Joel Salatin Workshop
- Joel Salatin Workshop
- Billabong Sanctuary - Nome, Townsville
- Local Farms + Community
- PolyFace Farms in FRESH (video)
- Joel Salatin interview on ABC Canberra with Genevieve Jacobs – mp3
- Joel Salatin public talk on ABC Big Ideas – video
About this workshop:
This workshop will be held in Townsville, the thriving capital of Far North Queensland. Situated half way between the tip of Cape York & Brisbane and remains one of the fastest growing areas of the state. Townsville is easily accessible from Australian eastern state capital cities as well as regional areas of Queensland and only 2 hours flight from Brisbane.
Registration for this workshop includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, all made with whatever local produce we can source. Townsville has numerous accommodation options available from self-contained apartments to 4.5 star luxury hotels for those coming from afar. See below in the venue details for more information on accommodation options in Townsville during the workshop.
This workshop will be a jam-packed day of essential knowledge, and a chance to meet other like-minded folks from across QLD who are passionate about local, clean food and creating on-farm livelihoods.
About the Teacher:
Joel Salatin of PolyFace Farms is a world-leading example of how a small family farm can become an extremely diverse and profitable Local Food producer, and how the benefits of Local Food Systems can create resilience, stability and abundance for both local farmers and the wider community. Featured in Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and in the films FRESH and FOOD, Inc., Joel and his family at Polyface Farms exemplify successful small-scale farming and the growing relocalization movement. Joel's website.
A note to attending producers:
As QLD conveners of RegenAG®, FreeRange Permaculture works closely with regional Natural Resource Management groups and Regional Councils in providing; opportunities for farmers to access world-class experts in regenerative agriculture and ongoing support in putting knowledge into practice, post course. We are proud of our association with NQ Dry Tropics and Townsville City Councl in bringing you this one -day Local Farms & Communty workshop with Joel.
NQ Dry Tropics is one of 14 natural resource management groups in Queensland. They are community based and work with individuals, groups and businesses to improve the regions natural assets. Their region takes in 12 local government areas and 140,000 square kilometres. Visit their website here for more information about how they can help you.
Book into this workshop:
You can pay for this course via paypal without creating an account, using your credit card. If you do not wish to use paypal, you can call FreeRange Permaculture to make a booking on 07 4086 8019. Please ensure you read FreeRange Permaculture's terms and conditions prior to booking.
Once you've booked in:
Once you've booked into this course, we will contact you via email regarding any further info you might need in the lead up to this course.
- Billabong Sanctuary - Website
- Bruce Highway
- Nome, Townsville
Billabong Sanctuary is situated at the foothills of the stunning Bowling Green Bay National Park. Located only 17kms south of Townsville, and situated on 11 hectares of rainforest, eucalypt forest and wetlands, Billabong Sanctuary is a refreshingly different venue.
Nearby Townsville is the capital of North Queensland and remains one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Located halfway between the tip of Cape York and Brisbane, Townsville's rail and road links the north, south and west of the state making it an easily accessible destination.
Billabong Sanctuary, Bruce Highway, Nome,Townsville, QLD 4816, Australia
Getting there by Car:
Townsville is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Charters Towers, 1 hours drive from Ayr and 4.5 hours drive from Cairns. Billabong Sanctuary is just 20 minutes drive south of Townsville (17kms) on the Bruce Highway. Look out for the BIG BILLABONG signs along the roadside. There are also Main Roads signs that will bring you right to Billabong Sanctuary.
Click HERE for a map on how to find Billabong Sanctuary
Getting there by Plane:
Townsville has a wide range of accommodation available for those coming from afar. For more information visit the accommodation section of Queensland Holidays website.
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