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Organic Agriculture Association Inc.

The OAA, based in East Gippsland Victoria, is a founding Australian Organic education, information and resource originator that has been actively supporting the broader community, home gardeners, land stewards and farmers, for over thirty years...

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FIELD DAY - BUSCH ORGANICS & (VERY BRIEF) AGM FIELD DAY - BUSCH ORGANICS & (VERY BRIEF) AGM

FIELD DAY AND (VERY BRIEF) AGM SUNDAY JUNE 4TH 2017 The Busch family has been growing organic vegetables at Hillside for nearly one hundred years. The farm produces seasonal vegetables which are available to local buyers as well as a much wider market. Kane Busch will speak on their farming business and methods, an overview of the industry and the changes taking place. All welcome, not only OAA members. Bring your own chair and lunch - tea and coffee available. Bring suitable footwear for farm walk .

305 Soldiers Road, Hillside, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 4 months ago
Bio-dynamic Workshop & AGM Bio-dynamic Workshop & AGM

SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY 19TH JUNE

Introduction to Biodynamic Practices #3. SUNDAY 19TH JUNE, at the Organic Centre 14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale.

Pruning demonstration - Alan Broughton. Applying BD tree paste - Sharon Dent.

Starting at 10.30 am.

If the weather is bad we will be undercover, and possibly watch a film on Bio-Dynamics.

Your chance to ask questions and join in the discussion on this method of gardening and food production.

And on the same day -

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

Commencing at 12 noon (a short meeting over lunch) Bring your own lunch. Tea and Coffee provided. Please come along and contribute to the energy of the OAA. Enquiries: organics@oaa.org.au 51 52 2276

14 McKean St, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia · 1 group leader · 1 year ago
Introduction to Biodynamic Practices Introduction to Biodynamic Practices

Introduction to Biodynamic Practices. (Led by Sharon Dent). Practical hands-on workshops, informal with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Venue Organic Centre, with some farm or garden visits. 10.30 am Start. We suggest you wear working clothes and bring food to share for lunch.

Sunday April 10th - BD500 stir, and talk about benefits of BD501 in humid conditions. Sunday May 15th - Building a BD compost heap, use of preps in compost, benefits of compost. We will need prunings and other leafy matter for the compost heap, preferably shredded (though we could do this at the organic centre). Sunday June 19th - Pruning and applying tree paste. Sunday July 10th - making a cowpat pit - we will need lots of bricks for this, if you can donate a few it would be a great help. In August and September we will be burying cow horns somewhere, and also having a share day for herbs - divisions very welcome of the following: Yarrow Valerian Chamomile Note: nettles and equisetum are also used but nettles grow from seed and equisetum is a weed in Australia and best obtained dried.

Biodynamic growing is an advanced organic system where a range of methods are used to enhance the growth of plants without using chemical sprays or artificial fertilizers. These include biological activator preparations which enliven soils and plants. The ones we will be looking at are BD500 and BD501. BD500 is made in a special process from cow manure, and fosters soil fertility, microbial activity and humus development. BD501 is finely ground quartz crystals and brings light to the plants, strengthening them in times of excess water, resulting in crisper, more upright plants with more flavor and better keeping quality. Soil fertility is based on compost and we will be building a biodynamic heap, learning about the compost preparations and talking about how biodynamic practices restore degraded soils. Cost: $5/day single, $10/day family. If participants wish to take some of the preps home a small donation may be made.

Email: organics@oaa.org.au Phone; (03) 5152 2276

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia · 1 group leader · 1 year ago
Introduction to Biodynamic Practices Introduction to Biodynamic Practices

Introduction to Biodynamic Practices. (Led by Sharon Dent). Practical hands-on workshops, informal with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Venue Organic Centre, with some farm or garden visits. 10.30 am Start. We suggest you wear working clothes and bring food to share for lunch.

Sunday April 10th - BD500 stir, and talk about benefits of BD501 in humid conditions. Sunday May 15th - Building a BD compost heap, use of preps in compost, benefits of compost. We will need prunings and other leafy matter for the compost heap, preferably shredded (though we could do this at the organic centre). Sunday June 19th - Pruning and applying tree paste. Sunday July 10th - making a cowpat pit - we will need lots of bricks for this, if you can donate a few it would be a great help. In August and September we will be burying cow horns somewhere, and also having a share day for herbs - divisions very welcome of the following: Yarrow Valerian Chamomile Note: nettles and equisetum are also used but nettles grow from seed and equisetum is a weed in Australia and best obtained dried.

Biodynamic growing is an advanced organic system where a range of methods are used to enhance the growth of plants without using chemical sprays or artificial fertilizers. These include biological activator preparations which enliven soils and plants. The ones we will be looking at are BD500 and BD501. BD500 is made in a special process from cow manure, and fosters soil fertility, microbial activity and humus development. BD501 is finely ground quartz crystals and brings light to the plants, strengthening them in times of excess water, resulting in crisper, more upright plants with more flavor and better keeping quality. Soil fertility is based on compost and we will be building a biodynamic heap, learning about the compost preparations and talking about how biodynamic practices restore degraded soils. Cost: $5/day single, $10/day family. If participants wish to take some of the preps home a small donation may be made.

