New England & North West Landcare Adventure 2023

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the upcoming New England & North West Landcare Conference 2023! This event will explore the latest innovations, strategies, and best practices in landcare and conservation. We will have a variety of experts giving engaging presentations, offering interactive workshops, and engaging in meaningful dialogue. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from and collaborate with like-minded individuals and organisations as we strive to care for and protect our land and its resources. We hope to see you there!

Secure your seat at the official dinner and hear from keynote speaker, Gundi Rhoades author of the Food Solution.

Event program Event program

Overview of guest speakers Friday, May 26, 2023

All Streams

Andrew Watson: Is Farming Caring for the Land? 

The Weedy Gardener: Down the Carrot Hole and his Weedy Garden

Native Grains: Angela Pattison & Kerri Saunders

The 3 Rs: Research, Rehydration & Resilience

Aurelie Quade: Farming Past, Present and Future: The role of organic carbon

Guy Roth: Agricultural Technologies

Lu Hogan: Proactive management of land and animals in a variable climate with Ag360

Martin Thoms: Knowing your Waterways

Roger Ottery: Rehydrating Your Farm

Healthy Soil, Healthy Food

Angela Pattison: Native Grains: Field to Food on Gomeroi Country

Cameron Leckie: Gaps? What Gaps? Analysis to Inform the National Soil Strategy

Dr Oliver Knox: Soil Your Undies

Grant Hilliard: Your Farm’s Story: It’s importance and tell it so that your customers listen

South Pole: A Holistic Approach to Land Management: Carbon and biodiversity projects

Richard and Janet Doyle: Our Regenerative Journey

Community & Urban

Bronwyn Brennan: Let’s put our 'Phytocaps' on: How waste can be green

Dr Gundi Rhoades: The Food Solution

Emmanuela Prigioni: Social Enterprise Farming Around our Towns and Cities

Vicki Stokes: Returning the Pilliga to the Past: Restoring the native animals

Grant Hilliard: Your Farm’s Story: It’s importance and tell it so that your customers listen

Citizen Science & Education

Craig Little: Landcare NSW: Indigenous knowledge and involvement

Andrew Daley: Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) 

Kristy Peters: Woodland Bird Diversity in a Changing Climate: The role of native mistletoe

Wally Hammond: Aboriginal Community Support Officer, North West LLS: My role

McCarthy High School: Landcare in High Schools

Peel High School: Regen Ag in High Schools

Workshops: Saturday, May 27, 2023

TRLA Nursery:

  • Nursery tour
  • Indian Myna bird traps and how they work
  • Workshops with Mr. Weedy: Compashi, soil bacteria, worm farm
  • Weaving

Field trip to Gowrie/Duri: Landscape rehydration projects

Field trip with the Local Lands Council to Boundary Rock

Proudly funded by the Australian Government in association with the NSW Government and supported by the New England Landcare Group and North West Landcare, we look forward to seeing you there!

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.

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.


together we can make a difference

funding support

Did you know (TRLA) run an Annual Small Grants program for Landcare activities connected to the Tamworth region.

Volunteer Landcare and Grassroots Community groups can apply up to $2,500 for activities that meet an objective of TRLA’s strategic plan with eight successful projects being awarded funds from across the region.