In this episode, James and Angelo spoke to regenerative farmer, Jason Alexandra. As the creator and owner of Hazeldean Forest Farm in West Gippsland, Jason and his partner, Marg, were one of the pioneers of the regenerative approach in Gippsland. We spoke with Jason as he gave us a tour of the farm about how they regenerated the landscape and created a sustainable business at the same time. Just listen to those sounds in the background - the place is teeming with life!
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.