Regenerative Agriculture - Farming for Change

Date: 

24 May 2018 - 5:30pm

Landcare ACT invites to an evening talk by Charlie Massey and Martin Royds on regenerative agriculture and adapting to climate change.

Date: 5:30 –  8:00pm 24th May

Venue : Weston Creek  Labor Club

Finger food and refreshments provided. Parking is available.

Key Note Speakers

Charlie Massey

Charlie Massey is a renowned Monaro farmer and author of "Breaking the Sheep's Back” and more recently  “Call of the Weed Warbler”. As a prominent public speaker Charlie is leading the charge in grazing systems for healthy landscape function.

 ‘Many farmers practicing different aspects of regenerative agriculture are experiencing positive responses in improving their farms ecologically, financially and with greater resilience. Their secret seems to come from gaining an understanding of ecological literacy, of understanding how landscapes function, and thus how to ‘read’ and better manage their landscapes’. Charlie’s talk will address these issues.

Martin Royds

Martin is a multi-award winning farmer from Braidwood who is actively involved in the Mulloon Institute for Environment, Farming and Society, the Soils for Life initiative, the Land to Market Australia initiative and Landcare NSW.  Cattle are his principle tool to build biological diversity and soil carbon in the land but he also produces truffles, yabbies, organic fertilizers and bio-stimulants to support agriculture that can survive all seasons.

Martin will present climate adaptation strategies for pastoral landscapes farming and bring a local perspective to the evening.

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