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An open day at a gar­den in Otago Bay near Ho­bart raises money for vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in Kenya. Ma­ree and Pam John­ston open their gar­den to­mor­row at 8 Kan­dos Dve from 10am to 4pm. De­tails: email chris@bc­

OPEN GAR­DEN: Kay­dale Lodge gar­dens are open to vis­i­tors from to­mor­row and Sun­day from 10am to 4.30pm at 250 Loon­gana Rd, Ni­etta. Food avail­able, pic­nic ar­eas and plant sales. Cost: $5 in­cludes a bunch of daf­fodils. De­tails: 6429 1293.

BIODYNAMICS AGM: Biodynamics Tas­ma­nia will be hold­ing its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing and a field day at Mak­tub Farm, 10 Pear­sons Road, Wood­bridge, on Sun­day. The AGM will start at 11am and will be fol­lowed by a shared lunch, a gar­den walk and mak­ing and ap­ply­ing BD tree paste and a BD 500 spray. De­tails: Julie Page 6363 5162.

SPRING FAIR: The an­nual Run­nymede spring gar­den fair will be held at the his­toric Ho­bart prop­erty on Sun­day from 10am un­til 2pm. The 19th-cen­tury home, owned by the Na­tional Trust Tas­ma­nia, will be host­ing ex­hibitors sell­ing plants, com­post, books and bric-a-brac. Devon­shire teas are avail­able. De­tails: So­phie Bleach 0404 235 375.

HORTI CODE: An in­for­ma­tion ses­sion for grow­ers on the hor­ti­cul­ture code of con­duct will be held in Devon­port on Oc­to­ber 10 at Edge­wa­ter Ho­tel, Thomas St, Devon­port, from 8am to 10am. De­tails: Emma Egan on 0448 214 745, email em­mae@rmcg.

TREE TALK: Agro­forester and co-or­di­na­tor of the Mas­ter Tree Grower pro­gram Rowan Reid will lead a field day in the East Tamar on Oc­to­ber 10 and also speak at an even­ing din­ner. De­tails: Tamar NRM on 6323 3310 or 0438 642 112.

GAR­DEN WALK: The Angli­can Parish of Dorset in Scotts­dale is hold­ing its an­nual morn­ing gar­den walk on Oc­to­ber 16. The walk starts at 9am at St Barn­abas Hall in King St. Morn­ing tea and plant stall. De­tails: 6352 2574, 6354 2266.

SCHOOL FEST: The West­bury Pri­mary School is host­ing the West­bury May­pole Fes­ti­val at the West­bury Vil­lage Green on Oc­to­ber 21 from 9am un­til 2pm. De­tails: Amanda Tay­lor 0467 097 791, email west­bury­pandf@out­

SMALL FARM DAY: A field day will fea­ture tai­lored top­ics for small op­er­a­tions from soil health and pas­ture man­age­ment to bush­fire prepa­ra­tion, bee­keep­ing and fer­men­ta­tion. Steve Solomon will speak about rein­vig­o­rat­ing gar­den beds and nu­tri­ent­dense pro­duce. Or­gan­ised by NRM North and Li­ly­dale Land­care, the event will run on Oc­to­ber 22 from 10am to 3.30pm at Sonoma Lodge, 231 Gol­conda Rd, Li­ly­dale. De­tails: www.nrm­

TOP MEET­ING: Tas­ma­nian Or­ganic-Dy­namic Pro­duc­ers will hold its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 28 at Mar­leen Herbs of Tas­ma­nia, 1325 Sh­effield Rd, Bar­ring­ton, from 11am, fol­lowed by a shared lunch and farm walk. De­tails: Judy Gregg 0400 995 900 or email of­fice@

RARE PLANTS: Wood­bank Rare Plants is open to the pub­lic from Oc­to­ber 28-29 from 10am to 4pm at 2040 Huon Rd, Lon­g­ley, south of Ho­bart. Cost $10, in­cludes tea and cof­fee. De­tails: 0448 007 525.

STEAM UP: Pearn’s Steam World at West­bury will be hold­ing the an­nual Steam Up event from Novem­ber 4-6. This year the event cel­e­brates Henry Ford and mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to bring their Fords along. De­tails: Ger­ard Gel­ston 0407 681 161.

FO­CUS ON VEGIES: the Tas­ma­nian In­sti­tute of Agri­cul­ture’s veg­etable re­search farm at Forth­side will have an open day on Novem­ber 14 from 8.30am to 1.30pm at 124 Forth­side Rd. From 2pm to 4.30pm the fa­cil­ity hosts an in­dus­try fo­rum on po­tato dis­eases and soil­borne health . De­tails:

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