January 6th, 2020.
In the midst of the terrible news about Australia's bushfires it is worth remembering that we can help people and communities create truly resilient landscapes.
Confrontational? Perhaps, but if we look at the national obsession on 'bringing down power prices' we can see we are actually just trying to treat the symptoms!
People are struggling with big bill power bills to keep their houses cool, and we are ignoring the real underlying problem: that many homes and suburbs are just poorly planned and designed for Australian conditions, becoming little more than massive, sprawling 'heat sinks' that sit baking through the hot dry months.
Article from The West Australian - Katherine fleming, May 4th, 2018.
Chris Ferreira was sitting on the porch of his parents’ farmhouse, looking out over the land he brought back from the brink, when the phone rang. He put down the wire he was shaping into tree guards for the saplings he’d planted and went inside. When he came back, he said to his friend “I think I just got my first landcare job”.
It seems to me know matter which way you look at it our cities, our suburbs and our communities are better off with the protection and planting of trees.
More and more research is showing us that trees can counter the dreaded 'heat island effect' by shading our sweltering hard surfaces from the full impacts of the relentless sun and they can also coax our kids outside.
Chris has been busy over the past few months and we're proud to announce the new book!
A Place in the Country: A guide to creating your patch of rural paradise
‘The amount of information in this book is astonishing and covers everything you need to know for
the long-term success of your property.’ -Sabrina Hahn, horticulturalist, ABC radio presenter
The Forever Project is delighted to announce its recent partnership with Mt Barker Chicken - WAs leading producer of free range chicken and stocks.
“This is a great coup for us”, explained, Food Theatre Director Chris Ferreira. “Food Theatre is all about empowering audiences that our food is only as good as the quality of the ingredients and the way it is raised and prepared. In our opinion Mt Barker has the best product on the market and so partnering with them allows us to continue to deliver through our demonstrations and meals the very best product”.