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This website aims to develop case studies of the development of farming practices and attendant transformations of local ecologies of defined blocks of land. Through these biographies of particular plots of land we are developing localised analyses of the wider historical trends in the political economy/ecology of the Northern Rivers.

Fay and Roly Couch’s Story

By on Jul 5, 2013 in Nimbin Valley Dairy | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Roland and Fay Couch and Jo Kijas and Hazel Ferguson on June 5, 2013. It contains reflections on Family History | Land history | Dairying | Aquarius Festival | Breeding | Buying and selling land, and succession   Family History Roly: My old grandfather, old James Andrew Couch, he moved up from Brooklyn...

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Ajita Cozzi’s Story

By on Jul 1, 2013 in New Govardhana | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Ajita Cozzi, Hazel Ferguson and Tara Melis, on December 2, 2012. It contains reflections on The foundations of the community  | Growing food  | Eating  | Self-sufficiency  | The community  | The Hare Krishna community’s relationship with the outside My name is Ajita; and I manage the community. I came here in...

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Venu Gopal Das’s Story

By on Jul 1, 2013 in New Govardhana | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Venu Gopal Das, Hazel Ferguson and Tara Melis, on November 9, 2012. It contains reflections on Starting the community  | The history of the land  | The Cow Department  | Changes  | The spiritual role of food  | The future My name’s Venu Gopal Das, Gus. I’m currently and for probably the last four years I’ve...

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Protected: Paul Wilson’s Story

Protected: Paul Wilson’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in Nimbin Valley Dairy |

Jump straight to Permission to make this material public» The story is an edited version of a conversation between Paul Wilson, Adele Wessell and Hazel Ferguson, on 14 December 2012. It contains reflections on Family history | Education | Dairying | Making cheese | Local markets | Biological farming | Succession | Community   Family history I was born in 1966...

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