Saturday October 9th - Polytunnel Construction
Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a polytunnel workshop at Rocky Top Farm in Penna. We will look at floating and hoop row covers, polyhouses and polytunnels, discuss each of their benefits, their different forms of construction, before showing you how to build a variety of different types including an off the shelf polytunnel available through ActiveVista.
On hand to guide you through the day will be Tony Scherer (Rock Top Farm) plus a host of other market gardeners including James De Costa (formerly Hobart City Farm), Nadia Danti (formerly Fat Pig Farm) and Mitch Thiessen (The Agrarian Kitchen).
Tickets are $30 for members and concession card holders, and $60 for non-members. Tickets include a light lunch and tea & coffee, when booking your ticket please ensure you then email us at [email protected] with any dietary requirements.
Late October (date and time to be confirmed) - Pastured Pig Farming Webinar
We will be hosting an online webinar to discuss all things Pastured Pig Farming. We have lined up Belinda and Jason Hagan from McIvor Farm (Tooborac, VIC), Hayden Findlay from Ravens Creek Farm (Moriac, VIC), and Colleen Stewart from Scottsdale Vets (TAS). Whether you're farming commercially on a small scale or you're a hobby farmer this is an exciting chance to learn from leaders in the field about a variety of topics, from pig health, farming pigs on pasture using regenerative methods, fodder crops and pig nutrition.
We have various workshops throughout the year and update this page as topics, dates and locations are locked in. We have a fantastic network of producers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience so we always have some exciting and varied topics on offer