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How the regenerative farming movement transformed Charles Massy’s sheep station

On a still autumn morning in 2016, Charles Massy walked up a hill above his farm to sit beside a favourite old snow gum.

High up on the Monaro plateau that runs off the flank of Mount Kosciuszko he could see his homestead and the native brown grasses on his farm dusted with frost.

  • Australian Story / By Susan Chenery and Vanessa Gorman
  • ABC

There were swamp wallabies, frogs, previously unrecorded woodland birds.

“As a kid there we had no swamp wallabies or wallaroos,” he said.

It was a sign that the land was slowly returning to health after he had stopped using chemicals…

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