Sustainable farming for a sustainable city

Sustainable farming for a sustainable city

WHEN: 24/09/2012
TIME: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
WHERE: Richmond Club
East St Richmond

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We love to talk about Sustainable Sydney, but we don’t prioritise one of the mainstays of a sustainable city – our local, fresh and productive food supply. This event will showcase the work of some real innovators who are challenging the status quo and proving that good soil and water management can provide the food for the future.

Come along to hear some positive stories from farmers and experts involved in agroecological farming, and learn what you can do to actively support the future food supply that Sydney depends on.

Speakers 

  • Peter Andrews – (OAM, creator of NAtural Sequence Farming) Peter’s ground-breaking work converting degraded land to fertility levels believed to exist before European settlement has been publicised by programs such as ABC TV’s Australian Story.
  • Murray Spicer – (NSW Department of Primary Industries, Horticulture Program Leader) will look at the importance of Sydney Basin agriculture to Sydney and refer to extensive survey work undertaken by the Government.
  • Dr Maarten Stapper – (Biological farming consultant, ex-CSIRO) will show how moving beyond our reliance on scarce resources like oil and phosphates is not only possible but necessary.
  • Lynne Wilkinson – (Ausbuy) will put local food in the context of food security and food standards and ask the question: who do we want to feed us in the future?

This event is organised by the NSW Farmer’s Association with the  support of SFFA.

Download the flyer for this event by clicking here

Cost & refreshments Entry by gold coin donation includes refreshments. DOORS OPEN 6.30PM.

RSVP by Thursday 20 September for catering purposes:
Call the NSW Farmers Member Service Centre on 1300 794 000, call Michael Burt on (02) 6564 2355, email burtm@nswfarmers.org.au or via Facebook.

Getting there

  • 3 minutes’ walk from Richmond station
  • 30 minutes from Blacktown station
  • 1.5hrs from CBD by train, Richmond line.
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