John Cherry

John Cherry

2022

John Cherry farms the Groundswell host farm with his brother Paul. His initial enthusiasm for no-till farming stemmed from laziness and an urge to avoid bouncing around on tractor seats, but the further the brothers advanced down the road of continuous no-till, the more obsessed John became about the various soils on the 2500 acres that they farm and how they should be looked after. The Groundswell show came about because he had too many questions that no-one had satisfactory answers for and the easiest thing seemed to be to gather all the experts in one place and see what happened. The result exceeded all expectations…

Rainfall Simulator

Big Top

See the dramatic effect of two inches of rainfall on soils under different management regimes: no-till and cultivated, with and without cover and under permanent pasture.

Demonstration
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Are You Ready To Fully Embrace What It Means To Be Regenerative?

Speaker's Corner

Regenerative agriculture is about so much more than what you do with your soil – that is just the beginning. This panel discussion asks what regenerative really means beyond farming practices and explores how farmers, producers, brands and businesses can adopt a truly regenerative mindset – an approach to healing people and the land.

Panel
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Large Windrow Compost Demo

Compost Zone

Weston Park Farms create compost, turning muck into a more stable product. Cattle muck is mixed with woodchip to balance the C and N. The temperature is monitored to ensure it reaches 65 degrees before turning to aerate, this is done two to three times. Come and see the turner in action.

Demonstration
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Mob Grazing Demo with Greg Judy

Demo Arena

Greg Judy will be demonstrating moving the mob on the herbal ley and answering any questions. With John & Paul Cherry (Host farmers)

Demonstration Walk
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Large Windrow Compost Demo

Compost Zone

Weston Park Farms create compost, turning muck into a more stable product. Cattle muck is mixed with woodchip to balance the C and N. The temperature is monitored to ensure it reaches 65 degrees before turning to aerate, this is done two to three times. Come and see the turner in action.

Demonstration
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