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Sustainable living on display

[ 05/04/2011 ]

This year’s Katherine Farm and Garden Day has been built around the theme of sustainable local living.

Visitors to the Katherine Research Station on Saturday 16 will have the opportunity to see a range of presentations highlighting topics such as alternative energy systems, climate science, improving soil health and controlling plant and soil pests.

For those living on larger properties, there will be question and answer sessions covering pastures, animals and weed control as well as experts at exhibits and stalls to discuss individual queries.

There are water-bombing displays, helicopter rides, aerial crop spraying demonstrations, farm tours and activities for the children. Katherine Research Station’s and Garden Day has been a regular feature since 1994 and provides an opportunity for people from all over the Territory to get advice from Department of Resources experts about plants, soils, insects and livestock.

Gates open at 9 am with final activities planned for 1.30 before the day ends at 2 pm. Entry is free.

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