Lonnie's first cousin Peter Andrews is a farmer, thoroughbred trainer and eco scientist.
He was raised on a sheep station just out of Broken Hill on the Wilcania Road and ever since he can remember he has been interestede in the soil, water and plants. He has seen how some plants survive in drought, or floods and when he bought his own thoroughbred horse proprety in NSW just out of Scone and Mudgee, he decided to try and find out why and how it all worked.
Success came very slowly however every step forward showd him how incredible nature is in creating then repairing the landscape and the water tables.
Peter and the property, Tarwyn Park is now famous around the world as a template and model for how to repair landscape against floods, drought and general degredation. Some well known businessmen such as Gerry Harvey and Tony Cootes have used Peter to fix their properties, thus adding millions to their value.
He called his theory, Natural Sequence Farming and he has featured on every major television show in Australia who would carry a story about the land. He has been on the ABC's Australian Story 4 times which is more than any other person.
Scimentist from all over the world come to talk to Peter and he has also consulted in many countries from the middle east to Africa, America and Europe.
Most major politicians from all sides have visited it however because it goes opposite to what some current laws are, they have not done anything to use or recommend it. Peter shows that weeds and trees lining river and creek banks are necessary and natural whilst current laws from the 1800's demand they all be poisened, destroyed or taken out. Consequently Australia's soul is flowing into the sea from the river banks and plains and the rivers themselves are becoming shallow with silt, making it easier to flood. Until someone in power can reverse these laws and demand that bureaucrats and current scientists let go of their outdated and incorrect theories, Australia will continue to degrade
The links on this page take you to read more and even partake in the discussion forum and ask questions about it.
Lonnie has been the silent person with Peter since the beginning.
He has created the sites and still is donating and maintaining them.
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