7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 01/10/2020
Be inspired, be connected and be empowered.
Intrepid Landcare is hosting monthly skills, stories + stuff sessions to come together to share, connect, learn, plan, and practice with each other and draw on the collective wisdom.
During these sessions, we will explore what is possible when we listen to the needs and draw on the collective wisdom of the Intrepid Landcare community to co-create/co-design our work together.
In October’s session, Elders from the Landcare community will share their story about how they sustain passion and action.
This year has thrown more than a few curveballs. As we enter the last few months of 2020, it is a great time to reflect and get connected to our passion and purpose to make a difference.
Hosted by Pam Robinson OAM and Sophia Basgasting, you will hear from four amazing Elders and be invited to ask questions during a Q+A. Read about our last chat with Landcare Elders here. The Elders are super inspiring and will certainly empower you to sustain your passion and action. Check out their bios below!
When: Thursday 1st October, 7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Where: via Zoom (you will receive a link when you register)
Meet the Elders!
Sue McKinnon is a passionate community development practitioner and has lots of experience across a range of sectors in urban, rural and remote settings. Her focus is on catchment biodiversity protection through community engagement activities and contribution to urban planning legislation in Northern Territory. She is very active in Landcare at a local, territory-wide and national level. She also wears many hats! She is a Board Director on the peak body National Landcare Network (NLN) and was Landcare NT Chair (2016 -2019). She now holds the Top End Regional Delegate role, representing Landcare NT on the Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee. She is Chair of the Mitchell Creek Catchment Friends Group (2013-current) which focuses on citizen science activities in conservation areas. She has a B. Humanities degree, a Diploma in Conservation and Land Management and is currently studying a B.Sc. She was an elected alderman to her local Council from 2008 to 2017 with two stints as Deputy Mayor.
Keith Bradby is a long-time advocate for the ecological values of south-western Australia and for the power of local communities. He helped establish some of Australia’s earliest Landcare groups, has run building, beekeeping and native seed businesses, consulted to the mining sector, worked in local enterprise development and at policy level in government. He co-wrote and narrated the award winning documentary ‘A Million Acres a Year’, authored ‘Peel-Harvey: decline and rescue of an ecosystem’. Currently CEO of Gondwana Link and Deputy Chair of both the West Australian and National Landcare Networks!
Alice Knight runs a sheep farm near Ballarat with her brother. They have 200 hectares of farm forestry which they have planted over the decades to help solve dryland salinity problems. They are both passionate about Landcare and have spent thousands of hours participating and engaging others in caring for the land. They have been members of the Woady Yaloak Catchment Group since its inception and the group won the Landcare Catchment Award in 2004 as well as winning many State awards over the years. Both Alice and her brother have won the McKell Medal for sustainable agriculture (now the Bob Hawke Award), and in 2017, Alice won the Joan Kerner Award in 2017.
Rob Youl is a 75-year-old retired forester who worked from 1981-2007 in farm forestry, revegetation, urban ecology and community action, including service and collaboration with several Victorian government environment departments, GA, CVA, and especially LAL. From 1996-2007, Rob was LAL’s Victorian projects officer, assisting groups and networks to source corporate funds for major and minor programs, several of which he had helped initiate and develop, including Computershare’s eTree program promoting major landscape change across Australasia. Then from 2007-09 he was in a small team running CarbonSMART, Landcare Australia’s greenhouse program, which closed in 2010. Rob has written numerous articles and pamphlets on Landcare. He chaired for ten years the small group, Australian Landcare International, now called Global Landcare. He does practical Landcare around his home, South Melbourne, and manages 268 hectares of bush around St Arnaud.
Meet the hosts!
Pam Robinson OAM has been involved in Landcare since day dot. Salinity was a major problem in country Victoria in the 1980s, and through community action, her local area started one of the first ‘landholder care networks’ called Warrenbayne Boho Land Protection Group. She has since been recognised for her valuable contribution to many important causes as a local government councillor, conservationist, climate change advocate, female trailblazer, amongst many other nice things.
Sophia Bagatsing is a budding conservation agriculturist and strong advocate for the environment, climate action and sustainability. Sophia is currently taking a Masters in Agricultural Science at The University of Melbourne, whilst simultaneously volunteering in various organisations all over Victoria. She thinks it’s important for today’s youth to stay involved in matters relating to nature and our surroundings.