Email: organics@oaa.org.au Phone; (03) 5152 2276

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia · 1 group leader · 1 year ago
OAA Inc - Casual get together and meal. OAA Inc - Casual get together and meal.

OAA Inc - casual get together and meal.

Members, friends, public all welcome. Date :Thursday Dec 3. Time: 5 pm. Location : Organic Resource Centre 14 McKean Street Bairnsdale (at rear of the Steiner School). Bring your own dish, salad or sweet to share. BBQ available to use. Tea and Coffee supplied. organics@oaa.org.au 0447 368 312

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
Bairnsdale Secondary College Chaplaincy Open Garden Days - OAA Garden Bairnsdale Secondary College Chaplaincy Open Garden Days - OAA Garden

Tickets $5 single garden entry, $15 all gardens, available from Potted Pear Nursery, 53 Princes Hwy, Lucknow, or at any of the gardens over the weekend. 1. Organic Agriculture Association, 14 McKean St, Bairnsdale ((f)route breakfast available 10.00am -12.00 noon, $5-$10) 2. Brown, 10 The Riverside, Nicholson 3. Pennyfather, 25 The Riverside, Nicholson 4. Culinaire, 51 Cunningham Crt, Swan Reach (lunch available 11.45am - 1.30pm, $10) 5. Lunt, 15 Bylands Rd, Swan Reach 6. Tambo Vale Nursery and Gardens, 989 Princes Highway, Nicholson (afternoon tea available 2.00 - 3.30pm, $5)

This year the gardens are a mix of private, community and commercial properties in Bairnsdale, Nicholson and Swan Reach.​

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
Organic Agriculture Association Inc. GRAFTING DAY Organic Agriculture Association Inc. GRAFTING DAY

Grafting Day at the OAA Organic Centre - (UNDER COVER)

Rootstocks and scions will be available at low cost for a large range of fruit trees and plants. A very economical way to start or increase your orchard.

OAA members will graft your trees, or you can purchase scions to have a go yourself - or take home and graft onto existing trees.

Demonstrations and grafting from 1 o’clock onwards.

In 2011 Peter Vaughan’s orchard at Wombat Creek was severely damaged by wildfire. He has rejuvenated the trees by grafting scions onto the trunks. Peter will be speaking at the grafting day on this process and his results. Peter will offer a demonstration of grafting onto a mature tree as part of his presentation.

People are encouraged to bring scions of rare but clearly identified varieties of apple, pear, plum and cherry varieties, to share.

Propagating material of other useful plants will also be available (tubers, bulbs, herbs, potted fruits, cuttings of grapes, figs, kiwifruit).

The OAA bookstore will be open, and the library.

Tea and coffee will be available.

All welcome - not limited to OAA members!

Enquires - (03) 5153 2204 Email organics@oaa.org.au

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
OAA Inc. OPEN DAY, NATURAL SOIL FERTILITY TALK & AGM OAA Inc. OPEN DAY, NATURAL SOIL FERTILITY TALK & AGM

OAA Inc. OPEN DAY, NATURAL SOIL FERTILITY TALK & AGM - Saturday June 20th

At the organic centre, 14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale.

Commencing 11am: Annual General Meeting

This will be followed by Lunch (Barbecue available to use, stove, microwave) Tea/coffee/herbal teas available.

Followed with a talk by Alan Broughton: Soil Fertility - How does Nature do it? If we can use the principles of soil fertility maintenance found in natural ecosystems, we can develop agricultural systems that minimise the need for fertilisers.

As well as the opportunity to explore the gardens, wicking beds, composting facilities, time permitting, the film “DIRT” will also be available to watch.

All welcome - not limited to OAA members.

Enquiries to 51 52 2276 or Email organics@oaa.org.au

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
Bairnsdale Street Harvest Bairnsdale Street Harvest

Bairnsdale Street Harvest. Come and swap your fresh harvest for something you have not grown.

Nothing to swap? come along anyway and make a small donation for produce you can use.

  • You can meet like minded people, and maybe have a cuppa.
  • Get great growing tips from knowledgeable gardeners.
  • Check out the Organic Agriculture Association's great range of books and seeds.
  • Reduce your waste and carbon footprint.

Open every Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Contact: Ph: (03) 5152 2276 Mob: 0427317748

Email: streetharvest@oaa.org.au

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
Organic Agriculture Association Meeting Organic Agriculture Association Meeting

Meetings held at the Organic Resource Centre on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 4.00 pm.

Everyone very welcome, members, non members, interested member or anyone with a passion for community, health, food, environment and sustainability generally.

Please bring along any ideas that you would love to embark on or share.

14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
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14 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, Australia
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http://www.organicagriculture.asn.au

The OAA, based in East Gippsland Victoria, is a founding Australian Organic education, information and resource originator that has been actively supporting the broader community, home gardeners, land stewards and farmers, for over thirty years.

The association believes that for all aspects of agriculture, horticulture, and community to be sustainable, ecologically and economically vibrant and resilient, then at the heart there can only be a healthy, dynamic, engaging, regenerating, biologically diverse and healthy soil and environment.

The OAA is committed to offering and assisting the public to discover and initiate the key resources, education and information that will assist them to facilitate family, community, and the environment, in a secure, proactive, rewarding, and futuristic way.