Gillamii Centre Sustainable Agriculture in Practice

The Gillamii Centre aims to lead and inspire our agricultural community and the community at large to be involved with sustainable land use through training, education and knowledge into the future.

Whilst the two areas of Agricultural Production and Natural Resource Management are to some degree distinct, they are also inextricably linked - and this is the role of Gillamii - to encourage and lead in the efficient use of resources across the community while protecting and enhancing the natural environment. An example of this is the successful perennial pastures with saltbush rehabilitation. 

 

Community Engagement building relationships between producers, agricultural groups and the community at large via hosting various events such as workshops, field days and night stalks and also supporting and partnering like minded organisations, links all parties to ensure there is a sustainable agriculture in practice.

Research & Development another arm of Gillamii is research in viticulture and agriculture - both broadacre & intensive. Farm trials which are specific to this great southern higher rainfall area.

Environmental Projects  the Gillamii has partnered with South Coast Natural Resource Management and Landcare Australia to fund environmental projects under the guidance of our Project Officer Jenni Loveland. This covers grants like fencing, land rehabilitation and pest control. A highlight of the year for the younger generation is the Barna Mia Camp at Dryandra, funded by Gillamii and Bendigo Bank which educates the local Tambellup, Cranbrook & Frankland River school children about Australian Fauna. 

 

Library & Internet Services  - the Cranbrook Shire library operates from The Gillamii Centre on Mon, Wed & Thur.

Venue Hire - Bendigo Bank meeting room seats 30 people comfortably, there is also a small hot office ideal for interviews. Call Executive Officer Karina on 9826 1234 or 0429 575 968.

Membership - Join up and take advantage of great discounts on workshops and events as well as equipment hire, & worm egg counts. You can also take advantage of industry information delivered in our monthly newsletter. 

Latest News

Un-Packing the Season
2pm Thursday 24th May 2018 at the Gillamii Centre Scenario Sessions with; Ashley Herbert - Farm Consultant Agrarian Management Ed Riggall - Consultant Ag Pro Management Clarke Skinner - stock Agent Elders Rural

Australian Sheep Cooperative Research Center - Opportunity for groups of farmers to lean more about the DNA of their Flock.
Need 8 people for 1 hour to train at a local farm - could this be you?

Farm Demo Speed Tiller Day Tomorrow Saturday 5 May 2018
Farmer drive past demo - speed tiller with small seed box. Incorporating wheat stubble and seeding pasture for a 2 year rotation. Qry Chris Tomlinson 0428751100 Location "Balls Farm" Approx 6km from Cranbrook town site down Salt River Road towards the Stirling Ranges from 8am onwards.

Video release Peter and Wendy Bradshaw South Coast Soil Health Champions 2018
Click on the link to view the video showcasing Tambellup farmers Peter and Wendy Bradshaw and the work that has made them the South Coast Champions 2018

Foraging For The Future
Resilience through Perennials