Knowing your soil is to be a topic of discussion at the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo to be held at the Albert Hall Saturday 13 October
Organisers of the Expo have released its program of activities that includes presenters, exhibitors and workshops having a focus on understanding soils, soil assessment and what to do to improve them.
"The soil awareness component of this year's expanded Expo will appeal to horticulturists, producers large and small, down to the backyard gardener," Tamar NRM spokesman Greg Lundstrom said.
"We are delighted to have secured excellent presenters who will share their knowledge and demonstrate simple but essential tests to determine the characteristics of soil samples" Mr. Lundstrom said.
Agronomist and author of Earthworms in Tasmanian Agriculture, Dr. Graeme Stevenson, will be joined by Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis and RM Consulting Group soil scientist Theresa Chapman, conducting practical hands on sessions throughout the day.
Workshop spaces inside the Albert Hall and outside in the "Growdome" will include composting for kids, soil biology and soil testing.
“We are very excited with how the inaugural Expo is shaping up. We have over thirty exhibitors and four workshop spaces, where people can learn about not only healthy soils, but also renewable energy, electric vehicles, healthy housing, organic food and more,” Expo Coordinator Gabrielle Stannus said:
People wanting to exhibit should contact the Gabrielle on 0400 431 277.
The full Expo program is available from www. tamarnrm.com.au