Sharing Stories around the Fire

Join the Friends of Muckleford Forest this Saturday 12 August 4.30-8.30pm to explore stories of fire in our landscape. The event includes visiting a spot in the nearby forest, for readings and to listen to the language of the forest.

Back at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub, Tivey Street, Newstead, with hearty soup in hand, there will be sharing stories and creating some new stories too. Please RSVP to Chris on 5476 2457

This journey through place, story, memory, myth and experience is a special event offered by the Talking Fire group as part of Newstead’s Words in Winter. Bring a story to share, torch, folding chair, dress warmly and wear sensible shoes. Car pooling is available to and from the Newstead Hub.


National Tree Day 2017

A little group of Landcare volunteers came out on the National Tree Day weekend to remove the tree guards from Mark’s property on Creaseys Road. This was the planting we did two years as part of the Chinaman’s Creek Project. Thanks to Landcare member, Helena, for letting us store the plant guards at her place.

Landscape restoration workshop

Please note the change of date for the landscape restoration workshop – it has been moved to 23rd September 2017. We will be going to a landholder’s property and looking at techniques that have been used to slow down water moving across the landscape, and the way it has changed the rate of erosion on the creek (amongst other things). More details to follow.


20 Million Trees

We are hoping to work with Connecting Country to submit an application for funding through Round 3 of the 20 Million Trees Program. The project would include plants, guards, site prep and works crew.

We need one or two landholders who have enough land to plant at least 1,000 trees. Please let me know if you are interested by Monday.