Coordinator of the Australian Master TreeGrower Program, Rowan Reid has been working with Australian farmers for more than 30 years. He is a volunteer editor of the Australian Agroforestry magazine continues teaching Agroforestry at Melbourne University.
Since 1996, over 100 Master TreeGrower courses have been delivered around Australia involving more than 2000 landholders.
“For me, agroforestry is the integration of trees and shrubs into farming landscapes for conservation and profit. It’s all about farmers using trees to improve the environmental, social and economic values of their land.” Rowan Reid.
In August, Rowan published the book Heartwood – “The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit”.
Pre-Dinner drinks: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00 pm
Dinner Served – 7:30 pm
(Buy your own off the extensive menu at Olives Restaurant)
Funding under the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16, has enabled us to present innovative and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.
The workshops series is being delivered under the banner of “Backyards to Broadacres” providing regionally relevant information to as wide as possible range of farm producers.
If you have attended one of the following events then we would like to hear from you.
Theme 1: Soil Biology and Health – 15th March, Carrick
BENEFITS OF BIOCHAR, DUNG BEETLES AND EARTHWORMS IN SOILS
Workshop/Field Day on 20th July at Tresca Community Centre, and School Farm, Exeter, with agronomist and Author Dr. Graeme Stevenson, Dr. Stevenson is the former senior research officer with the Tasmanian Agricultural Department.
A practical biochar making session will follow with the owner of Terra-Preta Developments and biochar producer Mr. Frank Strie, discussing biochar benefits in utilising various materials to improve soil fertility and reduce the risk of waste into the environment.
Run under the banner of Backyard to Broadacres, the topic will interest large and medium sized farming operations through to smaller life stylers, horticulturists and gardeners.
It is important to register for catering purposes phoning Tamar NRM on 6323 3310 or email [email protected] or go to the website:
Tamar NRM continues in its role delivering and enabling natural resource management across the Tamar Valley. We are currently updating our Strategic Directions document which will guide us for the next 5 years. Please click on the link to do our online survey and be in the running for a chance to win “Whiskers the Devil” (see above) and help the ‘Save the Tasmanian Devil Program Appeal’.
Click on the link below to start Survey Monkey and complete 4 short questions.