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
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.
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:
Friends of Trevallyn Reserve would love your help to plant native trees and shrubs in the reserve. There’s an area behind New World Avenue which was burnt a few years back and hasn’t recovered well. We’ve grown 200 native plants and need more hands to get them in the ground! There’ll be a job for all ages, so everyone is welcome
Saturday 13th May – 10am-12 noon
Meet at the entrance next to 125 New World Avenue.
Wear sensible bush clothes, including long pants and solid shoes/boots.
We can supply tools, but if you have a mattock, spade and/or mallet/hammer, bring them along
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.