Luke Peel and Scott Middlebrook attended the Farming Together forum at the Australian National University in June for a number of great presentations and case studies looking at the power and effectiveness of farm/business cooperatives and collaborations. It was an insightful day with quality networking and possibilities for further discussions about potential synergies, highlighting how the MCLRP fits with the farming together co-op style and building of community.
[IMAGE: courtesy of Farming Together]
Research Coordinator Luke Peel has been working closely with French intern student, François Villain, who is undertaking an 8 week internship with us during June and July. The placement has been organised as part of his studies by the Institut supérieur d'agriculture de Lille where he is a student of Agricultural Engineering.
In fact, profits earned from egg sales at MCNF are reinvested to assist the institute with funding ongoing research into landscape restoration.
As a conventional farmer with 6000 acres of farmland, Tony Coote knew first-hand how dehydrated Australia’s land had become. Inspired by the work of Peter Andrews – an acclaimed farmer able to convert drought-ridden land into green and fertile pasture – Tony and his wife decided to convert to regenerative farming methods. Their success has inspired countless other farmers, leading to the establishment of The Mulloon Institute in 2011.
A new $500 million package to help protect the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area recently announced by the Federal Government has been welcomed by leading landscape rehydration and regenerative agriculture advocate The Mulloon Institute (TMI).
Seven creek structures have been installed along Mulloon Creek as part of a catchment scale project to help rehydrate and regenerate the Mulloon watershed in southern NSW.
They are the first of nearly 100 structures to be installed along Mulloon Creek and its tributaries as part of the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project being managed by The Mulloon Institute in partnership with 23 local landholders.
We've put together a couple of flyers recently summarising what we're all about.