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The ‘Reed Warbler’ farmer to undertake flying speaking tour of WA

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Monday, 1. August 2022 - 10:30

Renowned regenerative farmer, scientist and author Charles Massy will return to Western Australia in August, as part of a regional speaking tour on building diversity and resilience into future farming systems.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is partnering with the WA Museum to host the tour, which is also supported by RegenWA, the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council and Wide Open Agriculture.

The theme of the tour is ‘Humanity and our co-evolved earth: regenerative agriculture and planetary and human health’.

Dr Massy will discuss the learnings from humans’ interaction with  continuously evolving farming systems and how agribusinesses that strive to be more sustainable will also become more productive and profitable.

The author of the successful book ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’, a compilation of more than 150 interviews with regenerative farmers, will share his insights into how to work alongside nature to optimise environmental and business potential.

Dr Massy believes by allowing nature the capacity for self-organisation, farming systems will heal naturally – generating flow-on benefits to human and animal health.

An engaging speaker with a PhD in human ecology, Dr Massy will share his insights from more than 40 years of failures and success on his Cooma property in New South Wales, where he has refined holistic approaches to production.

Dr Massy will be speaking in Albany on 20 August, Kojonup 21 August, Geraldton 22 August, Perth 23 August and at the Dowerin Machinery Field Days on 24 August.

To find out more and to book tickets click here.

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Renowned farmer, scientist and author Dr Charles Massy will share his insights from more than 40 years exploring sustainable farming systems during a speaking tour of regional WA in August.

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