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Tamar Valley Leaders’ Lunch

What: Tamar Valley Leaders’ Lunch

When: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Time: 12 noon to 2pm

Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 29 Cameron Street Launceston

Guest speaker: Errol Stewart – local entrepreneur and developer, and Managing Director of Jackson Motor Company, speaking on: ‘Chance Your Arm – life and times in the Tamar Valley’.

Cost: $65, includes a 2-course lunch and a complimentary glass of wine

Tickets available at Launceston Tickets

Ticket sales close Friday 27th November 2020

This is a new event organised through a partnership between Tamar NRM, the Rotary Club of Central Launceston, the Launceston Chamber of Commerce, and the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston.

We aim to bring together the ‘triple bottom line’ – environment, business, social engagement.

Please come along and support this event!

Link to poster

Enquires to

Nick Flittner

Tamar NRM

0409 343 669

Farms as Ecosystems – Matthew Evans

Wednesday, 25th November 2020

Tamar Room, Tailrace Centre, Trevallyn – 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Evening Presentation: from 6.30 featuring ‘Gourmet Farmer’ and small business owner Matthew Evans from Fat Pig Farm.

*  Biodiversity and Sustainable Farming

*  Biodiversity values

*  Living with nature

*  Small farms and the marketplace

*  Local Farm Case study

Cost $12.00 – Bookings Essential (Limited numbers)

Eventbrite Ticketing Link 

Supported by Tamar NRM’s Small Farms Roadmap Project, 3 Tamar Councils, Farmgate Festival organisers, Women in Agriculture and Transition Tamar.

Link to Poster

Tel: 6323-3310  email: [email protected]

Event to comply with Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Opportunity for Farms above 2ha: Building Biodiversity and Sustainable Farming Workshop with Matthew Evans – Afternoon of 25 November – 1.30 to 3.30 pm

LINK

Tamar NRM – Building Biodiversity and Sustainable Farming Workshop with Matthew Evans – Afternoon of 25 November

In addition to the 25th November “Farms as Ecosystems” evening presentation, Tamar NRM’s Small Farm Roadmap project is offering the opportunity for 20 producer properties to attend a free workshop with Matthew Evans.

From 1.30 to 3.30 pm selected landholders will share their building biodiversity and sustainable farming experiences and observations at a farm in the West Tamar.

What you need to do to have your farm selected:

The selection of the 20 farms will be merit based and you can enter by simply completing the Survey Monkey 7 question on-line form:

SURVEY LINK

Entries Close Monday 16th November, with the farms selected being notified before or on 18th November.

(also includes one free ticket to the “Farms as Ecosystems” presentation that night 6.30-8.30 pm).

Additional tickets available through “Eventbrite”.

Workshop Format:

Tamar NRM Building Biodiversity and Sustainable Farming Workshop

Wednesday, 25th November 2020 – 1.30-3.30.

1.00-1.30 pm    Tea and Coffee on arrival.

1.30 pm            Introduction to the Workshop; Safety, Covid-19 and Biosecurity procedures

1.40 pm            Matthew Evans and Host Farm owners (West Tamar Farm)

2.00 pm            Farm Walk and Talk (All)

2.45 pm            Farming experiences shared (Biodiverstiy and Sustainable Farming) (All)

3.30 pm            Finish

The workshop will be largely driven by questions and what you want to hear about.

6.30-8.30 pm “Farms as Ecosystems” presentation by Matthew Evans (One free Ticket supplied)

More information Tel: 6323-3310

email: [email protected]

Beginning Food Gardening Workshop

Would you like to learn more about growing your own food at home, but don’t know where to start?

It doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming or hard!

Transition Tamar in partnership with Tamar NRM and West Tamar Council are excited to invite you along to the first of our “Beginning Food Gardening” workshops.

Learn:
• How to build a simple raised bed
• How to care for and grow healthy nutritious food for your family
• Which easy-care seedlings you can pant to fill your plates and start you

On Saturday 31 October 2020 at 9:00 AM

LOCATION

Windsor Community Garden
1 Windsor Drive, Riverside, TAS 7250

LINK TO POSTER

Bookings Essential

https://www.trybooking.com/BMEEE

Call 6323 9200 for more information

Trevallyn BioBlitz 2020

When: Friday December 4 & Saturday 5 December

Where: Village Green, Duck Reach Rd, Trevallyn

What is the Trevallyn BioBlitz?

It is a festival of science in nature that will provide useful scientific data to land managers while also being fun, enjoyable and meaningful to the community. The Trevallyn BioBlitz is a callaboration between scientists, naturalists, students and the general community coming together to undertake a range of flora and fauna surveys.

It will develop the community’s knowledge of, and skills in, the natural sciences and increase community understanding of the importance of biodiversity and improve connection to the local environment.

Who is the BioBlitz Team?

The program is coordinated by the Tamar NRM staff. We then have a wonderful team of knowledgeable locals that will lead the surveys including; Greg Lundstrom, Jo Lyall, Roy Skabo, Anna Povey, Simon Fearn, David Maynard and John Douglas. We also have a great team of volunteers from The Friends of Trevallyn Reserve that will provide support throughout the Blitz.

