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As a small Australian business, supporting 6 growing families, we are consciously aware of what we can do to create a positive future for our children and grandchildren.
With many of us growing up on the land, having lived or still living in regional Australia, our lives are connected deeply with rural living and local communities.
When you grow up in a local community, you have a sense of stewardship. Of the people. Of the land. It's engrained in your every being (thanks to our parents!) to volunteer, and work collaboratively and co-create sensible solutions - and it's this mindset that we bring to our work, everyday.
Together, we connect with, and give back to our local communities.
- Paige has a long history of volunteering on community committees; whether it is being president of her Netball Club; Governing Council Board Member for her children's Primary School and just recently taken on secretary of her local Kindergarten. Since early 2021, Paige has been part of community working group tasked with a major infrastructure redevelopment project for her local town, which includes significant community engagement to ensure the solution is co-created with her community.
- Through their farming business, Paige and her husband David also sponsor their local sporting clubs each year.
- Brooke is also a very active member of her local community in Minlaton; having spent numerous years volunteering as a long-standing Governing Council member (current Chairperson) of her children's primary school, and treasurer of Minlaton and District Early Learning Centre. She is also a committee member of a local dance group.
- Wherever Jaci goes, she becomes highly involved in local committees and organisations. Most recently, Jaci has taken on a Board position with Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism (an RTO in South Australia); she's the Wellness Committee Member at her local Primary School, and Governing Council member for her local kindergarten.
With a longstanding connection to land and water, we actively support the regeneration of the special places we enjoy every day in many different ways.
- Paige, Rebecca and Brooke all have family agricultural farms. Through these businesses they implement many regenerative practices, including a 'no-till' strategy on their farm, which means more stubble is retained as ground cover, which leads to decreased soil erosion and up 30% savings on machinery hours and fuel. Over the years, generations have invested significant time and resources in revegetating the land, specifically along water ways and scrubland. Paige's farm also work closely with PIRSA to implement regenerative activities on their farm, to preserve the local native plants on parts of their property.
- Nic owns and manages a highly-regarded, eco tour business, Wild Adventures Melbourne, which is BCorp Certified. Nic's commitment to regenerative tourism is vast, with numerous initiatives in-train to support his local community and cultures; including his Coasters for Coast Program, and Reef and Kelp Reforestation Program, and Koala Tree Revegetation program.
Formalising our Committment
This training is highly theoretical, and we've been spending time digesting our learnings, and infiltrating our learnings into our work and outcomes for our clients.
We are also excited to be embarking on a certified commitment in 2023 to becoming a business that reflects a high social and environmental standard, and look forward to sharing our journey in doing so.