Gippslandscapes Archive

Gippslandscapes is an occasional podcast, highlighting the many people doing great things caring for the environment and improving the landscapes of our region.  Whether they are farmers, “townies” involved in Landcare, or just someone with a passion to make the region a better place.

Each episode will feature one person or group and they are available by clicking on the links below and are searchable wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 1: Introduction – an interview with WGCMA CEO Martin Fuller.


Episode 2:
A passionate heart – an interview with Gary Howard from Field and Game Australia about the Heart Morass.


Episode 3:
The past, present and future for farming in the Macalister Irrigation District – interviews with veteran dairy farmer Graeme Anderson and long time MID agronomist Gavan Lamb.


Episode 4:
Regenerative Agriculture in Gippsland – interviews with farmer David Read and cover crop agronomist Jade Killoran.


Episode 5:
Dairying with a view to sustainability – interview with Newry dairy farmer Kate Mirams.

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Episode 6: Farming for the Future – interview with Tarwin based vegetable farmer Adam Schreur.


Episode 7:  The importance of birdlife as indicator of overall environmental health – interview with Deb Sullivan from BirdLife Australia.


Episode 8:  Understanding the dolphins of the Gippsland Lakes – interview with Kate Charlton-Robb from the Marine Mammal Foundation.


Episode 9:  Protecting the Gippsland Lakes from the Shady Creek – interview with organic dairy farmer Lara Naus about the creek protection work being done on her farm.


Episode 10:  Gippsland’s unique Chain of Ponds – interview with landholder John Boyd about the Chain of Ponds and the work that has been done to protect them.


Episode 11:  Enthusiasm, wetlands and Bell Frogs – interview with Marty Potts from Greening Australia about all things wetlands in and around the Gippsland Lakes.


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Episode 14: National Landcare Smart Farms, Small Grants program : Multi-species crop cover, Soil Health, Sea Grasses and inventive local contractors leading the world!


Episode 15: Landcare but on the water! Sea grass and fish, a whole of catchment approach to making things a whole lot better.


Episode 16: Building carbon, healthy soils and better product – Regen Agriculture using Soil Kee renovator


Episode 17: Meet the man who has planted 5000 trees a year for 25 years! Bass Coast’s Darryl Hook.


Episode 18: Blue Carbon – how wetlands and coastal fringes could save the planet. Oh and how the tea bag is doing its bit too!


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Episode 20: It’s celebration time as we pause to acknowledge those magnificent things we call trees! 🎉


Episode 21: Farming on a flood plain, building healthy soils, thinking sustainability…all the good stuff with John Ryan


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Episode 24: A simply extraordinary project to turn a denuded landscape into a haven and a home.


Episode 25: The fabulous Charlie Pinch – Landcare advocate and activist as well as the greatest enthusiast for very big trees!


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Episode 27: Fencing Flynns Creek and making corridors of green for the Gippy Lakes.


Episode 28: A look back on the challenges and achievements of 2020 with Matt Bowler from the WGCMA and Marnie Ellis from the Latrobe Landcare Network.

Irrigation in the Macalister Irrigation District, photo credit Craig Moodie and DELWP
Irrigation in the Macalister Irrigation District at the Clyne property
Kate Mirams (left) with agronomist Jade Killoran - Episode 3 and 4.
Kate Mirams (left) with agronomist Jade Killoran - Episode 3 and 4.
Dr Kate Charlton-Robb - Marine Mammal Foundation - Episode 7.
Dr Kate Charlton-Robb - Marine Mammal Foundation - Episode 7.
John Ryan speaking with WGCMA Project Coordinator Elsa Burnell - Episode 21
John Ryan speaking with WGCMA Project Coordinator Elsa Burnell - Episode 21
Karl Russo and family - Episode 24
Karl Russo and family - Episode 24
Gary Howard (Pud) and Geoff Glass (Pa) at the Heart Morass near Sale
Gary Howard (Pud) & Geoff Glass (Pa) - Heart Morass nr Sale Episode 1.
Adam Schreur - Episode 5.
Adam Schreur - Episode 5.
Lara Naus from Neerim South - Episode 8.
Lara Naus from Neerim South - Episode 8.
Paula Camenzuli (WGCMA), John Hick (Trust for Nature) and Simon Heislers (HVP)
Paula Camenzuli (WGCMA), John Hick (Trust for Nature) and Simon Heislers (HVP) - Episode 22
Tanjil Valley LC Group - Charlie Pinch in centre with check shirt and cap - Ep 25
Tanjil Valley LC Group - Charlie Pinch in centre with check shirt and cap - Ep 25
Regen Ag proponent David Read at his property at Perry Bridge - Episode 3.
Regen Ag proponent David Read at his property at Perry Bridge - Episode 3.
Deb Sullivan Birdlife Australia - Episode 6.
Deb Sullivan Birdlife Australia - Episode 6.
Greening Australia's Martin Potts Episode 11
Greening Australia's Martin Potts Episode 11
Graeme Nicoll - South Gippsland dairy farmer and member of Dairy Australia Board.

Episode 23
Graeme Nicoll - South Gippsland dairy farmer and member of Dairy Australia Board. Episode 23
Marshall Dean on his Flynns Creek property
Marshall Dean on his Flynns Creek property