Here is an opportunity to see what people further north are up to.
West Hume Landcare Group
Best Management Practices Project Will be going on a Field Trip to the Strong’s property ‘Arcadia’ near Boree Creek.
‘Arcadia’ is a mixed sheep and dryland cropping property run by Garth and Jan Strong and their son Graham. Over the last ten years the Strongs have maintained profitability and begun new enterprises, whilst planting 250000 native trees and over 300 acres of Old Man Salt bush.
In 2006 the Strongs won a Regional Primary Producer Landcare Award.
They also run a successful Salt bush Lamb enterprise, are currently experimenting with Pasture Cropping and have signed up to the Landcare Carbon Smart scheme.
For more info on the Strong family and ‘Arcadia’, see www.saltbush-heaven.com .There will be a tour of the farm followed by a BBQ lunch, which will be provided by the Landcare group.
When: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH Transport:
Pick up from Burrumbuttock store, 9.45 for 10am.
Pick up from Walbundrie pub at 10.20am. The bus will drop back at Burrumbuttock at 3pm RSVP: Judy Frankenberg on 0260265356 Or Rosie Smith on 0260330611, or 0427468489 firstname.lastname@example.org