Linda receiving the award from Kath

YAN Bowning-Bookham Landcarer of the Year

Linda Thane is the 2018-19 Yass Area Network Landcarer of the year for the Bowning-Bookham Districts Landcare Group.  Linda has held the leadership role of President for that group for the past two years.  

One of Linda’s passions is managing a large Landcare native nursery on behalf of the Group, tending and growing several thousand tube-stock each year.  The tube-stock benefit all members and the community by providing free and low cost native seedlings which are planted around our district. Linda also organises propagation and thinning days for group members at the nursery however she undertakes the day to day weeding, management and watering herself.

Linda is a keen supporter of regenerative agriculture, innovative practices and participates in robust debates - always encouraging landholders to have a go at tree planting and to learn more about the local environment.

Linda encourages Landcare members to develop skills and to take up new challenges and learning by encouraging members to attend field days focussing on practical skills and knowledge transfer.

In the last year, Bowning-Bookham District has extended its discussion and actions further into regenerative agriculture and understanding how to adapt to our changing climate.  As President and meeting chair, Linda has guided the group and created a supportive environment for robust and productive debate and action.


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