Graham (our Poultry Man) is always passionate about keeping his girls safe (we're talking about his laying hens here). So when the fox action started increasing at Duralla, Graham jumped to it introducing two adult Mareemas, Winnie & Bingo, to the farm. And to make sure all flocks were covered, he also brought on two new apprentices, our very adorable and fluffy, Mareema pups, Mitzie & Lizzie.
MCNF Field Day as part of the Farming Systems Workshop Series
At MCNF we want to do more than produce nutritious food using regenerative farming practices, we also want to share our knowledge and learning with other farmers and landholders who are interested in improving their natural resource management practices.
Locals gather at Hoskinstown in celebration of chestnuts
Chestnuts have always held mystery for me...they're something of Christmas tales in the Northern Hemisphere, of paper bags and charcoal braziers. So when I saw that our local Hoskintown was holding the Annual Chestnut Roast, I just had to check it out.
When Nic & Phil planned to visit Taranaki Farm on one of their monthly Farm Tours, they never imagined it would turn into a road trip that saw them eating cake in David Holmgren and Sue Dennet's kitchen at Melliodora on International Permaculture Day.
Minister Joe Ludwig visits Mulloon Creek Natural Farms
Minister Ludwig made the announcement at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms near Bungendore - about 40 minutes from Canberra - which uses biodynamic farming to underpin a successful grazing, cropping and carbon building enterprise.
On how to fight desertification and reverse climate change
Savory Institute President and founder Allan Savory’s presentation “How to green the desert and reverse climate change” at TED 2013 global conference “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered” was enthusiastically received by the audience.
As part of our winter tree planting last season, we planted hundreds of Honey Locust (Gleditsia Triacanthos) in various locations along the flats. One of the main reasons they were chosen was the glowing endorsement by John Weatherstone who has now enjoyed the benefits they provide to his pasture and livestock for around 20 years.