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Community connects through conservation

02 July, 2020 The sun was shining on over 40 residents who took part in a GeoCatch community planting day in June. Over 1000 seedlings were planted at Dolphin Road Foreshore to provide future habitat for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum. The seedlings were planted next to last year’s site where 1000 possum-friendly ...
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Learning garden design from the comfort of home

29 June, 2020 GeoCatch’s Bay OK Garden Design webinar proved popular with local gardeners interested in planning new gardens and garden renewal projects. Over 65 people tuned in to celebrity garden designer Lisa Passmore’s lively and inspiring session on Bay OK design principles for low nutrient and waterwise gardens. With the community quickly adapting ...
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New garden sensational!

15 June, 2020 New Bay OK garden The Geographe community has embraced the stunning new Bay OK garden installed at Freycinet Park last month. The garden is a partnership between the City of Busselton and GeoCatch, with support from the South West Catchments Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. The garden features old jetty timbers, ...
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Humour hones in on cat safety message

28 May, 2020 GeoCatch has launched its ‘9 Lives’ short animated video to highlight the dangers posed to roaming cats. The video uses humour to depict the many ways roaming cats can become injured, and the impact they have on local wildlife.  “Injuries in roaming cats are extremely common due to cat fights, ...
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The Haddon Family: Farmers protecting Geographe Bay

27 April, 2020 The Haddon family runs the largest dairy farm in Busselton. They are big, brave and on board to protect our waterways. Elaine and Neville Haddon started dairy farming in Yoongarillup in 1984 and now milk 1300 cows with their son Garry, his wife Tiffany and young family. They supply Harvey Fresh ...
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Possums provide relief for house-bound

06 April, 2020 Looking for a fun and engaging home schooling activity you can do in your backyard? Or do you need a pet project to get you through the monotony of isolation? Look no further than the Ringtail Tally! You and your family can help the plight of the critically endangered Western Ringtail ...
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Hobby farmers hungry for information

26 March, 2020 Small landholders were out in force at a recent GeoCatch Heavenly Hectares workshop in Busselton. More than 55 locals came along to find out the latest information to manage soil degradation, wind-breaking, fire and drought-proofing, pasture management and weeds. Rural property expert and author, Chris Ferreira, talked about the challenges of ...
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Autumn Bay OK gardening

23 March, 2020 On the back of a hot, dry summer, now is the time to repair, renovate and rejuvenate our gardens! Our plants are coming out of ‘survival mode’ and coming to life again - and they are in need of some special treatment to help them recover from the heat! It is the ...
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Farmers step up with soil testing

09 March, 2020 Twenty-eight local farmers have this week come one step closer to best practice fertiliser management at a workshop held near Busselton. The farmers have each participated in GeoCatch’s fertiliser management project, which undertakes paddock-scale soil testing and mapping in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). Farmers ...
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The Allen Family: Farmers protecting Geographe Bay

14 February, 2020 Geoff and Brodie Allen The Allen Family is growing a productive farming enterprise while protecting local waterways. Brodie and wife Louise, along with Brodie’s parents Geoff and Gillian, run 200 Angus beef breeders on their 150 hectare property in Boallia. Geoff joined his father on the farm in the 60s when he was 15 and Brodie ...
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