May 12, 2017 08:30:00
morning tea provided
Join us on a Field Trip to local properties to look at some common erosion issues, their causes and solutions. Learn how to implement these solutions and improve the soil health on your own place.
The ‘Digging Deeper into Watershed Soils’ workshops will be presented by Agricultural Ecologist David Hardwick and will be held over two days, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May.
Programme: Friday, May 12th
655 Hill End Road, Mudgee
Hosts: Matt & Emma Kurtz
Our morning session will visit Matt and Emma Kurtz’s property where historical contour banking has been compromised resulting in a concentration of water, with sheet and channel erosion and scalding occurring as the water moves down-slope.
8:30am for a 9:00 Start until 12:00 noon
Morning tea provided
408 Botobolar Road, Mudgee
Hosts: David Sargeant & Judy Rogers
Then follow us out to the lovely Karrabool Olives on Botobolar Road where David Sargeant and Judy Rogers hope to reduce the runoff which is causing sheet and rill erosion through their olive grove. Here participants can get their hands dirty and learn how to construct small rock structures to slow and spread waterflow.
12:45pm for a 1:30 Start until 4pm
The field day is free ‐ please register early as places are limited.
Please bring some protective clothing (hats, boots, rain jacket) and water.
For more information, or to register, contact:
Phone 6373 2114 or 0438 090 525
This event is supported by Watershed Landcare through funding from the Jaramas Foundation & Landcare Australia and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.