Growing numbers of farmers are seeing the benefits of improving soil health and moving beyond chemical solutions to resolve problems. Consumers too are finding it easier to access organic produce and be part of the process of looking after our land.
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Supermarket rebellion! Fifth generation farmer Rod May supplies his organic veggies direct to folks in the city. His farm near Blampied, north of Ballarat in Victoria also supplies organic wine. Rod talks in depth at the ''Small Blocks, Big Ideas' conference in 2015 about the experience of running the farm (link below).Website » 2011 news article » Small Blocks, Big Ideas »
Barambah Organics began in 2002, producing certified organic yoghurt, cream, cheese and freshly bottled milk. Ian and Jane Campbell operate the 1,000 acre "Spring Creek" farm located on the Dumaresq River on the NSW/QLD border. It has been in the Campbell family since 1912. (This is their promo vid).Website » article » Great farm vid here »
Costa takes you though a lesson in how to start your own organic school garden. See some amazing school resources at the Australian Organic Schools website. Including a curriculum for teaching students aged five to twelve. 32 lessons on how to create, manage and cook from an organic garden, with links to sustainability, maths, science and literacy skills.Website » Paddock to Tub special »
Ben from Powlett Hill talks to Maggie Beer in this 'oldie-but-goodie' 2008 vid about their biodynamic farm near Campbelltown in Victoria. They grow wheat, rye and spelt and use traditional stone ground milling methods to produce quality flours. All milling is done on the farm.Website » article » Biodynamic profile »