Discover the Insights to a Sustainable Rural Life at Council’s Resilient Rural Living Event!

Livingstone Shire Council is excited to invite the community to the Resilient Rural Living Event.  This special event is dedicated to empowering our rural communities through education and practical advice from industry experts on sustainable and resilient living. Whether you’re a small landholder or involved in larger agricultural ventures, we hope this day provides some invaluable insights and connections for those that live and work on the land.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cawarral Cricket Club, Cawarral
  • BBQ Fundraiser: Cawarral State School P & C Assoc

Resilient Rural Living offers a unique platform to learn about subjects including:

  • Bushfire Preparedness and Volunteerism
  • Crucial tools for disaster information and preparedness
  • FBA projects and the importance of land condition
  • The important role of Biodiversity and integrating this with rural/semi-rural living
  • Maximizing farm productivity and profitability.
  • Low Stress stock handling on small farms with Jodi Roebuck, revealing sustainable livestock management practices.
  • Creating a profitable small farm by Jodi Roebuck, exploring innovative market gardening techniques
  • Optimizing pasture health and cattle raising in coastal areas.
  • Diversifying income through agritourism.
  • Efficient water management and planning.
  • Understanding the latest in vegetation management regulations.
  • Much, much more!

Register with us for extra hands-on workshops designed to equip you with actionable strategies and knowledge on our future sustainability:

  • Growcom (Qld Fruit & Vegetable Growers) will deliver subjects relating to Farm Business Resilience focusing on drought preparedness, financial assistance, and resilience planning.
  • RCS Australia will deliver subjects relating to Farm management for all seasons, ensuring year-round agricultural productivity.

Outdoor Education:

  • Birdlife Capricornia presentation, enhancing our understanding of local ecosystems.
  • The Soil Food Web by High Valley Dawn, detailing how soil structure supports ecosystem resilience.
  • Biodynamics explained by Woodvale Park Biodynamics, offering insights into this holistic agricultural practice.

As our children are our future sustainable landholders, they haven’t been forgotten, with a Small Animal Farm set up for children to get up close and personal, as well as Resilient Ricky and free amusement rides.   There are also two different workshops to register for:

  • Outdoor Skills 4kids workshops
  • Introduction to Leatherwork Workshop (this is an opportunity for big kids as well)

Thanks to our generous partners, attendees will have the chance to win exciting prizes, including:

  • $500 course credit from RCS Australia.
  • A 2-hour consultation with Roebuck Farm, valued at $500.
  • Stihl Chainsaw, Esky cooler, Cordless Pruner, and toy chainsaw from Yeppoon Small Motors, together worth $700
  • An emergency kit from Livingstone Shire Council Disaster Management, valued at $250.

Resilient Rural Living is an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from peers in the field, and take home knowledge that will enhance your resilience and sustainability efforts. Whether you’re deeply entrenched in the rural lifestyle or looking to make your first foray into rural living, the Resilient Rural Living event is the place to be. For the full list of presenters, stall holders and workshops to register for, go to Council’s website here for more information:

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