Boxgum Grazing is managed by Sam and Claire Johnson on Windermere, a 1500-hectare property near Young on the South West Slopes of NSW.
Our farm supports a diverse mix of perennial grasses and box gum woodlands, and our management is focused on increasing the biodiversity and biological health of this landscape.
We are passionate about land management, regenerative agriculture, local employment and producing excellent food. We see no reason great outcomes for conservation of wildlife and species diversity can't coexist with the production of healthy food.
Our vision is to create a vibrant, diverse farm, a polyculture of complementary businesses that produce nutritious, healthy food, real incomes and livelihoods and a landscape of diversity and beauty.
We consider ourselves gardeners of the landscape where the tools we use are the technology of water pipe and electric fencing, cattle and pigs and all the plants and biological life we can encourage. With these, we aim to produce fertile, biologically active soils, a tapestry of wildlife and native species and healthy, nutritious food for people.
After becoming frustrated with the reality of commodity markets, we are returning to relationship marketing because we want our food to go directly to people who want excellent food and are sick of the industrial food system and understand the vital connection between healthy land and healthy food.