Wellbeing Calendar


Supporting improved wellbeing for communities through connection with nature.


Calendar of events

Participating in Landcare activities can improve individuals’ social connections, mental health, wellbeing and recovery.
Landcare volunteers experience a sense of revitalising community and purpose. Landcare ACT supports the delivery of various programs which contribute to improved wellbeing outcomes for communities and Landcarers. 

Guided Walk - Wetlands and Wellbeing

Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022
When: 10:00 - 11:30am (option to stay for coffee and conversation)
Where: Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, 2 Dairy Road Fyshwick, ACT 

Wind your way through Jerrabomberra Wetlands in celebration of World Wetlands Day. This waterbird wonderland hosts a diverse panorama of plant and animal life. We’ll pause en route to peer through bird hides (viewing boxes) and attune our ears to the thrum of frog song. There will be group discussion and moments for quiet contemplation, with the option to stay on for coffee and conversation.

Please note, this event will be close to water. Please be sunwise and wear enclosed shoes. Bring a drink bottle to keep hydrated.

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Guided Walk - Curious Minds

Date: Saturday 12 February 2022
Walk: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm (optional)
Where: Australian National Botanic Gardens Clunies Ross St, Acton

Saturday, February 12th is Charles Darwin’s posthumous birthday. Cultivate your curiosity by taking a leaf out of Darwin’s book. Devote your attention to the natural world in all its interconnected beauty. Join Landcare Wellbeing Program Coordinator, Sally Holliday, for a self-reflective session in the serene surrounds of the Botanic Gardens. Bring a packed lunch for a group picnic on the Eucalypt Lawn (optional). 

Please wear comfortable shoes, sun protection and bring a water bottle to keep hydrated.

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Guided Walk - Lyneham Loop

Date: Friday 18 February 2022
When: 10:00 - 11:30am (option to stay for coffee and conversation)
Where: Tilley’s Devine Cafe
Cnr Brigalow St & Wattle St, Lyneham

Time spent in nature needn’t be far flung. We can find serenity whilst walking a little closer to home, by appreciating green spaces nestled within our suburbs. Join Wellbeing Program Coordinator Sally Holliday, for a wellbeing walk taking in Lyneham’s commons, wetlands and micro forest. We’ll finish up at Tilley’s Devine Cafe, where you’re welcome to stay a while for coffee and conversation.

Please wear comfortable shoes, sun protection and bring a water bottle to keep hydrated.

The event is wheelchair accessible.

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Wellbeing through Nature

 The Wellbeing through Nature program taps into the transformative and healing potential of nature. Aspects of the program include:
Walks in Nature

That focus on appreciation of beauty and diversity whilst exploring mindfulness activities in restorative surroundings..

Conservation activities

Caring for nature is also an act of self care. Participants will work alongside existing Landcare groups to conserve, restore and protect nature. This may include plantings, waterways etc.

Therapeutic Horticulture

Working with plants on a more personal level, partaking in gardening activities in homes and community spaces.

Programs are open to all Canberrans and will be offered free of charge or at a low cost. Specialised programs will be developed to engage participants of diverse ages and backgrounds (including youth and older persons).

More information

You can find more information about our Wellbeing programs by: 
Contacting UsHealthy Canberra Grants
We acknowledge the Ngunawal people, who are the Traditional Landowners of this country and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging.
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