Mudgee Small Farm Field Days – Watershed Landcare Lectures and Workshops 2017

July 14, 2017 All Day

Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC)

267 Ulan Rd, Bombira NSW 2850

0412 011 064

Organized By

Watershed Landcare

workshop

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Information available all day –

Watershed Landcare Waterwise Garden (L9)

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

 

  • Mudgee Bee Group display – Learn about keeping your own bees including the different types of hives. Members will be on-hand to answer your questions and share their experiences.

Workshops –

Watershed Landcare Waterwise Garden (L9)

 

Workshops
Friday 11am Saturday 2pm

Serrated Tussock and the Innocent Native Bystanders – learn how to identify key features which will help you to spot the difference with display plants at Watershed Landcare.

Christine McRae & Vivien Howard – Watershed Landcare

Friday 2pm

Saturday 11am

Native Bee Motel Workshop – Learn about our native pollinators and how to provide habitat for them 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.

Liz Davis – Central Tablelands Local Land Services

 


Field Days Lecture Series

Speakers organised by Watershed Landcare

Straw Bale Lecture Room (L8)

FRIDAY

Time

Topic

Speaker

10.00am

How do I eat sustainably in the modern world? – Agro-ecologist David Hardwick will de-mystify the modern food system and show how your choices impact on the environment, farmers and your health.

David Hardwick – Soil Land Food

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 and Chris Nance – Traditional Timber Frames

1.30pm

For the love of pigs and good bacon – free ranging pigs on a small farm, the Power Pork story of paddock to plate.

Danielle Littlewood – Power Pork

3.00pm

Backyard Beekeeping – Keeping bees on a small scale is easy and something most people can do. Keeping bees is a rewarding pass time that helps the environment by providing pollination and as a bonus you get your own honey! Doug will walk through the types of hive, the basic equipment and the do and dont’s of backyard beekeeping.

Doug Purdie – The Urban Beehive

SATURDAY

10.00am

For the love of pigs and good bacon – free ranging pigs on a small farm, the Power Pork story of paddock to plate.

Danielle Littlewood – Power Pork

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 and Chris Nance – Traditional Timber Frames

1.30pm

Basics of stockmanshipBruce will show entertaining examples of how stockmanship can change animals, including weed eating and grazing management. Helping the animals, and you, have less stress.

Bruce Maynard – Stress Free Stockmanship

3.00pm

Regenerative Agriculture – Adon will cover water-harvesting methodology, minimal and controlled disturbance soil management for perennial, annual and animal systems, soil-food-web-structures and how all these factors interrelate and influence one another.

Adon Bender – Hazelcombe Farm