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Autumn-Winter 2022: Fire for healthy Country: Djandak Wi workshops (Newstead)

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Bookings for our three workshops are now open. Workshop 1 has now been scheduled for Sat 28 May 10am-3pm (or 4pm). Each will be on Country – in the Muckleford Forest. There will also be a community event in the Newstead Community Centre in early October.

Djandak Wi is the term used by Djaara – Dja Dja Wurrung people - for the process of returning cultural fire to Country. 

If you want to attend Workshop 2 – the actual cultural burn, you must attend Workshop 1 and complete Basic Wildfire Awareness, a short online training course: for more information go to our website

Numbers are limited for Workshops 1 & 2, so please only book if you can commit to attending.

  • Workshop 1 – Understanding the need to burn. Looking at the land from Djaara and western ecological perspectives. What are the values here, and what are the concerns? Held on-Country. Saturday 28 May 2022. Location will be confirmed after booking.
  • Workshop 2 – Right way fire: Undertaking one or a series of small cultural burns. The timing will be determined by the conditions. June 2022 date to be confirmed based on conditions.
  • Workshop 3 – Learning through yarning: Afterwards a chance to learn, share experiences and outcomes, and setting up for monitoring – held on-Country.
    July-August 2022 date to be announced. 

Go to our website for details about the community yarning session - Workshop 3 - there will be a pre-booked session on Country, and then an open session in the Community Centre in Newstead. 

Ticket price $10 (inc booking fee) for each workshop. Fire for Healthy Country is supported by the Wettenhall Environment Trust.

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