Small Farm Living Field Day: making the most of your patch

Small Farm Living Field Day: making the most of your patch

The sixth biennial Small Farm Living Field Day is an opportunity for land managers on small farms and rural lifestyle properties to access a wealth of information about sustainability, biosecurity, and resilience on the land.

Organised by NRM North in partnership with Lilydale Landcare, the hugely popular event will this year feature a wide range of demonstrations from mastering fencing techniques to monitoring native animals, as well as presentations from a host of experts on property planning and mapping, soil health, livestock management, cat management, and the conservation of biodiversity values on-farm.

NRM North Biodiversity Program Manager Kate Thorn said since being launched 10 years ago, the Small Farm Living Program has supported hundreds of the region’s small landholders through information, property planning advice and small grants for environmental works.

“While we expect to see small holders from near and far on the day, there are likely to be some prospective property owners as well. It’s great to see people researching the kind of land management issues they may deal with in taking on a small property, and also the potential in terms of different crops, livestock and other uses,” said Ms Thorn.

Information about property preparation and planning for bushfire and drought will also be on hand.

A schedule of demonstrations and speakers will be available shortly on the event’s Facebook page (fb.me/e/4HbaEGcGX) and the NRM North website (nrmnorth.org.au/events).

The Small Farm Living Field Day will be held on 12 November 2023, with the event moving to a new venue this year at the Lilydale District School Farm. Local produce will be available and there’ll be plenty of activities to keep the children busy. Entry is free.

This event is sponsored by City of Launceston.

For further information contact Kate Thorn 0419 607 190 or Nikita Sarangdhar at NRM North on 0459 447 025/ 6333 7784.

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