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Bogong moths in Willow Tree

On 15th April, 30 or so Bogong moths visited my house in Willow Tree – clustering at the kitchen and laundry windows. I’ve lived in the area for 15 years and have never seen these numbers before! 


Quick guide to winter proofing your house

For homeowners with older houses looking to reduce cold, improve heating, and lower energy costs, several practical measures can be taken. Enhance insulation by using heavy, lined curtains, installing pelmets, and sealing gaps in windows and doors with insulation strips or caulk. Address drafts around doors with door snakes and weather stripping. Seal unused fireplaces, old heaters, and fixed vents to prevent heat loss. Cover evaporative cooling units and use magnetic strips to seal them in winter. Fill gaps around pipes and joints with silicone sealant or expanding foam. Use rugs and carpets to insulate floors, and open blinds during the day to let in sunlight. Implementing these steps can significantly enhance warmth and energy efficiency in older homes.


Composted Soil Conditioner is available now

Composted Soil Conditioner is available for delivery and spreading in the Tamworth Region. The product is composted and matured over a minimum of 12 weeks and is monitored to ensure destruction of pathogens and weed seeds, and to build more stable forms carbon. Each batch is tested to ensure regulatory compliance. A laboratory analysis of the product is available on request.

Volunteers needed for our nursery

Volunteers needed for our nursery

Join our Landcare nursery's incredible volunteer team! We're seeking assistance with plant propagation, repotting, seed collecting and processing, and plant maintenance. Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or eager to learn, we welcome your enthusiasm and dedication. Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 1pm to get involved, or reach out via phone at 0425 337 475 or email us at nursery@trla.org.au. Let's grow together!


Landcare Learning - Home Sweet Home - Energy efficiency 101

Join us for an enlightening session on energy efficiency! We're thrilled to welcome Noretta Terry, an esteemed guest speaker and passionate advocate for sustainable living, to share her invaluable insights. Whether you're a seasoned environmental enthusiast or just beginning your journey towards a greener lifestyle, this event is for you. Alongside Noretta, representatives from TRC will be on hand to address any questions you may have about optimizing energy usage in your home. Don't miss this opportunity to learn practical tips and strategies for reducing your carbon footprint while enhancing comfort and savings. Secure your seat now and be part of the movement towards a more energy-efficient future!


Lomandra hystrix clearance

Massive sale of Lomandra hystrix, 5 plants for $5.00. Order them here https://tamworth-regional-landcare-association.square.site/product/lomandra-hystrix-river-mat-rush-/73?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=2 or head to the nursery at 300 Wallamore Road TOMORROW from 9am-2pm. 

New Opening Hours for Autumn

New Opening Hours for Autumn

The nursery is now open on Saturdays from 9am-2pm through the rest of Autumn. We have lots of stock to go and tubestock is $4.40 with members receiving a discount of $1/tubestock.

Welcome to Kat our administrative officer for TLRA and the North West Region

Welcome to Kat our administrative officer for TLRA and the North West Region

🌱 Welcome, Kat Pilavidis! 🌿

We're thrilled to welcome Kat to our Landcare team as the new Northwest Landcare and TRLA Administrative Officer! Kat's diverse background and extensive experience across various industries bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to our organization.

With a career spanning aviation, real estate, business, construction, and management, Kat is well-equipped to support the crucial work of Landcare in the local and North-West area. Her passion for community engagement and sustainability is evident as she eagerly joins our mission.

Having made Tamworth her home in recent years, Kat understands the importance of supporting local initiatives and ensuring a strong, sustainable future for all. As a local landowner herself, she is deeply committed to contributing to the well-being of both the local and wider community.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Kat! Together, let's continue to make a positive impact on our environment and community. 🌳 

Welcome to Susan our new Tamworth and Surrounds Landcare Coordinator

Welcome to Susan our new Tamworth and Surrounds Landcare Coordinator

🌱 Welcome, Susan Wilson! 🌿

We're thrilled to introduce Susan one of the new addition to our Tamworth Regional Landcare Association (TRLA) family! Susan brings with her a wealth of experience and passion for environmental stewardship.

