At Mulloon Creek Natural Farms we manage our land holistically and incorporate several regenerative land management techniques to help build a productive and resilient landscape.
We are a highly profitable and sustainable farm that produces nutritionally dense, healthy food with all profits ploughed back into The Mulloon Institute to fund its work into landscape rehydration and regeneration.
There are many different techniques and tools available to help regenerative farmers in making decisions.
At Mulloon Creek Natural Farms we base our decisions on 'conscious based thinking' which involves flexibility in our approach and awareness of what's happening in the landscape and the biology that we influence.
We use Allan Savory's holistic planned grazing which tests all decisions against an overarching vision. This enables us to incorporate organic practices and biodynamic principles to improve the productive capacity of the land and the people and communities it supports.
The key to driving all of these processes and inputs is water. Using Peter Andrews’ natural sequence farming techniques we are restoring multiple series of highly absorbent mini wetlands known as ‘chains of ponds’ that capture and store water in the landscape.
Understanding and observing the complex processes in nature enables us to listen to the landscape when deciding where and what type of production enterprises are best. Our current animal enterprises include poultry (eggs), beef, pork and goats, and we adapt these farming practices to suit the landscape and find the best way to convert nature's outputs into production.
Our farms are Certified Organic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
"Organic Agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic Agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved." – IFOAM Organics International
As organic farmers we avoid artificial or synthetic inputs in our farming system and adopt a more holistic perspective by encouraging and working with diversity. Organic agriculture is anchored in a contemporary, natural, scientific worldview.
Our pastures are Certified Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
“Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. The principles and practices of biodynamics can be applied anywhere food is grown, with thoughtful adaptation to scale, landscape, climate, and culture.” – Biodynamics Association
As biodynamic farmers we apply biodynamic compost and field preparations to our farming system using natural mineral and animal inputs often found onsite. This increases biological function and results in far greater water, mineral, plant and animal cycling, leading to more productive and resilient soils and healthier eco-systems. Combining these inputs with the rhythms of the planets and constellations makes for healthier animals and plants and allows us to produce more nutrient dense food with richer food flavours and enhanced nutrition for the consumer.
With appreciation to...
Many amazing people have been involved in the story and growth of Mulloon Creek Natural Farms over the years. We'd like to thank and acknowledge the following for their contributions, inspiration and influence.
The Mulloon Institute's Science Advisory Council
Professor John Crawford, Rothamsted Research
Emeritus Professor Stephen Dovers, Fenner School of Environment & Society
Dr John Field, Fenner School of Environment & Society
Dr David Freudenberger, Fenner School of Environment & Society
Walter Jehne, Healthy Soils Australia
Professor Neil Mann, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Dr Michael Wilson, Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Michael Ableman, Sole Food Street Farms
Peter Andrews OAM, Natural Sequence Farming
Stuart Andrews, Tarwyn Park Training
Darren Doherty, Regrarians
Graeme Hand, Handfortheland
Dr Christine Jones, Amazing Carbon
Geoff Lawton, Permaculture Research Institute
Hamish McKay, Biodynamics 2024
Dr Charles Massy, Author, ANU Fenner School Research Associate
John Priestly, Biodynamics 2024
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Colin Seis, Pasture Cropping
Michael Sommerlad, Poultry Works
Brian Wehlberg, Inside Outside Management