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SEPTEMBER GARDENS FOR WILDLIFE NETWORK MEETING Council is starting a new program, Gardens for Wildlife (G4W), where community volunteers will be able to visit residents and offer advice on making their gardens more wildlife friendly. Hume is hosting the next G4W network meeting, where people can come along and be inspired about the G4W programs running in several other local government areas. Lunch provided. Thursday 12 September 10am–1pm Hume Global Learning Centre—Broadmeadows 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE FIELD DAY Are you looking to improve the productivity of your property through a more holistic approach? An approach that keeps water in the landscape, improves soil health and increases biodiversity? Council is hosting a field day for those interested in and looking to learn about the principles of regenerative agriculture. Two experienced guest presenters will provide great insights from their first-hand experiences. Lunch provided. Sunday 22 September 10am–3pm Ray-Monde Deux Farm 250 Dalrymple Road, Sunbury COMMON MYNA CONTROL INFORMATION SESSION Common Myna are an introduced bird that has become a pest across Melbourne. At this community information session, there will be two guest presenters talking about the control programs they are part of. Council is exploring options for residents to control Common Myna in their neighbourhood. Light refreshments will be provided. Wednesday 25 September 6pm–8.30pm Sunbury Neighbourhood House and Community Centre, 531 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury OCTOBER RURAL LANDSCAPES OF HUME TOUR Join us on a bus tour of Hume's beautiful and diverse landscapes. Fall in love with the deep valleys, vibrant waterways and diverse vegetation. Places are limited so please register your interest. Lunch provided. Sunday 27 October 10am–4pm Details to be confirmed NOVEMBER LAND MANAGEMENT NETWORKING DAY Join other rural land managers from across the region at this free event to learn useful tips, share knowledge and network with key industry organisations. Industry presenters will discuss local land management issues, as regional community groups showcase their projects. This event is proudly co-hosted by the City of Whittlesea, Mitchell Shire Council and Hume City Council. Lunch provided. Saturday 16 November 10am–1pm Whittlesea Community Activity Centre 57 Laurel Street, Whittlesea DECEMBER FAMILY FROGGING FUN Ecologists from Biosis are searching high and low for animals; on the land, in the sky and underwater. Come along to this family-friendly evening to hear about how the surveys are done and the fauna found so far. We'll listen for Growling Grass Frogs in the recently restored Frog Court Wetland. Participants will get free copies of the Fauna of Hume and Birds of Hume field guides. Wednesday 4 December 8pm–9.30pm End of Frog Court, Craigieburn EVENTS To book one, two or a few of these free events call 9205 2465 or visit Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk and to Elders past and present. This newsletter is printed on ecoStar+ 100% Recycled Silk

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