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Multi-Storey Farming with Trees – field day
May 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clinton Tepper is a forester and a farmer. 2½ years ago Clinton planted a plot with 3 species of trees for high value agroforestry. However, the plot was designed to allow the continued use of the planted area for crops and livestock (Multi Storey Farming)
A wide range of crops and pastures were sown under the trees with some crops proving to be highly productive & others failing. Crops include lucerne, clovers, rice, triticale, oats, linseed, sulla, fenugreek, bromes, fescues, grasses plus many others. The growth of the trees has been outstanding with livestock grazing under the trees by 14 months!
Some significant learnings have come out of this very unique trial. Clinton will talk about why he set up the trial, the outcomes achieved, and what he is doing differently now!
Be inspired & challenged by this unique trial which could change your view of trees and their incorporation into farms! You can find a flyer with more information at http://www.wpcln.org.au/event/multi-storey-farming-trees-field-day/
Where: Clinton & Michelle Tepper’s Camaray Farm – 38 Cazalys Rd, Buln Buln https://goo.gl/maps/xPt8PAM9WNQ2
When: Friday 26th May 2017
Time: 10am start, 12:30 lunch (provided) Includes a farm walk to view the demonstration.
RSVP is essential to Peter Ronalds at [email protected] or 0402 650 382 by Monday 22nd May (N.B. the field day will be limited to 60 participants) – bring a chair & suitable clothing for any weather conditions