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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.

Madreya Das’s Story

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

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Matthew Daniel (Madreya), Hazel Ferguson and Tara Melis, on November 9, 2012. It contains reflections on Arriving at New Govardhana  |  The history of New Govardhana  | The WWOOFing program  | Sources of information  | Approach to growing food  | Self-sufficiency My name is Matthew Daniel, here they call me...

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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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Frank and Andrea Boyle’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in The Boyles' |

This is an edited version of an interview between Frank and Andrea Boyle with Adele Wessell and Hazel Ferguson at Boyle Road, 28th November, 2012. It contains stories about Early family history | Involvement with the Catholic Church | History from the 1950s  | Dairying | Frank’s education |  The history of the Bridge and naming of Boyle Road |  Changes in the local...

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Dave Forrest’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in Organic Forrest |

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Hazel Ferguson and Dave Forrest on March 27, 2012. It contains stories about Arriving in the Northern Rivers | Moving in | Changing land-use | Dairying | Farm work | Markets | Off-farm income | Expansion | Succession | Organic farming |  Bush Regeneration   Arriving in the Northern Rivers From previous...

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Rod Bruin’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in Summit Organics |

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Hazel Ferguson and Rod Bruin on March 29, 2012. It contains stories about Purchasing the farm | Off-farm income | Summit Coffee | Summit Organics | Markets | Community | Sustainability   Purchasing the farm My parents came from Holland and they went through the war and in the war in Holland food was so...

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