One mans Journey To Red Soil Organics
SHORTLY AFTER DISCOVERING THE TRUTH ABOUT the industrial FOOD system i started my studies under the wing of the chairman of the organic farming federation, soil scientist and organic agronomist - Adam Wilson of Soil Systems Australia. we intensively farmed mineral enhanced regenerative, certified organic food on a 3 acre block. a great study into the science and physical properties of plants&soil, i then left this teacher and took up studies further into the microbiology of the soil and the microscopic workings & community's that run the soil. researching different blends and different techniques in the research garden, pushing the limits of a rain fed garden, breaking plants into hardiness and started the breeding programme. Focusing on drought resistant seeds for future generations. but this wasn't enough, i knew there was far more to nature then the physicality and microcosm. Inspired by the rainforest i looked out into the macrocosm and into the past, how agriculture was done Thousands of years ago, long before the industrial era. the journey into biodynamic agriculture began- FUNDAMENTALLY this is still structured as advanced organics but it delves deeper into the workings of the constellations, our sun, moon and solar systems and the suttle forces that govern plant growth, planetary cycles, insect cycles and animal cycles on our planet and how to work with these forces to maximise the genetical capabilities of the animal and plant kingdoms and steer these like a conductor for beneficial outcomes.
We Weave these philosophy's and teachings into each and every bag. collaborating with farmers across our hinterland to combine over 50years Real-life experience. Every dollar returns back to our farmers and not corporations. Enabling us to take our wifes to dinner and buy what we need for our farms, to create more diverse ecosystems and healthier, more nourishing food.
WE HAVE RECENTLY JUST MIRACULOUSLY AQUIRED 7ACRES OF DEGRADED RANGELAND THAT HAS BEEN CLEAR CUT AND FARMED FOR OVER 100YEARS, JUST SOUTH OF GYMPIE. WE WILL SPEND OUR FARMING TIME HERE, REGENERATING AND RESTORING THE NATURAL FLOWS OF THE PROPERTY AND BRINGING VITALITY BACK TO THE SOIL. ONCE THE WATERSHED AND RAIN HARVESTING SYSTEMS ARE IN, WE WILL PLANT THE CANOPY LAYER AND IMPLEMENT POULTRY, WHILE CROPPING VEG IN THE TREE LINES ON CONTOUR. AS THIS IS OUR NEW PLACE TO LIVE WE ALSO WILL BE GROWING OUR YEARY GRAIN SUPPLY, AND TEACHNG ON GROWING BULK AND STORING FOR THE YEAR. DURING THIS TIME WE WILL BE MAKING ALL OF STEINERS BD PREPERATIONS 500-508 THAT GO INTO THE COMPOST, CPP AND ALSO INDIVIDUAL SOIL AND ATMOSPHERE SPRAYS. OPENING ALL STAGES OF THIS DEVELOPEMENT TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH WORKSHOPS, FARM WALKS AND OPEN DAYS.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WITH A RUN DOWN EXCAVATOR OR TRACTOR THATS FUNCTIONAL WE WOULD DEEPY APPRECIATE THE DONATION TO GET THINGS MOVING
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