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Untrained Environmentalist : How An Australian Grazier Brought His Barren Property Back To Life :  How an Australian Grazier Brought His Barren Property Back to Life - John Fenton

Untrained Environmentalist : How An Australian Grazier Brought His Barren Property Back To Life

How an Australian Grazier Brought His Barren Property Back to Life

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9781742370194
Number Of Pages: 280

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How an Australian grazier brought his barren property back to life.'

Fifty years ago a young farmer named John Fenton took over his family's run-down sheep property in Victoria. Named Lanark, the property was barren, windswept and environmentally all but dead. Fenton set about bringing the property back to life by bringing the environment back to life. He planted trees. He reinstated wetlands. He created wildlife reserves.

Other farmers thought he had gone a little mad, but Fenton pressed on. As time went on, he came to realise he had stumbled on something extremely important for the Australian landscape as a whole: an integrated, sustainable farming system that was in tune with nature. Thus, he became an environmentalist almost by chance.

Year after year, the tree-planting continued. By the time Fenton handed over the property to his son a few years ago, he had planted close to 100,000 trees. He had turned a desolate, degraded farm into an oasis teeming with bird life. In this book he tells the inspiring story of how his miracle was achieved.

ISBN: 9781742370194
ISBN-10: 1742370195
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1