Description

Looking to rehydrate your farm landscape, improve farm biodiversity, implement regenerative cropping or grazing, and create a healthy and productive farm landscape? This 2 day Essentials Bootcamp will get you started!

Join us on farm at Bibbaringa, for this intensive, hands on, fun Bootcamp as we explore the basics of rural landscapes, landscape thinking and the science and practice behind landscape regeneration and landscape rehydration. Led by a team of highly experienced presenters, including David Hardwick from Soil Land Food and Cam Wilson from The Mulloon Institute, this course will deepen your understanding of how your farm landscape works. It will help you improve the natural capital of your business.

Course Content:

Day 1

  • Regenerating Rural Landscapes: resilience, health and productivity
  • Landscape thinking: Learn how to “read” your farm's landscape
  • Landscape Patches: the jigsaw pieces of your farm’s landscape
  • Water and Nutrient systems in rural landscapes
  • Energy flows and Biodiversity in rural landscapes
  • Your Landscape System: Geography, Landscape, Agriculture & People

Day 2 

  • Soils: soils and landscape function
  • Landscape Rehydration: the fundamentals
  • Rural Landscape Logic: Fitting agriculture into rural landscapes
  • Regenerating rural landscapes: strategies & tactics
  • Rural Landscape Regeneration: Steps to Success

This course is hands on. You will need to bring outdoor clothing and a hat.

Presenters:

  • David Hardwick - Soil Land Food. David is a professional agroecologist. He has been doing soil and regenerative agriculture extension and consulting all over Australia for nearly 20 years. He completed a degree in Ecological Agriculture at the University of Sydney with focus on regenerative and organic farming systems, land management and rural change. David has worked in the conventional, organic and regenerative sectors and across grazing, horticulture, dairying and cropping systems. For the last 10 years he has been teaching farmers and graziers about soils, rural landscapes and property planning using fun and practical activities as part of the highly successful Digging Deeper and Planning your Farm Landscape Courses.
  • Cam Wilson - The Mulloon Institute. One of Australia's leading Landscape Rehydration specialists, Cam has extensive on ground experience in the planning, development and delivery of landscape rehydration projects at the local and catchment scale. Cam is great at presenting the concepts of Landscape Rehydration in practical ways. As part of The Mulloon Institue team Cam provides on ground advice, prepares Landscape Rehydration Plans and supervises on ground contractors.
  • Damon Tefler - Fruition Environmental. With training in water and geomorphology, Damon has been applying Landscape Rehydration principles in diverse rural landscapes for more than two decades. In the last few years he has been involved in a number of major farm hydrology repair projects across Queensland. Damon’s skills lie in identifying practical solutions for improving water cycles, the primary goal of which is the improvement of the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural landscapes. 
  • Gill Sanbrook - Bibbaringa. Gill is a regenerative grazier who owns and runs Bibbaringa. For nearly 30 years Gill has been managing properties with holistic management. Since 2007 Gill has been regenerating Bibbaringa with landscape rehydration, biodiversity and regenerative grazing approaches using a whole farm plan.

Venue & Catering:

The course will be hosted by Gill Sanbrook on Bibbaringa, an amazing farm and education facility 30 minutes from Albury, NSW. Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Teas are included in the Course fee. Enjoy the sunset with an informal evening BBQ as well on the Wednesday evening!

Places:

Places in this Bootcamp are limited to 30. A minimum of 10 people are required for the event to go ahead. In the event that the course does not go ahead due to minimum numbers not being reached, or due to COVID19; 7 days before the course commences a full refund will be given.

Accommodation:

A number of accommodation options are available including through Bibbaringa, down the road at the Great Aussie Caravan Park and in Albury.

Cost

A450

More information

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