Day One Friday December 4th

Flora survey: 10.00am-11.00am

Insect & reptile survey: 10.00am-11.00am

Scat & Tracks survey: 10.00pm – 11.00am

Water bugs: 10.00am – 11.00am

Flora survey: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Insect & reptile survey: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Night Stalk: 7.30pm – 9.00pm – meet at the cnr Reatta & Duck Reach Rds

Day two Saturday December 6th

Bird survey: 7.00am – 8.30am – meet at the cnr of Reatta & Duck Reach Rds

Water Bug survey: 9.30am – 10.30am

Flora Survey: 10.00am – 12.00am

Insect & Reptile survey: 10.00am -11.00am

Water bug survey: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Flora survey: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Insect & Reptile survey: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Scats & Tracks survey: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Gorge Walk & Talk: 2.00pm – 3.30pm meet at the Gorge car park on the Trevallyn side

All other activities will begin at the BioBlitz Hub at the Village Green Duck Reach Road. (Hoo Hoo Hut area)

To register your interest in any surveys or walks please email your name, the activity, the date & time and a contact email and mobile number to [email protected]

Enquiries: Tamar NRM Project Coordinator Alison Hugo 0438 265 792

Thanks to our main sponsor the Federal Government Community Environment Program as funded through Bridget Archer’s Office

Link to poster: https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Bio-Blitz-Cropped-Poster.png

Besom Heath Field Day

ROSEVALE & BRIDGENORTH LANDHOLDERS

Weed Information Field Day.

You are Invited!

Tuesday 6th October, 10 – 12.30. Bridgenorth Football Clubrooms. and nearby farm.

629 Bridgenorth Road, Bridgenorth 7277
Besom Heath poses a significant weed threat to our agricultural lands and the natural environment. Hear from experts about what can be done and is being done to assist landholders control the declared weed Besom Heath. Free event.

This is the only known infestation of Besom Heath (Erica scoparia) in Australia. If we don’t do something, potentially it could spread further and be worse to control than Spanish Heath!

LINK TO POSTER

Email: tamarn[email protected] or phone 0438 642 112 for bookings.

Relevant Covid 19 conditions to apply

CARBON NEUTRAL FARMING

A range of adaptation and mitigation measures exist for farming in a carbon neutral manner (i.e. on-farm carbon storage [soil and vegetation], greenhouse gas [GHG] emission reductions via on-farm recycling, pasture, livestock, fertiliser, tillage and farm water management, converting to alternative energy sources, co-generation).

We want to help landholders to assess all GHG mitigation options available to them and select the most suitable ones for progressive farming operations. Many of these are easy enough to implement while supporting landholders’ productivity goals and providing a sound footing for the future of the business.

National Landcare Program (small grants) funding is enabling Tamar NRM to run a project focusing on carbon efficiencies of farms in northern Tasmania. This project will be targeting landholdings of above 50 ha in size.

Providing five spatially spread farm demonstration sites around the Tamar Valley (or northern Tasmania) via the project and showcasing their operations at field days, will enable an observer group of farmers to take suitable innovative practices back to their own farms for implementation.

RMCG has been contracted to conduct the GHG audits and will work with Tamar NRM, a technical working group, five participating producers, project partners and the broader farming community of Northern Tasmania.

The first field day is to be held at Piper’s River at Baxter’s farm on:

Thursday 15th October 2020

9.30 am for 10.00 am start – 3.00 pm

Baxters Road, Pipers River

Link to Poster:

RSVP:  Friday 9th October

Tel: 6323-3310 or email: tamarn[email protected]

Tamar NRM AGM

Tamar NRM and its supporters have seen a year full of action somewhat interrupted by covid-19. As we get moving again with rescheduled field days, workshops and clean ups, we invite you along to our AGM on Wednesday 16th September, 2020.

Keep Tamar NRM a vibrant community driven organisation and one that

“Makes Stuff Happen”

What: Tamar NRM AGM

When: Wednesday 16th September, 2020

Time: 6.00 – 7.30 pm

Where: Community Hall Meeting Space, Windsor Community Precinct, 1 Windsor Dr, Riverside.

(RSVP: Monday 14th September 2020)

Covid-19 restrictions to apply and there will be some limits on numbers in the hall at one time. For this reason, admission may be restricted and RSVPs are necessary.  Full details provided on registration and arrival.

Link to Poster

RSVP to: Tamar NRM

e: [email protected]

or phone Greg on 6323 3310

PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250 

Boneseed Blitz Week

Poster Link – Click Here

In 2020 Boneseed eradication activities can be fitted around the working bee days of Landcare, Friends Groups, Farmer Groups, in fact any community group can participate at a time that suits them . . . and Tamar NRM will assist with free loan equipment including dabbers and loppers. Training provided for those that need it and groups can target Boneseed either side of the designated “Boneseed Blitz” week as this weed begins flowering and is readily identifiable from July onwards.

Call Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310, Mobile: 0438 642 112

SWAN BAY BONESEED DAY – Sunday 18th October

Call to residence to get involved:

Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Meet at: Picnic table, southern end of Swan Bay Foreshore Reserve, Windermere Road, Windermere
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, water, hats, strong gloves, secateurs, hand saw
RSVP: Kay Bailey 0456 853 445

SWAN BAY POSTER & INFORMATION:

https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Swan-Bay-Boneseed-Blitz-2020-flyer.pdf