Landholders learn about soil carbon at a Dorrigo workshop.
Landholders learn about soil carbon at a Dorrigo workshop.

Landcare ploughs into 2010

BELLINGER Landcare’s calendar of events for the first half of 2010 is already full and features a host of sustainable agriculture field days and workshops.

First cab off the rank in mid March will be two paddock walk field days run by Department of Investment and Infrastructure (formerly DPI) agronomists Carol and Harry Rose.

The Roses are a very knowledgeable and entertaining team when it comes to plant identification and good solid pasture and grazing management advice.

The first of these two days will be held on March 19 near Dorrigo and the second on March 20 between Bellingen and Coffs. Both events will be farm based.

At the end of March, Bellinger Landcare Inc., will be running more field days, on the Dorrigo plateau and in the valley, with a focus on the benefits and importance of maintaining natural areas on your farm.

They will cover topics like identification of native plants and animals, assessing the condition of the bush and how to look after it, and the production benefits of biodiversity management.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, locally based organisation Biodynamics 2024 will present an Introduction to Biodynamics.

This workshop will introduce participants to a range of practical skills needed to apply biodynamic methods to your property. Inquiries to Kate Goode or Colin Matthews on 6655 0588, email belland@westnet.com.au, or go to www.bellingerlandcare.org.au



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