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Barjarg Bounty

Barjarg Bountry Report

‘Barjarg Bounty’ celebrates the time of harvest in the community. The event creates a time for people from Barjarg to gather to enjoy a meal featuring locally grown produce prepared by Mansfield Chef Megan Knapp and by home cooks. The event is generously supported by a grant from Up2Us and Megan Knapp’s Kitchen Door. Community […]

Soil health for production in small acreage farms a hit

Soil health for production in small acreage farms a hit

Up2Us Landcare Alliance facilitated a soil health workshop on Saturday 2nd May where 12 people gathered overlooking the hills of Mansfield to discuss soil matters for small acreage properties. The Rapid Soil Assessment Tool (RSAT) was used as a basis for understanding the physical nature of soil and how that contributes to the overall production […]

Palaeontology walk on South Blue Range with Professor John Long. A very steep climb was rewarded with some plant and animal fossils from the Devonian Age (c. 390 million years old). It just goes to show you what ancient soils we are farming on around Mansfield. Thanks for the day!

Up2Us Newsletter – December 2014

Up2Us Update With the advent of summer in Mansfield, farm-ers large and small battle the double edged sword of celebration and desperation. Landcare is a community of people, looking out for their neighbours and being united by the common interest of land management in both rural and urban environments. With the recent fires in many […]

Blackberry-Be-Gone

Blackberry Be Gone Field Day

When: Saturday 8th November, 10-12pm, morning tea provided on arrival. Where: Hells Hole Creek Rd (right off Dry Creek Rd), Bonnie Doon—follow the Landcare signs. Discussion: In March 2014, Up2Us Landcare Alliance Weeds Coordinator, Cam Paterson trialed a variety of chemicals alongside Wet Blade technology to develop the best case scenario for managing blackberries. This […]

Mansfield – Striped Legless Lizard Survey

Sunday 28th September & Sunday 26 October, 2014. Time: 9.00 am to Noon. One of Mansfield’s best-kept secrets is hiding in the grass and under rocks and logs around our district. The Striped Legless Lizard is a Threatened species living on our doorstep, yet very few people know about this special animal. The Upper Goulburn […]