GUEST SPEAKER FOR APRIL 2011 MEETING
Our Guest Speaker for April will be Alf Orpen talking on WHY conventional agriculture cannot continue (the science not the belief). WHAT is polyculture farming (increasing food production ten fold without degrading the soil). HOW to make it happen nationwide (participation).
Alf Orpen is an accomplished entrepreneur activist, an ethical investor, designer and developer of regenerative enterprises. He is a public speaker and educator who has engaged MBA students, environmentalists, entrepreneurs and civil servants the world over.
Formerly he served as the only non-farmer on the board of the Biological Farmers of Australia, a co-operative of over 800 organic farmers Australia wide. Alf’s formal studies include engineering (mechanical) and he is currently (and will be for the rest of his life) a student of the applied sciences (biology).