News and Events - Sustainable Agriculture

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Accounting for natural capital on farms

12 April 2021

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, in partnership with Landcare Australia, is undertaking a six month pilot project trialling the Accounting for Nature and Landcare Level 3 assessment methods. These...

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Local school embrace local farms

5 November 2020

Since August 2020, the Farms2Schools program has delivered 102 online incursions to 5,586 students all across the region. They've learnt about the many aspects of agriculture, including production, farm...

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Compost under vine trial continues in the Macedon Ranges

20 March 2020

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, in partnership with Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association, AORA, GrapeLinks and Veolia, is undertaking a three-year trial into the financial and environmental benefits...

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Supporting future NRM leaders

16 March 2020

As a small conservation organisation we understand the value of providing these meaningful opportunities to students of natural resource management. It not only give the students a real taste for...

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Preying on pasture pest insects the IPM way

14 October 2019

On Wednesday 9th October 2019, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA and Western Port Catchment Landcare Network ran an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) introductory workshop for local grazing farmers...

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Compost under vine trial begins in the Macedon Ranges

16 September 2019

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, in partnership with Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association, GrapeLinks and Veolia, has begun a three-year trial into the financial and environmental benefits of composted...

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Native bees are the bees knees of Australian ecosystems

9 September 2019

In August 2019, the PPWCMA's Regional Agriculture Facilitator, Karen Thomas, delivered three native bee forums across the region with local Landcare networks and groups, local councils, Box Hill Institute...

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Information forums: Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems?

15 July 2019

Why are native bees ‘the bees knees’ of Australian ecosystems? Find out from interstate experts Kit Prendergast and Dr Katja Hogendoorn at these special forums

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Bunyip fire recovery landholders try a biological approach

11 July 2019

On Saturday 6th July 2019, over 50 landholders from the Western Port catchment and Bunyip fire affected area attended a workshop focusing on biological approaches to soil and pasture recovery after a fire. At...

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Charles Massy visits the Port Phillip and Western Port region

11 June 2019

On Tuesday 7 May, regenerative agriculture farmer and author Charles Massy spoke to regional farmers and landholders in Wandin North as part of a five-event tour through the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra...

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