Event

Diversity Pastures

A 5 part Online Course to learn why and how to increase pasture diversity on your farm.

Presented by David Hardwick and the team from Soil Land Food, this course will explore the benefits of increasing plant diversity using multispecies cropping and pastures. You will also learn some tactics on how to increase plant diversity on your place successfully through the development of a Diversity Pastures Action Plan for your place.

The course consists of five by 90 minute Zoom Webinars, run once a week over 5 weeks. Recorded sessions will be accessible for catching up via Talkin’ After Hours, the Lower Blackwood LCDC’s Online Community.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Plant diversity: why it is important and the benefits
  • How plant diversity helps your soil and grazing business
  • Multi-species: the different diversity tactics for pastures and cropping
  • Species and Varieties: the options available in south-west WA
  • Identifying windows of opportunity in South-West WA
  • Steps to diversity success
  • Setting Goals: identify your issues and set some paddock goals
  • Plan your strategy
  • Choose your seed mix
  • Prepare your soil and paddock
  • Sowing: timing, equipment, depth etc.
  • Managing your crop/pasture
  • Stages of change towards your long term paddock goal
  • Grazing as a tool to improve diversity

Course Logistics:

Course Dates: 

  • Session 1: Friday April 5th, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Session 2: Friday April 12th, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Session 3: Friday April 19th, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Session 4: Friday April 26th, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Session 5: Friday May 3rd, 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Where? Once registered & paid you’ll be sent a link to the zoom sessions prior to each session.

Cost? $500 + GST.

Tickets: Diversity Pastures Tickets | TryBooking Australia