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AN acclaimed southern school
farm will give the public a peek
behind its doors next month.
The Jordan River Learning
Federation's school farm at
Brighton will hold Farm Fest
on May 16 to raise funds vital
for the continuation of pro-
grams at the school.
"This year we are continu-
ing to raise funds to enable us
to provide alternative pro-
grams for students to increase
their employment potential,"
Jordan River Learning Feder-
ation school farm educational
program manager Jackie
"The school farm is a whole
community resource, primar-
ily educational. We run pro-
grams and activities for young
people in agriculture, landcare,
enterprise and literacy,"
Ms Brown said the annual
fete was free and a great family
fun day with competitions and
activities for all ages.
The event runs from 10am
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 Grower's 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.
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.
All Saints Market 339 Macquarie St, South
Hobart, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Yvonne 0417 370 819.
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
Showgrounds, Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am
to 2pm. Details: 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 to 1pm. Details: Lee-
Anne 0497 622 311.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Ellendale Country Market Ellendale Hall,
Ellendale, 10am to 2pm. Details: Jenny Evans
Campbell Town Market Town Hall,
Campbell Town, from 8.30am. Details: Sally
Hills 6381 1318.
Franklin Market Franklin Palais, Huon Hwy,
Franklin. 9am to 1pm. Details:
Snug Market 62 Beach Rd, Snug, 10am to
3pm. Details: 0407 413 457.
Turners Beach Farmers Market The
Esplanade, Turners Beach, 4pm to 8pm.
Details: 0478 260 315.
Woodbridge Village Market Main Rd,
Woodbridge, 10am to 3pm. Details: Babs
6267 4853 or Jen 0428 222 490.
Farm school opens up
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Cut out the middleman
Produce fork to fork P7
Where your lamb comes from
Behind the dish P12-13
Beef up your herd
The Santa cause P18
Tassie's Rural Woman of the
Year is Carol Bracken.
Picture: LUKE BOWDEN
Nutting out a strategy P3
TFGA Matters .......................... 6
Cuppa TIA ............................... 8
Into Dairy ................................ 9
Stock Report/Market Talk.......11
Feature Farm .....................12-13
Wool Report .......................... 17
Santa Gertrudis feature..........18
DELORAINE FOLK MU-
SEUM: During May entry will
be free to celebrate Tasmanian
Heritage month. The convict
bonnet memorial project by
Christina Henri in remem-
brance of female convicts
transported to Australia will
be on display. Phone 6362
5280. Open daily 9am-5pm
100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine.
CWA CONNECTIONS: A
Sunday church service will be
Raphaels at Fern Tree.
BIG IDEAS: Former Rural
Woman of the Year winner
Annette Reed runs workshops
for women on smallholdings.
The Small Farm, Big Ideas se-
ries of workshops moves to the
East Coast on May 13 for a
chance to network and explore
ideas for small businesses. The
day features guest speakers,
panel discussion and farm
tour. Eureka Farm, 89 Upper
Scamander Rd, Scamander
from 9.15am. Cost $5. Morning
tea, lunch provided. Details
and bookings: Alison Hugo
6333 7788, 0448 384 681 or
SCHOOL FARM: Farm Fest
10am-3pm May 16 at Brighton
major fundraiser. Free entry
with gold coin donation. Pro-
gram packed with family fun.
Other activities include Light
Horsemen, bullock team dis-
play and woodcutting.
ALPACA WEEK: May 2 to
10. Open farm 11am-4pm at
Edenbay Alpacas, 465 Finger-
post Rd, Campania on May 3,
alpacas at 2pm. Will have
fleece skirting, preparation
and spinning demos and hand-
crafted products available. In
addition, there will be alpacas
and fleeces for sale. Edenbay
Alpacas also has a small stall
at the Richmond Farmers
Market every other week.
Visit expo before you start horsing around
ROOM FOR A PONY: A healthy horse expo is on tomorrow.
HORSE owners will converge
on southern Tasmania this
weekend to share ideas and
knowledge about healthy
horse ownership and land
management of horse prop-
NRM South and NRM
North are holding the healthy
horse and land expo starting
8.30am tomorrow at Pontville
Park Equestrian Centre and
are offering a virtual smorgas-
bord of horse and land-related
topics designed to help horse
owners manage horse health
and land condition on Tas-
mania's small farms.
The day runs to 4.30pm.
NRM South facilitator
Holly Hansen, who has been
co-ordinating the event in
partnership with NRM North,
said the expo will be inform-
"Mariette van den Berg of
MB Equine Services will share
ideas about restoring land-
scapes and decreasing depen-
dence on high-input feed and
the Wild About Hooves staff
will be focused on natural hoof
care, farrier alternatives and
hoof rehabilitation," Ms Han-
The focus is also on land
management for horse prop-
"Our vision is that horse
owners should be able to get
more out of their farms in the
long term by better managing
their property. This might be
about pasture management
and improved soil, or about
drought management or more
simply it could be about con-
trolling weeds --- all of which
have a cost benefit if they re-
sult in better feed for horses."
She said horse owners play
a vital role in the sustainable
management of Tasmania's
landscapes and play a part in
encouraging good biosecurity
practices on farms when buy-
ing fodder from interstate.
"We're hoping this week-
end is going to provide valu-
able information for horse
owners in good biosecurity
practice, managing horse
properties, cost and health
benefits that can be gained by
long-term sustainable man-
agement of farms," she said.
More than 200 people have
pre-bought tickets and post-
Tickets can be purchased on
the day and food will also be
available from CWA.
PEEK: Sheep and lambs at the
Jordan River Learning Centre.
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