Agroforestry Workshops over the next few Saturdays (a fortnight apart) in Towamba – May and June 2023)

Free Agroforestry Workshops – As part of the Smart Farms Towamba project (hosted by Far South Coast Landcare Assoc), a series of free workshops are being run to help you plan a successional agroforestry plot.

If you’re keen to establish a timber block, provide livestock with forage, shade & shelter, and improve local biodiversity that will bring you financial benefits in the future then these workshops are for you.

With special guests Rob de Fegely and Rowan Reid – All workshops held at Towamba Hall with lunch provided.

 Saturday 13th May – PLANNING, 9.30-midday followed by lunch 

  • Reasons to plant an agroforestry plot
  • Site & species selection
  • Planting planning

 1-2pm Optional field trip to project planting near Towamba

 Saturday 27th May – PREP & PLANTING, 9.30am-midday followed by lunch

  • Procurement
  • Materials
  • Planting methodology
  • Guest Speaker – Rob de Fegely (South East Forestry Hub)
  • Feedback on plant selections
 1-2pm Optional field tip to project planting near Burragate


Saturday 10th June – MAINTENANCE, HARVEST, SALE/USE, 9.30am-midday followed by lunch

*** Presented by Rowan Reid, expert agroforester and author of Heartwood, The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit.

  • Native forest management
  • Maintenance
  • Harvest
  • Processing
  • Sale/Use
  • Feedback on planting plans

 Places are still available, to book your place or get more info contact Lisa Chin on 0438 198 785 or

This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program