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Environmental consultant Peter McAdam will begin proceedings on Sunday with a discussion on how to incorporate or retain natural ecosystems in conjunction with production.
Environmental consultant Peter McAdam will begin proceedings on Sunday with a discussion on how to incorporate or retain natural ecosystems in conjunction with production. Contributed

MANY lifestyle property landholders in the Gympie region have the idea of growing something to provide or supplement their income.

But a significant number of them have no real idea of farming or farming practices.

To help address this, Mary Valley Country Harvest will hold a field day this Sunday to try to supply some answers to the "what and how to do" questions about farming.

Starting at 9am at Riversdale Rd, Kandanga (signs will direct), there will be four talk/walk sessions from experts in their field.

Environmental consultant Peter McAdam will begin proceedings with a discussion on how to incorporate or retain natural ecosystems in conjunction with production.

About 11am, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry officer Paul O'Hare will deal with fruit and vegetable production, followed by Graeme Elphinstone's talk on pasture management.

The day will conclude with Gympie Landcare president and former forester Ernie Rider talking about farm forestry.

Information sessions and displays continue throughout the day with the opportunity to talk to people that can assist with farm planning and operations.

Cost is $5 with lunch and morning tea available.

Further details Elaine Braddley 0459 225 399 or Lisa Bell at tourism@themary valley.com.au or 0428 193 156.

FIELD DAY FACTS

WHAT: Mary Valley Country Harvest Field Day.

WHEN: 9am, Sunday, October 27.

WHERE: Riversdale Rd, Kandanga.

COST: $5 with lunch and morning tea available.

INQUIRIES: Elaine Braddley 0459 225 399, tourism@themaryvalley.com.au, 0428 193 156.

Topics:  farming food sustainability

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