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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.

Bonnie Walker’s Story

By on May 29, 2013 in The Walkers' |

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Bonnie Walker and Hazel Ferguson 9th July, 2012. It contains stories about Coming to the Northern Rivers | Market changes | Education: SoilCare and TAFE | Soil Health | Community | Land-use and the future of farming |   Coming to the Northern Rivers My name is Bonnie Walker, I’m an avocado farmer we also...

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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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