Four years of work has concluded for the Farm Shed Museum at Kadina with the completion of their new major display area Sowing the Seed. Covering a large area within the museum complex, the new display looks at traditional European farming methods that were introduced to the Kadina region and explores the context of Goyder’s Line of Rainfall and the invention of the stump jump plough. Rich with equipment and stories about hand seeding and cultivation of the land, the displays also cover farming research, field days and crop disease management.
For the displays the museum has been able to draw on their extensive collections of agricultural machinery including tractors, implements for surface cultivation, harrows, ploughs, rollers and seed drills. Museum volunteers researched and wrote the display text and designer Peter Templeton developed the large scale storyboards.
The Farm Shed Museum is a registered museum in History SA’s Community Museums Program. The museum received $24,000 in CMP grants and also contributed significant funds and a great deal of volunteer time and labour to complete the project.
The Farm Shed Museum is open seven days a week and is the place to visit for a complete picture of dryland farming in South Australia.