Having been deeply involved in Landcare initiatives for the past two years, including serving as the Landcare Coordinator for the Walgett region and stepping in as an interim Coordinator for the Liverpool Plains and Gunnedah, Susan is ready to hit the ground running in her new role.

As our Landcare Coordinator, Susan will be instrumental in providing invaluable support to our Landcare groups, networks, dedicated Landcarers, and landholders throughout Tamworth and its surrounding areas.

Her primary focus will be on nurturing existing Landcare groups, cultivating the growth of new ones, and extending a helping hand to individuals eager to engage in natural resource management activities. Together with the dedicated team at TRLA, Susan is committed to tackling pressing agricultural and urban environmental challenges, ensuring our region thrives in harmony with its natural landscape.

Join us in welcoming Susan Wilson aboard! Together, let's make a positive impact on our community and environment. 🌳 

Welcome to Nicky our new Coordinator for Liverpool Plains and Gunnedah

Welcome to Nicky our new Coordinator for Liverpool Plains and Gunnedah

🌱 Introducing Nicky Chirlian! 🌿

We're delighted to welcome Nicky to our Tamworth Regional Landcare Association (TRLA) community! Nicky's journey from Sydney to Tamworth, driven by her family's passion for breeding Murray Grey cattle, has led her on a remarkable path of environmental stewardship and community engagement.

With a background in Speech Pathology spanning over four decades, Nicky has dedicated her career to supporting children and adults with disabilities across South Australia, Armidale, and Quirindi. In 2010, she embarked on a new chapter, joining her partner in implementing regenerative practices in land and grazing management on the Liverpool Plains.

Nicky's expertise lies in soil and water conservation and improvement, complemented by her training in Holistic Management. Her decade-long involvement, including chairing Upper Mooki Landcare Inc, demonstrates her deep commitment to sustainable land practices.

Through her active engagement with Upper Mooki Landcare Inc, Nicky has facilitated numerous workshops with high profile Australian and international educators, earning recognition for the group's efforts in 2021 as the NSW Community Landcare Group.

Moreover, Nicky's connections with the local and regional Kamilaroi people reflect her dedication to fostering meaningful relationships and cultural exchange through Landcare activities.

As a member of the Tamworth Regional Landcare Committee and North West Landcarers group, Nicki has honed her understanding of regional Landcare issues, positioning her as a valuable asset to our community.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Nicky! Together, let's continue to cultivate a sustainable future for our region. 🌳

Nemingha Community Garden Open Day

Nemingha Community Garden Open Day

On Sunday April 14 approximately 40 people gathered at the Nemingha Community Garden to discover the incredible benefits of composting and learn about the vital role microbiology plays in nurturing our soil.
Attendees indulged in a number of delicious dishes all made by members, from fresh produce picked from the garden and the resident bearded dragon even made and appearance and got a new name!!
The community garden is in Railway St Nemingha, and started as just an idea approximately 12 months ago. The garden is now in full operation, with multiple fruit and vegie species being planted and harvested regularly.
Terry and Karen Balla from ‘Merlin Dorpers’, Attunga, shared their experience and advice on the value of quality compost. The Balla’s brought a ute load of compost, made on their property for the community garden and attendees got to feel, smell and even taste!!
Community Garden Members also shared there compost making skills with attendees with a hands-on compost workshop. The group is planning to follow on from the success of Sundays open garden event with a Bee Day, a workshop teaching how to make bee habitats in your own garden.

