It took a drought and some deep reflection to turn farmer and author Charles Massy from a conventional farmer to one of the leading thinkers in regenerative agriculture today. Here Charles is in conversation with local food activist Kate Walsh from Real... Read More →
The NSW Environmental Trust has announced grants totalling almost $100,000 to educate farmers about sustainable practices and improve land management in the Tweed.
In light of reports on NBN’s poor performance, NSW Farmers has called on the federal government to step in and stop the sale of NBN Sky Muster satellite bandwidth to Qantas. NSW Farmers’ president Derek Schoen said, ‘Selling satellite capacity... Read More →
A new Southern Cross University-led program has launched a project website that its says will provide resources to help primary producers add value to their products, strengthen their position in the marketplace and boost returns.
Joel Orchard, farmer and food activist, is becoming a go-to person in the region on topics such as farming, food sovereignty and ecological agriculture.
Sustainable farming guru, Joel Salatin came to Byron Bay's The Farm on Sunday to give a sold-out presentation on how to feed the planet without destroying it. Watch the video
The man Time magazine called the ‘World’s Best Farmer’ is coming the Farm, in Ewingsdale next month for a sold-out presentation about his farming success story.
There’s an ambitious plan hatching out at the entrance to Byron Bay from the highway on Ewingsdale Road. It’s so ambitious that, when complete, The Farm will be just one of two known ventures of its type in the world, according to owner/manager Tom Lane.
Banana growers beware: one of the world’s worst viral diseases to affect banana plants is being detected in the region, and Byron and Ballina shire residents are being asked to help stop its spread southwards.
Agriculture has an image problem. Simply put, for the majority of the world’s youth, agriculture simply isn’t seen as being ‘cool’ or attractive. Most think of it only as back-breaking labor, without an economic pay-off–and little room for career advancement.
Farmers fear roadside produce stalls may become a thing of the past in Tweed Shire if a council proposal to charge operators up to $400 a year goes ahead, but shire managers say the proposed fee is a one-off and they have nothing to worry about..