We are fortunate to be farming in one of the most beautiful places in Western Australia, with big tall eucalypts and rolling hills making the south of Kojonup ideal for growing any number of agricultural products.
Whilst the Lucinda’s Everlastings business is a very bright and enjoyable element of our farm life, we also run a very intensive farming enterprise, producing sheep for both wool and meat, and grains, including Canola, Barley and Wheat. All of
these products are used both locally and internationally and are highly regarded for their clean green production.
Landcare is very important element of our farming system and we have returned much of the previous grazing land to native vegetation and have fenced off and revegetated all of the waterways on our property. In the middle of our property rests 100 hectares of untouched native bush, full of rare wildflowers and native animals; we regularly enjoy bushwalks and relax in the surroundings.
This work has been recognised by the awards of Winner of the Western Australian Primary Producer Landcare Award (2009), Runner-up Great Southern
Development Commission Medal in Natural Resource Management and Finalist in the National Landcare Awards (2010).
We believe that caring for our land should be foremost in every decision, and in 2011 we incorporated the use of Everlastings into a wheat crop rotation by
lining the outside of our paddocks with the flowers. We are hoping that this method of incorporating biological diversity within a paddock will encourage a
biological method of eliminating harmful insects, diseases and mildews within our crops, eliminating such reliance on chemical control.