The Mulloon Institute is working to restore the health and vitality of the entire Mulloon catchment through the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project, covering 23,000ha of land and 50kms of streams.
This spring we’ll need hands-on volunteers to help with on-ground works for one or more full days, between 15 October and 1 December 2018. Groups are encouraged to take part too.
Professor John Crawford from the prestigious Rothamsted Research in the UK flew out to Australia to visit us last week. Rothamsted Research is a world-leading, non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers and society worldwide.
Tony Coote AM was laid to rest by family and close friends on Sunday 12 August 2018, on his beloved land at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms in Bungendore, NSW.
To commemorate Tony's life the family are holding two celebrations on Friday 31 August in Sydney and Sunday 9 September at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms.
By mapping the farmland at Duralla and combining that information with data collected from our climate stations, they’ve been able to monitor how the landscape reacts to the application of Biodynamic preparations. In most cases the effect has been immediate.
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Photo by Dr John Troughton.
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms recently hosted scientists and students with research interests in regenerative agriculture and the use of precision technologies for large-scale landscape restoration, carbon drawdown and improvement of agricultural productivity.
Senator Jim Molan visited The Mulloon Institute today to learn more about our work restoring the natural function of the Mulloon Creek watershed in southern New South Wales, and building resilience to climate extremes such as drought. This model can be adapted for different climates and catchments across Australia to assist farmers restore productivity and environment at the same time.
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.