TACKLING BLACKBERRY 3 – CASE STUDY: THE EDEN PARK PROJECT

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce has just published the third in a series of Case Studies publications and accompanying videos. The Case Studies featured demonstrate the determination of communities and individual landholders, in a range of circumstances, to find a way of tackling blackberry to reclaim and restore land.

When I first bought a half-share in the property five-years ago the property was overrun with blackberry. There was probably 15 very large clumps of blackberry and dozens of small clumps. I’m really keen to fix this place up and make it more viable than it is. And eventually run more stock.

– Adrian, Eden Park landholder

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce established the Eden Park Project in 2018 to help landholders manage blackberry on their land. The initiative revolves around a project officer, Chris Coburn, who provides landholders with information and advice on managing blackberry infestations. This includes linking people to other organisations and support mechanisms, helping to foster a more coordinated approach to managing the weed throughout the area.

The Case Study publication can be viewed online and the video on the VBT YouTube channel.

All three of the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce Case Studies publications and associated videos can be viewed on the Resources page of the VBT website.

images from three case studies publications