AN ambitious plan to tap into the lucrative health and wellness sector is being established on the Atherton Tablelands, Qld, with a co-operative forming to grow organic turmeric and gingers.
A century-old one kilogram bag of rare Hawkesbury maize has turned into a bumper crop that will replenish Henry Double Day Research Association seedbank and fuel Western Sydney University's student research.
Recently at a show I was asked about the rare breeds series I have been writing in this column. The question was about the 'point' of keeping rare breeds in a farm situation where productivity is important.
People of all walks of life are swelling the membership numbers of The Amateur Beekeepers' Association in all its branches.