My Vision

The average age of farmers and graziers is increasing. Their children do not want any part of the lifestyle – they prefer city jobs where the pay is more regular. This poses a problem as new farmers cannot afford the high prices of property. Big AG as the only buyer in the market and their practices often leave a lot to be desired.

Treechanges

Sometimes a young person or couple from the city moves onto the land and tries to make a go of it. They lack the inborn understanding of someone born an bred on the land. Their intentions are good but they simply do not know how to make a viable business of the land.

Micro-enterprises

Here I can help. I am developing a set of micro-enterprises that are:

  • Clean
  • Efficient
  • Profitable

Further, they are tightly integrated so that they assist each other. I need to pass this knowledge on to the new farmers. These micro-enterprises are:

  • Microgreens
  • Glasshouse market gardening
  • Nursery
  • Properly Organic hydroponics
  • Compost
  • BioChar
  • Worm farm
  • Orchard
  • Integrated kitchen

Each of these micro-enterprises are viable as they are clean, efficient and profitable.

The Business

My business must pay its way through production earnings if I am to teach the next generation the secret sauce of rural business. I must show as I teach. If I cannot prove the worth of my systems, then I have failed the next generation.

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