In the second part to their conversation, James and Angelo spoke to regenerative farmer and sustainability consultant, Jason Alexandra about some of the big issues affecting the future of Gippsland. Jason drew on his deep knowledge of the region, the economy and governance in a chat that ranged from a more adaptive approach to strategy, the food and fibre prospects for Gippsland, the circular economy, and the nature of cooperation. If you love digging into the big issues, this episode is for you.
About our guest in this episode…
Jason is the owner and creator of Hazeldean Forest Farm, which was designed as a demonstration regenerative permaculture farm over three decades ago. Located in Ellinbank at the foot of Mt. Worth, the farm has been Certified Organic for over thirty years and uses permaculture, agro-ecology systems & regenerative farming techniques. The property boasts thirty apple varieties, plums, peaches, persimmons & nut orchards and also produces apple cider vingegar and apple cider.
Jason is also the Managing Director of Alexandra and Associates, a small sustainability focused consulting company and an independent researcher. His work and interests are wide ranging spanning natural resources management, public policy and governance. Read some of Jason’s work on these topics.
Also check out articles Jason has published on The Conversation.