Wholistic Farming Workshop
Cost: AUD 110
Four two-day Wholistic Farming Workshops with practical and theory components, sponsored by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and presented by Biodynamic Agriculture Australia.
- Bendigo, VIC – POSTPONED
- McLaren Flat, SA – POSTPONED
- Lismore, NSW – August, 2020
- Margaret River, WA – September, 2020
Theme: Building capacity and resilience through biodynamic farming techniques, which enable increased humus and soil carbon, adaptation to a changing climate and sustainable, biodiverse, healthy soils.
Topics & aims: Achieving natural resource management and improving sustainable agricultural production via biodynamics applied to:
- managing soil acidification
- reducing the risk of soil and nutrient loss from wind erosion
- increasing soil organic carbon
- improving management of on-farm native vegetation
- reducing the risk of soil and nutrient loss from hill slope (water erosion)
Training in: The workshop will involve training in all aspects of biodynamic practice, with property inspections to reinforce learning.
- biodynamic methodology
- integration techniques into management plans on a whole-of-farm basis
- increasing biodiversity and adaptation to climate change
- pathways to conversion to a wholly organic system. Alternatively, these techniques can be integrated into an existing conventional system
- demonstrations on how integrating biodynamic techniques can result in financial benefits, both a higher value product and a reduction in input costs.
Presenters: Shane Joyce and John Hodgkinson