I was lucky enough to be sponsored by the GB CMA to attend the National Landcare Conference at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre September 21st to 23rd. This conference is held every second year and all Australians actively caring for the land and water that sustain us are invited to attend. 600 delegates from all around the nation attended . The theme was Collaborative Communities – Landcare in Action.
Costa Georgiadis . The host of Gardening Australia proved to be an entertaining Master of Ceremony .
Major General Michael Jeffery ( retired Governor General and patron of Landcare ) gave an inspiring opening speech – Save the Soil ; Save the Planet .
The four major discussion themes for the event were : Climate Impacts & Responses, Community Engagement, Landscape Challenges and Responses and Collaboration and Innovation.
I returned home inspired and proud of the Landcare movement and very impressed by the standard of presenters and the conversations that were had with like minded people. Landcare has a bright future in spite of ever changing challengers ahead.
an entertaining master