Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, following nature

About Us 

Our Vision Read More...

To be a model of restorative natural agriculture, growing bio-diversity and building environmental capital; to be shared for the benefit of future generations (translation for the kids: We are doing everything we can to make sure that your kids have a healthy planet to live on, play in and get food from).

Our Definitions Read More...

“Model”: A standard to be imitated, a representative form, style or pattern. (Collins Dictionary)

“Restorative”: Tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc. (Collins Dictionary)

“Restorative Natural Agricultural” means a system whereby the farm restores itself environmentally and sustains itself socially and economically. This includes farming methods of organic, biodynamic, natural sequence, permaculture and holistic management.

“Growing Bio-diversity” refers to the importance of both biological and enterprise diversity.

“Environmental Capital” is defined as the wealth of natural resources, especially the soil, water and plants.

“Sharing” is defined as welcoming what we can learn from others and giving others the benefit of our knowledge and experience.

Decision Making Protocol
All decisions in the running of Mulloon Creek Natural Farms are made to satisfy the criteria of our vision.

Our Beliefs Read More...

  • Our respect for each other is demonstrated by our behaviour
  • Our respect for all life, for the land, air and waterways underpins all our decision making
  • We are non-denominational, non-political and respect the religious and philosophical views of others
  • We strive for excellence in everything we do and every document, project, campaign or event is undertaken with a commitment to outcomes with practical value
  • We gladly take responsibility for all our endeavours, never ‘passing the buck’
  • We engage in solution centred processes, face problems if and when they arise and are frank and considerate in our feedback
  • We seek positive outcomes for all our stakeholders; be they employees, universities, foundations, donors, government, farmers or consumers
  • We strive to embody good citizenship through our ethical behaviour and contribution to the local, national and international community
  • We grow through open communication and welcome honest appraisal

Our Values Read More...

1. RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER
The spirit of our staff is our primary source of success. Within that spirit we treat each other as partners with dignity and respect. We encourage each other’s aligned involvement, development, fun, motivation and welfare.

2. COMMITMENT TO REHYDRATION OF THE LANDSCAPE
We are committed to developing the knowledge and practical experience required to advance regenerative land and water management techniques, including but not limited to permaculture, natural sequence farming, the key-line system, holistic management, biodynamics and organic farming. Every action taken on the land, in the lab or in the boardroom is taken with this core function in mind.

3. SUPPORTING CREATIVITY, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
We are passionate about fostering creativity and facilitating research and innovation with our strategic partners, farmers in transition and students of all ages.

4. EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY
Our role is to lead, educate and advise not only the farmers of today, but the policy makers of tomorrow and the generations to come.

5. QUALITY ASSURANCE
Every programme, event or service we provide is true to what is promised, and exceeds the value expected.

6. RESPECT FOR ALL LIFE

The physical environment of water, air, flora, and fauna within our stewardship, is at all times treated with respect.

7. POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

We seek out and encourage partners who are aligned with our beliefs and objectives. We are firm and fair in our dealings. Our standards of quality and service are adhered to absolutely.

8. GOOD CITIZENSHIP

Ethical and practical contributions to the local, national and international environmental and farming communities is a key outcome for our activities.

9. SUSTAINABILITY
We are committed to the four pillars of sustainability - environmental, financial, social and spiritual - to ensure our work continues for future generations.

10. INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
Everything we do allows present generations to thrive without compromising the ability of future generations to do so.

Kevin and Dustin Welsh

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