The Gippsland Agroforestry Network and Landcare Group welcomes you to Bob Gray’s property on the steep slopes south of Warragul. Bob will showcase his property, especially his innovative agroforestry plots and integration with grazing, as well as extensive revegetation of indigenous species. He will also showcase two trials;one comparing the economics of agroforestry vs traditional grazing in steep country and another monitoring Red Azolla on dams through nutrient reduction. Peter Devonshire will present on the Gippsland Agroforestry Network and Landcare Group and explain how a group which covers the whole of Gippsland works.
This will be followed by a BBQ lunch on the property, provided by local community groups.
After lunch, delegates will visit a very environmentally friendly and sustainable dairy farm in Drouin South, where a guided tour will take place along with a presentation about the farm. The farm is owned by Trevor and Anne-Marie Mills and their two children,who manage the 122-hectare dairy farm with a robotic dairy and an incredible amount of revegetation. The Mill’s are also finalists in the 2016 National Landcare Awards under the Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices category.
Cost $60.00 per person (includes transport, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
The Western Port field trip will depart from Federation Square at 8.30am on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.