online casino real money at https://aucasinosonline.com/

Bambra Agroforestry Farm
by Rowan Reid

30 Year Anniversary Farm Tours and Courses

Bambra Agroforestry Farm Tours and Courses 2017 - 30 years on

Presented by Rowan Reid

We planted our first trees in 1987. My idea was to establish an outdoor education centre for agroforestry where landholders could explore the opportunities to integrate commercial trees into their farming landscape for conservation, aesthetics and profit.

I wanted to make the act of planting trees – and cutting them down for high quality timber – attractive to farmers.

We now have thousands of trees, of more than 50 species. We manage them for timber, bushfood, seed and other products while they also provide shelter, erosion control, fire protection and beautification

Since our first field day in 1988, more than 10,000 guests – farmers, small landholders, students, professionals and international guests – have toured the farm to learn about species selection, establishment, tree protection, pruning, thinning, harvesting and, more recently, sawmilling and timber drying.

DOWNLOAD OUR FARM BROUCHURE

BAMBRA_BOOK_COVER.JPG

This autumn I will be conducting Guided Farm Tours and our first "Grow-your-own-furniture" course.

FIELD_DAY_TOUR_BAF.JPG ROWAN_TALK_AT_MUSTER.JPG TOUR_IN_WALNUTS.JPG

“Rowan has been an inspiration to many landholders in my region as well as throughout Australia and internationally.

“Rowan's work is about trees in the landscape not competing with, but supporting agriculture.”

"Rowan's farm tours are like a university course on tree growing presented in the paddock; there is nothing quiet like it, I learnt so much"

Bambra Agroforestry Farm Tours (2.5 hours)

Guided tour presented By Rowan Reid

Tour Dates:

Sunday 12th March: 10am-12.30pm (followed by an optional afternoon tour of the Stewart's Yan Yan Gurt West Farm)

Friday 21st April: 10am - 12.30pm (followed by an optional afternoon tour of the Stewart's Yan Yan Gurt West Farm )

Sunday 21st May: 10am - 12.30pm (followed by an optional afternoon tour of the Stewart's Yan Yan Gurt West Farm)

What you'll see:

Each tour will include:

- introduction to a wide range of commercial tree species growing in multipurpose plantings

- discussion of the timber qualities of more than 30 native and exotic tree species, their use and values.

- explanation of how growing trees for profit can protect and enhance soil quality, biodiversity, animal welfare and property values while also reducing the fire hazard.

- demonstration of how I establish, protect, prune and thin our trees for high quality furniture-grade timber

- explanation of how we selectively harvest, mill and dry our timber (due to safety and time constraints I will not be running machinery during the farm tours - if you are interested please consider attending our "Grow-your-own-furniture" course, see below)

Afternoon optional tour of Yan Yan Gurt West:

After the tour you can go to the Deans Marsh township for lunch (buy your own) then join the Stewart Family for a tour of their Yan Yan Gurt West farm. Since 1993 the family has planted more than 17% of the farm to trees in a range of agroforestry designs that support their agricultural income whilst creating new commercial opportunities and a beautiful landscape (LINK TO Yan Yan Gurt West)

Where?:

Our Bambra Agroforestry Farm is located in the Eastern Otways in southern Victoria. It will take you about 1.5 hours from the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne. Detailed directions will be provided when you register for the tours.

WHERE%27S_BAMBRA.JPG

Cost:

Tour Bambra Agroforestry Farm only = $40/person, $20/students (13-18)

Tour both Bambra Agroforestry Farm and Yan Yan Gurt West = $70/person, $35/students (13-18),

Tour of Yan Yan Gurt West only = $40/person, $20/students (13-18)

Students, please book at full price and we'll give you a cash refund on arrival.

Children under 13 are free but they must be closely supervised for their own safety and for the benefit of other guests.

BOOK ONLINE through the Australian Agroforestry Foundation

BOOKING%20TAB.JPG

If you have an problems with your registration CONTACT ROWAN

The Australian Agroforestry Foundation is a Not For Profit organisation that delivers agroforestry education and extension programs around the world. Rowan Reid is the Managing Director of the Foundation.

