Regional Landcare Facilitators Program
Lower Blackwood
Lower Blackwood Dairy Tour, February 2016Photo: Lower Blackwood
Landcare/NRM Officer Muster, May 2016Photo: SWCC
Monica Durcan
City of Busselton Food Theatre, November 2015Photo: Monica Durcan
Dumbleyung Landcare
Dumbleyung Landcare Tour, April 2016Photo: Dumbleyung Landcare
Monica Durcan
Janelle Smith representing Women in Farming Enterprises at Storm in a Teacup, March 2016Photo: Monica Durcan
The Landcare Team, 2016 Wagin WooloramaPhoto: SWCC
Monica Durcan
South West Agroforestry Network Field Day, May 2016Photo: Monica Durcan
Monica Durcan
Speakers, Sandalwood and Carbon Field Day, April 2016Photo: Monica Durcan
Monica Durcan
Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren J Doherty, July 2015Photo: Monica Durcan
Monica Durcan
Direct seeding training with Dr Geoff Woodall, November 2016Photo: Monica Durcan
Federico Butron
Making NMS Native Microbes, September 2016Photo: Federico Butron
Women in Farming Enterprises
Women in Farming Enterprises (WIFE) Annual Seminar, October 2016Photo: Women in Farming Enterprises
Monica Durcan
'I want to be a farmer' speakers, South West FoodBowl Festival, October 2016Photo: Monica Durcan
Monica Durcan
Michelle McManus & Jeff Pow, Southampton Homestead Open Day, October 2016Photo: Monica Durcan

Latest News

The South West RLF Programme has already committed to supporting quite a few events. Here are some that are coming up soon that may be of interest:

  • Friday & Saturday 10 & 11 February: Native Plants and Fabric Art Workshop for Women, Narrogin. Learn about dying natural materials using dyes made from plants and get creative with the support of some very cleaver local women.
  • Saturday & Sunday 4 & 5 February: Regrarian Open Consultancy (ROC), Margaret River
  • Friday & Saturday 10 & 11 March: Landcare Exhibit, Wagin Woolorama
  • Friday 17 March: Storm in a Teacup, Rylington Park, Boyup Brook
  • Saturday 22 April: Landcare Tent, Balingup Small Farm Field Day

The South West RLF Programme has also purchased a copy of the DVD ‘Polyfaces – a world of many choices’, a 90 minute documentary on the inspiring Salatin family This DVD is available for short-term loan. Please contact Monica or Peter to book.

Congratulations to all five of the WA Winners in the National Landcare Awards

The National Landcare Awards took place in Melbourne on Thursday 22 September 2016. Katanning Landcare’s Ella Maesepp was joint winner in the Young Landcare Leader Award. Regional Landcare Facilitator Peter Clifton has written a feature article about Ella’s leadership achievements (click on the link below).


Ella has now also started a blog about her experiences, click here for more information.


Farmers talking about the way they farm

As part of the South West Regional Landcare Facilitator Program, Peter Clifton is producing the ‘New Leaf’ series of case studies in the words of our region’s farmers. Here they share what they have tried, what lessons they have learned and the results of their sustainable agriculture experiences:

Jan 2016: New Leaf – The Caliente story

Feb 2016: New Leaf – Planned grazing & perennial pasture 

Mar 2016: New Leaf – The benefits of liming acid soils

Apr 2016: New Leaf – Lucerne leads to lasting benefits


Fact Sheets & Tip Sheets

Feb 2016: Soil Testing Tips with Deb Archdeacon


RLF Update e-newsletters

The SW RLF Programme supports the Sustainable Agriculture and Landcare community through ongoing communication and information sharing.  The RLD Update e-newsletter provides information on current news, projects and events supported across the South West region.

Edition #4 2016: Edition #4 2016 SW RLF e-news

Edition #3 2016: edition-3-2016-sw-rlf-e-news

Edition #2 2016: Edition#2 2016 SW RLF e-news

Edition #1 2016: Edition #1 2016 SW RLF e-news

December 2015: December 2015 SW RLF e-newsletter

September 2015: September 2015 SW RLF e-newsletter

June 2015: SW RLF e-news June 2015

2015 Wagin Woolorama Special Landcare Feature

March 2015: SW RLF e-news March 2015

December 2014: SW RLF e-news December 2014

September 2104: SW RLF e-news Sept2014

June 2014: SWRLF Update_June 2014

March 2014 : RLF Update #1


Monica Durcan
Ph: 08 9781 3118