Sustainable Farms: bringing together science, Landcare and farmers
Sustainable Farms brings science to the paddock, working closely with Landcare and with farmers to understand how improving natural assets can support farm productivity, biodiversity and mental health.
Lead Scientist Professor David Lindenmayer explains how long-term ecological monitoring on farms has provided a wealth of insights into farm biodiversity, productivity and mental health. Claudia Wythes, Coordinator of Watershed Landcare, has seen the value of the Sustainable Farms team first-hand in their work with farmers looking at box-gum grassy woodlands. And researcher Ben Scheele explains the exciting new work on farm dams.