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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.