our community autumn 19

GMO Moratorium submissions - open until 29th April

Sprout would encourage anyone who feels they benefit from the current 'GMO Free' status to put forward a submission to DPIPWE putting forward why you believe it should remain this way.  The moratorium currently finishes in November 2019.

Submissions due 5pm Friday 26 April 2019. Send to:  [email protected]          Mail: GMO Moratorium Review, GPO Box 44, Hobart Tasmania 7001

Groove in the Grove - Saturday 1st June

Head to Lauriston Grove in South Arm for a day of picking and wrap up with celebrations, food and live music.  It is always a great experience, and you can learn more about this winter fruit and how it is farmed.  Be serenaded in the olive grove while you pick...you can't get more in touch with Italian heritage than that!

Community Pressing Day at Freshfield Grove - Sunday 30th June 

Do you grow olives in your backyard? Have you always wondered how they get pressed and want to explore a larger olive grove than your own?

Fiona from Freshfield Grove, supported by EatWell Tasmania and Our Coal Valley, is coordinating a Community Pressing Day on Sunday 30th June at the farm in the Coal Valley.  You can bring your olives along, and they will go into the press along with all other community members olives, to create a unique "Community Blend".  You will then take home a share of this unique blend of olive oil to use at home. You can bring along 1kg or up to 150kg of fresh olives to include as your contribution on the day.

Contact Fiona Makowski on [email protected] to find out more and register your interest once tickets go live.

Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania - Conference 5th & 6th of June


The Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania (RANT) together with STIPA are hosting a conference in Launceston on 5th and 6th June. The Conference is not just a chalk and talk about why regenerative agriculture is good for the land.  The Conference is going to share how to restore landscape health, be more profitable with lower risk, while improving the wellbeing of farmers. 

The conference aims to take years off the time farmers are taking to successfully design and adopt regenerative practices that suit their farm. We will hear farmer case studies and the latest research and training to help farmers go home and be sure of their next steps.

Head to their Facebook event for more information on speakers and program for this amazing event! Early bird tickets close 30th April.

Churchill Fellowship applications 2019

Have you ever considered putting together a project idea as part of an application for a Churchill Fellowship?  There are many people in the food and agriculture industry in Tasmania who have been successful and travelled to investigate their passion overseas, to bring home their learning and innovate here! Belinda Hazell (Tasmanian Women in Agriculture), Nick Haddow (Bruny Island Cheese), Ashley Huntington (Two Metre Tall) and Adam James (Rough Rice) to name a few.

A Churchill Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented Australian Citizens to travel overseas to investigate inspiring practices that will benefit Australian communities.

Applications close 5pm on Tuesday 30th April, so head to their website to find out more.

What's in Season for Autumn

We want to help you to eat seasonal, local produce and what better place to visit than the Eat Well Tasmania "What's in Season - Autumn" guide!  Love what you do Eat Well Tas....nice work!

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