Our family have dedicated the past 40 years to understanding, practising and teaching land rehabilitation techniques. These techniques were developed by Stuart’s father, Peter Andrews. On “Tarwyn Park” Peter pioneered his internationally recognised landscape rehabilitation techniques, collectively known as Natural Sequence Farming.
Natural Sequence Farming is based around Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Rehydration of the landscape acting as the steps to aggrading a degraded landscape.
Rehabilitation starts with our chickens and pigs as they happily dig and scratch. They are doing much more than just having a munch on some goodies they are also disturbing and aerating the soil surface, adding nutrients, and increasing soil carbon storage as they leave their “left-overs” from dinner the night before.
Regeneration will begin with the rotation of the chickens and pigs to fresh pastures allowing for increases in the diversity of our pastures to promote increased growth and better tucker for our foragers to munch on.
Rehydration will begin through constructing contours to catch and retain water. Add to that our more diverse pastures, meaning less bare ground, and a greater ability to hold water for the long-term production of food for everyone to forage.