1.0: Bambra Agroforestry Farm Autumn Tour: Sunday 29th May 2020 10.30am - 1pm SOLD OUT
Our first public tour since 2019.
Follow Rowan (forest scientist and author of Heartwood) as he presents his "lecture in the paddock" tour of this specially designed outdoor classroom for tree growers.
More than 12,000 people have visited Rowan and Claire's property over the years making it the best known agroforestry farm in Australia.
The tour (more than 2 hours) includes demonstrations of the portable bandsaw, solar kiln, pruning tools, tree guards and varied planting designs. Along the way you'll learn about more than 50 specialty timber species and how to grow them in ways that heal the land, enhance biodiversity, shelter stock, reduce the fire risk and create a beautiful landscape.
Morning tour 10.30am-1.00pm
Optional afternoon tour: Stewart farm, Yan Yan Gurt West led by Andrew and his family.
Large scale (575ac) farm using multipurpose trees to support regenerative farming (near Deans Marsh)
With the support of the extended family, Andrew (an Agricultural Scientist and 2020 Bob Hawke Landcare award recipient) and Jill have revegetated 18% of the farm in belts, corridors and blocks along landclass boundaries, creeks and drainage lines forming corridors of connected trees and shrubs. The trees provide a range of products including timber, bush food and native flowers (28 banksia species).
Tour explores the integration of agroforestry into a working sheep farm and how the farm production system has gone beyond carbon neutral. There will be a working sheep dog display and inspection of the historic working woolshed. A must for those interested in broad scale agroforestry, wildflowers, bush food and animal production.
OPTIONS: You can book for either the morning (Bambra Agroforestry Farm) OR afternoon (Yan Yan Gurt West Farm) tour OR BOTH (discounted) (see drop-down menu)
WHERE'S BAMBRA: Between Deans Marsh and Winchelsea, 35min from Geelong, 90min from Melbourne
The Stewart farm is only 3km away from Bambra
Detailed directions and further information provided at the time of booking.
Lunch - bring a picnic on visit the nearby Deans Marsh Store
Please, no dogs.
If we need to cancel due to Covid or bad weather you will receive a full refund.
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