June 17th, 2010 nola
The Cairns Post – Taste.com.au – Skybury Tropical Taste Sensation cookbooks have been a hit! I have noticed if you don’t get to the newsagent or shop early to secure your daily copy of The Cairns Post, you miss out.
The twelve cookbooks have great simple recipes that feature mainly tropical foods. If you see berries or something that is not tropical, the recipes can easily be adapted to local fruits and produce.
The success has not just been for the readers, the food companies featured in ‘Meet the Producer’ has reported lots of enquiries and sales. On the long weekend Skybury was inundated with visitors to the Australian Coffee Centre and produced over 800 meals without a hitch. This has got to be good news for other food tourism attractions on the Tablelands and it seems local people are venturing out for a tropical food experience.
June 17th, 2010 nola
Produce High Yielding Crops with Low Costs
Friday25th June 2010 – Hallorans Hill Observation Building,
Atherton (9:30am – 2:30pm)
Includes Light Lunch
Presentation funded by Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Organic Federation of Australia (OFA) to help all producers cope with extremes in climate.
This workshop will teach all producers how to obtain consistent high yields of quality produce through world’s best science and proven practice in organic methods.
Who can attend?
Conventional, organic and biological producers, consumers and interested parties
Where - Halloran’s Hill Observation Building, Atherton
When & Time – Starts 9:30am, finishes 2:30pm, Friday 25th June 2010
Cost – $40 per person to cover cost of 100 page booklet outlining world best practice international research on organic & biological farm practices – fully referenced.
Presenters – Adam Willson and Greg Paynter, Soil Systems Australia
Benefits to growers
This workshop is a practical presentation to help all producers build soil health and resilience into their farming operation. Includes such practices as;
· Composting – how do I build the best compost
· Nutrients – what minerals build healthy soils and better crop production
· Increasing water use efficiency with soil carbon
· Green manuring/cover crops – when is the best timing
· Pasture management – how grazing builds soil carbon
· Weed and Pest Management through systems approach
· Polyculture & biological ameliorants – building buffers in my farm
· Why monitoring is so important?
· Water management – avoiding the extremes through farm design
· Using local resources in preference to branded products
· Marketing options for growers who grow organically and biologically.
Benefits to the consumer
- Why quality varies?
- What things do you look for in buying good food?
- How good farm management is great for the environment and your health
This is a practical workshop by experienced farmers and consultants. There are well over 100 photographic slides. Bookings are essential;
Soil Systems Australia
(07) 3162 0701
0423 679 110