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BGWA / NRM Partnership Projects – Barossa

BGWA / NRM Partnership Projects

From 2015/2016 and beyond, the BGWA will implement two environmental initiatives, under the umbrella of “Creating Resilient Landscapes in the Barossa”, with the assistance of funding from Natural Resources, Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges (AMLR NRM):

1. A pilot, in partnership with AMLR NRM, to engage a ‘community’ of vignerons to restore ‘stepping stones’ of native vegetation from Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park to the North Para River: 

kaiserstuhl to north para pilot pdf (602 KB)

2. Case studies, delivered via video and print, showcasing six “Environmental Champions of the Barossa”, featuring Barossa growers: 

  • Dan Falkenberg (native grasses, making own compost; under-vine mulch, state of the art soil moisture monitoring). 
  • Anthony Scholz (frost fans, dam with evaporative cover, solar energy, under-vine mulch); 
  • Dr Michael McCarthy (research into decreasing spring/winter rainfall; solutions for the changing climate); 
  • Evan Gobell (revegetation of property for diversity, reducing erosion, beautification); 
  • Prue Henschke (insectarium in vineyard for biodiversity, mulch under-vine); 
  • Sam Dahlitz (revegetation of creekline; trialling alternative varieties for changing climate). 

Filming and post-production March to June 2016. Videos to be launched at the National Climate Change Conference at Adelaide Convention Centre in July 2016, in AMLR NRM session on “agricultural adaptation to climate change”.

Read more about the project here: Environmental Champions of the Barossa