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Capability, Suitability and Sustainability – Small Farm Roadmap

If you own a small holding in the Tamar Valley and aren’t sure what to do with the land, or would like advice on what the land might be suitable for, this event is right for you.

Rob Moreton from the Department of Primary Industries will explore land capability in the Tamar Valley, including soil, geology, climate and what physical resources are important for sustainable land use.

He will then explore Land Suitability – which land is best for which type of farming enterprise. He will demonstrate The LIST – the government on-line mapping tool which is an invaluable resource for land holders.

Lauren Bird from NRM North will explain Property Management Planning and demonstrate NRM North’s tools for effective property planning.

Annette Reed, owner of the Tasmanian Natural Tomato and Garlic Farm, will discuss the human side of owning a small property – the skills needed, the decision-making processes, the impact of family circumstances on a farming enterprise.

This is a FREE event – but bookings are essential.

When – Wednesday 17th March 2021

Time – 10am to 3pm

Lunch and refreshments provided

Location – Prospect Government Offices, 171 Westbury Road, Prospect.

Bookings:

email – [email protected]

Office phone – 6323 3310

Or ring Nick Flittner on 0409 343 669

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The benefits of carbon neutral farming in northern Tasmania Project

“The Carbon Neutral Farming project’s objective is to have more farmers involved in GHG reductions and in doing so improving the profitability, resilience of their farming operations and at the same time providing for on-farm and off-farm environmental benefits.”

Tamar NRM strives to provide projects and programs that are relevant to northern Tasmania and values your feedback.

Practice Change Landholder Survey now completed

Thanks to the producers who completed the online survey. Surveys assists us in understanding how producers are retaining carbon for on-farm and off-farm benefits.

More Information??

Tel: 6323-3310, 0438 642 112 or email: [email protected]

This Project is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

CASE STUDIES & Presentations:

Northern Tasmania has many options for retaining carbon on farm where it does the greatest good.

Three Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Audited Farm Case Studies examine options for GHG reductions through mitigation and adaption.

These can be accessed via our “Reports” tab.

OR THIS LINK FOR CASE STUDIES LINK & Professor Richard Eckard’s Carbon Forum Presentation.

Video Clip Presentation from the Carbon Forum in February

Carbon Audits Presentation – Summary Isabel Axio (RMCG) 3min. 20sec.

Wicking Beds & Warm Weather Gardening Workshops

Started on your food growing journey, but wondering how to nurture your homegrown goodness through the hotter months?

Transition Tamar, in partnership with Tamar NRM and West Tamar Council, are excited to invite you along to our “Wicking Bed & Warm Weather Gardening” Workshop.

Learn:
*The design and function of a wicking bed
*How to easily install shade
*Basic irrigation options
Saturday 9 January 2021 9:30 AM and Saturday 6 February 2021 9:00 AM


LINK TO POSTER

Windsor Community Garden
1 Windsor Drive, Riverside, TAS 7250

Bookings 6323 9200

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Did you miss the Trevallyn BioBlitz?

Catch up with posted photos . . .

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What is a 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 was a collaboration between scientists, naturalists, students and the general community coming together to undertake a range of flora and fauna surveys.

The Trevallyn BioBlitz held 17 session over 2 days in early December, with 150 people attending!  So much to see, building community’s knowledge of, and skills in, the natural sciences and increasing community understanding of the importance of biodiversity and improving the connection to the local environment.

Photos from the Trevallyn Reserve BioBlitz. Thanks to all the community members that attended and special thanks to our survey leaders Anna Povey, Jo Lyall, Roy Skabo, Greg Lundstrom, QVMAG staff David Maynard, Simon Fearn, John Douglas and Gill Basnett.

BioBlitz Coordinator: Alison Hugo

2021 Ragwort Raids

Our signature events across the Tamar Valley the RAGWORT RAIDS have officially concluded, but we encourage those landholders who have this declared weed, to control it before it seeds. Our gratitude to the more than 50 volunteers willingly giving of their time to pull Ragwort on Roadsides over Jan/Feb 2021.

Our signature weeding event that is really making a difference in the Tamar Valley concluded in February.

Link to Final Report

East Tamar

Held Saturday 30th January

West Tamar

Held Sunday 31st January

Launceston

Held Wednesday 3rd February

From 9.00am to 12.00pm

Link to Poster

Contact Tamar NRM

Ph. 6323 3310 or Kay 0456 853 445

for information on this important Project

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