Healthy Farm Dam Workshop 21st July Dalton
SOIL MICROSCOPE GROUPS – Goulburn, Braidwood & Mossvale
The Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in conjunction with Southern Rivers CMA are establishing 3 Soil Microscope groups in: Goulburn, Braidwood and Moss Vale. The groups are designed to give interested landholders a greater understanding of soil health, particularly the important organisms which live in the soil.
Group participants will attend a series of 10 workshops starting from August 2012. The workshops will provide participants with practical experience in looking at and analysing soil health and soil microbiology. Participants will use microscopes and other quantitative methods to evaluate, monitor and improve options for soil management, soil biological health within a dynamic, group-learning environment.
Information nights will be held at:
Goulburn:17th July (CWA rooms Montague Street from 6-8:30pm)
Braidwood:18th July (National Theatre Wallace Street from 6-8:30pm)
Moss Vale:19th July(CWA rooms 66 Elizabeth Street from 6-8:30pm).
For more information please contact the project officer:
Alice Taylor Ph: 4828 6712 or 0408 372 106
Biological Farmers of Australia National Farming Roadshow
The Biological Farmers of Australia are hosting a National Farming Roadshow with two World respected soil health experts; US farmer and soil biology author Gary Zimmer and respected researcher and author Leilani Zimmer-Durand . The roadshow will be at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms at Bungendore NSW on Saturday July 21st 9-4.30pm. Bookings are essential. Get in early for early bird rate. (see flyer for details BFA_Roadshow_2012_Bungendore )
Corridors and Connectivity Workshop and Field Day
Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA as a part of our Southern Highlands and Tablelands Biolinks project are holding a Corridors and Connectivity Workshop and Field Day on Friday 13th July
(see flyer Corridors & Connectivity flyer )
The key presenter will be Pat Connor, an environmental consultant from Victoria who specialises in the delivery of native vegetation management training programs and the development of vegetation management strategies and biolink frameworks.
Pat’s presentation of corridor and connectivity project case studies – especially a community project established following the Black Saturday bushfires – was well received and provided many ideas for local projects.
The morning session will held in Goulburn and the field trip around the Brayton area, along the boundary of Upper Lachlan and Goulburn Mulwaree LGAs.
The event will also provide opportunity to learn more about funding opportunities for projects.
Contact Helen Ward Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA 02 4828 6752 Helen.Ward@cma.nsw.gov.au for registration and more details
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