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.
Tamar NRM bring you another event in the Small Farm Road Map series. Come and hear Dr Kerry Bridle, Eric Hall, Peter Heading and Doug White share their knowledge about managing native and pasture grasses in a productive landscape setting including the ecological, agricultural and economic benefits.
“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 Invitation to Participate.
This short 9 question (10 minute) survey assists us in understanding how producers and retaining carbon for on-farm and off-farm benefits.
The first 3 producers completing the survey have already received their wine gift . . . . so we are offering another bottle to the 20th Survey respondent!!
The lucky survey respondent will receive a bottle of Moores Hill Estate Wine. (An alternative book prize available for non-drinkers).
Are you ready for this Bushfire season? Please come along and find out the latest advice from Tas Fire and Tamar NRM. Thursday 14th January 6pm at the Tam O’Shanter Golf Club. Further details attached.
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.
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.
Join our signature weeding event that is really making a difference in the Tamar Valley