Charles Massy, BSc, PhD, OAM (BSc. Zoology; Human Ecology – ANU, 1976) has farmed on the Monaro for over40 years, where he developed the innovative Merino sheep stud ‘Severn Park’. In 2012 he completed a PhD in Human Ecology at ANU, examining innovation in farming. He was awarded an OAM for services to research and innovation in the wool industry, and has served on national and international wool boards. He has authored several books, including in 2017 (with 15 reprints) Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – a New Earth. In late 2021 he has a children’s book being published, on the endangered Monaro Earless Dragon.
March 2nd, 2022 | Season 3 | 43 mins 57 secs
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On March the 17th, a conference will be converging in Canberra called ‘Making Agriculture Sustainable’. As we all know, Australian agriculture today is largely unsustainable. Soils are degrading and are in need of regeneration and broad acre farming is delivering food in quantity but not always in quality. So this conference will include an exceptional group of speakers to address the question: Can we feed ourselves and not destroy the Earth?
One of the keynote speakers, Charles Massy, has become a household name in regenerative farming. He has a bestselling book ‘Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture’ and has been the subject of an Australian Story episode. PGAP is delighted to have Charles join us to discuss regenerative agriculture in depth and tell us more about the upcoming Fenner conference.