Ballarat Biological Farming Roundtable
Biological Farming Roundtable events travel around Australia helping farmers explore innovative, low input, regenerative, profitable and productive farming systems.
The events are usually hosted by a leading farmer in the area and are supported by educational speakers, empowering those who attend to use the tools of nature available to regenerate land and grow nutrient-dense food profitably. This month our hosts are North Central CMA and Central Victorian Regenerative Farmers.
NB $40 includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (fresh fruit provided, those with dietary needs please BYO)
KEY SPEAKER: Agroecologist David Hardwick from Soil Land Food
David is an agroecologist with over 20 years of experience in rural landscapes, farming and food systems. David is passionate about supporting farmers to develop a better understanding of soil health and regenerative farming practices, as such he runs extension programs through Soil Land Food.
David aims to empower farmers with knowledge and skills through the extension services he provides so farmers feel confident to make their own agronomic and farm planning decisions. He makes soil health and function fun and easy to understand.
OUTLINE OF THE DAY:
9.30 am – Morning Tea on arrival
10:00am – Introductions
- Farmer Circles
10.45am – Key speaker – David Hardwick – Soil Land Food
- Soil Health Competition – Bring a cube of Soil – Prizes to be won!
- Soil health and function presentation
12.15pm – Lunch
1pm – Nakala Maddock
- The science of vermiculture for next-generation farming.
1.30pm – In-field Soil Assessment (David Hardwick)
- Stretch the legs and learn how to assess your soil health
2.30pm – Making Bioferments on farm (David Hardwick)
- Looking at simple recipes to make a range of biofertilisers on farm
3.15pm – Afternoon tea
3.30pm – Panel Questions
- Q & A