Productive Catchments 2 Day Study Tour – Woady Yaloak and The Otways, Victoria
Tamar NRM has a few places left for this 2 day sustainable farming bus trip in Victoria.
You will visit Woady Yaloak Catchment (day one) and Agrofoestry Farms in the Otways (day two). At the night stop over at Colac we will be joined by the Coorangamite CMA at the evening meal.
The study tour will show examples sustainable farming. At Woady Yaloak we will see aspects of the group’s current productivity focus (pastures, cropping and soils) blending with the more traditional Landcare (such as care for waterways, remnants, rabbit and weed control). Day two will show forestry and productive farming in the Otways. On show will be the practical applications of the Master TreeGrowers program and sustainable forestry and trees on farms.
Spaces are still left but the $500 deal has finished. It is now $300 from Melbourne.
Limited places. Don’t miss out!!
Grant Success to Support Tamar Farming at all Scales
Tamar NRM is to receive $37,590 through the latest round of funding under the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16, to present innovative and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.
The workshops series will be delivered under the banner of “Backyards to Broadacres” providing regionally relevant information to as wide as possible range of farm producers.
The project will be delivered over 2016 and 2017 spread across the City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town council’s areas. To register you interest contact Tamar Natural Resource Management on 6323 3310
“This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government”
The Final Report for one of our Flagship events is now on the Website. A big thank you to all supporters, three councils of West Tamar, George Town and Launceston, sponsor RACT, the Tamar NRM Weeds Working Group, and our Co-ordinator of the Raids, Jayne Shapter. Happy reading and see you all at the raids next year. http://www.tamarnrm.com.au/media/reports/
Myrtle rust is continuing to be detected in home gardens in the wider Burnie area since it was first detected in February 2015. Biosecurity Tasmania is continuing with its statewide emergency response program in an attempt to eradicate Myrtle rust, before it becomes established and poses a serious risk to the health of Tasmania’s native bushland.
Myrtle rust has distinctive yellow pustules (see DPIPWE Factsheet ) that contain spores which can be easily spread by wind, insects, animals and people onto nearby host plants, including native bushland, at particular risk may be species in the Myrtaceae family.
Lophomyrtus plants are the key carriers of Myrtle rust and Biosecurity Tasmania needs to inspect these plants in home gardens (with your permission) for signs of disease.
You can help by simply letting DPIPWE know if you have Lophomyrtus plants on your property. The most common Lophomyrtus varieties found in Tasmanian gardens are: Black Stallion (varying from burgundy to green/brown leaves); Red Dragon (reddish leaves); or Rainbows End (pink and cream variegated leaves).
For more information visit the DPIPWE website at: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/myrtlerust
Tamar NRM’s Sustainable Living Working Group and Alternative Technology Association
Just Eat It
“We all love food, so how could we possibly be throwing nearly half of it in the trash?”
When: Thursday 10th December
Where: West Tamar Council, Eden Street, Riverside
Cost: $5 at the door on the night.
Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant, dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.