Most days our news feed will highlight a weather event, somewhere in the world. It’s a good day when there is no loss of life, and property damage is minimal.
This initiative was designed for us to ‘talk about the weather’ in OUR region: what have we noticed? what are the changes? what do we reckon? and what can we do?
Locals were invited to get involved by coming along for a cuppa and a chat, to connect with others who are interested in innovative solutions.
These were casual inclusive discussions, hosted by Buloke and Northern Grampians Landcare with local presenters talking about a range of topics like adaptive gardening, future farming, upcycling & local food.
This initiative is now complete. See below for more information and details on specific events that took place.
This project was an opportunity to join in for a cuppa, cake and some local wisdom...
Backyard & Bigger | Adaptive Gardening
Thursday, 14th April 10:30am – 11:30am
Greentime Nursery St Arnaud, 5961 Sunraysia Hwy, St Arnaud
Upcycling | Creativity + Innovation
Friday, 29th April 10:30am – 11:30am
St Arnaud Raillery Hub, St Arnaud Station, Queens Ave, St Arnaud
Thursday, 12th May, 10:30am – 11:30am
Burrumbite Farm, 894 St Arnaud-Wycheproof Road, Sutherland
Indigenous & Local Food
Thursday, 26th May, 10:30am – 11:30am
St Arnaud Town Hall, 40 Napier St, St Arnaud
Check out who chatted at the morning tea sessions!
Locals were asked to tell us what they reckon...
Starting the conversation with questions to ponder:
- Do you notice the weather? How often?
- What do you notice?
- Have you had a life experience (good or bad) when weather has played a major role?
Instigating some terrific responses & conversations with more than 90 people.
Connect with Buloke & Northern Grampians Landcare Network to stay in the loop with next steps…
Everyone was welcome to take part!
Morning Tea topics addressed a range of themes related to weather, climate and adaption with an added opportunity to include more complex themes such as:
- Our Region’s responses to climate change
- Coordinated, resourced and evidence-based responses
- Protected and resilient biodiversity and natural ecosystems
- Sustainable and climate-ready economies
- Farming as well-adapted to the changing climate
- A built environment that is more resistant to weather extremes
- Individuals and communities proactively reducing their climate-related risk
- Our vulnerable people being supported to adapt to climate change
OR anything else locals wanted to discuss!
For additional resources related to this topic visit: https://www.bnglandcare.org/resources
Please also get in touch with Buloke and Northern Grampians Landcare Network via:
Directly: Andrew Borg on 0407 856 227 or [email protected]
Or stay connected via: www.facebook.com/bnglandcarenetwork
If you’d like to bring an initiative like this to your community, get in touch with the Make a Change team via: [email protected] or 0483 104 361