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Future Paddock

A FREE day of wonder in a paddock at Allynbrook. The future of agriculture from the soil to the skies. Come for a couple of hours or the whole event. Please BYO lunch, mug and camp chair. Tree planting. Regenerative agriculture. Homemade Invention Show N Tell. Drones. Robots. Pros, cons, the future.

When: Sunday, August 18 2019. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Where: Bonnington Park
36 Whites Road, Allynbrook, NSW, 2311
Topic: Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 0427290209

The future of agriculture from the soil to the skies. Come for a couple of hours or the whole event. Please BYO lunch, mug and camp chair. The venue is a private property at 36 Whites Road Allynbrook, about 30 minutes from Dungog & 15 minutes from East Gresford.

Future Paddock Events

Want to re-establish a fire-resistant healthy native forest? Rainforest specialist, Alex of Biological Preservation Australia, will introduce principles of ecological restoration, explaining the process from choosing a site & selecting plants for their best chance of survival, followed by some actual planting of pioneer & secondary species – bring gloves if you’d like to try yourself (limited numbers for planting). Alex will be around through the morning for questions. Presented in association with Biological Preservation Australia.

Explore regenerative agriculture

Join the Kater family as they introduce the principles behind regenerative agriculture & learn from their experiences, with examples from their own paddocks. Annabel, Rod & Penny are still investigating this approach to farming that’s gaining increasing acceptance across Australia – you’ll discover some of the best thinkers in the field.

Home-made invention show & tell

Some old & new inventions, repurposings, cheap tricks & new hacks from around the shire. Got a clever treasure or a fresh idea of your own (or your great grandparent’s)? Please contact us if you think you might have something interesting you’d like to show & tell for a few minutes over lunch.

Drones in agriculture

Drones are getting a tonne of press lately, some positive, some negative. Learn what’s around right now as well as what might be coming soon in this rapidly changing field. Sphere Drones are one of Australia’s leading drone companies. As well as providing drone services to industry, mining, agriculture & movies, they sell & lease & advise on these fast-developing machines.

Rural robots

Robots are touted as the coming thing in herding stock, planting crops & fetching your slippers – but are they everything they’re cracked up to be? Rod Kater will go into what he’s learned. You may have seen Rod featured with robots on ABC-TV’s Quantum.

Contact details:

Jane Richens
Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub
Phone: 0425 339 856
Mobile: 0427 290 209

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