Over 12 million hectares of commercial agricultural land in Australia is farmed organically. This tells the story of our organic farming from the perspectives of the organic growers, exploring their ideas, beliefs and practices. They include banana and macadamia farmers, sheep station managers, dairy and poultry farmers, and personalities like Jackie French and Peter Bennett. From the CSIRO.
Green Harvest explores the ideas and practices that have shaped organic farming and gardening in Australia from the interwar years to the present day. It traces four themes of Australian organic farming and gardening - soil, chemical free, ecological wellbeing and back to the land - each illustrated with a case study profiling an Australian organic farmer or gardener. The book also features extracts from early organic magazines and interviews with current organic growers, managers of outback sheep stations, dairy farmers and self-sufficiency gardeners.