An important consideration for sustainable agriculture is our dependence on energy and fuel. Using man-power negates that dependence and there are some amazing tools — some new, some ancient — that make the manual labour quicker and easier than most people would think possible.
Another gloriously sunny winter day greeted our eager bunch of SAGErs for our June working bee.
A great amount of work was completed after a comprehensive demonstration by Fraser of the new cultivation tools recently purchased from Gundaroo Tiller. You can read a report of that demonstration here.
At the first SAGE open day we were fortunate to have a demonstration of the use of hand tools for managing a commercial organic vegetable garden.
The first tool shown was a