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Join us on Monday 18th November 2019

Cross Pollinate is an annual event which gathers together food growers, producers and customers, industry, hospitality, education, government and not-for-profit representatives to learn, share their farming and food stories, ideas and challenges.

Our theme for the event this year is "Building Resilience"

The one day conference will focus on hands-on, tangible workshops and discussions, giving attendees relevant and practical tools to use right now in their business, along with inspirational talks from people within the Tasmanian farming and growing community. 

We will build on this theme throughout the day, giving attendees the opportunity to reflect on their farm, their soil, their business and themselves as farmers, as well as learn some skills to build resilience into all aspects of their lives on the land. 

Participants will experience a round of sessions including hands-on small group workshops, a mental health master class, a themed Q&A panel discussion with producers from a variety of properties and a tour of Curringa Farm.

Our hosts

Jane and Tim Parsons from Curringa Farm are hosting us this year, in Hamilton about 75km north west of Hobart on the edge of the Central Highlands.  Attendees will enjoy a farm tour with Tim, see first hand the benefits of years of regeneration work, business diversification in more recent years and hear directly from Tim about their successes and failures in farming Curringa as 6th generation farmers.

Jane and Tim, we can't wait to be on your farm this year, so thank you for being so supportive of Sprout and small producers in the state.

Stay with us after the formalities have finished for drinks, nibbles and an opportunity to further your journey in building resilience. 

 

 

Cross Pollinate is managed by Sprout Tasmania, and our team of brilliant volunteers has been working very hard behind the scenes, sourcing produce, creating logos, helping with media, working on conference bags and much, much more.  Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the CP team this year!!  We couldn't do it without you.

Interested in being a sponsor? Head to our Sponsor page to see more information about the packages that are available.

Interested in volunteering? We love seeing new faces and always need help with planning or at the event, please contact Jennifer Robinson on 0419 519 296 or email info@sprout.org.au. We would love to hear from you.