Over the past year Yandoit Farm has been going through a few changes. Located in Victoria, Australia, north of Hepburn Springs, the farm has had an interesting past, at times being heavily mined for gold, with the miners living on the property, and more recently used to run cattle.
Working with an array of permaculture and regenerative agriculture designers the stewards of Yandoit Farm, Lisa and Michael, worked on designing and implementing a whole farm design to regenerate the land.
Darren Doherty led the broadacre farm design that involved implementing an integrated system of water catchments and access roads. The newly build roads were designed to catch rainwater and divert it to the dams throughout the property.
Dan Palmer from Very Edible Gardens helped to organise and run a week long hands-on workshop. The participants worked on marking out the roads, took soil tests and even keyline ploughed areas on the farm.
David, Lisa, Dan, Darren, Michael, Adam
Yandoit Farm is well into the first phase of regenerating the landscape. The newly dug dams are full, trees are being planted, soil is being built and I’m really looking forward to seeing the good work that the people on this farm will accomplish in the future.
Dam now full!