Regenerating landscapes bootcamp| Photos

Regenerating landscapes bootcamp| Photos

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David Hardwick emphasising a certain point when explaining the concept of regenerating rural landscapes.

David Hardwick emphasising a certain point when explaining the concept of regenerating rural landscapes.

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Keen interest in restoring rural landscapes during bootcamp near Bowna

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'Regenerating rural landscapes' was the theme encouraging participation in a two-day bootcamp hosted by Gill Sanbrook, Bibbaringa, Bowna.

Ms Sanbrook has had enormous success in lifting the natural resilience of her property yet maintaining agricultural production through embracing many of the regenerative principles espoused by leading agriculturists.

Ms Sanbrook has been on Bibbaringa since 2007, and her efforts in restoring the ecological balance on her property are now being rewarded.

Within her holistic approach to the management of stock and property, she said her purpose was to be prosperous financially and environmentally and contribute to society.

"I have a balanced lifestyle producing high quality products," she said.

Having planted over 60,000 trees and established earthworks to better manage rainfall runoff, Ms Sanbrook is enthusiastic about sharing her experiences with other like minded landholders.

The two-day event attracted a wide range of interested landholders or prospective landholders; but their common interest was a keen interest in improving the soil health of their land and increasing natural bio-diversity in a rural environment.

Keynote speakers included David Hardwick, an agroecologist and partner in consultancy Soil Land Food, Albury and Peter Hazell, coordinator Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project, Bungendore.

Mr Hardwick led participants into thinking about the landscape as a complex system and encouraged them to think about how they as individuals want to influence that landscape for the future.

Mr Hazell explained the process of re-hydrating the landscape and the actions participants can make on their own land to hold more water in their landscape for longer.

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