october, 2017

14oct10:00 am3:00 pmSpring Farm FairClimate change adaptation and Biochar for Soil Health

Event Details

The Fish Creek Community Garden Inc. present Khory Hancock – the Environmental Cowboy.

Khory is going to talk about Climate Change Adaptation and Biochar for Soil Health, the topics include:

  • Biochar – products, benefits and challenges (including climate change solutions)
  • Climate adaptation – crop yield decreases, water challenges, extreme weather event resilience, drought tolerance and irrigation
  • Erosion and sediment control – mitigation strategies to poor soil structures (high sodium levels etc)
  • Nutrient and carbon levels in soil – biochar benefits
  • Soil dispersion field tests – classes to soil structure, field experiments using soil from local area and classification sheets with mitigation strategies
  • Weed management
  • Health/nutrition benefits – Khory’s research assistant Katrina Lynch will be doing this presentation.

There will also be mules, flowers and Biodynamic compost.

  • Get your hands dirty and learn how to make a Biodynamic compost
  • Watch working mules ploughing a garden plot

Children’s activities include: cuddle a mini horse, make paper pats and plant a sunflower seed, make flower circlets, bring along your kites, trikes and balls.

Food and drinks will be available to purchase or bring your own picnic basket and blanket.

For more details contact Juneen 0427 809 509.

 

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Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Buckley Park Community Farm

1791-1813 Meeniyan Promontory Road, Fish Creek

Organizer

Fish Creek Community Garden Inc.

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