Presented by David Hardwick from Soil Land Food.
Want to build your skills in managing your farm landscape – for productivity, profit and the environment? Looking at developing a whole farm plan or revising your current one?
This innovative 4 day course will show you how to design and plan a healthy, resilient and productive rural landscape for your farm business in the 21st century. At the end of this course you will have the confidence to identify issues, make decisions and take action to start improving landscape health and enterprise productivity on your property. It all starts with good planning! You will develop a well thought out & whole of farm plan for your place. The course is hands on, group based and combines theory with lots of practical activities.
The course is for anyone looking to develop a holistic Whole Farm Plan, refresh their existing plan, improve their farm’s biodiversity and landscape health, implement ecologically based farm innovations or improve farm business productivity. This course is suitable for both experienced and new farmers.
You will learn:
how to “see” your landscape using landscape thinking
about Landscape Patches: the pieces of your farm’s landscape jigsaw
the water and nutrient cycles in rural landscapes
how energy flows and biodiversity functions in rural landscapes
climate, landforms & soil types on your property
about the landscape and agricultural elements of rural planning
the different approaches to property planning
the 10 steps to effective property planning
Date: This course will be delivered in two 2-day parts in 2022. Part 1: Wednesday May 4th to Thursday May 5th, 9.00am to 4.00pm, Part 2: Monday May 9th to Tuesday May 10th, 9.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: $495 + GST. The course fee reserves a place for one Farm Enterprise at the Farm Planning Workshop and entitles a maximum of 2 members of a farm enterprise to attend the course.
Location: Alexander Bridge Hall, 1252 Brockman Hwy, Courtenay WA 6288
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