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munity grants of between $100
and $5000 are now available
The grants round is sup-
ported by NRM North
through funding from the Aus-
tralian Government's national
Landcare program with sub-
missions closing March 10.
NRM North's regional
Landcare facilitator, Alison
Hugo, said the grants were a
great opportunity for local
groups to secure a little extra
help for key community NRM
Bellerive Community Farmers Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Town Hall, Richmond, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, Launceston,
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.
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray
Murphy 0418 144 249.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Burnie, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Huonville Market Town Hall, Huonville,
10am to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
Mole Creek Market Memorial Hall, Mole
Creek, 9am to 1pm. Details: Leanne Stephens
0409 713 240.
Campbell Town Farmers Market
Showgrounds, Campbell Town, 8.30am to
4pm. Details: 0455 872 784.
Westbury Church Market St Andrew's
Church, Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury,
8am to 12.30pm. Details: Rob Menzie 0417
Longford RSL Market Wellington St,
Longford, 8.30am to 1pm. Details: Rozanne
0409 014 394 or 6391 1639.
Producers of King Island Market Currie
Club, Netherby Rd, Currie, 9.30am to noon.
Details: Liz Clemons 0428 202 909, Jill
Munro 0448 201 667.
MONA Market MONA, 655 Main Rd,
Berriedale, 11ma to 4pm. Details: 6277 9900.
Coal River Valley Farmers Market,
Campania Hall, Campania, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Jean Howlett 6260 4126
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, Launceston, 9am
to 2pm. Details: Philip Le Fevre 0408 487
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 12.30pm. Details: Ian
0418 386 380.
Axemans 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 6297
Wynyard Market foreshore area, Wynyard,
8am to 1.30pm. Details: Chantelle French
Ross Village Market Town Hall, Ross, 9am
to 3pm. Details: 6381 5444.
Derby Market Town Hall, Derby, 10am to
3pm. Details: Margaret 6352 2951 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.
Blue Place Market Main St, Kempton, 10am
to 3pm. Details: Susan Nichols 6259 1100.
Handmade Home Grown Market Victoria
Memorial Hall, Kempton, 10am to 2pm.
Details: Sherrie Jewson 0408 317 664.
BUSHY PARK SHOW: Feb-
ruary 18, 9am-4pm. Demon-
strations of traditional skills
including gnocchi making,
cider making, old tools, black-
smithing. Light Horse Brigade
performance; Sands Family
Circus. Sheep and cattle judg-
ing and handling. equestrian
program including mini hors-
es. woodcutting and chainsaw
racing. Snakes. Home Industry
Competitions: Jams, Preserves
& Homebrewing; Honey,
Homecrafts. Siteholders places
available. Food, drinks, bar,
music. Contact 6286 5156, or
BIRD WORKSHOP: In-
verawe Native Gardens at
Margate is running a Bird
Workshop, Sunday 19 Febru-
ary, 9.00 am to around noon.
Includes morning tea. Suitable
for newbies or moderately ex-
perienced people. Starts with a
heads-up on bird ID then con-
tinues with a guided tour of the
22 acre garden. Bookings es-
sential, phone 6267 2020, cost
COVER CROPS: Are you
looking for short term cover
crops? Farm walk at Houston's
Farm from 2pm-5pm February
21 on a 5.6 hectare cover crop
trial and discussing how differ-
ent cover crops would work for
you. Seven different cover
crops will be on display. You do
agement. The day is free and
open to all beef producers re-
gardless of which breed you
run. Please RSVP for catering.
Brian on 6426 9239 or 0400
950 872 or email bstew-
PICNIC DAY: The Back to
Woodsdale Picnic and Fair
Day will be held on March 12.
The day features stalls, guinea-
pig racing, live music, snake
tent, face painting and raffle.
Details: 6254 6042 or email
CRAFTY GROUP: New
members are welcome to the
Happy Hookers group which
meets every Monday to create
textiles together. The British
Hotel in Deloraine, 10am to
noon. Refreshments $2. De-
tails: Joanne Wild 6368 1373.
EXPLORE HISTORY: An
exhibition sheds light on
Jimmy Possum, a Tasmanian
mystery. The display is at the
Deloraine and Districts Folk
Museum, 98-100 Emu Bay Rd,
Deloraine. Details: 6362 5280.
GEM OF A FAIR: Gemstio-
nes, jewellery and minerals go
on show in Devonport from
March 25-26. Organised by
Devonport Lapidary Club, the
show is on at East Devonport
School in Thomas St, East De-
vonport, from 9am to 4pm
both days. Cost: $5; under-16s
free. Details: 0407 165 005 or
not have to grow lettuce to get
excited about this trial, its rel-
evant for all vegetable crops.
Walk followed by a BBQ,
Houston's Cambridge farm, 121
Backhouse Lane. More infor-
mation, contact Donna Lucas,
RMCG, 0459 047478 or don-
WORKING DOGS: Paul
Macphail from Beloka Kelpies
will be conducting a two-day
sheepdog training course in
February. The course is aimed
for beginners as well as those
with some dog-handling ex-
perience. Participants should
bring their own dogs. Topics
covered include yard work,
paddock work, obedience and
control. The course will run
from February 18-19 at Lewish-
am, between Ross and Camp-
bell Town. Details: email
call 0418 335 306.
Field day. March 2, 11am-3pm,
with morning tea and lunch
provided. Dunlop Park, 4938
Exeter Highway, Thirlstane.
Sponsored by Meat and Live-
stock Australia and Cradle
Coast NRM, this year's field
day will be looking at the re-
search and strategies towards
increasing herd efficiency and
profitability. The day will in-
clude speakers who will discuss
topics including: findings from
Tasmanian reserach on stock-
ing rates; developing a pro-
gram for genetic improvement;
data recording for decision
making; pasture and soil man-
WORD: Tradition continues at the Bushy Park Show this weekend.
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"Volunteers play a crucial
role in the conservation and
rehabilitation of some of our
most iconic and special
places, and NRM North
would like to support groups
in this endeavour," Mrs Hugo
said this week.
Applications need to con-
tribute to at least one of four
Application forms and
guidelines are available at
applicants needing assistance
with the submission process
should contact NRM North on
6333 7777 or admin@nrm
Grants to help with
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