Low Carbon Christmas :  Does your business reduce emissions?
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Low Carbon Christmas : Does your business reduce emissions?

WWF Report Details a Huge rise in demand for sustainable goods during Pandemic New global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story on…

Rex’s Recommendation #6 : Book – Soil by Matthew Evans
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #6 : Book – Soil by Matthew Evans

Soil is the unlikely story of our most maligned resource as swashbuckling hero. A saga of bombs, ice ages and civilisations falling. Of ancient hunger, modern sicknesses and gastronomic delight. It features poison gas, climate collapse and a mind-blowing explanation of how rain is formed. For too long, we’ve not only neglected the land beneath…

Rex’s Recommendation #5 : Book – Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #5 : Book – Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown

Soil health pioneer Gabe Brown did not set out to write a book on no-till, regenerative agriculture but that was the end product of his research into a new method of farming that would bring back life to his farm, rather than taking away from it. As a series of weather-related crop disasters put the…

Rex’s Recommendation #4 :  John Kempf – Regen Ag Specialist
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #4 : John Kempf – Regen Ag Specialist

John Kempf is an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host and teacher.  He is passionate about the potential of well managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation. John believes regenerative agriculture management systems can: regenerate producer profitability and create economic incentives for producers produce crops that are inherently resistant to possible infections by insects, bacteria, fungi, nematodes…

Rex’s Recommendation #3 : Book – The Call of the Reed Warbler by Charles Massey
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Rex’s Recommendation #3 : Book – The Call of the Reed Warbler by Charles Massey

“We were extremely lucky to have Charles Massey discuss his book at the Bangalow A&I Hall in August 2018. I think this discussion between John Kempf and Dr Zach Bush at 01 hour 5 minutes and 26 seconds through sums up Charles Massey beautifully.” Rex Harris, Piccadilly Park, Bangalow

Rex’s Recommendation #2 : Colin Seis – Outstanding NSW Farmer & Educator
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #2 : Colin Seis – Outstanding NSW Farmer & Educator

“Colin Seis is a highly regarded leader in regenerative agriculture in Australia. His technique of pasture cropping is the first major change in the way crops have been grown for the last 10,000 years.   The technique has been shown to improve Farm Ecosystems, Soil Ecosystems, Farm resilience and much more.  Extensive soil testing on…

Rex Harris shares the books, movies, mentors and resources that drove regenerative change on his macadamia farm
Climate Change / Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex Harris shares the books, movies, mentors and resources that drove regenerative change on his macadamia farm

For the next 6 weeks we are sharing Rex’s heart felt recommendations for you to watch, read, understand or do.  This week, Rex’s first recommendation is to watch the documentary, Kiss the Ground. In my view this is one of the most important documentaries for education in land use management and general information on how…

Rex Harris, Bangalow Maca Farmer & Change Maker
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Rex Harris, Bangalow Maca Farmer & Change Maker

Why sunlight and regenerative agricultural practices are the key to this Macadamia Orchard. Watch the video https://youtu.be/MAjhgUmtz4A Read the story here – provided by Rex Since 1998 Piccadilly Park Macadamia Orchard has been the home farm of Rex and Lynette Harris. Together with Sons Carl and  Daniel, farm manager Mark Jones, and agronomist Ray O’Grady,…