Two Events to Celebrate 25 Years of Landcare


Woodend Landcarers may be interested in these two events celebrating 25 years of Landcare.

The 25th Anniversary of Landcare Conference will take place on 15 November at the MCG. It’s a chance for Landcarers and supporters to come together for a day of high level speakers and an extensive range of workshops and seminars.

The day will provide an opportunity to:

  • share successes over 25 years with inspiring stories of landscape change
  • learn about growing the landcare movement in the next 25 years
  • meet Landcarers and likeminded people from around the state

The Hon Ryan Smith, Minister for Environment and Climate Change will deliver the official welcome at the 25th Anniversary of Landcare Conference.

Guest speakers include John Williams, Andrew Campbell, Kate Auty, Alexandra Gartmann and Landcare co-founder Joan Kirner. A history panel lead by Pam Robinson with guests Joan Kirner, Rob Youl, Horrie Poussard and others will reflect on key milestones in Landcare’s past 25 years.

A futuristic panel led by Kate Auty, joined by Alexandra Gartmann and Cate Barham, will discuss the way forward for Landcare for the next 25 years and beyond. Over 25 workshops will be offered on sustainable primary production, a healthy Landcare community and our environment, challenges and solutions. Click here to view the complete list of workshops and speakers.

Registration for volunteers is only $27.50. Register online by following this link: . For more information go to: or contact David Rooks on tel: (03) 5952 3331, Mob 0418 115 935 for hard copies.

Registrations have been extended until Thursday 10 November.


The second event is a celebration of the North Central 25th Anniversary of Landcare on Friday 25 November 2011 at Bress Winery in Harcourt. This will be an opportunity to catch up with old friends and listen to guest speaker Shanaka Fernando (business entrepreneur of ‘Lentil as Anything’, a-pay-as-you-feel cafe in Melbourne). Also enjoy the mesmerising sounds of Kinja, local violin and didgeridoo duo.  Click here to see the details.