Date(s) - 20 Jul 2017
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
BENEFITS OF BIOCHAR, DUNG BEETLES AND EARTHWORMS IN SOILS
Workshop/Field Day at Tresca Community Centre, and School Farm, Exeter, and Rosevears property
Topic will cover: Sustainable agriculture, small scale farming, the benefits of putting dung beetles and worms to work in your pastures and gardens, biochar for all scales of operations, making biochar
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Time: 9.30am to 3.30 pm
Where: Tresca Community Centre, Exeter & Farm visit
Presenters: Agronomist Dr. Graeme Stevenson (Author of ” Ruminations of a Poo-ologist: Native and Introduced Dung Beetles in Tasmania” and “Earthworms in Tasmanian Agriculture” and a former senior research officer with the Tasmanian Agricultural Department.
Frank Strie, Master Forester and owner of Terra-Preta Developments (Black Soil Developments) bio biochar producer to discuss the uses of Biochar, the upcycling of bio mass and use of and waste stream product and manures to improve soil fertility and reduce risk of waste into 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]