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Develop Your Farm Ecology


Develop Your Farm Ecology

A recipe to increase your lands resilience and build the capacity of your farm.

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Agriculture and horticulture enterprises are all about living production and managing the requirements of species that provide for our needs. We can utilise plants, animals and microbes to harvest sunlight and access air, water and minerals, - developing ecology in our system to support our endeavours. In doing so we improve the health of the land, lower input costs, increase product range, reduce pollution and waste, sequester carbon and build resilience in the face of climactic and economic change.


Presented by Mark Tupman of Productiv Ecology, this Talkin After Hours session looks at how an ecological approach helps to build the capacity of our farms. Participants will takeaway with them an insight into:

  • the key organism groups and how they work

  • how to put together an ecological program for different types of production.


Since his initial studies in Ecology and Horticulture 25 years ago, Mark has embarked in a variety of projects throughout WA in the fields of organic gardening/farming, sustainability, permaculture, agro-forestry, biodynamics and holistic management.

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For most of his adult life he has been a VET horticulture lecturer during which time he set up and co-ordinated the horticulture program at Denmark TAFE campus, establishing a certified organic market garden for training purposes.

Over the last few years he has moved into his specialty, applying his experience to consulting and running workshops on living production systems.

His business, Productiv Ecology, assists with the establishment of tailored systems that utilize a program of living organisms to meet economic, social and environmental needs of society.

The mission is to bring as much life to as many square inches of this earth as possible because by working with life, life works for you!

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At the end of the presentation we'll relax & serve delicious slow cooked lamb rolls to keep the hunger pains away!. It will be a great chance to keep talking about this key topic, network with our presenter and local landholders who have experiences to share.

Can't make it to the presentation? Don't worry, you are still very welcome to come along to this part of the event, we'd love to see you there!


Where: Lower Blackwood LCDC Office, 403 Kudardup Road, Kudardup

When: Thursday July 11th

  • Workshop: 4.00pm to 5.00pm;

  • Networking: 5.00pm to 6.00pm


Kate Tarrant, LBLCDC Communications Officer

T. 9758 4021 | M. 0409203056 | E.

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