Bandicoots, Bugs and Birds: How biodiversity supports resilient and productive farms

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the benefits of promoting biodiversity on farms. 

Participants will:

  • Learn about the benefits of increasing biodiversity to support regenerative farming practices and the local environment 
  • Gain strategies and tools to assess biodiversity on farms 
  • Learn about some of the beneficial animal species found on farms 
  • Hear about the importance of maintaining riparian zones for farm health 
  • Gain hands on experience in installing a native shelterbelt as a key farm biodiversity action

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create their own individual farm biodiversity action plan from the knowledge gained on the day. 

The Hosts

Participants will hear from their hosts and farm owners Michelle and Gavin who will share their experiences, challenges and the lessons that they have learnt about promoting eco-system restoration on their grazing property. Both have grown up on farms, with Gavin working for the past 25 years in forest management, silviculture and regenerative farming.  Michelle is a qualified permaculture designer, and university graduate in the areas of science and sustainability. 

*Please remember to wear warm clothing (including wet weather jacket, and good solid shoes as we will be walking near creek lines and parts of the property as part of the event.  It would also be advisable to bring a camp chair and planting equipment with you. 

August 13, 2022 at 10:00am - 2pm
The Old Woodstock Farm
564 Natone Rd
Natone, TAS 7321
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