Provenance Magazine….OUT NOW!

The much anticipated Provenance Magazine is available to view online. Full of stories of food producers all over the Mackay Whitsunday Region. Limited copies of the magazine are available. Please email tegan.mcbride@reefcatchments.com if you would like to have one put aside to collect from Reef Catchments Mackay office. Stockist will be listed once the distribution […]

Cane movie

Click on this image to view the new movie about Reef Trust 3, a review of what Reef Trust 3 has achieved on the ground. Includes interviews with farmers and extension officers. You can also visit the Reef Catchments YouTube page for a variety of videos on the work being done by Reef Catchments.

Wetlands working with the land

Stewart and Sarah Borg’s grazing property “Marklands” in the Rocky Dam Creek sub-catchment is impressive. Home to wallabies, barramundi and more than three hundred bird species, the wetlands are an important habitat.

Cutting farm costs – better for the back pocket, and our backyard

The cost of fertiliser, chemicals, fuel, and power are four costs which are seriously compromising our local cane farmers. In light of this, a group of growers is moving toward what they hope will be a more efficient future – one that helps the environment and our ‘backyard’ as much as their back pocket. Through […]

Highlights from the Soil Health Innovation Tour 2018

Nine members of Central Queensland Soil Health Systems along with a group of 19 growers from Far North Queensland attended a Soil Health Innovation Tour in March 2018. Agroecologist, David Hardwick from Soil Land Food travelled with the group to provide interpretation of the on farm practices, visiting a range of operations over the 5 […]

Furrow-closer on the cards

Mt Christian cane farmer Fred Axiak tells us more about what they’ll be doing toward reduced fertiliser use – including using a furrow closer they have manufactured themselves.

Could Syntropic Farming work for you?

Does the thought of a ‘food forest’ appeal to you? Syntropic Farming mimics a forest’s interdependent plant relationships – methods can be applied in food production.

Eungella a growing food bowl

Eungella has the beginnings of a food bowl, with a few producers gaining momentum. We have multiple garlic growers, beef producers and a dairy. Read more about Eungella Finger Limes – located on Bee Creek at an altitude of 650m. Grower Jock Hansen, says there is untapped potential in Eungella.

Local food a standout success

Reef Catchments is a proud sponsor of the annual Greater Whitsunday Food Network (GWFN) Farm to Plate Dinner and Bus Tour thanks to the National Landcare Programme. This year’s events (held June 2018) were a standout success – a huge thanks to all involved!

Oaky Creek Disaster Recovery Project

Oaky Creek was a torrent of water as flooding associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie ripped down the channel and spilled over the banks. Multiple landslides at the top of the catchment added gravel loads into the creek which were then spread across adjacent cane land.  At some sites the creek moved more than 10 meters, […]