone enquiries from Friday 1st Oct, reopening on Monday 11th October.

Outreach Events Program 

I Heart TreesThis unique revegetation project at a beautiful coastal spot at Table Cape, Wynyard has been planted in the shape of a heart. Plants were sponsored by Fifteen Trees.

18 Sept - Clarence Climate Action Expo - Visit our stall 

9th OctSustainable Living Festival Launceston - Visit our stall

22nd - 25th Oct -  Citizen Science with Schools - The Great Southern Bioblitz

13th & 20th Nov - Wildcare Expo - Many Wildcare groups are also members of Landcare Tasmania. Come talk to us about how we can support your group.

Register interest to be notified of future Training & Info sessions here

Featured Project: Coal River Valley Landscape-Scale Restoration

Landcare Tasmania is involving several members who are landholders in the Coal River Valley in this landscape-scale restoration project involving weed eradication, native habitat plantings, erosion prevention, and ongoing monitoring with wildlife cameras. Heaps of volunteers have been involved in the plantings, here are just two of the events:

The 80 Options web designers in Hobart had a great day out volunteering at a planting at Colebrook. With great spirit, they showed us it's not all hard work.


The team at Francesca Jewellery in Hobart volunteered at a planting in Acton Park, and sold a conservation charm donating proceeds to the project in the lead-up. Check out their gorgeous video of the day!


The Coal Valley landscape-scale project is supported by donations from the Roberts Charitable Trust to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund. Thanks also to Fifteen Trees for funding the plants.

If you are a landholder interested in joining one of our landscape-scale programs, you can become a member and submit a Project Proposal to our Project Bank for support. 

Member Focus: Taroona Environment Network

The Taroona Environment Network recently held three planting days mitigating erosion impacts around Taroona, with help from Taroona High School's Student Leadership Council and the young 'Climate Watch' group. 



Landcare Tasmania Recent Media & News

On Tasmanian Country Hour 

Soil Carbon - Theresa Chapman from Landcare Tasmania's Member Council joins the Tasmanian Country Hour to talk soil carbon - what we know, what we don't know, and what we thought we knew...

Feral Cats - Hear from cat-trapping expert John Bowden, Landcare Tasmania's a/CEO Peter Stronach and Tess Vitesnik of Ten Lives Cat Centre on some of the impacts of feral cats and what we can do to humanely protect our wildlife, our agriculture, and human health too. 

On 7BU Burnie radio

Landcare & mental health - An interview with a/CEO Peter Stronach on the Landcaring benefits for wellbeing, mental health, and community connection, in the lead-up to the August Table Cape planting event.

Board Director vacancies - Read More

Welcome to our New Member Groups

We've made a milestone of 300 Member Groups!

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 you're in their area!

Branching Out Landcare Group - Community Group, Glenorchy

Huonville High School - School Group, Huonville

Leap Farm - Property-Based Group, Sorell

Nipaluna Nursery - Community Group, Hobart

Rosny College - School Group, Rosny

Become a member

Landcare is for everyone! We know there are more of you out there thinking of joining. As a grassroots movement, we support and empower you to address the environment and sustainability issues that are important in your community.


Events Calendar

See the bottom of this newsletter for a listing of member events in the coming months, and click the button to see the full Events Calendar. If your event is not listed please contact us.


Thanks for reading

The Landcare Tasmania Team

Peter Stronach - Acting CEO
Priscilla Richards - Landcare Services Manager
Rachel Larner - Finance and Administration Manager
Jenn Gason – Communications & Database Assistant
Jakob Sprickerhof –  Project and Engagement Officer
Kat Traill - Event Producer
Evie Drinnan - Executive Assistant
Joy Pfleger – Outreach and Engagement Officer