QVMAG’s Big Day of Science

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

Cost:   Free

Come visit Tamar NRM’s Frog display at the QVMAG’s Big Day of Science, Inveresk

 

 

“Tadpole Tales” – All things Froggy

  • Frogs of Tasmania
  • Lifecycle
  • What frogs can tell us

Feedback on Field Day/Workshops

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.

EVALUATION FORM (Word)

 

 

Next Field Day 21st September – Pastures in Spring

Tamar 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.

 

FREE EVENT

Bookings: [email protected]

Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310,

Mob 0438 642 112

Naturally Yours Newsletter Winter 2017 Issue

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)

2017 Tamar NRM SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EXPO

Albert Hall

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

[email protected]

Sponsors:
 

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 [email protected] 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)