What does Holistic Land Use mean?

Holistic simply means all the parts that make up the whole! In our case, this can mean the Scalable process of feeding ones self or a community in balance with the natural environment. That environment can be managed to be productive for humans, fauna and flora, creating a regenerative habitat. Offering enough food for the local fauna, gives humans the chance to harvest what we need!  

Holistic Land Use, uses a combination of the following principles that Scott Robinson and Haidee Robinson have spent a life time learning and implementing into our lives and that of our clients.

Holistic Land Management:

Encompasses decision making, goal setting, planning, environmental monitoring and plant management.


Permaculture: 

Is an ecological design system emphasising patterns in the landscape, function and species assemblies. 


Sustainable Agriculture:

 Is ecological farming enhancing the relationships between organisms and their environment thus, building wealth in your soil.


Keyline Farming:

Is a topographic based technique for maximising beneficial use of water storage and flow on individual properties.

Ethics:

'If we're not part of the solution we're part of the problem' Bill Mollison.

Care of Earth- All inclusive. 

Care of people- Promote self reliance and community responsibility.

Give away the surplus- Excess food, labour and information.

 Build Wealth in Your Soil

We all need nutrient rich soil to keep plants, animals and humans healthy.

Why keep doing the same things the same way if they are not self sustaining?

By building top soil with full plant cover, you are sequestering Carbon in your soil, increasing the diversity of necessary life and moisture retention. 1 square metre of soil can hold up to 17 litres of water! 

Livestock grazing systems and Forestry management, fruit tree or vegetable production can be integrated to benefit from each other while building top soil.

"Building top soil is the key to the future of feeding people and reducing human impact on earth's climate"

Top soil is the one thing that can save your property from nutrient depletion, surface erosion and declining value. It is the only way to hold water where it is needed, at the root zone!

Please take the time to watch these two presentations on land regeneration by

Graeme Sait and Allan Savory

Diversity is the key to healthy soil!

Diversity with plants, animals and the interactions between all living things in that environment is what can create a naturally regenerative landscape. Our role is to assist nature by way of how we manage livestock and what we plant to feed ourselves and what we offer to the native animals! These are some of the parts that make up the whole!

Cattle can heal your land

cattle            cows

We can guide you through holistic land management principals and how using Livestock can mimic nature to improve your pastures or clear out undergrowth to reduce fire risk, all while increasing the biodiversity on your property. If your "pasture" is a small suburban yard, imagine guinea pigs and Quail! You can get started in less than an hour to maximise your humus building potential. Regularly moving your animals away from pathogens (their poop!) increases the health of their immune system and decreases the need for medications. There are many natural alternatives that work to help keep pests and disease at controllable levels! Don't scare off the white egrets if you have them. They love eating ticks!

Growing your own food can save up to $2,000 per person per year!

Chooks

Mobile pasture fed chickens will help fertilise your fields, spread livestock manure to reduce flies to almost 0, and offer you an abundance of fresh tasty eggs every day. If you choose the right breed you can harvest them for meat after 12 to 18 months of laying to increase your poultry income or reduce your food costs.

 egg mobile         egg mobile

Even if your on a tight budget, you can recycle just about anything into a mobile chook house. If you need to build one we can help.

Sussex birds                 roast chook

  Keeping chooks healthy without medications     is as simple as putting 1ml of unpasteurised ACV(Apple Cider Vinegar) in their water per chook per day. We use a sealed container with water nipples for the chooks to access fresh clean water. We also recommend adding 10 grams per kilo of feed per day of food grade DE (Diatomaceous Earth) in their feed. We also recommend sprouting a mix of seeds to help boost their inner health. Those seeds release enzymes, vitamins B and K which all helps keep chooks healthy! Also add a spoonful of ground up egg shell grit to their feed. This aids their digestive system to break down food in their gut.

DE has been shown to act as a natural de-wormer as it dehydrates parasites both internally and externally. At the very least DE adds a good dose of trace minerals to their diet which can't be a bad thing on it's own!

ACV helps regulate the bodies PH, boost the immune system and have an alkalising effect on the body. It can treat and prevent worms, lice and mites in your flock. The key to natural animal care is a little every day to maintain control. 

Ground egg shell grit also gives the chooks a steady dose of calcium to ensure strong shells.

Shredded dry lemon grass in the nesting box also reduces mites and fleas.   

Create a honey enterprise

bee on flower             honey jars

keep all your productive plants pollinated! we need bees to keep pollinating, so why not use the honey to add income.

Fish & fresh water crays

barra  cooked fish

Imagine growing fresh fish for around $3/kilo! Aquaponics offers many possibilities if set up correctly! 

red claw fresh                                crayfish sandwich

Fresh water crays, Claws! These little lovely's live off all sorts of organisms in the water in an integrated system & they will feed you and your family for years to come!

It is advisable to purge any fresh water fish or claws in salted water for a few days, not only does it clean the flesh, it also enhances the taste as if it came fresh from the ocean!

Goats and sheep can give you milk, cheese & meat

White Dorpers              goats 

Goats and pigs can clean out undergrowth faster than any other animal and fertilise at the same time. They will also eat what your cattle or sheep do not. Goat meat is the most widely eaten meat on the planet, so why not start your own mob and clear all those unwanted weeds and shrubs out!

keeping food fresh for longer

There are so many great ways to keep excess food nutritious, healthy & fresh. Fermented foods have fantastic health benefits for us & is a skill worth learning. Preserving fruit & veg in jars during their non growing season adds to your recipe arsenal. Curing meats adds so much flavour you will wonder why you have not done it all your life.

fermented foods            pickled foods

     fermented foods                       pickled foods

the best way to manage your surplus & your health is by fermenting & preserving your foods to eat out of season produce, many of these foods release even more good nutrients into your body when fermented. Contact us to find out more!

      cured meats                smoked fish

        cured meats                            smoked fish

 Do you need more info or just some advice on any of these subjects? Contact us

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Testimonial
""Thank you so much. We could not believe that an area so lifeless of growth could become so green, beautiful and feed us! Fantastic"

- R & L Clark Glenview Qld -