Two day workshop with Cam Wilson looking at designing a property based approach to water management with hands-on construction of landscape features to reduce run-off and prevent gully erosion. Workshop organised by NQ Dry Tropics NRM.
Start working with nature for landscape regeneration!
Join Stuart and Peter Andrews from Tarwyn Park Training for a hands-on workshop on redesigning your farm for maximum productivity and enhanced landscape function, while also minimising costs.
Help us count frogs!
Learn how to identify frogs by sight and sound with Frogwatch expert Anke Maria Hoefer, and be part of a great research project helping local farmers.
When - Saturday 28 October 2017, 6 - 8:30pm
Where - Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, Bungendore
Approximately 70 Hydro-geology and Applied Ecology students from the University of Canberra will visit Mulloon Creek Natural Farms to learn more about different aspects of soil, vegetation, geology, hydrology and overall landscape processes.
They will be accompanied by Dr Leah Moore (UC Associate Professor in Geology) and Dr Duanne White (UC Associate Professor in Earth Systems), and The Mulloon's Institute's Research Coordinator Luke Peel will also be on hand.
Members of our current Green Army Team will be celebrating their team's graduation, with a BBQ supplied by Manpower, our Green Army Service Provider.
Congratulations to all the Green Army members and their supervisors. Thanks so much for all the amazing work you have done over the last six months.
The Southern Harvest PDC took a tour to see some of the water harvesting strategies in action on the Home Farm at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms.
It included a visit to the Natural Sequence Farming pilot project on the valley floor, contour strategies on the hill sides, and low cost scald and gully rehabilitation strategies.
As part of this field trip, students from Australian National University will learn about brush pile restoration being conducted in the Mulloon Catchment. They will conduct ‘before restoration’ landscape function analysis and early ‘post treament’ LFA. During the course of the exercise, they will also be learning to develop research questions and experimental design. With Luke Peel (The Mulloon Institute) and Dr David Freudenberger (ANU).
At Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, students from Australian National University will visit 'The Home Farm' to look at the soil pit and learn about road cutting, land capability, soil chores and characterisation. They will also take part in a partial creek walk and visit various paddocks. With Luke Peel (The Mulloon Institute) and Dr David Freudenberger (ANU).
During this field trip, students from Australian National University will be visiting Mulloon Creek Natural Farms. They will learn how to conduct Landscape Function Analysis (David Tongway AM) in the forest and on exotic pasture. They will also learn how to conduct Ephemeral Drainage Line Assessment of nearby Mulloon Creek. With Luke Peel (The Mulloon Institute) and Dr David Freudenberger (ANU).
Approximately 60 Geography students from Year 9 and 10 will visit the MCNF Home Farm for an introduction to the sustainable biomes curriculum. They will walk along part of the Mulloon Creek and its lower floodplain to see various creek interventions, and to discuss the relationship between environmental health, agricultural productivity and human health.
Tarwyn Park Training is named after the iconic Hunter Valley property where landscape pioneer, Peter Andrews, first developed the principles of Natural Sequence Farming. Stuart Andrews, Peter’s son, has now built a training course based on the pioneering work of his father.
Stuart will lead a ‘hands on’ four day workshop in how to redesign your farm to maximise productivity and landscape function, while minimising costs.
The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park on March 9th and 10th. The event is BOSTES accredited for 5.5 hours per day.
This conference will be a large event with 8 Syllabus Masterclasses and approximately 36 workshops covering content, tools and skills for the new NSW Geography K-10 syllabus