Workshops and involvement

Landcare - a little something for everyone

Workshops and involvement

Landcare - a little something for everyone

Community Participation -


The issue

Central Tablelands Landcare has a broad membership which covers urban, peri-urban and rural properties, some of which are small lifestyle properties and others are large agribusinesses. At Central Tablelands Landcare they are all equally relevant and important to Landcare. While we oversee large projects, we also like to provide activities which satisfy other members. Not everyone is able to attend weekday sessions so we also organise events for the weekend and out of office hours. We wave the Landcare flag at large events and attend meetings and conferences. 

We continue to support, attend, inform and share our knowledge. 

The solution

We offer a range of special interest workshops which may attract a large number of participants or a select few people. We have held workshops on making compost and building worm farms, we have pruned fruit trees and made hotels for native bees and we learnt how to slow erosion by using materials just lying around the property. We ran an evening session on how to make beeswax wraps where everyone went home with a sense of achievement and a feeling of warmth and camaraderie. We shared permaculture ideas, identified Eucalypts and counted birds. We supported the successful development of the Orange Beekeeping Group.

We had a display at the Bathurst Sustainable Living Expo and were a major sponsor for the Orange Rotary Sustainable Living Week which saw Craig Ruecassel come to town. We continued to have a successful presence at the Australian National Field Days.

The impact

We continue to get the Landcare name out amongst the people. There are many other groups that cover single issues of caring for the environment but at Landcare we endeavour to offer something for everyone. People talk to us, get answers to their questions, learn a new skill and, importantly, make a connection with other people who share their passion for improving our environment.

Our membership continues to grow and thrive.


Landcare is enduring and durable. It is an evolving constant in the environmental landscape of the Central Tablelands.

Landcare endures as it adapts to the need of its changing membership.

We must always be willing to assist those who are willing to assist Landcare and caring for the land.

Key facts

  • 12 months
  • 31 events
  • 465 people
  • 750 members

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