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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.

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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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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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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