This Sunday Landcare will bring Graeme Hand to East Gippsland to speak about regenerative agriculture and how you can apply its principles to small properties.
Aimed at small properties the day is open to everyone interested in regenerative agriculture or wants advice on grazing management and how to grow grass.
Starting at the Swan Reach pub the day will finish with a paddock walk.
Lunch is included and the event goes from 10am to 2.30pm.
It is also a great opportunity to network with other small property owners and possibly take a break from the harsh reminders of drought.
Graeme Hand is an internationally recognised educator and has 25 years experience in planned grazing management and 20 years in holistic management training.
He holds a diploma in applied science, and worked for 10 years as an industrial chemist before turning his scientific knowledge and experience to regenerative farming practices.
Mr Hand is a certified holistic management educator, which includes qualifications in land management, planned grazing, land and soil health monitoring, financial planning and monitoring, enterprise design and succession planning.
This day has developed from Landcare recognising that there is a lack of knowledge and support available for small property owners during this time of drought.
Often the information is there, but accessing it can be a problem. This event is only one of a series of days that will be run over the next 18 months, aimed specifically at small property owners. The ultimate aim is to create an East Gippsland network of small property owners who can support and assist each other.
RSVP is essential for the regenerative agriculture day; please contact the Landcare office in Orbost to book your place. Even if you are unable to attend this day but are interested in the East Gippsland Small Properties Network, contact your local Landcare Office in Orbost, Bombala and Bairnsdale.
PICTURED: Graeme Hand speaking earlier in the year at ‘Gracemere’, Bengworden.