Based on the Natural Sequence Farming concepts of Peter Andrews, works began in 2006 at a property near Braidwood to slow the creek’s flow, lessen the impacts of dry times and reinvigorate the floodplain.
Ten years on and much has changed. The creek is now a healthy, vibrant ecosystem, filtering water through its extensive reed beds, capturing flood sediments, recycling nutrients and providing habitat. And the floodplain through which the creek flows is now 60% more productive.
So successful was the original demonstration that landowners along the Creek have come together to participate in a major extension of the project. Furthermore, project has been recognised nationally and internationally for its regenerative work – including being invited by the UN to be one of only five international projects that demonstrate successful environmental repair and rehydration.
Come and hear first hand about the challenges and achievements of their regenerative farming techniques when Peter Hazell from the Mulloon Institute is the guest speaker for Riverina Highlands Landcare Network’s annual winter warmer dinner.
The evening will also be an opportunity to hear about changes ahead for the Riverina Highlands Landcare Network.Flier-Landcare Winter Dinner 2018