Stephen & Kerry Frost- Stonemeal Farm

Stephen & Kerry Frost- Stonemeal Farm Stephan is a qualified Forester and farmer 45km north of Albany. His work has gained acknowledgment at the 2017 Western Australia Landcare Awards, with the awards of an Australian Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices. Since taking up farming with his wife Kerry, Stephen has implemented the belief that the […]

Supporting the Soil Carbon Sponge

Eco Farming Daily – Supporting the Soil Carbon Sponge  15th May 2019 Walter Jehne, microbiologist, a climate scientist and founder of Healthy Soils Australia, discusses climate and soil health with Tracy Frisch. He is passionate about educating farmers, policymakers, and others about “the soil carbon sponge” and its crucial role in reversing and mitigating climate […]

Land-degradation & Regen Agriculture in WA

Minister Alannah MacTiernan: Land-degradation and Regenerative Agriculture in WA – Future Directions International 6th June 2019 Future Directions International (FDI) recently interviewed The Honourable Alannah MacTiernan MLC, the West Australian Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Food. The discussion focussed on land degradation, regenerative agriculture and the importance of enhancing the nutritional value of food […]

WA Salinity Management Consultative Review

In response with the May 2018 Office of the Auditor General (OAG) audit into the Management of Salinity, DPIRD conducted a stakeholder workshop late last year with a Consultive Review report which is now open for consultation. 22nd May 2019 The workshop late last year was to “review the state and federal government salinity policies and […]

Farm Profitability & Biodiversity Research

NESP-EP: Farm Profitability & Biodiversity – Graziers with better profitability, biodiversity and wellbeing 2018 We were encouraged by a recent report from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society about farm profitability and biodiversity and focuses on a community of practice of regenerative graziers in NSW. We met some of the contributors to this […]

Glyphosate, Roundup now banned in Vietnam

Glyphosate, Roundup now banned in Australia’s fourth-largest grain market of Vietnam – ABC News 12th April 2019 Vietnam, one of Australia’s largest markets for wheat exports, has banned the use of the widely-used herbicide glyphosate. The Vietnam Government’s decision to ban glyphosate means all herbicides containing glyphosate will not be imported into the country, according […]

Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Sponge

Why communities should invest in Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Sponge.  2nd April 2019 It is rare to find a single leverage point to effect change and create multiple benefits to the world around us. The “soil sponge,” lowly as it sounds, might just be that perfect leverage point for effective community investment, because it is […]

The next wave of sustainable fashion

The next wave of sustainable fashion is all about regenerative farming  27th March 2019 What you need to know about the sustainability buzzword that’s going to be everywhere in a few years. “I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. […]

12 orgs highlighting the true cost of food

12 orgs highlighting the true cost of food. The price we pay at the grocery store for what we eat does not always reflect the actual cost of producing and consuming that food. This disconnect can make it difficult to create a more sustainable, more just, and more nutritious food system. To truly improve the […]

Regenerative agriculture finds solid backing

Regenerative Agriculture finds solid backing as decades of success show renewal – ABC Rural – ABC News 14th March 2019 Boorowa farmer Charlie Arnott has experienced the immense toll of drought on his cattle, his business and his wellbeing, but he has found a way through it all. Fifteen years ago, reeling from the effects […]

Look after the soil, save the Earth

Look after the soil, save the Earth: farming in Australia’s unrelenting climate – The Guardian 22nd Oct 2018 Former governor general Michael Jeffery says soil health and regenerative farming is essential for security and carbon emissions. From the red soil of his hometown in the Western Australian outback town of Wiluna, Michael Jeffery very nearly […]