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gippslandscapes podcast

An occasional podcast series from  the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority in Victoria, Australia.

The series aims to highlight some of the many people and groups working and volunteering their time to improve the environment in our area.

The podcast will also look at such things as regenerative agriculture, developments in farm practice including irrigation practice.

For more information or to contact the producers of the podcast please visit wgcma.vic.gov.au

Nov 15, 2019

Adam Schreur runs a 900 acre or around 360 hectare property at Tarwin Lower. With a history as a dairy and beef farm, the property provided (quite literally) a green field site for Adam to expand the family horticulture farming business from its Cranbourne base.

He grows peas, baby leaf spinach, rocket, celery and...


Nov 1, 2019

This episode of Gippslandscapes focuses on the dairy industry and one family's approach to both making a profit but also farming in a sustainable way.

Pete Neaves and Kate Mirams live on and work with a property in Newry in the Macalister Irrigation District.

In this podcast I speak to Kate about being a landholder,...


Oct 16, 2019

Regenerative Agriculture or 'Regen-Ag' as its also known is capturing the imagination of farmers around the country it seems. 

This episode hears from an agricultural agronomist at the front line of Regen-Ag as well as a farmer who has been curious about ways of managing his land more sustainably, perhaps before...


Oct 2, 2019

The Macalister Irrigation District (MID) is the largest irrigation district in Southern Victoria, situated around Maffra in central Gippsland. The MID sources its water from the Macalister River, via Lake Glenmaggie, and from the Thomson River, via Cowwarr Weir.

The region has productive soils, a strong dairy sector,...


Sep 13, 2019

Gary Howard’s first recollection of the area known as The Heart Morass, near Sale was back in the mid-70s when the property was still managed as a farm, the water in the Latrobe River was fresh and the whole area looked, in Gary’s words, “phenomenal”.

But how can a wetland suddenly become such a hostile and...