Come and join the ODPG for this information day with farm consultant Phyllis Tichinin and soil scientist Graham Shepherd.
Chaos Springs Workshops are offered throughout the year and at various times as scheduled. They are designed to be informative and give you practical information that you can take with you and start using straight away.
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Farm Field Day – September 22, 2017
Location – Kohatu Farm – Linda & Boyd Matson – 178 Mangakahia Road, Maungatapere – Northland
Date – September 22, 2017
Time – 10:00 – 2:00 Morning tea provided bring your own lunch
Cost: $20.00 – free to ODPG and Northland Biological Dairy Group Members
Registration Required contact Steve Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the day. This field day will start with an open discussion about the various methods of testing your farm to assess its health and productivity. We will look at soil and plant testing, biological tests and Visual soil assessments. The discussion will be led by Steve Erickson who has 35 years of growing experience and has done a wide range of testing on his farm in Waihi. We will then have a presentation from Linda and Boyd Matson about their farm and a farm walk to look at pasture soils and stock.
Want to see soil carbon sequestration in action? Never seen more than 5 plant species in a pasture sward? Join the ODPG Executive in Hawkes Bay for a day of pasture walks, soil examination, and talks on what has happened on farm to change the soils from orange grey to dark brown. All welcome.
Thermal and Worm Composting 3-Day Course with Molly Haviland, of Haviland Earth Regeneration, May 10 - 12, 2017
Kiwi Fertiliser in conjunction with Chaos Springs and MyNOKE Compost are proud to host Molly Haviland for this intensive 3-day course in which she will share her profound knowledge about thermal and worm composting, and the benefits of their application in modern eco-agriculture. This course consists of 2 days of classroom learning at the Hotel Armitage in Tauranga, followed by a 1 day Field Trip to Chaos Springs Farm in Waihi.
For those NEW to ORGANICS and those EXPERIENCED in ORGANICS, The Organic Dairy & Pastoral Group presents a FARMER to FARMER Information Day.
Join us at Chaos Springs farm for an inspiring day with an outstanding group of seasoned organic farmers. Discussion topics include Soils, Pasture Management, Weed Management, Animal Health, Dealing with Drought, and Coping with Audits. Registration is essential.
Join John King for two days of robust discussion about the future of grazing, livestock, and enhancing landscape function. Improve your grazing observation skills, management and improve lifestyle by having livestock at the right place at the right time for the right reason.