The Jaramas Foundation has been a partner of Landcare Australia since 2012, and since then has funded more than 25 on-ground Landcare projects in rural New South Wales.
The projects 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.
An example of one of the most recent projects to receive funding is the Riverina Highlands Landcare Network’s project’s to establish a series of connecting corridors of native vegetation across up to five properties in the Tumut area. The goal is for the corridors to adapt to future climate variability by utilising species that show resilience to these anticipated changes.
Other projects funded include Expanding Soil Moisture probe network in Harden Murrumburrah Landscape, undertaken by the Harden-Murrumburrah Landcare Group, 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 Mick Boyle and Robin Craig using funds generated by their engineering company, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure.