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Resilience through diversity
February 24, 2016
Rob Fenton is an organic farmer and teacher at the National Environment Centre (NEC) in Albury. The NEC is a unique educational facility set on a 182 hectare organic farm producing organic lamb, free range pork and eggs, olives, honey vegetables and herbs which he sells locally.
‘Bimbadeen’, farmed by the Davie family is a 360 acre farming property which has become renowned for its award winning premium quality beef and innovative environmental practices. The Davies have planted over 40,000 plants, protected remnant vegetation, and addressed salinity issues. Today over 200 Angus cattle graze the paddocks with 500 Isa Brown hens. As part of the new direction for Bimbadeen free-range eggs are being produced – Bimbadeen being the first and only commercial free range egg producer on the Island.