Communities in Transition
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Natural sequencing to hydrate soils
Method to restore floodplains and their streambeds by slowing the rate of water flow, especially after rain events, by a series of physical interventions in the landscape.
The Mulloon Institute’s research methodologies are recognised by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and take a multi-dimensional integrated research approach with three key elements:
Environmental impact of the rehydrating landscapes
Economic impact of the landscape rehydration on landholders, community and the nation
Social impact of the landscape rehydration on community members
Tarwyn Park Training, NSW
Tarwyn Park, NSW
For over 40 years the property was dedicated to understanding, practicing and teaching the methods of landscape rehabilitation. It was here that Peter Andrews pioneered the internationally recognised Natural Sequence Farming based around Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Rehydration of the landscape acting as the steps to build up a degraded landscape.
The story of Tarwyn Park has been featured on the ABC’s Australian Story
Forage Farm, Gympie, Qld
The farm uses landscape rehabilitation techniques, collectively known as Natural Sequence Farming) techniques developed by Peter Andrews on “Tarwyn Park”.
Gunningrah, Bombala, NSW
Constructing leaky weirs across creeks and gullies, Time-controlled rotational grazing matching stock numbers to land carrying capacity, Introducing goats for weed control, Increased profit stability – even with decreased rainfall, Labour inputs reduced by 40%, providing increased time to pursue other activities, Healing erosion gullies, Greater water retention in pastures
Jillamatong, Braidwood, NSW
Time-controlled rotational grazing within carrying capacity and designed to facilitate nutrient movement, Replacing ploughing with surface cultivation and direct sowing, Natural Sequence Farming approach to Watercourse management, Use of organic wastes as fertilisers, Productivity increase from 1.73 to 1.13 hectares per cow, Total profit per hectare per 100mm of rain more than 10 times greater than local average
Soaking up Australia's drought, ABC News