Mulloon Consulting Contracting and Certifying, is seeking a Landscape Rehydration Design Consultant passionate about effecting change in regenerative environmental and agricultural practices, with sound technical skills in hydrology for landscape rehydration.
Landholders from across the Fitzroy Basin gathered at a Sandringham Plains property last week to learn how to restore their properties natural function and rehydrate their land and enterprise in a highly specialised two-day workshop. Both under the shed and out in the paddock, they were provided with the theoretical and practical skills needed to start improving the condition of their land.
Peter Hazell from The Mulloon Institute presented a two day workshop earlier this month up in the Fitzroy Basin, Queensland. Landholders from across the region gathered to learn how to restore their property's natural function and rehydrate both land and enterprise.
The program was presented by Roland Pease in May 2019 and looks into Australian farmers who are using ‘weeds’ to help conserve their land, particularly in areas hit by drought, where they are planting and encouraging wild plants which have been shown to retain moisture in the land.
LISTEN to the program online, from 20 minutes 09 seconds.
Presenter: Roland Pease
Producer: Julian Siddle
Peter Andrews OAM, Gary Nairn AO and The Mulloon Institute have featured on BBC Future, in an online article by Australian journalist Georgina Kenyon.
The article covers the current drought and deforestation issues facing Australian farmers and how natural sequence farming and weeds can play an important part in restoring the landscape.
The Mulloon Institute is proud to be listed on the Sustainable Development Goals website, which aims to provide a live and ongoing overview of actions being taken across Australia to advance the SDGs.
View the listing here: https://buff.ly/2VCBwO7
You may recall that last November I had the very great honour of receiving the prestigious Australia Organic Limited's Chairman’s Award on behalf of The Mulloon Institute and Mulloon Creek Natural Farms in recognition of Tony Coote's support and contribution to organic farming in Australia. This month I finally brought that award home to Tony's Home Farm.
On 15 April we were pleased to host a visit by Dr Helen Crowley, Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation for Kering, based in Paris. Land to Market leader, Tony Hill, along with participating farmers were taking Helen on a tour of regenerative agriculture in our district so dropped in for lunch and a chat with TMI and MCNF. While most of you probably don’t know Kering, you will certainly know a number of the fashion brands it owns, for instance Gucci! It is yet another “splendid” example of major corporates taking an interest and responsibility in how food and fibre is produced with sustainability and regeneration at the fore.
During autumn we hosted three Mini Field Days and welcomed around 75 people to Mulloon Creek Natural Farms to learn about the work we do. The tours visited the Mulloon Creek rehabilitation area and Peter’s Pond and the step diffusion system where rehabilitation work is being conducted on sloping country. This was followed by a presentation from Research Coordinator Luke Peel followed by Q&A session. Thanks to all who could make it! Our next tours will run after winter so keep an eye out for dates.
Meet Olive the famous Maremma, and her equally fabulous handler!
Olive appears on the front cover of the current Bungendore Business & Community Directory and is pictured here with her handler Tessa from Mulloon Creek Natural Farms.
This series of images speaks volumes about the effectiveness of the work being undertaken at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, incorporating the Natural Sequence Farming work of Peter Andrews OAM and broader regenerative agriculture.
This ten page booklets gives an overview of:
who we are
issues we’re addressing
our landscape rehydration work
capacity building & education
how to get involved & support us