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A way forward for Australian Farming and Regional Communities – Regenerative Agriculture

A way forward for Australian Farming and Regional Communities – Regenerative Agriculture

I struggled to write something today to introduce this document. This is a collection of thoughts and ideas around promoting regenerative agriculture and its development in Australia.  The original concept started as a conversation online between myself and a few other farmers, practitioners and educators […]

The Rule of Succession and “Weed” Management

Many times we encounter plants within our grazing and farming systems that we find undesirable. These are often classed as weeds, but over recent times I have stopped using the term weed as it implies that the plant is not useful.  When environmental conditions within […]

Regenerative Techniques and Tools

Regenerative Techniques and Tools

I previously discussed the definition of Regenerative Agriculture which the term has been around for more than 30 years.  But when it comes down to it, a definition is not what is needed.  By defining the term we tend to restrict and segregate activity, farms […]

National Landcare Innovation in Agriculture Awardee to Speak in Guyra

For many of us, where we find ourselves on any given day may not resemble where we thought we would be when we started out on our journey. When Jeff Pow purchased Southampton Homestead in 2006, he started with a Bed and Breakfast and a […]

Regenerative Farming Tour – Sept 2017

Regenerative Farming Tour – Sept 2017

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Multiplicity of Regenerative Business Models

With an aim of developing a regenerative business, we work through our holistic planning process and need to decide on regenerative business models that fits our circumstance and our Holistic Context (Holistic Goal).  The model that you choose needs to fit your requirements and may […]

Regenerative Food System

Regenerative Food System

Sometimes the impacts that supermarkets have had on our food supply are not always immediately evident. This article from The Monthly in 2014, highlighted the case in Tasmania and the effect of the dominance of the supermarkets and their buying behaviour has had on what was […]

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

David R. Montgomery, University of Washington One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled fields undermined the Roman Empire and other ancient societies around […]

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

The term regenerative agriculture or regenerative farming has developed over the past 30 years. There are a few slight variations of the definition and as time goes by the definition is refined or expanded further to encompass all the elements as they develop.  This development […]

Learning from older wisdom

Learning from older wisdom

Getting the best from our innovation and research. Found an interesting piece of older wisdom today.  This was a book that Joel Salatin referenced in one of his discussions on the feeding the world and it discussed the history of modern composting.  Albert Howard undertook […]