Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 2018

July 13, 2018 All Day

Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC)

267 Ulan Rd, Bombira NSW 2850

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Watershed Landcare will once again be hosting a lecture series at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days in the Straw Bale Building (L8). The lecture series will run on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July and we have booked some fantastic speakers covering a range topics. We will have also have plenty of information and displays at the Waterwise Garden demonstration site (L9) so stop by for a chat.

Information available all day – Watershed Landcare Waterwise Garden L9:

  • Find out about Landcare projects, events and field days. Sign up and become a member today!

  • Locally grown native tube stock for sale.

  • Waterwise Garden display of beautiful, waterwise and salt tolerant plants for the Mudgee district.

  • Mudgee Bee Group honey sales and information.

Field Days Lecture Series

Location: Straw Bale Building L8

 

FRIDAY

Time

Topic

Speaker

10.00am

Your New Food and Garden Waste Bin – Come and learn about why Mid Western Regional Council has introduced a new bin service to collect organic waste from our kitchens and gardens, what can go in the bin, and where all the green waste ends up!

Chris Dart – FOGO

11.30am

Solar Passive Design & Building With Natural Materials – The secrets of designing a home that’s warm in winter and cool in summer using natural local products.

Sam Vivers –

Strawbale Building Assoc & Viva Homes

1.30pm

Backyard chooks and eggs – What you need to get started, what breed to buy and how to house, feed and care for your chooks to keep them happy, healthy and producing eggs! Plus hear a great local story from Lily.

Mudgee Poultry and Pigeon Club

Lily Moore – Mt Frome Pastured Eggs

3.00pm

Care of remnant paddock trees and paddock tree replacement – Find out why paddock trees are important for both production and conservation, how to assess the health of existing paddock trees and how you can successfully establish and mange your own native vegetation plantings.

Dhyan Blore – Native Biota Rural Ecology

SATURDAY

10.00am

Bee and native pollinator plantings for farms and gardens – find out how to establish your own Bee Friendly Garden.

Dhyan Blore – Native Biota Rural Ecology

11.30am

Solar Passive Design & Building With Natural Materials – The secrets of designing a home that’s warm in winter and cool in summer using natural local products.

Sam Vivers –

Strawbale Building Assoc & Viva Homes

1.30pm

Backyard chooks and eggs – What you need to get started, what breed to buy and how to house, feed and care for your chooks to keep them happy, healthy and producing eggs! Plus hear a great local story from Lily.

Mudgee Poultry and Pigeon Club

Lily Moore – Mt Frome Pastured Eggs

3.00pm

Your New Food and Garden Waste Bin – Come and learn about why Mid Western Regional Council has introduced a new bin service to collect organic waste from our kitchens and gardens, what can go in the bin, and where all the green waste ends up!

Chris Dart – FOGO

This event is supported by Watershed Landcare and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.

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