1.1: Yan Yan Gurt West Farm Autumn tour - Sun. 29th May (2.00pm - 4.30pm) SOLD OUT
Led by Andrew and Jill Stewart and family, 2.5 hours
Trees and regenerative farming
Yan Yan Gurt West - 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.
Optional morning tour of the nearby BAMBRA AGROFORESTRY FARM (10.30am-12.30pm)
BAMBRA TOUR: SOLD OUT
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Follow Rowan Reid (forest scientist and author of Heartwood) as he presents his "lecture in the paddock" tour of this specially designed outdoor classroom for tree growers. The tour includes demonstrations of the portable bandsaw, solar kiln, logging winch, 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.
OPTIONS: You can book for any either the morning (Bambra Agroforestry Farm) OR afternoon (Yan Yan Gurt West Farm) tour OR both (discounted) (see drop-down menu)
WHERE'S DEANS MARSH: 35min west from Geelong, 90min from Melbourne
Detailed directions provided at the time of booking.
LUNCH: BYO Picnic Lunch or try the nearby Deans Marsh General 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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