Posted on - November 12, 2021

An organic and regenerative cropping and agroforestry farm in Western Australia changing the way to do business

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Temple Farm

Owner Name:

David McFall

Property ID:

Temple_Farm_236

Property Address:

Cherry Tree Pool, Western Australia

Property Description:

Certified Organic farm with advanced ecosystem integration principles and history of agroforestry, landscape management, water conservation, habitat linking and increasing soil carbon.

Eco-Credit Total:

Credits to be released in 2022

Certification No.:

NCO_6363

Farm Ethos

Certified Organic farm with advanced ecosystem integration principles and history of agroforestry, landscape management, water conservation, habitat linking and increasing soil carbon.

Farm Map (including point to point):

Property Size (Ha):

1000Ha

Production Area (Ha):

Arable crop 430ha, agroforestry plantings comprise 100ha

Conservation/Biodiversity Area (in Ha):

470ha managed remnants and plantings for habitat including 120ha ‘wetland’ and biodiversity features

Crops or Farm Production System:

Grain crops, livestock, agroforestry

Farm Practices:

Certified Organic cropping plus agroforestry and carbon offsets

Key Features of Farm Management System:

4th generation family enterprise. 40 years regenerative practices. 30% vegetation 70% improved pasture. High integrated nature base values. It is a gift of nature, time and place that we can ‘farm’ and with that understand our purpose in the great interconnection that is to infinity and beyond in all directions.

Pledges for Impact

  • Increase soil carbon
  • Improve on-farm sustainability
  • Increase biodiversity
  • Increase natural capital
  • Increase ecological assets
  • Increase water dynamics
  • Improve waste sustainability

Pledge One

Increase the area and density of biodiversity and conservation areas for greater ecosystem functionality over 100% of the farm. Aim is to sequester carbon, improve the natural biodiversity values, plus afford habitat for wildlife, insects and birds.

Pledge Two

Improve water infiltration and utilisation over 100% cleared agric zone through improved collection and storage mechanisms built and or biological to sustain ecosystem function, biodiversity and performance.

Pledge Three

100% of the property managing macro and micro ‘livestock’ sensibly to aid soil health, carbon accumulation, nutrient recycling by avoiding undesired impacts of overgrazing and compaction.

Pledge Four

Establish a centre of excellence for discovery, demonstrated stewardship practice, understanding and engagement.100% of the property managing macro and micro ‘livestock’ sensibly to aid soil health , carbon accumulation, nutrient recycling by avoiding undesired impacts of overgrazing and compaction.


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Soil Test (2020)

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate

Temperate 450mm rainfall in a general drying trend over the last 3 decades.

Soils

Quite variable from Duplex loams to gravels, sand through to duplex clays. Strengths are in the accumulation of carbon to absorb moisture and promote microbial communities to gather essential nutrients for enterprise needs.

Water Resources - Natural & Irrigation

Rain fed farm. No public reticulation access. Gather 100% from above and manage hydration through soil absorption and containment and conveyance structures. Considered 100% water secure in domestic and stock water needs. Expanding system for new enterprise opportunities and continuing soil health management to increase holding capacity.

Vegetation

Predominate annual pastures on the majority of heavier soil types and a mix of annuals and perennials on the lighter soil types. Increasing pasture improvement through integration of pulses in the crop and remediate pasture phases of the rotation.

Markets

Grain sales to processors of organic oats for export destinations.


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