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Invitation to attend a Virtual Plein Air Masterclass with Rowen Matthews

Saturday 23rd May from 2pm – 4pm

 

Virtual Plein Air masterclass with Rowen Matthews. Proudly presented by Tamworth Regional Gallery and Liverpool Plains and Tamworth Regional Landcare Association
Tamworth Regional Gallery is currently exhibiting online “Land is Emotional” by Rowen Matthews. Social distancing regulations means we must look at delivering the public programs for Rowen’s current exhibition in a new manner.

We are excited to deliver a Virtual Plein Air masterclass online.
Please register your interest here.

Join in the fun with our Tamworth Landcare Community Online Movie Nights!

An opportunity for us all to connect through shared experience during this time of lockdown and isolation. The plan is to watch the movie on a set time and date and convene for a moderated discussion on this event page post film. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and grow our online community and friendships.

Head to our Facebook page to join in the fun!

Welcome to our first Tamworth Landcare Community Virtual Book Club.

Our Book Club will be a monthly event and will feature both fiction and non fiction books exploring themes of landscape, environment and community.

Please join us in reading the novel Stranger Country by Monica Tan.

What happens when a 32-year-old first-generation Australian woman decides to chuck in a dream job, pack a sleeping bag and tent, and hit the long, dusty road for six months?

Thirty-thousand kilometres later, Monica Tan has the answer, and it completely surprises her.

Stranger Country is the riveting account of the six months Monica drove and camped her way through some of Australia’s most beautiful and remote landscapes. She shared meals, beers and conversations with miners, grey nomads, artists, farmers, community workers and small business owners from across the nation: some Aboriginal, some white, some Asian, and even a few who managed to be all three. The result is an enthralling and entertaining celebration of the spirit of adventure, a thoughtful quest for understanding and a unique portrait of Australia and all it means to those who live here.

This book was helpfully recommended by the wonderful Tamworth City Library staff and can be borrowed for free through the RB Digital app or website: https://rbdigital.com/ by Library card holders. If you are not a library member, you can join now online for free too: https://cnrl.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/JOIN

Book club will be held on Wednesday 13th May at 7pm via Zoom, please register to join in here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceysrT4sHtcSSB675VVutOTMwQBtlHpl

Bring your book, snacks and beverage of choice to discuss the book and get together with old and new friends. Look forward to seeing you all on our screens!

ALL FACE TO FACE MEETINGS, EVENTS AND WORKING BEES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

TRLA monthly meeting

 

TRLA meeting third Tuesday of every month from 5.15 pm at Joe Maguires Pub

Upcoming Events

 

Landcare Working Bee:Friends of Moore Creek Cave Working Bee

3rd Saturday of every month from 8.30am, held at Moore Creek Caves Reserve (end of Maysteers Lane)

Activities which are undertaken at the MCCR working bee include:

  • Weeding
  • Tree planting
  • Tree maintenance
  • Native bee hive care
  • Seed collecting
  • Seed processing
  • Propagation & nursery days
  • Free local native plant giveaways
  • Social morning teas
  • Chat with experts on ecology, aboriginal culture of the reserve, bush foods and the environment

Facilities: No facilities are at this site.

 

Landcare Working Bee:
Tamworth Urban Landcare Group Working Bee

1st Sunday of every month from 8.30am, held on the Peel River, behind the Skate Park (cnr Kable Ave and Darling St)

Activities which are undertaken at the TULG working bee include:

  • Weeding
  • Tree planting on banks and in-stream planting
  • Tree maintenance
  • Seed collecting
  • Seed processing
  • Propagation & nursery days
  • Social morning teas
  • Fish habitat education events
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • National Tree Day
  • Bird watching and identification
  • Chat with experts on terrestrial & aquatic ecology and the environment

Facilities: There are public toilets located across the road, close to the CBD and a skate park to entertain the kids.

Become a Member

Our members often say that when you become part of Landcare, you’re not just joining a group, you’re becoming part of a family. The concept is so compatible with Australian culture it’s hard not to get involved! By becoming a TRLA member, you’ll be supporting our work, learning new skills, becoming part of the solution, and helping to make a difference for the future.

By becoming a TRLA Member you will:

  • Support the Tamworth Regional Landcare activities and projects (such as Sustainable Namoi Living and the www.trla.org.au website);
  • Have the opportunity to learn new skills and receive Landcare training (such woodland restoration and OHS);
  • Be covered by insurance for all TRLA approved activities;
  • Have the opportunity to join any of our affiliated Landcare groups and sub-committees to plant trees and pull weeds; and
  • Stay up-to-date with Landcare news and events by receiving the TRLA Monthly E-Newsletter and Landcare Social Media Alerts.

Annual membership is just $15 per person (from 1 July to 30 June). Membership fees are used to cover insurance, produce this website and distribute our monthly E-Newsletter.

Click here and become a member now!