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Our Regenerative Future, by Greg Hart
May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawkes Bay Sheep and Beef farmer, Greg Hart, will outline his transition from traditional sheep and cattle farming to a more economic and biologically resilient farm.
Greg grew up on a family farm near Methven, Mid-Canterbury. After gaining a Bachelor of Agriculture from Massey University and working in the agriculture industry, he and his wife Rachel worked in partnership with Greg’s parents to develop Mangarara Station in Hawke’s Bay. After the birth of their first child in 2000, Greg and Rachel began thinking about their legacy and the world they would be leaving for future generations.
He is transitioning the 600 ha traditional sheep and cattle station to a farm of the future that creates balance by developing diverse, integrated, regenerative farming systems, stacking layers of different production streams and restoring ecosystems through tree planting, sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and building healthy soil using holistic grazing techniques. He will outline how his farm is contributing to the reduction of the impact of climate change by storing more carbon in soils and also how he is achieving dual income grazing and carbon income from trees and grazing on the same area. He has also been trialling biochar. Greg has also been through the recent Cyclone event in Hawkes Bay and has learnt some valuable lessons. He is developing an economically and biologically resilient farm system.
The ethos for the farm is “Optimising Life.”
Greg is a very good speaker and is in demand across the country. It is a great opportunity for our region to have him speak.
For more information on Greg Hart https://www.mangarara.co.nz/the-farm