QVMAG’s Big Day of Science
Saturday, August 12 2017. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Queen Victoria Museum
2 Invermay Road, Inveresk, Launceston, TAS, 7250
Topic: Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Come visit Tamar NRM’s Frog display at the QVMAG’s Big Day of Science, Inveresk
“Tadpole Tales” – All things Froggy
- Frogs of Tasmania
- What frogs can tell us
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
Theme 2: Pasture Management – 28th March, Greenhythe
Theme 3: Animal Health / Livestock Production – 12th April, Baxter’s Farm
Theme 4: THE BLANK SLATE – Developing a Property with Sustainable principles in Mind, 2nd April, Flint’s property, Exeter
Theme 5: Data to Decisions – Thursday 29th June, Winkleigh Hall,
Theme 6: Benefits of Biochar, Dung Beetles and Earthworms in Sustainable Farming Systems – Thursday, 20th July, Tresca Community Centre, Exeter & Farm visit.
East Tamar Landcare Group Pasture Trials Field Day – Friday 2nd June, at Greenhythe
Your feedback helps us deliver the workshops you want to attend.
Next Field Day 21st September – Pastures in Spring
Tamar Pastures in Spring
What you will see:
- Side by side pasture mixes of perennial ryegrass and white clover, tall fescue and strawberry clover, cocksfoot and red clover, plantain and red clover
- Inspect the recent spraying outcome at the trial plots
- Discuss variations of fodder crops (Timing and best types, including grazing fodder crops)
- Share experiences with a broader group of northern Tasmanian famers
- Join us to discuss the challenges the sites have posed and importantly what has worked
- Be informed about production and persistence that time will bring
9.30am Visit Local Pasture sites :
- Visit two farms in the Tamar Valley (“Greenhythe”, Hillwood and “Oakbank” Headland Farms at Piper’s Brook) looking at pasture establishment
1.00pm Lunch :
- Provided (BBQ at Pipers Brook)
2.00pm-3.00 Farmer Discussion :
- What’s your experience?
- Hearing from the farmers present about their wins and losses.
Bookings: [email protected]
Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310,
Mob 0438 642 112
Naturally Yours – Winter Issue
The packed Tamar NRM Winter issue of the ‘Naturally Yours’ newsletter is out now. Thank you to everyone who supplied us with articles and photos. We have provided two links below with different file sizes depending on your download speed. The larger one does, of course, have the better quality photos.
If you want a printed copy please let us know.
Winter Issue Small (2MB)
Winter Issue Large (4.8MG)
Saturday 16th September 9:30am to 4:00pm
Sustainable energy saving ideas for homes and business
- Showcasing sustainable energy options to reduce costs and benefit the environment
- Presenting the benefits of sustainable building design and sustainable living
- Showing the pathways when converting to a sustainable energy source
- Demonstrating energy saving ideas in homes and business
- Demonstrating technologies such as wind and solar
- Promoting local business and local knowledge
A range of sponsorship and exhibition booth options are available now, see prospectus.
There is limited space, so please make contact as soon as possible if you are interested.
Early bird specials are on offer until the end of July.
LINK TO PROSPECTUS
LINK TO EXHIBITORS BOOKING FORM (word format)
Want to know more? Call Roger 0448 666 500 or TAMAR NRM – 6323 3310
Naturally Yours – Autumn Issue
The packed Tamar NRM Autumn issue of the ‘Naturally Yours’ newsletter is out now. Thank you to everyone who supplied us with articles and photos. We have provided two links below with different file sizes depending on your download speed. The larger one does, of course, have the better quality photos.
If you want a printed copy please let us know.
Naturally Yours Autumn 2017 Sml (2.4 MB)
Naturally Yours Autumn 2017 (Lrg 5.6 MB)
Funding through the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16 has enabled Tamar NRM to deliver a series of 10 workshops/field days looking at innovation and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.
The workshop days will show best-practice and provide regionally relevant information to a wide range of producers in or around the Tamar Valley.
RM Consulting has been engaged to assist with the first three interlinked events delivered over March and April at several farming enterprises in northern Tasmania.
The three agriculturally focused themes of the workshop catering for the larger farmer are Soil Biology and Health, Pasture Management and Animal Health/Livestock Production.
Register for one or all three of the interlinked information days :
Theme 1: Soil Biology and Health
Wed 15th March. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Armidale Stud, Carrick
Theme 2: Pasture Management
Tues 28th March. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Archer’s Farm, East Tamar
Theme 3: Animal Health/ Livestock Production
Wed 12th April. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Baxter’s Farm, Piper’s River
Numbers will be limited and at no cost to attend except for morning tea & lunch.
The George Town Coastal Management Group, George Town Council, Tamar NRM and the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania have endorsed the actions for the management of the George Town Coastal area and are committed to working in partnership for the full implementation of this action plan.
Through workshops and consultation, the coastal communities of Bellingham, Weymouth, Lulworth, Tam O’Shanter, Beechford, Bellbuoy Beach, Low Head and Hillwood have identified priority works for the protection and restoration of the places they live, work and recreate in.
This action plan presents the latest reviewed on-ground works consistent with aims of the George Town Coastal Management Plan (2005), which was the first truly community driven coastal management plan in Tasmania. It is an important resource to guide future community action and assist government and local planning authorities in the ongoing management of coastal areas within the George Town municipality.
“Communities and management authorities working together to protect, enhance and sustainably manage the natural values of our coastal area for recreation and conservation into the future.”
George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update (Summary Document) Feb 2017 (1MB)
George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update Feb 2017
George Town Coastal Communities Management Plan (2005) (4.7MB)