The 25 years of North Central Victorian Landcare celebration was kicked off in fine style last Friday night, midst the bucolic surrounds of “Bress” winery, Harcourt. More than two hundred guests, from across the North Central Catchment, enjoyed the choice of fine wine and food, and “Kinja’s” melodic fusion of Korri and Celtic musical traditions. The venue proved spacious, and very suitable for socializing.
Stuart McLean, Board member of the North Central Catchment Management Authority, outlined the origins of Landcare in central Victoria in 1986, through to its present day development.
Key note speaker Shanaka Feernando, founder of “Lentil as Anything”, wove a wry tale of a war torn Sri Lankan homeland, monasteries, tabloid media stereotype’s, Wimmera tree planting, the joys of camping out on Elwood foreshore, and refugee’s; into a moving homage to the Landcare ethic.