Sustaining Land, Sustaining People
Keeping farmland and food systems thriving, and helping people age in-place
Managing rural land is rewarding but hard work. As people age, keeping a farm productive and managing weeds, pest animals and fire season can become especially overwhelming. At the same time, new farmers struggle to access land and expertise to get started.
We are delivering a project in Nillumbik where interested community members will work together with council to design solutions that work for their region. The aim is to:
- improve rural land management,
- bolster Nillumbik’s food economy,
- reduce the footprint of unproductive land, and
- support ageing landowners to maintain and live on their rural properties.
We’re taking a co-design approach, working with local landholders, community members and organisations. Our first stage is a series of conversations with interested and affected community members, which will lead into a number of workshops.
If you are interested in participating in the project, or sharing your experience on these issues in Nillumbik, please email us before April 15 2022.
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