News of August 2019


Another month has flown by, dear Friends.


August saw us pruning trees and tidying up the camp while middle-level management remains in charge of the reduction of fuel-loads.

This is a season to keep us on our toes. The last one anything like it was in 1992 when management on Kachana first began. Since then much has changed. With largely the help of some of Australia’s New Megafauna we grew a lot of grass. In return we achieved more reliable stream-flow in managed areas. The flip-side of the coin means we need to better prepare for storms and fire. Definitely an area where we need to lift our game.


We thank Terry and Bruce for holding the fort on Kachana during some of August, and for providing a beautiful pile of fire-wood to keep the morning and evening campfires cosy.


We also thank Arian, Dany and Erick who are looking into research opportunities on Kachana. Camera traps were set up with the intention to find out more about what donkeys actually do in our landscape. (We know donkeys and cattle have assisted us in the past thirty years as agents to build and stabilise soils and to mitigate the effects of wild-fire, but we lack the scientific proof! – This now promises to change. 😉)


We hope you enjoy the August selection of photographs, some of which were provided by our guests.


Greetings from Kachana!

Photos of the Month

Quote of the Month

"He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. If you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust."

Thomas Aquinas

Link of the Month

This link comes from Tony Rinaudo who has spent decades working with farmers in a number of desertified regions in the world.

Tony’s approach is low-tech, practical and effective.

The key appears to be trust!

News & Views

The Savory Global Network is hosting a gathering in Albury NSW: 3rd and 4th March 2020

Save the date and go and listen to, and meet people at the cutting edge of the regenerative paradigm!