What: “30 years as a Tree Grower” Talk & Dinner
When: Tuesday 10th October, 2017
Where: “The BBQ Room”, Newstead Hotel, Elphin Rd, Newstead, Tasmania.
Key Note Speaker:
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)
RSVP by Wednesday 4th October.
Phone 6323 3310 or 0438 642 112
Email: [email protected]
There will be time allocated to hear from you the grower, about what tree activities you are contemplating or involved with.
When: Tuesday 10th October, 2017
Where: Meet at Mowbray and car pool
or meet at Lilydale Farm.
Led by lecturer on agroforestry at Melbourne University
Founder of the Master TreeGrowers Program and published author
Bookings and further information:
Email: [email protected]
Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310, Mob 0438 642 112
Note: Following the Field Day, Rowan Reid will be the key note speaker at the Newstead Hotel, presenting on “30 years as a Tree Grower”
That pretty daisy like flower starting to bloom in your or your neighbours garden may in fact be the noxious weed Boneseed. If you have it in your garden please remove it as the birds will spread the seed elsewhere.
Boneseed is an invasive weed of national significance. It invades natural areas and out competes native plants. It can be found in disturbed bushland, housing development blocks and in coastal vegetation. It can invade the understorey of bushland and competes with native plants and reduces biodiversity. Dense infestations can be a significant fire hazard.
Help us control Boneseed in the Tamar Valley.
- Remove Boneseed from your property
- Organise an activity with your community group over September-October
- Let Tamar NRM know and we will include in the Calendar of Activities
- Attend the Tamar NRM Boneseed Blitz Days (TBA).
Tamar NRM can assist community groups with their efforts in targeting this weed. We can:
- Promote your Boneseed Blitz working bee day
- Supply weed treatment information
- Supply “Dabbers” for cut & paste treatment
- Help with identification.
Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310
Sunday 29th October 2017, 10.00 to 12.30 followed by a BBQ
You are invited to meet with others from the coastal community network on Sunday 29th October 2017, for a “Coastal Plant Identification Walk – Know your native plants” from 10 am.
Program for the day:
10.00 Meet at Beechford footbridge car park, Beechford (Starting point for the Beechford East Beach access)
10.05 Why we are here and George Town Coastal Action Plan. Community as part of the solution.
10.10 Cross footbridge (Dunal system) The importance of coastal areas
10.40 Cross footbridge back to carpark. Grab a drink and hear from the Beechford Residents Group
10:50 “Walk and Talk” (Saltmarsh, Riverine, Estuarine) Riparian zones and the Curries River Saltmarsh Cluster
11.15 “Walk and Talk” (Heathland)
12.00 Adopt a Site – Baker Street site. What are the weeds, what can you monitor for?
12.30 Free BBQ at the Car Park
For Poster Click HERE
Working towards successful implementation of the George Town Coastal Community Management Plan.
Supported by the George Town Council and the Beechford Residents and Property Owners Association Inc.
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.
Sustainable energy saving ideas for homes and business
Saturday 16th September 9:30am to 4:00pm
Come talk to local business about ways to save energy and cut costs on your energy bills. Learn about sustainable building design and living. Electric cars, pellet heaters and efficient wood heating. Alternative technologies for wind, solar, heating and storage.
Exhibitors available all day for a chat or come listen to the range of speakers presenting on a wide range of topics.
$5 entry, under 18 free.
- 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
Want to know more? Call Roger 0448 666 500 or TAMAR NRM – 6323 3310
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:
for more details.