15 Speakers – 3 Days – 3 DVDS – Over 7 Hours
Includes Farm Walks to a Mallee farm, a regenerative native grasslands and two vineyards
Potential of native grasses
Landscape function and grassland condition are important indicators of the health of a landscape and its capability to retain water and nutrient re-serves and respond vigorously to good growing conditions. Being able to accurately and quickly assess function and condition enables land managers to improve plant and animal performance at low cost and risk and reduces vulnerability to difficult conditions.
These conference DVDs will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
- Lower your farming risk.
- Keep more money over time in your business.
- Increase biodiversity on your farm.
- Improve your soil health
- Determine what regeneration technique will work for you.
These conference DVDs include the science, practical experience and on-ground opportunities to see function and condition assessments done.
Value of Money:
1st Day ………………….… $180
2nd Day …………………… $180
3rd Day ……………………. $110
Plus Dinner………….. $50
Plus Accommodation ……. $500 (approx.)
Plus Travel ………………. $ xxx
Total …………… approx. $1,xxx
You Save more than $800!
All 3 Day Conference DVDs $147
Key Note Speakers:
Prof. Prof. Bill Gammage, Author of “The Biggest Estate on Earth”. Bill is an adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University researching Aboriginal land management at the time of contact. He has written many prize winning books including most recently The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia (2011).
James Boyce, author of “1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia” and “Van Diemen’s Land”, is an honorary research associate at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Environmental Studies.
James is a Tasmanian based author that has a clear understanding on the productivity and food value of native grasslands. James clarifies how quickly people arriving in Tasmania were able to ‘live off the land’. His insight into this is in contrast with our belief on how hard it was for people arriving around Sydney cove.
His opening paragraph from his review of Bill Gammage’s book shows a glimpse of this understanding.
“Gammage’s point is more fundamental: with European settlement “a majestic achievement ended”, now “we have a continent to learn”. The sublime reality that is documented with comprehensive empirical care is posed as a challenge to us all: a revelation of what will be required if we are to one day “understand our country” and “become Australian”.
Modern environmental sensibility has not increased the number of Australians who are able to imagine what our dominant homelands – the coastlands of the temperate zone – were like before European settlement. Such has been the transformation of the vast grasslands in particular that little cultural memory remains of the old landscape; many of its diverse plants, animals, flowers and even colours and sounds have been forgotten. This absence has facilitated the persistence of a mythology that first settlers found the continent barren and ugly.
We were very lucky and honored to have filmed this conference and that now we are allowed to share some highlights of the conference with you.
This is a great opportunity to see what it is all about!