Our very popular ‘Blockies’ course is on again in 2019.
Topics in 2018 included an introductory plant ID workshop, soils, landforms and vegetation in the Gympie region, planning a revegetation project, fire safety and land management, an introduction to permaculture concepts, weeds, pests and biosecurity, land caring from a traditional perspective, the role of microbats, riparian condition assessment and a glimpse at what other landholders had achieved. We tested soils, looked at ways to prevent and improve erosion and conducted a pasture analysis and developed a forage budget. All in 9 short weeks!
When: Wednesday mornings commencing 6 February through to 10 April.
Sessions will commence at 9 am and generally finish by 12.30pm, although sessions involving bus travel for field trips will require an earlier start.
Cost: The course fee of $100 for Landcare members and $120 for non-members includes all bus travel for field trips, course notes and morning tea.
Field trips: You will travel by bus in air-conditioned comfort but as field sessions may involve walking up to 500m through paddocks and wooded areas, walking shoes, long trousers, hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle are recommended. Feedback from the 2018 course identified field trips as the biggest highlight of the course.
The program presenters will include a range of professionals and community leaders with specialist knowledge.
The education team is currently finalising the program, it will be released in the next 2 weeks.
Payment of the course fee will confirm your place on the course. Booking is essential, places are limited. Click here to book.