VLC Briefing Note #28
The VLC's Forum at Dookie saw 60+ Landcarers convene for 3 days to discuss what we're developing and learning in partnerships and to visit local farming enterprises. On Saturday afternoon, in a Q&A session with experienced landcarers, we explored the future of Landcare. This note draws together views from that session.
The Q&A Topics:
- Landcare and agriculture - What's Landcare's niche?
- Engaging the new mix of landholders - How do we get their attention?
- Landcare's new partners - What are the options for funding through new partnerships?
- Landcare and the cities - What can Landcare offer to urban dwellers?
Meet the Q&A panel:
Angus Hume (moderator of panel session ) is Chair of the Victorian Catchment Management Council, Chair of the West Gippsland CMA, long time participant in the diary industry and inaugural Chair of Stony Creek Landcare Group
Professor Andrew Campbell is Director of the Research School for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, and Patron of VLC
Victoria Marles CEO, Trust for Nature, a solicitor by training, has had roles as the Legal Services Commissioner, the Communications Law Centre, and is currently Chair of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation and a board member of the Consumer Action Law Centre.
Kate Hawkins, a science editor, is on the committees of a management of Strath Creek Landcare, the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network and the Yea Wetlands Centre. She makes a big contribution to environmental education.
Naomi Edwards is co-founder of Intrepid Landcare, a key player in the Gold Coast Catchment Association, and an inspiring community mobiliser
Pam Robinson is the founding Chairman-Life Member of Warrenbayne-Boho Land Protection Group. She has been a local councillor and Mayor, and in 1990 was awarded OAM for Local Government and Conservation.
Richard Tallis is owner and manager, Tallis Winery.
The briefing note captures the key points from what was a very interesting discussion