This book is a real treat.
With all the talk about the environment
it is refreshing to read a story about one man's
passion to make a difference in his own environment.
It also has a historical element in that it
tells the story of an Australian farming family
across a few generations.
After his marriage, John Fenton
and his bride went to live on a property owned
by his family. It was a desolate patch of earth
and many would have walked away.
Using gut instinct, combined with
some farming techniques seen whilst working
in New Zealand, he began to reclaim the land
and restore the natural vegetation.
As he writes you can feel the
highs and lows, the broad skepticism from his
peers and the farming authorities, the pressures
on his family as he stubbornly stuck to his
vision. The photographs in the book show the
result. Now 50 years later the property is a
green lush oasis.
The earth needs more people like
John and his family.
If you are interested in
land regeneration projects on working farms,
Mowbray Park, just outside Picton in NSW have
completed some significant projects. You are
able to visit and see the results for yourself.
Mowbray Park directly for details.
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