This project engages and assists rural landholders to protect and restore the environment and adopt sustainable land management practices throughout the Wallis, Smiths, Myall and Karuah catchments.
The Great Lakes Sustainable Farming Program aims to facilitate sustainable, productive landuse in the Great Lakes. Our vision is a viable, resilient local food economy that supports and is supported by healthy natural systems.
We use localised and regional networking, particapatory action learning and action research to help empower land managers to develop locally adapted, co-operative solutions for sustainable agriculture. The program combines facilitated local Sustainable Farming Groups, workshops presented by farmers, technical officers and educators, on farm trials and demonstration sites.
We also continue to assist landholders to apply for incentives funding for Natural Resource Management projects through the Catchment Management Authority.
The Sustainable Farming Program is run in partnership with Karuah - Great Lakes Landcare, with the assistance of the Australian Governments Caring for our Country program and Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority.
For more information about the Sustainable Farming Program, to subscribe to our email list, or to connect with your local Sustainable Farming or Landcare group, please contact Council.