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Facey Group is a community based farm productivity group that also encourages the integration of natural resource management activities on farm to protect and enhance nature based assets. The Facey Group always try to have their ‘finger on the pulse’ so they can continue to provide a vital link between funding providers and landholders in their region. When they heard about Caring for our Country funding being delivered through Wheatbelt NRM they forwarded the information onto their grower membership. Five willing participants put their names forward wanting to plant saltbush on their properties and so
this formed the basis of their application. Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, Sarah Hyde said, “By involving several growers in landcare activities we have a better opportunity to improve the health of the greater catchment. Government funded incentives can increase the scale of works and allow them to be achieved within just a short period”. The group’s application was granted and in 2010 they were given approximately 48,000 Old Man saltbush (Atriplex. nummularia) and 12,000 River saltbush (Atriplex. amnicola) to divide between the growers.