Up2Us Landcare Alliance has supported a trial in Ecoblade technology as another tool for banishing the blackberries ever present in our temperate climate. The Up2Us Weeds Coordinator has established a trial on a property in Ancona where two different chemicals along with the Ecoblade technology were used on different patches of blackberry within close proximity […]
Mansfield Lake Eildon
South Blue Range panorama
Mansfield Victoria Landcare
Up2Us is a community organisation within Mansfield Shire which aims to lead in the preservation, protection and enhancement of our land and water ecosystems by empowering community and individuals to act.
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Sharing the harvest has been something rural communities have done throughout time. Megan Knapp generously agreed to share her Kitchen Door facilities so that we could share in the preparation and eating of our autumn bounty. On Wednesday 9 April 42 people from the Barjarg community gathered with their platters, plates and dishes of delicious […]
A busy March Erosion Control with the Guru In March on a windy and stormy day, a group of ten farmers braved the conditions to learn about methods of tackling erosive soils during a field day at Bonnie Doon. The guru of erosion, Kerri Goshnick from DEPI, was the guest speaker for the day. He […]
Schools Day Eighty Mansfield Primary School students engaged in leadership skills together with learning about the unique animals in our waterways on a beautiful sunny day at Mirimbah in March. The grade 6’s were paired with a grade 2 student in a ‘buddy’ program in which stay the same over a 3year period. Murray the […]
WELCOME ALL to the Carp Fish Out at Lake Nillahcootie on Sunday 30th March from 4-7pm (picnic dinner included). We will have: a local expert fisherman demonstrate fishing techniques and talk about fishing in Mansfield. Fishing Victoria will be there to talk to us about Carp and the Environment. Some sandwiches to share for a […]
Come and learn about soil & geology of the region and the risks associated with erosion. Local experts Kerri Goshnick (DEPI Land management and Farm Services) and Greg Bekker (GB CMA Soil health) will present on the day, with erosion control methods discussed in situ where recent works have been undertaken. WHERE: 409 Hutchinson Rd, […]
Up2Us Landcare Alliance and the Mansfield Primary School are once again combining forces to run a water day with the grade 2 and grade 6’s buddy day at Mirimbah on the 14th of March. See attached photos for the fun that we had last year. A new initiative is the Erosion Control Day which is […]
Welcome Landcarers to the year of 2014 or Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy New Year from Vietnam). I was privileged to take a month out of Landcaring duties and travel with my family (husband and 3 kids) to Vietnam over January. It is a wonderful place to visit with country so vastly different from our […]
Mansfield reinvigorated with plants Rifle Butts Reserve A lighthearted morning was enjoyed by families, couples and singles at the Rifle Butts Reserve planting day. “Mansfield resident’s once again demonstrated their resilience by attending the National Tree Planting Day at Rifle Butts Rd Reserve on a cold wintery day” said Kerstie Lee upon reflection of the […]
Good Living Picnic Fest Sustainable Small Acreage Tour We had a cool Mansfield morning as we gathered at the Information Centre for the bus tour. Thank you to Rowan and Amanda Swaney who had a well planned tour of their property, taking in the vegetable garden, the paddock structure, the tomatillo enterprise and the improvised […]