Quote of the Moment:

“Good land-care like child-care or any sort of “care” cannot be achieved by legislation. Effective custodianship of our natural resource base can only take place by educating and empowering the people who make the actual day-to-day decisions that affect our landscapes.”
Uncommon good sense

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Photos of past workshops

Workshop Photos 2003

Kachana Station is accessible by air only

Over the millennia this country had become dependant on human inputs. When humans abandoned this area a number of compounding trends lead to what we see today. Above is a birds-eye view of the devastation of Goanna Vlei: Millions of tons of soil, sand and peat have been lost from this area over recent decades as the erosion of biodiversity continues.

Kachana Pastoral Company is exploring low tech biological options to revitalise these landscapes that are so critical for the capture of rainwater and the environmental health of the region in general. With over 500mm of rain most years and situated in the tropics, these landscapes could be building soil instead of loosing it. Our vision includes landscapes that are productive, healthy and less dependant on human input. Does this rehabilitation–process require an initial period of more intensive human management?