Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 2019

July 12, 2019 All Day

Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC)

267 Ulan Rd, Bombira NSW 2850

Organized By

Watershed Landcare

    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 12 and Saturday 13 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:

    • Watershed Landcare – Learn about Landcare projects and field days as well as equipment for hire. Sign up and become a member today!
    • Plant identification from your paddock/bushland – bring along a specimen to the Watershed Landcare botanist/grazier Christine McRae (bring a GOOD sample in a bag, including leaves/roots/stems/flowers/seeds if possible).
    • Waterwise Garden (Watershed Landcare) – come and see a beautiful display garden of waterwise and salt tolerant plants for the Mudgee district.
    • Locally grown native tube stock for sale (Watershed Landcare).

    Information available all day – Mudgee Bee Group L9:

    • Mudgee Bee Group display – Learn about keeping your own bees, what’s involved and different hive types. Members will be on-hand to answer your questions and share their experiences.
    • Honey and bees wax wrap sales.

    Workshops – Watershed Landcare Waterwise Garden L9:

    Friday & Saturday 11am & 1pm Native Bee Motel Workshop – Learn how to provide habitat for our native pollinators in your backyard. Join Watershed Landcare for an active workshop building bee motels. Workshop numbers are limited so book in early at L9. If you can’t make the workshop, we will have information available for you to make a Bee Motel at home. Matilda Lewis

    Field Days Lecture SeriesStraw Bale Building L8

    FRIDAY 12 July
    Time Topic Speaker
    10:00am Regenerative Agriculture’ – Why and How – Many of the challenges created by industrialised agriculture are being addressed with the adoption of innovative agricultural techniques, that are showing better ways of producing food and grazing animals. Colin Seis – Local farmer and agricultural innovator
    11:30am Healthy Soils = Healthy Plants – Come along and gain an understanding of the key elements of healthy soils and how to overcome common problems to boost your gardens health and production. Sarah Curry – Majors Mulch
    1:30pm Art and the Changing Culture of Agriculture – Over the last two years KSCA has been working with regenerative farmers, scientists and aboriginal caretakers across NSW on a project to raise awareness of regenerative agriculture and to engender conversations about it with audiences that bridge the rural – urban divide. Three members of the group will present on various aspects of the project. Ian Milliss, Leanne Thompson & Alex Wisser – Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation
    3:00pm Planning Your Property Using Permaculture – Find out how basic permaculture design principles can increase productivity and efficiency. Karren Lewis – Green Gully Creek Farm
    SATURDAY 13 July
    10:00am Fascinating Fungi – An overview of the Fungi Kingdom, some of their fascinating traits, and a look at how mushrooms are grown. Uschi Rowlands – Gourmet Mushrooms of Mudgee
    11:30am Healthy Soils = Healthy Plants – Come along and gain an understanding of the key elements of healthy soils and how to overcome common problems to boost your gardens health and production. Sarah Curry – Majors Mulch
    1:30pm Regenerative Agriculture’ – Why and How – Many of the challenges created by industrialised agriculture are being addressed with the adoption of innovative agricultural techniques, that are showing better ways of producing food and grazing animals. Col Seis – Local farmer and agricultural innovator
    3:00pm Birds and the bees – Learn about local plants and gardening tips that will attract them to your backyard. Tamara Bowman

    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.