Conference

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The 2014 National Landcare Conference took place in Melbourne from September 17th to 19th, acknowledging 25 years of the Landcare movement at a national level.

The conference was also host to the National Landcare Awards gala dinner, including the presentation of the Bob Hawke Landcare Award with a prize of $50,000 to foster a Landcare project.

The conference program focused on the theme of Celebrating our history, growing our future and features keynote speeches from renowned chef Matt Moran, whose journey has brought him from an award-winning family farm on the Central Tablelands in New South Wales to travelling Australia championing local, fresh produce, and TV personality and behaviour change researcher Tanya Ha.

Presentations ranged from analyses of the grass-roots movement over more than 25 years in addressing the crisis in land and water degradation to a conversation and documentary screening on growing the movement for the next generation. Keynote presentations from the conference have been uploaded below; click here to view presentations from concurrent sessions.