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16th May, 2014
Chicks in the Sticks

Ladies you are invited to take a tour of a fabulous local farm enterprise, Burrum Biodynamics

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TO THE LADY of THE FARM Frock up, pull on those gumboots and join other farming women for a guided farm tour followed by a high tea style luncheon. A bus will leave from the Project Platypus office at 9.30am on Friday 16th May, 2014 to Marnoo and return by 2.30pm. Free Event

Ladies you are invited to take a tour of a fabulous local farm enterprise, Burrum Biodynamics www.burrumbiodynamics.com.au. Located in Marnoo, Burrum Biodynamics are producing lentils, peas, barley, spelt and oats and fat lambs of premium quality using sustainable farming practices. Stephen and Tania Walter are taking clean, green organic farming to a whole new level through cutting edge biodynamic farming.

Project Platypus and Wimmera CMA are excited to showcase their property, as not only are they using sustainable farming practices, they’ve also recently started processing and selling their own produce.  Bring along some spare cash as there will be an opportunity to purchase their produce.

Following the farm tour, a high tea style luncheon will be provided by the Marnoo CWA at the Marnoo Hall. A further feature of the afternoon will be hearing from the Runner Up of the 2013 RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards, Jo Clifford. Jo will present her abstract ‘Beyond Farmer’s Wife’, Rural women as innovators, leaders and drivers of social change.

Chicks in the Sticks is a fun women only event which provides an opportunity for local women to put on a pretty dress and gumboots and get together and hear about the innovative practices landholders have put in place to balance their farm business and the environment. To book a place on the bus, please RSVP before Monday 12th May, 2014 by filling in the form below, by emailing us at admin@platypus.org.au or phoning Project Platypus on 03 5358 4410.

Chicks in the Sticks Registration Form

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Wimmera Master Tree Growers Course 2014

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Wimmera Master Tree Growers Course 2014

Are you interested in Agroforestry? Would you like to generate extra income on the farm, grow trees for proft or on farm use? Learn more about farm tree management and farm scale logging. Learn about low rainfall plantatio species. Increase biodiversity and productvity, provide shade and shelter for stock. The Wimmera Master Growers course is for you!

This course has been subsidised by the Federal Government. The cost of the course for Landholders is $200 or $180 for members of Landcare groups. Course costs cover the bus tour, accommodatio, lunches, and training materials (books, measuring tape etc.)

Dates:

Day 1: Monday 28/4/14, Introducton
Day 2: Monday 5/5/14, Measurement and markets
Day 3: Monday 12/5/14, Products and markets
Day 4: Monday 19/5/14, Tree growth and management
Day 5: (Tour) Saturday 24/5/14 Bambra Farm visit
Day 6: (Tour) Sunday 25/5/14, Aesthetcs and environmental benefts
Day 7: Monday 2/6/14, Economics
Day 8: Tuesday 10/6/14, ‘where to from here’ and peer mentoring

For more information or to register please contact Bob Wallace at Project Platypus on 03 5358 4410


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