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
Field Days, Workshops and Training
Subject to funding, we run an annual calendar of events for landholders and community groups.
Property planning courses for agricultural and equine properties
Computer Farm Mapping
Pasture Field Days
Native Tree Decline Field Days
Great Gardens Workshops
Feral Animal Control
and many more
Equipment for Hire
Ripper/Mounder tractor implement for soil de-compaction prior to revegetation
Can be hired for a period of 24hrs (unless otherwise arranged)
A $100 deposit is required. The Ripper/Mounder is hired at $70 per day
Can be hired for a period of 1 week (unless otherwise arranged
A $50.00 deposit is required. Is hired at $20.00 per week
Appropriate loan conditions form to be completed and signed
Phosphite Tree Injectors (Chemjet) for the management of native tree health.
Can be hired for a period of 1 week (unless otherwise arranged)
Up to 1 dozen $20.00
1-2 dozen $25.00
2-3 dozen $35.00
3-4 dozen $60.00
>4 dozen $80.00
With a deposit equal to hire fee.
AN APPROPRIATE LOAN CONDITIONS FORM TO BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED
The Landcare Centre can also assist in Dieback interpretation, mapping and treatment methods.
Dieback equipment is also available for hire through the Roleystone Dieback Action Group,