MULLOON CREEK

NATURAL SEQUENCE FARMING

Demonstration Field Day

When:
Sunday 9th November 2008
9.00 am to 2.30 pm - Please aim to be at the barn by 9.00 am.
Where:
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms at the barn
15 minutes off the Kings Highway (at the top of the Great Divide)

Directions:

From Braidwood – Approximately 35km west to the farm gate (left-hand side).
From Bungendore – Approximately 10km to the farm gate (right-hand side).
Then, 5km along a narrow winding dirt road from the farm gate to the barn.
The field day includes a relatively easy 2.5km walk along Mulloon Creek. Transport will be available for less mobile people.
Cost: $10 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Background:
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms (MCNF) is a 5,700 acre certified “A” Grade Biodynamic Farm, owned and and operated by Tony Coote. The National Landcare
Program and MCNF have co-funded a demonstration of Peter Andrews’ approach to landscape restoration and sustainable agriculture.

Over the past year, despite the drought, the deeply incised Mulloon Creek, as it flows through the farm, has been transformed.

A 3.5km stretch of the Creek has been fenced on both sides.

A series of 13 bed and flow control complexes have been built and thousands of grasses, reeds, shrubs and trees have been planted. The aim is to re-establish the functional connectivity between the stream, the floodplain and the broader landscape.

Peter Andrews will be at the Field Day to explain the principles of NSF and to answer questions.

Bookings:
RSVP:
There will be limited numbers so please RSVP by Friday 31 October 2008 to:
Southern Rivers CMA office
Email: Sky.Kidd@cma.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 4842 2594
Please book early, and include any special requirements or questions in your email.

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