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. 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

How even is your fertiliser spread pattern?
? Join Australia’s leading Accu-Spread trainer Russell Nichol, who will be sharing his knowledge and demonstrating how to test and calibrate fertiliser spreading equipment.

Learning Plant Language Workshops 2019
Learn what is wrong with the nutrition of your crops just by looking at them. Conducted by Wayne Smith (agronomy.com)

Alliance with ReganWA
Gillamii Centre approached RegenWA at the end of 2018 to form a working alliance. RegenWA supports groups and individuals towards adopting regenerative farming practices by working with existing networks.

Snails, Slugs and Slaters
Crop damage caused by snails, slugs and slaters, including at seeding time, has increased in the past 10-15 years in Western Australian grain growing regions since the adoption of no tillage farming practices.

Gillamii Centre - Equipment for hire

$256K Grant Awarded to Gillamii Centre
Gillamii grower group of Cranbrook has been awarded a grant with the focus of supporting farmers in regeneration of saline and marginal areas of land across the southern WA region.

Foraging For The Future
Resilience through Perennials