This picturesque trip will look at a number of sustainable farming properties that the Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF) has supported through our landscape-scale Meander Valley Project. We start by looking at large scale willow tree removal and riparian restoration, then a tour and lunch at closed loop salmon farm 41 South. Capped off with a talk from Australian Hemp Council president Tim Schmidt and nursery legend Herbert Staubmann.
Registration at the QVMAG Inveresk car park opens from 8.30am.
Cafe Blue next to the departure area is open from 8.00am for all your coffee, snack and toilet needs before the trip departs.
- Bus leaves from QVMAG, Inveresk at 9am.
- Presentation by Janette and Ian Mitchelson of Quamby Bend Landcare on their long term Tasmanian Landcare Fund projects.
- A talk from Adam Cook at Forico about large scale willow removal and riparian restoration, with a look at the rare plants recovering in the area.
- Lunch at 41 South Salmon Farm.
- Tour of 41 South's salmon farm.
- Australian Hemp Council president Tim Schmidt will talk about growing hemp and producing hemp oil on his farm, and erosion control on the Meander River.
- A talk by nursery legend Herbert Staubmann of Habitat Plants on the benefits of native plants as shelterbelts, and how to plant them.
- Back to the QVMAG carpark in Inveresk by approximately 4pm.
Please remember to bring:
- Clothes for all weather
- A water bottle
- Walking shoes
- Binoculars (optional) if you are interested in spotting some wildlife along the way
- Don't forget daylight savings starts today, and clocks move forward one hour
Drive time 1.45 hours. 5 hours for talks and lunch. 9.00am – 4.00pm. Approximately 7 hours total.
Early ticket holders will be emailed in September to select their trip.