Timely workshop prepares local landholders for fire

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Last year, Woolumbool Women in Agriculture received grant funding from the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Adaptive Agriculture project for a series of workshops, including a session on preparing for bushfire. Woolumbool Women in Agriculture member Danielle England said the bushfire preparation workshop was timely.

Last year, Woolumbool Women in Agriculture received grant funding from the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Adaptive Agriculture project for a series of workshops, including a session on preparing for bushfire.

Woolumbool Women in Agriculture member Danielle England said the bushfire preparation workshop was timely.

“Our December workshop covered what to do on severe fire days, emergency radio channels, establishing a phone tree and emergency escape plans,” Danielle said.

“Ten days later, the Keilira fire burned through the north of the district.”

Putting their plans into action, members of the group had determined safe exit points and could check in on family members they had already identified as vulnerable.

"The fire proved the importance of our plans. We’ve since continued to keep in touch with the other women in the group and at the workshop, to work together in recovery.”

Applications for Adaptive Agriculture Grants for between $2,500 and $7,000 are again open, and applications for up to $30,000 will be eligible.

Applications close Monday 24 August 2020.

For more information about Adaptive Agriculture Grants and how to apply, see the Grants and Funding section of our website or email Adaptive Agriculture Senior Project Officer Amanda Giles amanda.giles@sa.gov.au.

This project is supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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