Farm Planning Program with Darren Doherty
Sep
14
to Sep 17

Farm Planning Program with Darren Doherty

This is the renowned four-day farm planning course run by Regrarian Darren Doherty. It will be held at Mangarara Station in Hawkes Bay.

Check out the details here http://www.regrarians.org/rexi/ but ALL REGISTRATION need to go through Greg Hart at greg@thefamilyfarm.co.nz

More information coming soon.

 

Location: The Family Farm

Dates: September 14-17 2019

Cost: Inquiry to greg@thefamilyfarm.co.nz

Course Tutor: Darren Doherty

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Making and Using Plant Extract
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Making and Using Plant Extract

The Arboreal Food Web is all about the microscopic life above the ground. Farm Specific Plant Extracts is an age old practice of creating on-farm soil health that works with the arboreal food web. Each plant that grows extracts very specific nutrients from the soil depending on its own needs and the needs of other plants that may be growing around it, or that may be growing in the future. Learn about the benefits and methods of making plant extracts in this introductory workshop.

Cost:

ODPG Members – $30.00

Non-members – $60.00

Course Tutor: Steve Erickson

Register here: https://organicpastoral.co.nz/event/making-and-using-plant-extract/

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Creating Farm Diversity - Soil - Pasture and Landscape
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Creating Farm Diversity - Soil - Pasture and Landscape

Farm Field day at Shortland Farm in Opunake. We will look at what it takes to create a diverse farm landscape, including how to create and improve diversity in pastures, trees for food and habitat and driving your soil to new levels.

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COST:

ODPG Members $30:00

Non-Members $60:00

Course Tutors: Phyllis Tichinin & Steve Erickson


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On-Farm Composting
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

On-Farm Composting

This one-day workshop will cover the basics of on farm composting including:

  • Review of soil biology and their functions

  • Understanding the carbon cycle

  • Principles of thermal composting and vermi composting

  • Compost pile types and construction

  • Utilizing farm resources

  • Recipes for optimum composting –diversity is the Key

  • Monitoring and maintaining compost piles

  • Assessing compost quality

  • Equipment Options

  • Site Selection and Layout

  • Technical Tools

  • Methods of application

Course Tutor Steve Erickson | Chaos Springs

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ODPG Members: $100.00

Non-Members: $150.00

Register here: https://organicpastoral.co.nz/event/on-farm-composting/

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Ashley Dene Research Farm Visit
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Ashley Dene Research Farm Visit

Professor Pablo Gregorini has invited Organic Farmers to the Ashley Dene Research Farm at Lincoln. His research team will present on current and future research , followed by a farm walk and BBQ.

HE WANTS YOUR IDEAS ON WHAT TO RESEARCH.

So what do you farmers actually want to learn? Send your ideas to us and we will present them to Prof. Gregorini on the day.

If you would like to attend yourself, for catering purposes, please register your attendance with John King at john@succession.co.nz

Ideas for future research can be submitted here: https://organicpastoral.co.nz/event/ashley-dene-research-farm-visit/

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