Farming & Agriculture Posts

Holistic Farm Management

A three day course in Holistic Farm Management will be run at the Railway Hotel in Condobolin January 23 – 25. The course will be conducted by a private company called Holistic Results which aims to provide farmers with the knowledge and tools to simplify their operations, decrease reliance on inputs and restore their land. […]

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Rivers Road Organic Farms – a model for sustainable community living

Sam Statham says he was inspired by the idea of communal living while on a university field trip to a Nimbin commune back in the 1990s. Well, nothing new there. Plenty of university students have been “inspired” in Nimbin. The difference is that Sam and his parents Richard and Florence Statham used that inspiration to […]

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Central West Farming Systems – Win dinner for 2

What has 400 farmers, covers 14 million hectares and is based in Condobolin? The answer is Central West Farming Systems (CWFS), the organisation in the very serious business of working with the regions farmers for future sustainability. An independent, not-for-profit, farmer driven research organisation, Central West Farming Systems focuses on research in sustainable farming systems […]

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Marita Sydes: Eco-blogger, Landcarer, Teacher, Mother

To preserve and increase the diversity of our natural environment at the same time as helping farmers to supply the needs of a rapidly increasing human population, requires a deep understanding of ecology and of more innovative resilient farming practices. It requires knowledge and skill development and the community’s involvement in both helping to restore […]

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Tussock Tamer Project, Upper Lachlan Shire

Serrated Tussock is Public Enemy  Number 1 in the Upper Lachlan Shire. Mayor John Shaw is delighted that the Jerrawa Creek Landcare Group has recently won a Federal Government grant to reinvigorate the community’s war against serrated tussock. John was one of some 120 locals at a public meeting in Gunning last year which declared […]

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Zero Emissions Agriculture? Bathurst

Bathurst farmer, Michael Inwood, has attracted major sponsors, media and even scientist Tim Flannery, to view the innovative work he’s been doing on his commercial property Toulon as he explores what may well be one of the most sustainable forms of cropping available today – No Kill cropping with no fertiliser and chemicals and only […]

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