Save Australia's Iconic Tarwyn Park
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The Andrews family are graziers, horse-breeders and environmental trailblazers, who invented a system of repairing degraded landscapes known as ‘Natural Sequence Farming’ (NSF).
But now Korean coal company KEPCO has purchased the iconic property “Tarwyn Park” in the Bylong Valley of NSW where the Andrews pioneered their extraordinary work on sustainable agriculture, and this magnificent property is destined to be ruined by an enormous open-cut and underground coal mine.
The situation is now critical. Peter Andrews has this week returned to the property with 20 horses to squat on it in protest at the loss of the incredible heritage and scientific values of the site.
Will you sign the petition and stand with the Andrews family and the people of Bylong and demand that “Tarwyn Park”, is urgently listed as a state and national heritage site, and properly protected?
“The irony – and stupidity – of possibly losing a place like Tarwyn Park to mining is simply breathtaking. What the hell are they thinking? - Gerry Harvey
For more information on the magnificent Bylong Valley, and the enormous threat posed by the KEPCO coal mine, please visit and support Battle for Bylong or the Save Tarwyn Park From Coal Facebook page.
You can also read additional background information here. You can watch the inspiring story of the Andrews development of Natural Sequence Farming ('Of Droughts and Flooding Rains') on Australian Story here.
There will be an open day at Tarwyn Park on the final day of the Andrews' lease - 31st July 2016. Join what may be the last ever chance to visit the internationally renowned property, tour key sites on the property and hear from NSF practitioners. RSVP here.
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