Don’t forget to note the dates of our Seed Savers events for the second half of the year:
- Seed raising with guest speaker Andrew Christy – 16 August
- Fruit tree pruning – 4 September
- Seed bank drop-in session – 13 October
- Surprise garden excursion – 5 November
Check out our updated calendar, and of course we’ll remind you via our newsletter.
Other local events you may be interested in:
We’re not the only ones keen to play with fruit trees. Take your pick for some excellent opportunities to extend your skills.
Sun Jul 24, 2016 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, @ Greta South
Get hands on experience pruning a range of your favourite fruit trees including Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples and Pears with experienced horticulturalist Charlie Robinson. Charlie will also bring a range of tools on the day to talk about the different options available.
Cost: Free! Lunch provided.
What to bring: Suitable footwear and warm clothes. Bring your own tools if you have questions about them for Charlie.
For more information or to RSVP please contact: Mary Anderson (Secretary) on 0438 537 462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Take home 2 of your own grafted apple trees
– Expert hands on tuition, full local fare lunch & your very own grafted apple trees.
Join us at Black Barn Farm in our old apple packing shed during an early Spring morning while the moon is waxing and the sap is starting to flow as you learn the ancient art of grafting your very own fruit trees.
Learn about different types of grafts, why graft at all, best time of year to graft, knife safety, rootstocks, scion wood, permaculture tips and tricks and of course plenty of practice before you then try your skills on your very own apple trees to take home, all under the watchful guidance and instruction from Steve Burns.
- $70 – byo grafting knife (grafting knives are strongly suggested over a normal pocket knife for an effective graft)
- $90 – including this swiss made Felco grafting knife (supplied at cost from Forestry Tools)
- ($10 discount for Beechworth Food Co-op members)
This workshop is limited to just 20 tickets.
In fact, we love the look of all the events Beechworth Food Co-op have coming up, including:
- Permaculture conversation – 30 July (with Seed Savers star Lou Bull!)
- Fermentation 101 – 6 August ($20/$30 and limited to 15 places)
If you’re a facebooker and haven’t already followed the Co-op page, you might like to: facebook.com/beechworthfoodcoop.
Fri Jul 22, 2016 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ Albury Regent cinema
Film maker, Robert Nugent, will introduce the film and answer audience questions at the conclusion of the screening. For more information about the film, click here. This film is recommended for mature audience and may contain material that requires a mature perspective.
Information about Murray Local Land Services’ (LLS) Threatened Species and Biodiversity projects will also be available on the night. LLS staff will be available to talk about the Bush-stone Curlew conservation program and bird biodiversity in the Murray Region. Free biodiversity-related resources will be available on the evening.
There are limited seats available for this event and RSVP is ESSENTIAL by 20 July 2016. Click here to RSVP. Please complete a separate form for each person attending.
It’s not too late to join in Plastic Free July!
Will you join the 40,000 people, schools and organisations across 90 countries taking part in Plastic Free July?
For more local event listings, see Ecoportal.net.au.
We welcome your suggestions for future inclusions in this roundup – feel free to contact us with the details or leave a comment below.