What does Holistic Management
Holistic simply means all the parts that make up the whole! In our
case, this can mean the Scalable process of feeding ones self or a community in balance with the natural environment. That environment can be
managed to be productive for humans, fauna and flora, creating a regenerative habitat. Offering enough
food for the local fauna, gives humans the chance to harvest what they
The Polyculture team led by Scott and Haidee
Robinson, can help you create a comprehensive property plan.
Beneficial outcomes of a managed plan can include:
- Healthy self sustaining landscape
- Regenerative low maintenance food production
- Water security
- Reduced fire risk
- Increased wildlife habitat and refuge
- Increased soil fertility
- Holistically managed live stock
Scott and Haidee Robinson have spent a life time learning
and implementing these practical applications into their lives and that
of their clients.
Holistic Land use, combines the
making, goal setting, planning, environmental monitoring and plant management.
Is an ecological
design system emphasising patterns in the landscape, function and species
farming enhancing the relationships between organisms and their environment thus, building wealth in your
Is a topographic
based technique for maximising beneficial use of water storage and flow on individual
'If we're not part of the solution we're part of the
problem' Bill Mollison.
Care of Earth- All
Care of people- Promote self
reliance and community responsibility.
Give away the surplus- Excess
food, labour and information.
Build Wealth in Your
We all need nutrient rich soil to keep plants,
animals and humans healthy.
Why keep doing the same things the same way
if they are not self sustaining?
By building top soil with full plant
cover, you are sequestering Carbon in your soil, increasing the diversity of necessary life
and moisture retention. 1 square metre of soil can hold up to 17 litres of
Livestock grazing systems and Forestry
management, fruit tree or vegetable production can be integrated to benefit from each other while
building top soil.
"Building top soil is the key to
the future of feeding people and reducing human impact on earth's
Top soil is the one thing
that can save your property from nutrient depletion, surface erosion and declining value. It is the only
way to hold water where it is needed, at the root zone!
Please take the time to watch
these two presentations on land regeneration by
Graeme Sait and Allan
Diversity is the key to
Diversity with plants, animals and the interactions
between all living things in that environment is what can create a naturally regenerative landscape. Our role
is to assist nature by way of how we manage livestock and what we plant to feed ourselves and what we offer
to the native animals! These are some of the parts that make up the
Cattle can heal your
We can guide you through
holistic management principals and how using Livestock to mimic nature will improve your
pastures or clear out undergrowth to reduce fire risk, all while increasing the biodiversity on your
property. If your "pasture" is a small suburban yard, imagine guinea pigs and
You can get started in less than an
hour to maximise your humus building potential.
Regularly moving your animals away from
pathogens (what can be in their poop!) increases the health of their immune system and decreases
the need for medications. There are many natural alternatives that work to help keep pests and disease at
controllable levels! Don't scare off the white egrets if you have them.
They love eating ticks!
your own food can save up to $2,000 per person per
Mobile pasture fed chickens will help
fertilise your fields, spread livestock manure to reduce flies to almost 0, and offer you an abundance of fresh
tasty eggs every day. If you choose the right breed you can harvest them for meat after 12 to 18 months of laying
to increase your poultry income or reduce your food costs.
Even if your on
a tight budget, you can recycle just about anything into a mobile chook house. If you need to build one
we can help.
Keeping chooks healthy without medications
is as simple as putting 1ml of unpasteurised ACV(Apple Cider Vinegar) in their water per chook per
day. We use a sealed container with water nipples for the chooks to access fresh clean water. We also recommend
adding 10 grams per kilo of feed per day of food grade DE (Diatomaceous Earth) in their feed. We also recommend
sprouting a mix of seeds to help boost their inner health. Those seeds release enzymes, vitamins B and K which all
helps keep chooks healthy! Also add a spoonful of powdered egg shell grit to their feed. This aids
their digestive system to break down food in their gizzard.
DE has been
shown to act as a natural de-wormer as it dehydrates parasites both internally and externally. At the very
least DE adds a good dose of trace minerals to their diet which can't be a bad thing on it's
regulate the bodies PH, boost the immune system and have an alkalising effect on the body. It can treat and
prevent worms, lice and mites in your flock. The key to natural animal care is a little every day to maintain
shell grit also gives the chooks a steady dose of calcium to ensure strong egg shells.
lemon grass in the nesting box also reduces mites and fleas.
Create a honey enterprise
keep all your productive plants pollinated! we need bees to keep
pollinating, so why not use the honey to add income.
& fresh water crays
Imagine growing fresh fish for
around $3/kilo! Aquaponics offers many possibilities if set up correctly!
Fresh water crays, Claws!
These little lovely's live off all sorts of organisms in the water in an integrated system &
they will feed you and your family for years to come!
It is advisable to purge any fresh water
fish or claws in salted water for a few days, not only does it clean the flesh, it
also enhances the taste as if it came fresh from the ocean!
Goats and sheep can give you milk, cheese & meat
pigs can clean out undergrowth faster than any other animal and fertilise at the same time. They will
also eat what your cattle or sheep do not. Goat meat is the most widely eaten meat on the planet, so why not
start your own mob and clear all those unwanted weeds and shrubs out!
keeping food fresh for
There are so
many great ways to keep excess food nutritious, healthy & fresh. Fermented foods have fantastic health benefits
for us & is a skill worth learning. Preserving fruit & veg in jars during their non growing season adds to
your recipe arsenal. Curing meats adds so much flavour you will wonder why you have not
done it all your life.
the best way to manage your surplus &
your health is by fermenting & preserving your foods to eat out of season produce, many of these foods release
even more good nutrients into your body when fermented. Contact us to find out more!
Do you need more info or just some advice on any of these
subjects? Contact us
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