Charles Massy Tours WA

Charles Massy is back in WA to continue and expand on the national conversation he started with the launch of his book Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, a New Earth.

Charles is a forthright advocate for healing earth’s systems which have been challenged by industrialised agriculture at the expense of natural capital. He maintains that disturbing complex adaptive systems works against the earth’s well-being and therefore that of humans and animals.  It is the role of farmers to enable such complex adaptive systems to function as they co-evolved to do. Charles was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service as chair and director of a number of research organisations and statutory wool boards, Charles has also served on national and international review panels in sheep and wool research and development and genomics. He has also authored several books on the Australian sheep industry, the most recent being the widely acclaimed Breaking the Sheep’s Back, which was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Australian Literary Awards in Australian History in 2012.

Charles will be in Albany, Geraldton, Perth and at the Dowerin Machinery Field Day. There are a range of events planned – an on farm day, public presentations and opportunities for engagement with this renown farmer, environmental thinker and regenerative agriculture advocate.


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Saturday August 20, 9am – 1.30 pm Mettler, Albany
Biological Farming Systems Field Day with Charles Massy

Saturday August 20, 5pm-7pm  Albany
Regenerative Agriculture Evening with Charles Massy
Museum of the Great Southern

Sunday 21 August, 10.30am – 12.30pm Kojonup  
Charles Massy Networking Lunch
The Kodja Place & Kojonup Visitor Centre

Monday 22 August, 2pm – 5pm Geraldton
Changing practices in a changing environment – with Charles Massy
Geraldton Multipurpose Centre

Tuesday 23 August, 6.30pm-9pm Perth 
Q&A Charles Massy in Conversation
WA Museum Boola Bardip

Wednesday 24 August, 10am – 3pm Dowerin
Charles Massy at Dowerin Machinery Field Day
Discussion times available at RegenWA desk, and talk outside the DPIRD Shed


The WA Museum is pleased to bring you this tour in collaboration with The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), Perth NRM |RegenWA, NACC NRM , Department of Water, Environment and Recreation (DWER) and Wide Open Agriculture.