The Natural Resource Centre in the Barossa Bushgardens was established to help inform and educate the local community, schools, businesses, landholders as well as social and support groups about sustainability and natural resource management(NRM).
If you want to learn about NRM, visit us in the Barossa Bushgardens or click on the link below for online resources.
The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social. Sustainability encourages people, and especially businesses to frame decisions in terms of environmental, social, and human impact for the long-term, rather than on short-term.
Everyone can achieve sustainable needs by cutting emissions, e.g. directly through less travel, lowering energy usage wherever possible, by using energy efficient appliances or turning the lights off if not needed; sourcing products from local businesses and fair-trade organizations, and producing as little physical waste as possible as well as disposing of it properly and with as small of a carbon footprint as possible.
Information and workshops to increase sustainability knowledge in the community include:
- Recycling, Reuse, Recreate workshops
- Wicking beds
- Native Gardens for Butterflies, Bees, Lizards, Possums
NRM refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations (stewardship).
It brings together land use planning, water management, bio-diversity conservation, and the future sustainability of industries like agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry.
It recognises that people and their livelihoods rely on the health and productivity of our landscapes, and their actions as stewards of the land play a critical role in maintaining this health and productivity.
That is why we offer workshops and presentations that give people the skills and knowledge they need to look after the landscape, such as
- Soil testing
- Plant ID
- Bird ID
- Weed ID and control
- Revegetation principles
- and more.
See our Events page for upcoming workshops and presentations or download information from the list below.