Earlier this month, our RALF Shannah, and Biodiversity Project Officer Lynsey, attended the Weelhamby Farm Walk in Perenjori.
It was a great day learning about their multi-disciplinary approach to building soil carbon, Responsible stock and wool handling, and Ken Bailey explaining Organic practices in dryland areas.
Weelhamby Farms say they started their venture with the long-term goal to regenerate damaged areas of the farm.
“We created the farm with the intention of exploring and expanding upon Carbon farming in low rainfall areas, to see if you could farm successfully while building carbon without causing ecological damage.”
Many of the attendees delivered short presentations about their roles and how we can all work together to create a sustainable future. The overlap between agriculture and biodiversity was discussed and everyone was invited to include their visions and ideas. Some great discussions took place.
This was also a great opportunity for the Morawa Agriculture School students who were in attendance to learn some new information and take away useful knowledge for their studies.
This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Landcare Partnerships initiative of the National Landcare Program.