I have been travelling again…this time to Sydney to learn from two nth hemisphere farmers who own successful businesses on micro farms (under 2 acres). The movement towards small scale organic agriculture is global, and a way that we can become part of the solution to the many mounting environmental and economic problems…by growing organically, and by choosing to buy local organic produce.

Conventional agriculture and economics, says that we have to have more land, to keep expanding to have a sustainable farm…however the 2 farmers I met have proven that this is not the case…they both farm bio-intensively with no-till and low tech systems maximizing efficiency.

For anyone who is curious why I choose permanent raised beds see photo below taken at 9am this morning…in our subtropical environment we can receive a lot of water fast!