The environment we need most need to change is the one between our ears. We need new mind-scapes to conceive new landscapes. I am developing a sustainable grazing system, which I call Mosaic Farming, seeking to combine a quadruple bottom line, ecologically sustainable, economically viable, socially responsible and incorporating an ethical and spiritual dimension.
by Bill Hill.
Bill is developing a methodology on the selection of land and development of farming systems that are better suited to the landscape conditions, native biodiversity management and other natural resource issues while also being productive and profitable.
By Ann Jelinek
"If you have tried to build castles in the air, your work need not be lost
—that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
This is part of an essay on sustainable land management that Bill Hill wrote for his Sustainability course, it was complemented by a mindmap and a powerpoint presentation.
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Bill & Debbie Hill
Land and Water Australia Community Fellows
Our philosophy is to work with natural cycles and endeavour to implement regenerative management practices. Spring lambing and calving help match livestock needs with seasonal growth patterns. Resting pastures using large mobs, rotationally grazed through small paddocks, increases both animal production and pasture growth. We live in a knowledge based society and it is necessary continually upgrade and learn new skills.
Biomimicry is a new way of viewing and valuing nature. It introduces an era based not on what we can extract from the natural world, but on what we can learn from it.
Biomimicry uses an ecological standard to judge the "rightness" of our innovations. After eons of evolution, nature has learned: What works. What is appropriate. What lasts.