Saving Tarwyn Park – Peter Andrews and the Battle For Bylong
Published on Jul 23, 2016
In July 2016, Peter Andrews, the pioneering founder of Natural Sequence Farming, returned to his beloved Tarwyn Park with 20 horses – as a squatter. Peter is making his last stand on the land he transformed into one of the best examples of regenerative agriculture in Australia today.
The legendary farm has been sold to Kepco, a Korean coal mining company, who intends to dig up the prime agricultural land of Tarwyn Park and turn the beautiful Bylong Valley into an enormous open cut coal pit.
We filmed this interview with Peter as he walked the land one last time with Bruce and Richard Fleming, previous owners of Tarwyn Park… a once in lifetime experience.
TARWYN Park – the Bylong Valley property made famous because of maverick farmer Peter Andrews’ natural sequence farming methods, and under threat because of an open cut coal mine – has passed the first hurdle to achieve state heritage protection.
The State Heritage Council has recommended Tarwyn Park should be considered for State Heritage listing and Environment and Heritage Minister Mark Speakman has confirmed the property is under active consideration for listing.