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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. com.au.
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 email@example.com.
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.nrmnorth.org.au/events.
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@ top.org.au.
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: www.utas.edu.au/tia.