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Such a privilege to have one of my Monaro images on front cover of good friend Charles Massy's new groundbreaking book 'Call of the Reed Warbler' which Bill Gammage says could be the most important book we will ever read...

Published by University of Queensland Press out mid September.
Release Date: 18/09/2017
Pages: 592
ISBN: 978 0 7022 5341 6

Is it too late to regenerate the earth? Call of the Reed Warblershows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our planet. 

This ground-breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution – a true underground insurgency – can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. 

Using his personal experience as a touchstone – from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health – Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows – through evocative stories – how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness.

At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth. It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope.


Had the very great pleasure of having the Plant Hunter, Georgina Reid and photographer Daniel Shipp to stay here at Bobundara for a few days while on the scout from Melbourne back to Sydney… read on  Trisha Dixon's secret garden . #43


Interview with Sophie Hansen and Skye Manson, My Open Kitchen Podcast Series 2, Episode 3 January 31, 2017.

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Article in Canberra Times Tuesday October 25, 2016 by Susan Parsons (page 8 Good Food)

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