A popular land management information event could become an annual event on the calendars of smallholders in the state's North-East after another successful year.
Organised by NRM North and Lilydale Land Care, and held at Sonoma Lodge, this year was the fourth running of the Lilydale Small Farm Living Field Day.
The event was originally held as a one-off in 2013. Though after significant interest the decision was made to make it biennial.
"We have considered it," Lauren Bird, the small farm living and biodiversity co-ordinator at NRM North, said of an annual shift. "We were discussing that ... particularly with the amount of interest we got for this year."
Though much organisation does go into the event, she said it is "certainly becoming that way" the change would be desired.
"I think it's a watch this space at the moment."
The program is aimed at boosting the environmental performance of smaller landholders in Tasmania's North-East.
Soil health and on-farm diversity were just some of the topics covered in 2019. Presentations on bush foods with Aunty Patsy Cameron and giant freshwater lobsters also featured.
The prevalence of smallholders in areas like Lilydale - with its proximity to Launceston - are what Ms Bird pins that groundswell of interest to.
There are more hobby "chasing the dream" of owning their small patch of land. But often they might then not know what to do to best make the most of that acreage.
"This is why this event was started in the first place," Ms Bird said. "To provide that information and resources ... in a one-stop shop essentially."
"It is an event that is building numbers of people attending and number of people wanting to be present for stallholders and presentations.
"Having it on a working farm is really critical I think to be able to showcase what it is like on a working property. We do have people come from the cities that may not have ever been on a working farm before."
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