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Talking with Toolamba's John Laing about biodiversity and Landcare
January 10, 2019 Robert McLean/John Laing

Toolamba's John Laing has been volunteering with Landcare since it was established back in the 1980s and when he first bought his small property at the small town the wind was such that he and his wife figured (correctly) that a forest would be a perfect wind break. 
However, it quickly proved to be more than that as John discovered that as the forest took root and filled his small property, it also become something a biodiversity hot spot and was a wonderful resource for finding the "critters" he could take with him to local schools as part of his display of what lived in our natural world.
And, of course, while talking with students about what he had to show, John was able to talk about the importance of the natural world to humans.
While John's forest may be a resource for him, and of course for the huge range of critters that call it home, John himself is a important knowledgeable resource for the people of Victoria's Goulburn Valley.

Toolamba's John Laing has been volunteering with Landcare since it was established back in the 1980s and when he first bought his small property at the small town the wind was such that he and his wife figured (correctly) that a forest would be a perfect wind break. 
However, it quickly proved to be more than that as John discovered that as the forest took root and filled his small property, it also become something a biodiversity hot spot and was a wonderful resource for finding the "critters" he could take with him to local schools as part of his display of what lived in our natural world.
And, of course, while talking with students about what he had to show, John was able to talk about the importance of the natural world to humans.
While John's forest may be a resource for him, and of course for the huge range of critters that call it home, John himself is a important knowledgeable resource for the people of Victoria's Goulburn Valley.

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