Bush Tele­graph

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

SEED GROUP: The Tas­ma­nian Seed In­dus­try Group is hold­ing its first an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 16 at Bish­ops­bourne Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. invit­ing grow­ers and oth­ers in­volved in pas­ture-seed pro­duc­tion. De­tails: 0407 912 761.

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.

LAND CON­FER­ENCE: The Tas­ma­nian Land Con­ser­vancy is host­ing a na­tional pri­vate land con­ser­va­tion con- fer­ence in Ho­bart from Oc­to­ber 18-20. Speak­ers’ top­ics in­clude in­dige­nous knowl­edge, con­trol of crazy ants and farm bio­di­ver­sity. De­tails: https:// plc-con­fer­ence.org.au.

RU­RAL WOMEN: An in­for­ma­tion ses­sion on ap­ply­ing for the 2018 AgriFu­tures Aus­tralia ru­ral women’s award will be held on Oc­to­ber 18 from 11.30am to 2pm at Big River High­land Beef in Bushy Park Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Oc­to­ber 29. RSVP by email to re­becca.wil­liams@dpipwe.tas. gov.au or call 6165 3070.

GAR­DEN GLORY: The Stan­ley Gar­den Spec­tac­u­lar will be held on Oc­to­ber 21 at his­toric High­field. The day, from 9am to 5pm, in­cludes a flower art com­pe­ti­tion, stalls, plant spe­cial­ists, bul­lock-driv­ing demon­stra­tions and a bee show­case. De­tails: 0419 871 581, 0407 648 102, 0428 521 806.

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@out­look.com.

BEAUT BLOOMS: The Emu Val­ley Rhodo­den­dron Gar­den will be cel­e­brat­ing cherry blos­soms on Oc­to­ber 21. Ja­panese-in­spired dis­plays t in­clude taiko drum­mers at noon. Cost: $10, con­ces­sion $8, chil­dren free. 55 Br­effny Rd, Ro­maine, from 10am to 3pm. De­tails: 0417 551 130.

SMALL FARM DAY: A field day will fea­ture top­ics for small op­er­a­tions from soil health and pas­ture man­age­ment to bush­fire prepa­ra­tion, bee­keep­ing and fer­men­ta­tion. 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.

GET NET­WORK­ING: The Young Agri­cul­tural Pro­fes­sion­als will be hold­ing a net­work­ing din­ner on Oc­to­ber 25 from 6.30pm at St John craft­beer bar in Launce­s­ton. Guest speaker is Rafe Bell from TP Jones. RSVP by Oc­to­ber 23 to Emma Egan on 0448 214 745 or to info@yapn.com.au.

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. A fo­rum on potato dis­eases and soil­borne health runs from 2pm to 4.30pm. De­tails: 0407 865 640.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.