Upcoming Events 2015
Wednesday, 29 April
SoilCare Grazing Field Day
Jackie and Col Clark's
7 May 2015
Organic Beef Holistic Mgmt Field Day
at Figtrees Organic Farms, Grafton
See FigTrees Organic Farms videos below
Saturday, 7 November &
Sunday, 8 November
National Biological Farming
Conference and Expo
Friday, 6 November Pre-conference Tours
Monday, 9 November Post Conference Workshops
Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
Details out soon
Northern Rivers Soil Health Cards
Soil Health Card Videos
SoilCare Book List - coming soon
SoilCare Member Websites
North Coast Local Land Services Project, 'Ground Covers & Cover Crops' for Soil Health Case Studies
FigTrees Organic Farms Videos
SoilCare Grazing Field Day
Graziers - Don't miss the inspiring field day we have scheduled at the property of SoilCare members, Jackie and Col Clark on Wednesday, 29 April 2015. The Clarks are located south of Beaudesert, an easy drive from the Northern Rivers.
Jackie and Col both possess an infectious enthusiasm for regenerating the soil and their farm. They are always trying something new or investigating something they have heard about.
Alan Coates visited Jackie and Col on their farm a last year and reported back that it was a 'must-see'.
Bookings are required and we must limit the numbers so book asap.
Click here for more information about 'Rahane' and booking details.
Big horses and little dung beetles are the stars in a new Australian website by SoilCare's good friend, Dr Bernard Doube.
Horses Bugs and Beetles is raising awareness amongst horse property managers, owners and agistees about sustainable horse keeping through promoting dung beetle health and reducing the use of chemicals.
Dr. Bernard Doube of Dung Beetle Solutions Australia, worked with Horse SA to develop eight new “Horses, Bugs and Beetles” fact sheets that underpin the website information. Topics include de-worming, reducing chemical use and threats to dung beetles. A suite of educational PowerPoints based on the fact sheets can be downloaded from the website, further supporting the sharing of information.
The focus is on beetles active in Southern Australia, however many of the key messages apply to horse owners world-wide.
Check out the Horses Bugs and Beetles Facebook page.
Thank you to the farmers who provided land, labour and opened their farms to field days. See the Quick Links section (below left) for the case study reports on the six demonstration sites.
TAFE Biological Farming Courses starting soon. Book asap.
WANTED: BIOLOGICAL FARMERS OR PROSPECTIVE BIOLOGICAL FARMERS
We need a few more people to book for the biological farming courses before we can start. Contact SoilCare asap if you want a place in Bio Farming II.
Biological Farming II - All Crops - Teacher Dave Forrest
Every 2nd Monday starting asap 4.00PM to 8.00PM; 8 sessions (32 hrs total)
Click here for course details
TAFE Wollongbar, 61 Sneaths Rd, Wollongbar
Click for campus map