Upcoming events for small farms
Grassland Plant Identification Session
Saturday 13 April 2019 – 9.30-11.30 am
Native groundcover vegetation in good condition is a rare and undervalued resource. Recognising natives and exotic grasses is the first step in enhancing the biodiversity of your patch. Join Kris Nash for a relaxed walk on a reserve in Bungendore to learn more about local grassland plants. Bring your plant samples for identification. Fiona Leech, Senior Land Services officer from Local Land Services will be on hand to teach you more about grass weeds. This event will include a walk and practical advice to help you look after native grasslands and pasture.
Tickets cost just $ 11.64 (including booking fee) morning tea provided. Places are limited. More information and bookings.
Property Planning Workshop
5 May & 29 June 2019 9.30 – 3.30 pm
Have you wondered how to get the most out of your farm? Are you confused about where to start? This property planning workshop with David Hardwick can help you find the answers. David is an agroecologist from Soil, Land and Food who specialises in property planning and ecological farming, he has been training farmers for the last 20 years. David will lead you on a journey of discovery to find the potential of your land and the people who farm it. This two day course will cover the 9 steps of property planning, landforms, climate, soils and setting your vision and goals. David will help you create an action plan and arrange the elements of your farm to plan a healthy and productive landscape.
Subsidised soil testing is also offered as part of this course, when you purchase a soil test you will receive a second soil test for free.
Workshop places are limited to 12 farms with up to 2 people/farm able to attend. Book today
Soils at Sunset
19 June 5.30-7.30 pm
You are invited to attend a mid-week session “Soils at Sunset” with Jo Powells and Chris Curtis to discuss how to interpret your soil test and apply the information on your property. The topics will include soil tests, what the numbers mean, soil pH, soil carbon and what fertility inputs you could consider. The ticket price includes light refreshments.
Save the Date – Keeping Horses at Pasture with Helena Warren
27 July & 31 August
Pastures expert Helena Warren from Cadfor Equestrian and Murray Greys will lead this two day workshop about pastures and horses, which will also cover a discussion about laminitis and weeds that impact on horse health. Would you like to host this workshop? We need a warm place to meet in July and August for about 25 people, if you can help or know of someone who could host this workshop please contact Alex via email.
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