Introduction To Chemical Free Bush Regeneration Byron Community College

Introduction To Chemical Free Bush Regeneration

Introduction To Chemical Free Bush Regeneration

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

This course offers a holistic approach to weed management, discusses introduced plants, their identification and roles in the ecological restoration process focusing on soil health. Teaching will be performed at Saltwater Creek, adjacent to Community Gardens, where I will demonstrate strategies, hands-on tools and techniques.

About us:

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare (BSCFL) is a not-for-profit organisation situated in the Byron Shire, NSW, Australia. Our group emerged from widespread community concern about the repeated aerial spraying for Bitou Bush by Crown Lands and NSW National Parks along the coast in Byron Shire.

We are a very dedicated group of volunteers and bush regeneration contractors, concerned with widespread and unnecessary use of toxic pesticides for environmental weed control on public and private lands under the banner of landcare and are passionate about implementing sustainable land management.

Since 2010 we have been working on 5 hectares of dunes at Brunswick Heads using very effective chemical free techniques. This site was heavily degraded by sand mining up to the 1970s, which saw the planting of the environmental weeds Bitou Bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera), and Tea tree (Leptospermum laevigatum), and the subsequent invasion of difficult weeds like Glory lily (Gloriosa superba). The results have been even more effective that we could have hoped for. In late 2016, we also began work on about 0.4ha of heavily Bitou Bush infested frontal dunes at South New Brighton. In 2018 we requested to use Saltwater Creek, adjacent to Mullumbimby Community Gardens, as an open classroom to teach chemical free bush regeneration in Mullumbimby. Under the professional supervision of bush regenerator Nadia de Sousa Pietramale, and botanical support and strategy advice from Ellen White, the many volunteers have shared wonderful times learning about country. We are supported by Mullum S.E.E.D. inc. 

What to bring:

  • Please wear boots, a long sleeve shirt and long pants, a hat, gloves and bring water
  • Morning tea and lunch

Tools and first aid kit will be provided. 

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!