Our mission - helping you reduce your costs and grow more by bringing Nature’s FREE ecological services back to your garden and farm.
Hi, I am Dr Wendy Seabrook. The founder of Learning from Nature, and the ‘brains and muscle’ behind a lot of what has been achieved at Hill Top Farm – the Learning from Nature demonstration farm and education facility in far north Queensland, Australia.
I've been growing organic food for over 20 years, initially for family and friends, and then as a commercial producer.
Like nearly every grower I've talked to over the years, it was difficult to earn a decent income with all the costs involved. And I was tired of spreading mulch...
There had to be an easier way.
I was intrigued by the benefits innovative growers were getting by improving ecological functions.
They were reducing their costs by bringing Nature’s free ecological services back to their farms and gardens.
As an Ecologist, it seemed the logical way to grow.
The question I had was - how were they doing it!
I knew I couldn't just copy what they were doing. To get the benefits, I needed to understand what they were doing from an ecological perspective.
That’s why I developed the toolkit of Ecological Practices we use at Learning from Nature.
Using these Practices you'll apply new knowledge and the ecological principles (eco-logic) behind the Practices to skillfully choose the right tools for your growing conditions.
You’ll grow more, reduce your costs, risks, and improve the nutritional value of your food by improving your key ecological functions –nutrient and water cycle, solar energy capture, and the beneficial connections to use these resources efficiently.
The Practices are easy to use.
But don't be deceived by their simplicity. A lot of thought, scientific rigour, shared knowledge from traditional farming systems and contemporary farmer-led innovation, and practical hands-on experience has gone into developing them.
Are you ready to try this easier way to grow?
See how growers apply our Ecological Practices.
Learn from the successes and challenges of gardeners and farmers around the world. Plus our experiences at Hill Top Farm. Apply the latest research and time-tested traditional techniques.
We'll do the digging, sieving and propagating, so you can concentrate on growing.
Helping people achieve positive change
“One of the most exciting things about living in a time of great change is the number of wonderful, innovative ideas being generated.
Dr Wendy Seabrook is an excellent change agent and innovator. She is a highly skilled facilitator, assisting farmers and gardeners to change their thinking and action; helping then achieve positive change for their land and communities.”