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21 August 2017

The Mulloon Institute - Enews - July 2017

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From the Chairman

The Mulloon Institute - Enews - July 2017

Mulloon Creek Natural Farms is the 'living laboratory' of The Mulloon Institute. Here is their latest Enews!

05 March 2014

80 international agricultural leaders put sustainability under spotlight

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80 international agricultural leaders put sustainability under spotlight

The Mulloon Institute hosts Nuffield International Scholars

Some of the world’s best agricultural minds will come together at The Mulloon Institute near Canberra this week to discuss the challenges of sustainable farming.

17 February 2014

Holbrook Landcare Visit to the Upper Shoalhaven

Written by Peter Hazell, Posted in Following Nature

Holbrook Landcare Visit to the Upper Shoalhaven

Sharing knowledge and experience to build resilience

25 landcarers from the Holbrook district in southern NSW travelled to the Upper Shoalhaven on a two day trip to check out some of the innovative work farmers of this district are undertaking.

04 February 2014

Local Food Survey

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

Local Food Survey

Do you love to have your say? Do you produce, consume or sell food?

If you answered Yes – then it’s time to share your ideas on the local food economy by completing the Local Food Survey.

03 February 2014

Mulloon Creek Natural Farms manager helps free range chooks keep their cool

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Mulloon Creek Natural Farms manager helps free range chooks keep their cool

The Canberra Times John Thistleton reports

Graham Cowling, and thousands of fluffy chicks which landed this week under his care on a free-range farm east of Bungendore, are on a similar learning curve - to survive summer without air conditioning.

29 January 2014

Budding scientists swap Summer break for biology

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

Budding scientists swap Summer break for biology

The National Youth Science Forum - inspiring young Australians towards futures in science

Educators like Dr John Field from The Mulloon Institute's Science Advisory Council take on the challenge to showcase science to high achieving Australian students.

12 November 2013

The farm donates 8,100 eggs to The Yellow Van Food Rescue

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

The farm donates 8,100 eggs to The Yellow Van Food Rescue

How to turn an excess supply of eggs into high quality, nutritious meals for people in need

The Yellow Van is the only food rescue service in Canberra and they assist a range of agencies. The food rescue model of The Yellow Van is extremely efficient and practical and for less than $1, a meal is rescued, transported and delivered to Care&Share and 80 other charities around Canberra and the Yass Valley.

23 October 2013

Mulloon Creek Natural Farms donates eggs to firefighters

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

Mulloon Creek Natural Farms donates eggs to firefighters

Helping to support the firefighters who support us

Tony Coote helps the Blue Mountains firefighting effort by donating 23,040 eggs  to help feed the firefighters and support crews at control centres from Mount Victoria to the Hawkesbury in NSW.

23 September 2013

2030: A "perfect storm" of global resource shortages

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2030: A

With demand for everything from food and water to rare earth minerals expected to continue to rise, companies and governments are increasingly undertaking a variety of efforts to develop a more sustainable supply chain, one of the topics highlighted at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.

10 August 2013

Releasing the Trees

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

Releasing the Trees

Mulloon Creek Natural Farms let's down its guards

The farm is well known for its extensive tree plantings along the creek, roads and in the paddocks. The time arrived when the protective tree guards were no longer required for the more established plants, and removing them was a significant job. The farm teamed up with Ian Sutton of Equilibrium Future Solutions to ‘release the trees’ and learn the importance of providing training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth and a great team of guys.

30 July 2013

Flock 35 Arrive

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

Flock 35 Arrive

Do chickens fly? Yes, in aeroplanes!

I had never given much thought to how a new laying flock starts at the farm before arriving at Mulloon Creek.  I knew Queen Bees travelled the country by mail.  Well, day old chicks take to the skies by plane before they've even learned to flap their wings.

14 July 2013

Pigs Head Cheese

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

Pigs Head Cheese

Further Adventures in Using All Parts of an Animal

Pigs Head Cheese…hmmm, sounds kind of weird, wouldn't you agree? If you belong to an older generation you would most likely know of it as 'brawn'. Call it what you will - that's what I ended up making when presented with three pigs heads. I would never have considered buying a head and experimenting like this in the kitchen, but that's the exciting culinary journey of farm life and being handed cuts you don't buy every day, if ever!

 

22 June 2013

Youth Food Movement

Written by Nicole Sadlier, Posted in Following Nature

Youth Food Movement

MCNF hosts the YFM Retreat

When the Youth Food Movement asked us if the farm would host their 2013 Planning Retreat - how could we resist?  A weekend of fun, great people and thoughtul conversation was sure to be on the cards for the Winter Solstice.

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