Badja Fire Roads Workshops
Bega wind rose data shows significant wind changes to the Bega Valley and Triangle region over the last 50 years with the periods of calm more than halving. Facing drying effects across our landscape the question becomes how do we decrease wind velocities, increase shading and moisture retention while also facing the reality of increasingly dangerous fire days.
This workshop series builds on the 2020 Fire Edge Road Groups sharing of fire preparation experiences and ideas.
You must prebook into these workshops through Eventbrite – click here
Use the heading ‘Badja Fire Roads’ to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
March 14 @ 2-4pm – Bring a few road friends for 2 hours to share fire preparation ideas with others wanting to establish new fire road groups
April 18 @ 2-4pm– Fire retardant plants and shelterbelts workshop: building on early fire retardant windbreak and shelterbelt design work by US and Australian researchers to explore a more fire retardant shelterbelt design response for the region and sharing participant knowledge on plant fire retardance.
May 9 @ 2-4pm – Sharing ideas and actions to further develop existing fire roads groups
May 30 @ 2-4pm – Cool burning planning workshop. Preparing for safe, quiet, controlled fire in your landscape (also known as mosaic or biodiversity burning)
June 6 @ 10am-4pm ‘Managing Conflict and Difficult Situations’ – a full day workshop assisting you to better manage and to remain calm in difficult situations. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. This workshop is run by another organisation and requires a minimum of 15 people to proceed
June 19-20 10am to 4pm with MT, AT and lunch provided – Applying permaculture design principles to fire preparedness. Day 1 Saturday at Brogo Permaculture Gardens and day 2 Sunday at The Crossing hosted by John Champagne and Dean Turner focussing on permaculture design principles and applying these to a more fire retardant design. This two day workshop is free for fire affected families in the Triangle region. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided. Limit of 22 people.
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