Alison Pouliot travels to lead a nature workshop with Ax Creek Landcare | Bendigo Advertiser


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With restrictions eased this week to near-normal levels, for some it’s hard to completely give up the simple pleasure of “time” the lockdowns have afforded us. Despite the unceremonious return to the relentless spinning wheels of work and play, the Ax Creek Landcare draws crowds to nature-focused events. The group’s Love Your Land event series has connected Bendigo residents to the local bush through creative workshops that promote mindfulness in nature. MORE NEWS: Residents of Maiden Gully organize to unite with Ukraine at Bendigo Peace Rally Last weekend, the group hosted renowned conservationist, author and environmental photographer Alison Pouliot for offer a sold-out photography workshop. “This workshop gave Bendigo residents the opportunity to have access to a true expert in their field,” said Kristie Smith, project manager at Ax Creek Landcare. “The aim of the entire Love Your Land event series is to remove barriers to participation. “We have had access to some of the best presenters in Australia and have provided the means to participate, eliminating the cost and by providing workshop materials to see the non-traditional volunteerism of Landcare and by photographing nature and developing a relationship with nature, people become volunteers and conservationists by default. and relate to the natural environment. His contagious affinity with nature and his skill with the camera, attracted more than 20 participants from all walks of life and from as far away as East Gippsland. The free workshop took place on February 26 and involved an indoor image review component, and an outdoor field trip with camera coaching. Ms. Pouliot is back on June 26 for an incursion into mushrooms workshop. More details will be provided on the band’s Facebook page as they become available. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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