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Holy Shit: a book review

June 24, 2013 | Compost, Humanure, Nutrient Cycling, Publications | 10 comments | Author:

What is most intriguing to me about this little book is that, once again, good writing has allowed me to re-discover a subject that I thought I had it together on. I mean, we farm naturally at Milkwood. We know and we … Continued


Get ready: we’re presenting Allan Savory in August

June 6, 2013 | Courses + Workshops, Grazing, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 18 comments | Author:

Milkwood is extremely excited to announce that we’re presenting Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management, for a series of talks and seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this coming August. Alongside our long-time collaborators Kym and Georgie of RegenAG, we’re … Continued


Folks, This Aint Normal: Joel Salatin: Book Review

October 11, 2011 | Farming, Publications, Resources | 14 comments | Author:

So here we have it. Folks, this ain’t normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World. At last, after 7 self-published books on everything from ground-breaking poultry systems to inter-generational farming strategies, Joel Salatin has … Continued


Joel Salatin Workshop Notes

August 31, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Design It, Farming, Off-Farm goings on, Resources | 5 comments | Author:

Following on from the cracking workshop we ran with Joel Salatin in Jamberoo earlier this month, here’s the links and resources we devised as post-workshop notes for everyone who came along. There’s so much goodness in Polyface Farm’s regenerative agriculture … Continued


Joel Salatin in Jamberoo

August 8, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Off-Farm goings on | 10 comments | Author:

What do you get when you cram 200 people into a room with Joel Salatin to talk about awesome small-farming techniques that heal the land and create livelihoods at the same time? You get the shivers, that’s what! Or i … Continued


Yeomans and the art affair

August 1, 2011 | Art, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 8 comments | Author:

P.A.Yeomans was a visionary farmer who could read the Australian landscape in a way unheard of, before or since. He designed water into landscape and drought-proofed farms, designed a sub-soil Keyline Plow, and generally left a massive legacy of knowledge … Continued


The Greenhorns and Joel Salatin in Gerringong

July 22, 2011 | Community Projects, Farming, Off-Farm goings on | 12 comments | Author:

The night before our workshop with Joel Salatin at Jamberoo, there’s going to be an awesome evening. It’s the Australian premiere of The Greenhorns, a new and funky film on young farmers. And Joel Salatin will be there, slurping soup … Continued


Shifting to community-scale food thinking

July 13, 2011 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden | 12 comments | Author:

This week I received all our yearly seed catalogs, and, as usual, started planning feverishly. How many is too many weird and wonderful heirloom watermelon varieties? And then I paused. Wait a minute, we’re aiming for community scale in our … Continued


Allan Savory in the outback

July 11, 2011 | Farming, Milkwood Farm, Off-Farm goings on | 10 comments | Author:

A week or so ago Nick had the opportunity to hang out with Allan Savory, the founder of Holistic Management, way out west at Brewarrina. He was in the car and off before I could say ‘biological accelerators’. 7 hours … Continued


Talking Regenerative Agriculture in Mudgee

July 1, 2011 | Community Projects, Off-Farm goings on | 1 comments | Author:

A quick plug for a lecture series called Talking Regenerative Agriculture that we’re running on 15-16 July at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. Two days of talks by farmers and folks doing amazing stuff in the realms of permaculture … Continued


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