Food in the Capital will focus on the critical role food production, consumption and new technology must play in helping Canberra become a fully sustainable city. It will bring together business, thought leaders, researchers and government from the ACT and southern NSW and new city/region food initiatives from across Australia.
The Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project is helping support several threatened and vulnerable species by rebuilding the functionality and resilience of Mulloon Creek, its riparian corridor, tributaries, floodplains, wetlands, hills and woodlands.
The Mulloon Institute and Mulloon Consulting Contracting & Certifying are continuing to work in a variety of topographical situations across Australia as the outcomes of our work are becoming better known, and further afield. Peter Hazell and Bill McAlister returned to work with NQ Dry Tropics NRM in Queensland, while Gary Nairn and Carolyn Hall headed over to Western Australia. [Photo: Garlone Moulin]
Chairman of The Mulloon Institute Gary Nairn AO was invited to speak at the Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney during August, on the topic of ‘Regenerating and Rehydrating the Australian Bush’, using regenerative agriculture and natural sequence farming.
Delivered by Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, Ac, Ao(Mil), Cvo, Mc (Retd) on Monday 5 August 2019.
I am honoured tonight to deliver the inaugural Tony Coote AM Memorial Lecture. He died last year on 8 August 2018 at the age of 79, and tragically, to be followed shortly after by his beautiful and supportive wife Toni.
Tony was an incredible man, and the world is a poorer place with his passing. He was well known for his humility, generosity and presence. Whether driving around his farm, sitting at the end of a boardroom or dinner table, listening and generously sharing his wisdom, Tony was a champion of people and ideas and a proponent of what is possible. He has left a great legacy with his pioneering work at The Mulloon Institute and his vision for how Australian landscapes, and in particular their catchments, can be regenerated, rehydrated and thus better able to produce nutritious food for future generations.
AgVision is a leading Agricultural and Agribusiness careers expo held in NSW, that helps Year 9 to 12 students and their teachers learn about a range of possible careers in agriculture, science, technologies and agribusiness.
This year, Tessa Mettke (Mulloon Creek Natural Farms) and Bill McAllister (Mulloon Consulting Contracting & Certifying) represented Mulloon at the event, talking about their career pathways in the emerging field of Regenerative Agriculture.
The Mulloon Institute staff have been out and about presenting at various external events over the last two months, helping spread the word and share our story of landscape rehydration and regeneration at Mulloon Creek.
The Mulloon Institute’s Chairman Gary Nairn AO recently visited with our international ‘sister’ agricultural research organisation, Rothamsted Research in the UK, the oldest agricultural research centre in the world.
The Geography Teacher’s Association of New South Wales has featured an article written by The Mulloon Institute’s Campbell Wilson, in the ‘Sustainable Biomes’ issue of their Geography Bulletin.
They have kindly let us reproduce the article online, which you can access below.