The Crossing Land Education Centre Bermagui – Upcoming community workshops and camps for young people

With the weather warming up and restrictions set to ease, the Crossing plans to make the most of Spring with a number of adult community workshops and camps for young people planned.

The Crossing is fortunate to work with great community partners. We would like to thank St. Vinnies, the Mumbulla Foundation, the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund, The Bega Valley Shire Council, the Far South Coast Landcare Association, the Red Cross, the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, and Landcare Australia for supporting our work.

**The Crossing always runs events and programs in a safe and welcoming environment. All our staff will be fully vaccinated, and in line with NSW government regulations we will also require all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.**

 

Adult community workshops:

Making Gully Refuges More Fire-Retardant – October 31, November 14, December 12, February 13, March 13, April 24 

A one day, Landcare supported workshop on encouraging the succession of native gullies to become more fire-retardant over time. Includes lunch, and ten tubestock and guards to take home to plant at your place.

The Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery project has been supported by the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Program for Wildlife and their Habitat.

Free, bookings essential here

 

FULLY BOOKED, click for waitlist – Permaculture and Preparedness – November 6-7

A fully catered weekend workshop. Come along and learn how the principles of permaculture can help you be more prepared for disaster. One day at Brogo Permaculture Gardens and one day at the Crossing Land.

This workshop is support by the Red Cross and NSW DPI.

Free, bookings essential here

 

Weekend Green Forest Break – November 12-14, December 10-12

A weekend away at no-cost for fire-affected families living in temporary accommodation.

Thanks to the Mumbulla Foundation for supporting this opportunity.

Bookings essential here

 

Fire Retardant Design and Cool Burning for 18-35 yrs in the Triangle Region – May 14-15

A fully catered no cost workshop for young people in the Triangle Region to develop skills and knowledge around fire-retardant landscape design, permaculture, fuel loads, fire in the ecosystem, and fire-protection strategies. The Crossing will focus on practical and real-life skills you can take back to your property or community to make changes to help us all live safer with fire.

 Free, bookings essential here

 

 Gather ‘Round (by Campfires Coop hosted at the Crossing Land) – Throughout 2022

What’s possible for our bushfire impacted communities if we work together like never before?
People living in 10 communities across South East NSW, or working in recovery across the Bega Valley, Shoalhaven or Eurobodalla are invited to consider joining this 12 month program – practising shared leadership for positive change. Curious? Visit the website. EOIs now open until 10 November.

This is a partnership between Campfire Co-op and The Crossing Land Education Trust, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. 

 

Permaculture Design Courses (run by Brogo Permaculture Gardens and hosted at the Crossing Land) – Various Dates, 2022

A chance to see the world with different eyes and become a sustainable designer.  An opportunity to develop design knowledge in a relevant climate and landscape over two weeks.  This is a unique course with seven expert teachers and three days of site visits learning about some of the best designs in the region.

Spaces fill quick! Book in today 

 

 

 

Camps for young people:

Yr 8/9 Landcare Wild Camp – November 19-21

Come along for an adventure, meet great new friends, get your hands dirty planting trees and in the garden.

Thanks to the Mumbulla Foundation and the Far South Coast Landcare Association for their ongoing support of this program.

 Bookings here

Yr 6/7 Landcare Adventure Camp – November 26-28

Bikes, Canoes, sleeping in a train carriage bunkhouse… What could be more fun? A great way to make friends from other schools, and for year 6’s to learn more about high school.

Thanks to the Mumbulla Foundation and the Far South Coast Landcare Association for their ongoing support of this program.

Bookings here 

Yr 10-12 Land Leaders Camp – December 3-5

A no-cost extension camp for young people interested in learning about fire-retardant design, assessing fuel loads, and fire protection strategies.

Thanks to the Bega Valley Shire Council and the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund for their support of this program.

Bookings here

Bookings for our free community events are made through Eventbrite (here).

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thecrossingland for updates. 

 

Forest habitat survey

Weekend Landcare Camps

For young people interested in contributing to Landcare, having an adventure and making new friends

Please book through our website.  Check out our Instagram @thecrossingland for pics of past Landcare Camps.

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We are open to public bookings by family groups when we don’t have school camps or other events.  We host extended family groups up to 20.  Enjoy the Christmas holidays @thecrossingland with family and friends and enjoy all the great activities that Bermagui has to offer

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