BENEFITS OF BIOCHAR, DUNG BEETLES AND EARTHWORMS IN SOILS

Expert on earthworms and dung beetles, Dr. Graeme Richardson will present at Exeter on 20th July.

 

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 tamarnrm@launceston.tas.gov.au or go to the website:

http://www.tamarnrm.com.au/whats-on/

for more details.

Friends of Trevallyn Reserve – Tree Planting

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

For more information, call Anna on 0498 800 611

 

Naturally Yours Autumn 2017 Edition Available

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)

 

Broadacres Workshop / Field Day Series

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.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO :

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.

George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update

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.”

GTC Summary Thumb

 

George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update (Summary Document) Feb 2017 (1MB)

 

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George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update Feb 2017

 GT Coastal Plan 2005 Thumb

George Town Coastal Communities Management Plan (2005) (4.7MB)

 

2017 January Ragwort Raids – Call for Volunteers

It is that time of year again, the Tamar NRM Ragwort Raids are on. For the last 17 years Tamar NRM have teamed up with Volunteer Fire Brigades, Landcare groups and community volunteers to rid the Tamar of Ragwort. This year’s raids have again been supported by RACT

We are interested to know where Ragwort is in the Tamar Region to better target this years raids, so if you see Ragwort during your travels please phone or email us the location.

We are always after more volunteers to join in the fun. It is not hard work, is great for the community, you meet new people and get to have a BBQ at the end of it.

2017 Ragwort Raids

‘Naturally Yours’ December Issue

Naturally Yours – December Issue

The packed Tamar NRM December 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.

The next issue will be out in March 2017 and we look forward to hearing all about what is going on around the region in the first half of the year.

Dec2016 newsletter front

 

Naturally Yours Small (2MB)

 

 

Dec2016 newsletter front

 

Naturally Yours Large (5.5MB)