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Deep Winter 2018

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Cygnet Town Hall

Cygnet, TAS 7112


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DEEP WINTER 2018: 8-10 June, Cygnet, Tas

Deep Winter is a loose affiliation of Australian farming friends (both old and new) who gather together in the deep of winter to share stories, solidarity, seeds and cider.

In 2018, Deep Winter is happening on 8 - 10 June in Cygnet, Tasmania.

Deep Winter is a participatory event, run by farmers, for farmers. Its awesomeness is driven by the efforts and contributions made by all who attend.


Friday 8 June: A local farm tour to a collection of diverse farms in the Huon Valley region.

In the evening we'll gather at Pagan Cider - a cosy shed with good cider (and other beverages), plus some delicious food vans to make sure you don't go hungry. This is a "take care of yourself" dinner and drinks session - meaning you pay for yourself :-).

Saturday 9th June: We'll gather at the Cygnet Town Hall for a full and fun day of sharing, yarning, thinking and connecting. Stay tuned for all details.

On Saturday night, we're organising a delicious farm foraged dinner for you in central Cygnet. Due to strict quarantine laws, people traveling coming from the mainland can't bring fresh produce to contribute to a pot luck dinner. However, you're welcome to bring any processed foods, including preserves to share at dinner time :-). If you're a local and would like to donate some of your produce to the dinner - get in touch!

Sunday 10th June: We'll gather at the Cygnet Town Hall again from 8am - 1pm to keep talking + networking, then pack up, and head home.

Sunday arvo: For folks who aren't quite ready to head home, you're welcome to join some of us at Willie Smith's for a Sunday session.


  • Holistic Decision Making workshop with Dan Palmer: Holistic Decision Making is an approach anyone can use to aim and steer their life projects toward happiness, health, and wholeness. Though appropriate for anyone working in any decision-making context, in this workshop, held in Cygnet, a region rich in farmers, we invite both farmers and non-farmers. Dan will be sure to cater to small farmers feeling like they’d like a better system for driving their enterprise forward with better decision making. This workshop runs from 9am - 5pm at St Mark's Church, George St, Cygnet. Tickets $110 for commercial farmers and $160 for non-farmers. CLICK HERE for more info and to book your place!

  • Growth Marketing For Growers: We all get it, farming is your thing and you prefer to be out there in the fields or the kitchen and not feeling overwhelmed by Instagram, Facebook and how to deal with your email newsletter. Maybe you know you need these things but not why. You are not alone! In this full day workshop Kate Walsh will take you through the basics of growth marketing - understanding your audience, getting your value proposition right and crafting a content strategy that not only attracts customers but retains them and grows your community. One of the biggest barriers to building a vibrant alternative food movement is making sure that farmers and makers have the skills to market their businesses. You’ll walk away from this one-day workshop with a clear understanding of your growth marketing strategy, some homework and a cheer squad to get you moving. Cost $300. Venue - TBC, 10am - 4pm. Minimum number: 10. Email Kate for more information: Kate@realfoodprojects.com


The ticketing this year will keep the farmer and farmers friend categories.

Farmer vs farmers friend tickets: we hope this is pretty self-explanatory - if you're a full-time farmer, book in with a farmer's ticket. If you're anything else: retailer, advocate, chef, lobbyist, connector, future farmer, food lover, food system builder etc, book in as a farmers friend. We've kept these tickets separate as we want to ensure there's enough space for farmers, who may take a while to book in (because they're busy farming, or figuring out if they can take time off the farm to come along). Please respect the ticket types.


Bring your own hot water bottle (seriously) and a cup! And anything required to serve your food contribution if you're doing so.


The Cygnet area has lots of places to stay including a camp ground and caravan park. Check our a full list HERE to find something that suits you and your mates.

Got questions? Check our FAQ page before booking in.

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