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- RACHEL WARD - New South Wales, Australia
She’s been featured on the cover of Vogue and Cosmopolitan, nominated for Golden Globes for best acting in the wildly popular mini-series The Thorn Birds as well as in the motion picture Sharky’s Machine for New Star of the Year. However, Rachel Ward’s next cover shot will probably be for a holistic farming magazine or conservation publication. She’s a regenerative farmer and is producing a documentary about her cattle farm called Standing On The Soilution.
When Rachel and her husband, the Australian actor Bryan Brown, bought their cattle farm in eastern Australia 33 years ago it was run by farm managers. However, after the devastating bushfires that swept across Australia in 2019 and beyond, Rachel had a change of heart and became a hands-on farmer. Having recently become a grandmother, she became alarmed at the amount of chemicals used in modern farming. With the urging of her farm manager, they joined forces turned to regenerative farming practices. No chemicals. Farming the old way.
Rachel has been an actor and film director, and recently has gone headlong into regenerative farming. Think about regenerative farming as holistic, indigenous farming, as it was done hundreds of years ago, without the use of chemicals. Chemicals, like the commercial brand Roundup used by farmers and gardeners alike, kill virtually everything, not only the weeds and bugs they’re intended for.
Rachel is currently co-producing a documentary about the difficulties of embracing regenerative farming on her farm, called Standing on the Soilution. The film documents Rachel in her efforts to start a revolution to saving the planet.
I know you’ll be inspired by Rachel’s charm and passion.
You’ll be inspired!
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