Upcoming events for small farms
We are excited to introduce a new event series called the Farmers’ Postcard. The Farmers’ Postcard events are short and to the point (2-3 hours), covering a specific topic in more depth. Perfect for busy people.
Revegetation for Small Farms Workshop (fully booked)
17 August 2019
What helps to make a revegetation project on a small rural block work? Find out what options you have for growing new native trees and shrubs on your place and strategies for success. This workshop led by Owen Whitaker from Natural Capital will give you information to help bring your vision of a beautiful, diverse farm landscape to reality.
Fox and Rabbit Workshop
8 September 2019
Do you have foxes or rabbits? At this work shop you will learn about the best practice methods available for fox and rabbit management in peri urban areas. The topics include using wildlife cameras and humane traps, warren ripping, bating and the Feral Fighters program. This workshop will give you practical skills to use at your place.
Save the date – bookings for these workshops open soon
Irrigation for Small Farms
29 September 2019
This practical workshop will help you understand the basics of irrigation. From securing water sources to how to install irrigation for vegetables and orchards. This workshop will be led by local market gardeners Chris Curtis and Geoff Foster.
Knowing your nodules – legume workshop
12 October 2019
With South East Local Land Services. Come and learn about the important role that nitrogen fixing plants play in pasture production systems. There will be practical sessions on plant identification and recognising what healthy nodules on clover should look like. The workshop topics include:
* The role of legumes in pasture systems
* Legume nodulation
* Influence of soil pH and other soil characteristics on nodulation
* How to identify if your nodules are fit and healthy
* How to improve nodulation and nitrogen fixation
If you missed one of our events you can find the event summary in our recent posts or search by topic.