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FROM bushfire preparedness
and weed management to
fencing and livestock hus-
bandry, northern smallholders
will learn valuable tips at a field
day next month.
NRM North and Lilydale
Landcare's small-farm field
day on March 15 at Sonoma
Lodge near Lilydale will host
expert speakers and demon-
strations from 10am to 3pm.
NRM North's land theme
manager and biodiversity co-
ordinator Kate Thorn said
there would be plenty of var-
iety on the program.
"We are aiming for a range
of subjects, from alpaca shear-
ing to dung beetles and hobby-
scale chook keeping," she said.
"It will also be a good one-
stop shop to talk to experts and
and pick up information about
everything from growing nat-
ive trees to understanding live-
stock biosecurity and
"We are again partnering
with the Lilydale Landcare
group, who are doing fantastic
work in the local area. We also
hope it will be a social event
with people who may be new
to Tasmania or new to farming
meeting others with more es-
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Town Hall, Richmond 9am to 3pm. Details:
Bellerive Community Farmers' Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, 8.30am to
12.30pm. Details: 0417 352 780 or
Big River Growers' Market Willow Court
complex, New Norfolk, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Mowbray Community Market 330-336
Invermay Rd, Mowbray, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Richard 0418 133 308.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm.
Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249.
Tassie Makers Market Legana Hall, Fulton
St, Legana, 10am to 2pm. Details:
Liffey School Market Heritage Liffey
School, 1463 Liffey Rd, Liffey, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Quenton Higgs 6397 3670.
Devonport Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Gunn St, Devonport, 8.30am to noon.
Details: 6423 3384.
Epping Forest Market Midland Hwy, Epping
Forest, 9am to 3pm. Details: Colin
0457 975 430.
George Town Cricket Club Market
Memorial Hall, George Town, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Pat 6382 3421.
Swansea Community Market Town Hall,
Swansea, 10am to 1pm. Details: Bronwyn
James 6257 0505.
Sheffield Market High St, Sheffield, 10am to
3pm. Details: Narelle Smith: 0437 124 559.
MoMa Market MONA, 655 Main Rd
Berriedale, noon to 5pm. Details:
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall and oval,
Sorell, until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282
or 0417 509 558.
Penguin Market Old Primary School,
Penguin, 9am to 3.30pm. Details:
Don Village Market Memorial Hall, Don,
8am to 2.30pm. Details: 0428 921 443.
Esk Market Showgrounds, Esk, 9am to 2pm.
Details: Philip Le Fevre 0408 487 154.
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am
to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market Howard Rd,
Glenorchy, 8am to 2pm 6272 6812.
Kingston Rotary Friendly Market Kingston
Town shopping centre car park, Kingston,
9am to 2pm. Details: Annette 0419 543 287.
Cradle Coast Farmers' Market Pier Wharf,
Ulverstone, 8.30am-1pm Details: Lee-Anne
0497 622 311.
Axeman's Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Cygnet Market Town Hall, Cygnet,10am to
2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873 or
Ross Village Market Town Hall, Ross, 9am
to 3pm. Details: 6381 5444.
Derby Market Town Hall, Derby, 9am to
1pm. Details: Margaret 63522951 or 0408
Village Market Triabunna Melbourne St,
Triabunna, 10am to 1pm. Details: Tom
Teniswood 6257 7583.
Derwent Valley Community Market The
Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk, 10am to
2pm. Details: Sheryl Rainbird 6261 5230.
Field day has all the
land angles covered
ON THE COVER INSIDE
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Farm expansion under fire
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Redlands Estate whisky distiller
Dean Jackson at barley harvest.
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That's the spirit P6-7
TFGA Matters .......................... 9
Tillage and planting feature ... 13
Stock Report ..........................25
Wool Report .......................... 28
Classifieds .............................. 32
TWIA: Tasmanian Women In
Agriculture's annual general
meeting will be held on Febru-
ary 19 at Hazelbrae, 127 Station
Lane, Hagley from 5pm. A
farm and garden tour followed
by the meeting and dinner.
Cost: $36. RSVP today to Rosie
Mackinnon 0408 922 601 or
ANGUS MEETING: The
annual general meeting of the
Angus Society Tas will be on
February 26 at Longford from
5pm. Details and RSVP: Sarah
Cole 0407 051 047 or co-
IT'S SHOWTIME: The
Bushy Park Show is on Febru-
ary 21 and the day, from 9am to
4pm, offers free entertainment
for the whole family, including
circus performances and work-
shops, cooking demonstra-
tions and children's activities.
com.au or 6286 5156.
COAL TITLE: The Fingal
Valley Festival, a mining and
agricultural event, celebrates
35 years. Malcolm Woods is
vying for the world coal-shov-
elling championship. Shearing,
cycling, woodcutting and yard
dogs. February 28 from 10am
to 4pm at Fingal Recreation
Ground. Details: 0408 377840.
SUSTAINABLE LIFE: The
North West Environment
Centre's Healthy Planet Expo
in Penguin includes the Or-
ganic and Sustainable Living
Festival on March 7 at the
community garden, 235 Iron-
cliffe Rd. On March 8 a perma-
culture expo will be at Reseed,
30 King Edward St. A perma-
culture course will run March
8-9 and from March 9-12 the
Permaculture Convergence is
at Penguin school, Ironcliffe
Rd. Details: 6425 6928 or email
BACK TO WOODSDALE:
A picnic and fair day on March
8 is organised by the local mu-
seum. The day includes races
and competitions, raffle, stalls
and memorabilia displays.
2278 Woodsdale Rd. Details:
6254 6165 or 6254 6042.
GEMS APLENTY: The
Lapidary Club of Tasmania
holds the Hobart Gem, Min-
eral and Fossil Show on March
14-15 at the showgrounds in
Glenorchy from 9am to 4pm
both days. Displays and sales,
demonstrations and children's
activities. Cost: $5, children $1.
Details: Rosemary 6249 1408.
SMALL FARMS EXPO:
Free information day at the
Ranelagh Showground on
March 22. Hosted by the Huon
Agricultural Society from
10am till 4pm, the event will
feature breed societies, guest
speakers, innovations in agri-
culture and horticulture, ex-
hibitors and a poultry sale.
PRECIOUS STONES: De-
vonport Lapidary Club holds a
fair at East Devonport School,
Thomas St on March 21-22
from 9am to 4pm. Jewellery,
gems and minerals. Cost: $5,
under-16 free. Details: Collene
Donaghy 0407 165 005, www.
FLAVOUR FEAST: Tas-
manian Garlic and Tomato
Festival will be held on March
22 at 338 Four Springs Rd,
Selbourne, from 10am to 3pm.
Speakers and stallholders are
sought for the day. Details: An-
nette Reed 0438 009 522.
FRUIT SKILLS: Supervisor
level training late April. Course
takes skills from Certificate IV
in production horticulture.
Places limited. Details: Fruit
Growers Tasmania 6231 1944.
Branches can advise of upcom-
ing events. Information must
be emailed to head office by
10am Monday for publication
on the Friday.
FEBRUARY 14: Bothwell
CWA show, Bothwell
FEBRUARY 15: Highland
FEBRUARY 21: Bushy Park
FEBRUARY 26: Collinsvale
CWA craft day, Collinsvale
Hall 10am to 2pm.
For schedules and details:
6231 3706 or email cwaintas@
SAUCY MOOD: Last year's Bushy Park Show featured cookbook
author Sally Wise's special sauces for the event.
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