Kelly and William have also been involved in “greening the world” on their own property. In 2008 they won the Landcare award for their district. Kelly also won the “Australian Broadcasting Rural woman of the year award” for the whole of the great Southern region of Western Australia, in 1996.
For many years they have been planting thousands of trees (over 100,000) simply for conservation purposes. In addition to planting native trees, with their additional desire to green their farm in a commercial way, they have planted thousands of “food producing” trees such as pistachios, olives, oranges, almonds, pecans and numerous other fruit and nut crops in smaller numbers.
They have now turned their hands to producing products from these raw materials, such as olive oil, olives in brine, marmalade, fig jam, meats and pistachios, that they are wholesaling throughout Australia, and internationally. They sell their olive oil and marmalade at Harvey Nichols in London, with now interest from Harrods in all of their products. William and Kelly, have pioneered a microcosm of what is possible on a much wider scale. Having proved the validity of bio‐dynamic farming on all fronts, they want to now bring their knowledge and practical skills to the macrocosm. The theory, being that if they can succeed with this method of farming on 3,000 acres, then any farmers can do this.