Upcoming events for small farms
We are excited to introduce a new event series called the Farmers’ Postcard. The Farmers’ Postcard events will be shorter (2-3 hours) and cover a specific topic in more depth. They will be held after work or as half days on weekends.
Property Planning Workshop
5 May and 29 June 2019, 9.30am – 3.30 pm
Do you wonder how to transform your rural block into the healthy, productive small farm that you have dreamed of? Are you confused about where to start? Here is a chance to get some expert help at a bargain price. The Small Farms Network Capital Region 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, ecological farming and training farmers. He will lead you on a journey of discovery to find the potential of your land and you, the people who care for it.
The workshop will take you through the steps of property planning along with looking at landforms, climate and soils and setting your vision and goals. David will help you create an action plan including organising the elements of your farm to develop a healthy and productive landscape.
Subsidised soil testing is offered as an option for this workshop. When you purchase a soil test you will receive a second soil test for free and we have organised a Farmers Postcard session to help with interpreting the results.
Up to 2 people from each farm can attend the Property Planning workshop. Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.
FARMERS’ POSTCARD – Soils after Sunset
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm
Attend Soils after Sunset mid week 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. This event will be held indoors at a heated venue.
SAVE THE DATE – Keeping Horses at Pasture with Helena Warren
27 July and 31 August 2019
Pastures expert Helena Warren from Cadfor Equestrian and Murray Greys will lead this two day workshop about pastures and horses, including a discussion about laminitis and weeds that impact on horse health.
If you missed one of our events you can find the event summary in our recent posts or search by topic.