The Jaramas Foundation has been a partner of Landcare Australia since 2012, and since then has funded 25 on-ground Landcare projects in rural New South Wales.
The projects funded through the partnership focus on the uptake of sustainable agriculture techniques that reduce environmental degradation or the repair and restore degraded agricultural land.
Groups funded over the last number of years include Holbrook Landcare Network, which has used $30,000 to extend its highly successful nutrient management program, engaging farmers to plan for land capability and manage fertiliser inputs for efficient production and environmental stewardship.
The Riverina Highlands Landcare Network received $25,000 to establish native vegetation corridors linking areas of remnant habitat and creating stepping stones for the movement of wildlife, planting almost 5,000 native trees and shrubs, and erecting over 4km of fencing for stock control.
Other projects funded include Koalas in Tree Tops, undertaken by the Tregeagle Landcare Group, Healthy Farm Waterways, by Watershed Landcare, and Creating Fish and Frog Habitat Refuges by Jerrawa Creek Landcare.
The Jaramas Foundation is a family philanthropic trust established in 2008 by Robin Craig and Mick Boyle using funds generated by their engineering company, Abergeldie.