Community Garden Open Day

Community Garden Open Day

🌱🌻 Exciting Announcement! 🌻🌱

Join us at the Nemingha Community Garden Open Day on April 14th at 10:30 am! 🎉

Discover the incredible benefits of composting and learn about the vital role microbiology plays in nurturing our soils. 🌿🔬

We'll also be hosting a coin donation BBQ and serving morning tea to keep you fueled up for all the fun activities! ☕

Don't miss out! See you there at 18 Railway St, Nemingha NSW. Let's celebrate community and sustainable gardening together! 🌍💚 #NeminghaCommunityGarden #OpenDay #Sustainability #Composting #Microbiology #CommunityEvent

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Exciting news! Landcare Nursery is thrilled to announce that we'll be extending our opening hours to include Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, starting Easter Weekend and continuing throughout the entire Autumn season. We can't wait to serve you better and help you with all your gardening needs!


Wallabadah, what have we learnt about our water

Join us for a morning of reflection and learning as we revisit the outcomes of water and water related land management initiatives undertaken in our community since 2018, with the support and assistance of Local Land Services, DPI, UNE and other technical experts, including Martin O’Rourke. The focus of this event will be on what we have learned and what we can do about improving our future water security as a community and as landholders.




Bush Tucker Workshop

23 March 2024 | TAMWORTH

Embark on a captivating journey of discovery as we delve into the realm of Traditional Australian Bush Tucker at our upcoming event. Led by our esteemed Nursery Manager, Paul Moxon, this immersive experience will unveil the secrets of iconic plants such as Scurvy Weed, Darling Lily, Native Raspberry, and the elusive Chocolate Lily and Vanilla Lily. Delve into the rich cultural heritage intertwined with these indigenous plants as we learn about traditional harvesting methods, sustainable cultivation practices, and the profound significance they hold in Australian history. Join us as we deepen our appreciation for the land and its traditional bounty


Grant writing and Project management Workshop

Attention all community groups!
Are you eager to turn your innovative ideas into impactful projects but unsure where to start? Join us for an exclusive Grant and Project Writing Workshop!

In this interactive workshop, you'll learn:

The fundamentals of grant writing
Strategies for crafting compelling project proposals
Tips for effective project management
Q&A session with experienced professionals

Limited spots available, so reserve yours now


Landcare Learning

Come and join us for our first Landcare Learning of 2024. We will be learning about Nature's Nooks: Urban Gardens Creating Haven for Both People and Wildlife. Our guest speaker is Eliza, a 32-year-old mother of two and part-time Medical Sonographer, resides in Tamworth with her husband Doug and children, Arthur and Freya. Settling in Tamworth in 2019, they constructed a resilient home in Moore Creek Gardens amidst drought and bushfires, prioritizing adaptability to extreme weather. Nell Chaffey will also do a short presentation on habitat stepping stones. 


Come and join the TRLA team

Come and join the TRLA team. We are a happy cohesive team who like to work in hybrid roles which are split between working from home offices, in our nursery space and out in the environment. We have varied roles across the NW and Tamworth Region which may interest you. Check out the opportunities here...


Latest News



Bogong moths in Willow Tree

On 15th April, 30 or so Bogong moths visited my house in Willow Tree – clustering at the kitchen and laundry windows. I’ve lived in the area for 15 years and have never seen these numbers before! 


Quick guide to winter proofing your house

For homeowners with older houses looking to reduce cold, improve heating, and lower energy costs, several practical measures can be taken. Enhance insulation by using heavy, lined curtains, installing pelmets, and sealing gaps in windows and doors with insulation strips or caulk. Address drafts around doors with door snakes and weather stripping. Seal unused fireplaces, old heaters, and fixed vents to prevent heat loss. Cover evaporative cooling units and use magnetic strips to seal them in winter. Fill gaps around pipes and joints with silicone sealant or expanding foam. Use rugs and carpets to insulate floors, and open blinds during the day to let in sunlight. Implementing these steps can significantly enhance warmth and energy efficiency in older homes.


Composted Soil Conditioner is available now

Composted Soil Conditioner is available for delivery and spreading in the Tamworth Region. The product is composted and matured over a minimum of 12 weeks and is monitored to ensure destruction of pathogens and weed seeds, and to build more stable forms carbon. Each batch is tested to ensure regulatory compliance. A laboratory analysis of the product is available on request.