Sustainable Agriculture and Landcare SJ
Sustainable Agriculture has been promoted in the Peel Harvey Region for many years by the Serpentine Jarrahdale and Dandalup-Murray Land Conservation District Committees (LCDC) through Landcare SJ.
Both committees include members who have farmed over many seasons, and who have been involved in LCDC projects which trial and implement improved agricultural practices.
LCDC members are committed to providing support to other landholders ( including hobby farmers). They do this by assisting with technical advice and accessing grant funding for on-ground environmental projects on private landholdings in the district.
The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Federal Government’s National Landcare Programme is delivering a sustainable agriculture project across the Peel-Harvey catchment, to support and improve the skills and knowledge of local farmers.
The projects main focus is to help improve farm management practices, help land managers to protect the environment, increase landscape resilience and improve productivity.
The program will be delivered primarily through the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s project partners, including Landcare SJ.