"Grow-your-own-furniture" course (2 days)

ROWAN_UP_TREE_RANKINS_SUGAR_GUM_LOW.JPG RR_MEASURING.JPG ROWAN%20FELLING.JPG SNIGGING%20LOG.JPG

Presented by Rowan Reid (Bach. Forest Sci., Masters Forest Science) on his Bambra Agroforestry Farm

10am Saturday 6th May through to 4.00pm Sunday 7th May

Course structure and content:

Day 1: Timber species and Silviculture

- Introductory presentation on wood quality

- Full tour of the Bambra Agroforestry Farm to inspect wide range of native and exotic timber species

- Practical tree measurement exercise using the Master TreeGrower diameter tape

- Classroom presentation on pruning and thinning for timber production

- Practical demonstration of pruning and thinning methods and tools for a range timber species

 

Day 2: Small scale timber harvesting, sawmilling and drying

- Demonstration of selective harvesting using chainsaw and tractor PTO-driven logging winch (Tajfun 5T)

- Classroom presentation on small scale sawmilling including quartersawing and backsawing patterns

- Demonstration of small-scale sawmilling on a portable bandsaw mill (Norwood Lumbermate)

- Presentation on timber seasoning: observation of air-drying and solar kiln drying (Solarkiln MiniPro)

- Opportunity to discuss your needs and interests

FURNITURE.JPG LUMBERMATE%20SQUARE%20CUT.JPG DSC_0741.JPG

Where:

Bambra Agroforestry Farm is located in the Eastern Otways between Colac and the coast. It will take you about 1.5 hours from the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne. Detailed directions will be provided when you register for the tours.

WHERE%27S_BAMBRA.JPG

Cost:

Full course (2 days) = $400/person

Day 1 only (Saturday 6th May) = $225/person

Day 2 only (Sunday 7th May) = $225/person

Fee includes morning and afternoon tea, light lunch and course notes

Accommodation options:

Free camping available on site = bring your own equipment (there is a kitchen, shower and toilet available for campers)

Local accommodation options - please contact us for a list of local providers.

Please Note:

- due to safety and for the benefit of others children under 16 are not permitted

- participants will be required to wear a hard hat and high visibility vest when ask to do so (provided)

BOOK ONLINE through the Australian Agroforestry Foundation

COURSE%20BOOKING.JPG

If you have an problems with your registration CONTACT ROWAN

The Australian Agroforestry Foundation is a Not For Profit organisation that delivers agroforestry education and extension programs around the world. Rowan Reid is the Managing Director of the Foundation.

About Rowan Reid

Rowan Reid (B.For.Sci. & M.For.Sci.) is a forester amongst farmers. His passion for trees began as a child in the coastal eucalypt forests of southern Victoria and has led to a life teaching and working with farmers around the world. Rowan won the 2001 Australian Eureka Prize for Excellence in Environmental Education for his farmer course (The Australian Master TreeGrower), which he continues to deliver around Australia and internationally (Africa, Timor Leste, Indonesia etc.).  A Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne for 20 years, Rowan continues his academic teaching and research as a Senior Fellow of the university and the Managing Director of the Australian Agroforestry Foundation (a not-for-profit organisation). Since the publication of Agroforestry in Australia and New Zealand (1985), Rowan has written or co-authored eight other books and is an internationally recognised leader in farmer education and extension.

AFIN_AAND_NZ_COVER.JPG AF%20COVER_TN.JPG SHIITAKE_BOOK_COVER.PNG.JPG TREE_CHANGE_COVER_TN.JPG OAN_BOOK_COVER_TN.JPG ALISTAIR%20AND%20TABLE%20COVER.PNG

Most importantly, Rowan is also a farmer and tree grower in his own right with over 30 years’ experience on his own family farm in the Otway Ranges of southern Victoria and as a founder of one of Australia’s largest and most successful Landcare groups, the Otway Agroforestry Network. More than 10,000 visitors have toured his Bambra Agroforestry Farm, which is set up as a 42-hectare outdoor classroom for farmers, scientists, students and tree lovers, and a living laboratory for his own learning.

 

Private Group Tours and Consultancies

We can run tours and deliver tailored courses for groups by private arrangement. CONTACT Rowan for details.

I can do private consultantions for landholders. I like clients to first visit our farm before I visit their property and prepare a report that addresses their tree planting needs. CONTACT Rowan for details.

I am available to do institutional consultancies for government, industry and community groups on any aspect of agroforestry research and development. CONTACT ROWAN for more information

DOWNLOAD CV